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Shop, Cook and Feast; Have Your Persian Food in Tehran

Shop, Cook and Feast; Have Your Persian Food in Tehran

Tehran Persian food cooking tour | To both experienced cooks and simple food lovers who want to discover Iran through its food culture

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Food is always a beautiful reason to gather us together and to make time passes at a slow speed. What better souvenir to bring from Iran than its refined and delicious cuisine? The best way to take these flavours and aromas to your kitchen is to learn how to cook on your own some of the tastiest traditional Persian dishes! Come alongside this tour to pierce the secrets of those culinary delights.  The Tehran "Shop, Cook, Feast" Tour offers both experienced cooks and simple food lovers the opportunity to discover Iran through its food culture, in half a day.


What you experience
  • Walking tour in Tajrish bazaar, one of the prettiest roofed bazaars of Tehran

  • Shopping fresh and seasonal ingredients in local shops

  • Discovering the usage of a large range of spices, herbs, dry nuts or seeds

  • Learning how to make savory Persian desserts to color your table and delight

  • Learning about the food culture of Iran and its long history

  • Learning about hot and cold nature in Persian medicine that is basis of Persian cuisines

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Location & Paths
  • Meals: The five-course meal cooked for lunch
  • Transportation: From Tajrish square to the kitchen in the workshop location
  • Other services: English Guided culinary walk of Tajrish bazaar, ingredients, additional side dishes and Persian brewed tea, written recipes of dishes made in class
  • Not included: the service of a translator for any other language than English (the class is conducted in English)
  • Any other meal or beverage except what is cooked and served in workshop kitchen
  • Being a foodie and colors fan

This tour will reveal to you the secrets and history of Persian cuisine and can be a perfect introduction to your trip to Iran.

Persian table with colorful local cuisines
Persian table spread after food course, Matin Lashkari | TasteIran

Your adventure will start in the bazaar of Tajrish, located in the North of the capital city of Tehran. Tajrish Bazaar is one of the most beautiful bazaars of the Iranian capital, with its preserved traditional architectural style and you can easily enjoy walking, observing people, local activities, jobs, shopping souvenirs and visiting the holy shrine of Imamzadeh Saleh as the neighbour of Bazaar.

While walking through the market, you will be conducted to different food shops. There you will be introduced to all sorts of local ingredients and spices that give its authenticity to Persian cuisines. Your guide will explain to you their usage and history before you'll start shopping for the fresh ingredients you'll need for your cooking class.

Tehran food tour
Getting familiar with local tastes, Matin Lashkari | TasteIran

Then a chapter on the kitchen begins. With the chef advice and under her guidance, you will prepare a five dishes meal made out of seasonal products. And when the kitchen will be filled with all those delicious aromas, it will be time for you to relax, and enjoy the result of your work by gathering around the table to eat and exchange altogether.

Persian food course in Tehran
Make your own Persian food and decorate it as you like, Matin Lashkari | TasteIran

Brief Itinerary

The tour starts at 9:30 am at Tajrish square, where you will meet your guide and the rest of the group.

Together you will visit the alleys of Tajrish bazaar and old and historical districts and structures like houses, narrow alleys before shopping for resh and seasonal ingredients for your cooking lesson.

From Tajrish, you will be conducted by car to the kitchen, located in the north of Tehran, not far from the bazaar.

In the kitchen, you will spend some hours learning the tips and tricks of Iranian culinary and gastronomy and preparing a five-course meal.

At the end of the tour, you will sit around the table with all the other participants to enjoy and share all together with the delicious meals you prepared.

The tour ends at 3:30 pm, in the kitchen.

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