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Our Persian Food Tours are a 9:30-3:30 tours including a culinary walk and cooking class. We’ll be starting with a walk through the bustling Tajrish bazaar, where we’ll be introducing Persian spices and ingredients as well as giving you tips on shopping for the best pomegranates! We’ll buy some of our ingredients before we head to the kitchen and teach you how we Persians put our beloved saffron to good use.
Due to Persia’s geocraphical location and the many invasions and conquests of the mighty Persian empire, today’s Persian cuisine is enriched with tastes and flavours of Azerbaijani, Kurdish, Caucasian, Turkish, Indian, Greek and Arabic gastronomy.
Our Persian food tours are a half day adventure, making it perfect to add to even the tightest schedules in Tehran. We’ll meet at Tajrish and start with a walking tour of Tajrish bazaar where we’ll introduce our guests to exceptional ingredients and spices unique to this part of the world while we experience shopping for a few fresh ingredients like the locals. Then we’ll head over to the kitchen where Shirin will show us her magic in creating the most delectable Persian dishes. After a small introduction we’ll get ready to start cooking a 5 course meal adjusted to the season and enriched with the freshest ingredients. We’re here to make sure every single dish is garnished to perfection.
Once the wafting aroma of the delicious meal dissipates the kitchen, we’ll set the table and gather for a huge Persian feast as we chat and exchange experiences.
Guided culinary walk of Tajrish bazaar; Transportion to the kitchen; All ingredients; Additional side dishes and Persian brewed tea; Written recipes of dishes made in class
We are Matin and Shirin, one a Graphic designer and travel blogger and the other a professional chef and cooking teacher at Shirin’s kitchen. One with a lust for travel and the other a passionate foodie, we’ve joined our love and experience for travel and Persian food to develop the first professional food tour and cooking class for tourists in bustling Tehran.
Cancellation for this activity is possible 3 days before the start date. You will be refunded 100 % of the activity price.