Persian Food Tours
Persian Food Tours
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At Persian Food Tours we offer half-day culinary walks and cooking classes in Tehran, Esfahan, Shiraz and Yazd. We’re here to promote Iran’s culinary culture, share the secrets of the Persian kitchen and enrich your trip to Iran with one tasty memory.
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Tripping Unicorn
Singapore, Singapore50 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Our first day in Esfahan couldn’t have been better!
We first met Elham for a delicious breakfast in a charming (and traditional) tea house. From there, we went from one authentic place to another, always tasting Esfahan’s specialities on the way... 😋
We loved every second of her tour, which offered us the opportunity of discovering hidden gems and sightseeing from different points of view.
Persian food tours is the way to go if you wanna feel like a local without having the trouble of getting lost!
Written December 29, 2018
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dancav30
Adelaide, Australia4 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
I have been to cooking classes all over the world and this one is definitely the best by far!! Not only was the good food we cooked the best we tried in Iran, Matin and Shirin were excellent guides who spoke great English. The Tajrish Bazaar tour was very informative and the cooking facilities were great! Couldn't not recommend enough! A must do in Tehran! Worth every dollar!
Written March 17, 2017
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travelling_hawajia
189 contributions
Sep 2019
I strongly believe that food is part of the culture of the country you visit. I was touring Iran and I went back to Teheran only to take part to Persian food tours lesson. It was great fun in a very friendly atmosphere. We first had a tour at Tajrish Bazar and then walked to the kitchen where we prepared the summer menu lunch. Yummy! It was delicious. I wish I can go back for the autumn, winter and spring menu...
Written October 2, 2019
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Thank you so much for your participation. We hope to see you sometime soon for another season. ;)
Written October 28, 2019
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Travelbillie
Utrecht, The Netherlands10 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
Excellent cooking course and a great way to learn more about Iran/Persian food. We had a really good time and enjoyed the market tour. The two ladies were very knowledgeable and made sure everyone had a good time.

So, why not 5 stars but 4? The cooking course is just too expensive compared to everything else in Iran. € 65,- per person can't be justified. Time for competition.
Written April 18, 2017
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Heemi27
5 contributions
Nov 2016
Matin and Shirin's Persian Food Tour is a great way of spending a day in Tehran. Our trip to Tajrish market was informative and interesting, while the cooking class was fun and delicious. It helped that Matin and Shirin are both thoroughly lovely people; the atmosphere was relaxed and engaging.

I was travelling in Tehran on a budget, but I couldn't be more pleased to have spent a bit extra than normal on this brilliant activity; it was absolutely worth it.
Written December 20, 2016
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hanvad
Katwijk, The Netherlands4 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
At our request, the food tour we booked at Persian Food Tours was converted into a food and cultural tour through Yazd. So at the first day of our stay in Yazd, Mahsa, our guide, not only let us experience Yazdi food, sweets and delicacies, but also showed us where and how they were produced. She led us to hidden squares, corners of the bazaars we would never have found on our own nor recognized as a special and/or historical place, characteristic restaurants and tea houses, and in the meantime she showed us particular handicrafts from the region, historical sites like a mosque and an ancient hammam and not to forget the local khorzaneh that we visited later on our own. In less than one day we got to know 90% (I guess) of what we should know of Yazdi culture and food. A fantastic experience. Mahsa did a great job!
Written May 14, 2019
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DJ G
Zurich, Switzerland7 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
I booked the walking tour in Isfahan. Elham, my lovely guide, took me to various places around the city. All the places were great! Some of them were better known (e.g. also highlighted in Lonley Planet), others were hidden gems that you would not find otherwise.

One thing you need to be aware of: you will eat sooo much! :D Don't eat breakfast and don't plan for dinner :D

This tour is totally worth it. You learn about the cuisine but also about the general culture of Iran. Highly recommended!
Written May 7, 2019
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D8732YIAndrewP
Sydney, Australia11 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
The two of us did a fantastic food tour in Tehran recently with Maryam as our guide. What an amazing experience which we would highly recommend. Maryam was not only incredibly knowledgeable about the food but also culture and history and how they fit together in Iran. Not to mention extremely helpful in giving us tips as first time visitors to Iran. We went to places that we would never have found ourselves (or even could tell that served food) and had some wonderful dishes. We saw many examples of craftspeople who have been developing their food specialities and expertise for decades. Went to an amazing market and bazaar among many other places. Can’t wait to do their food tour in Esfahan!
Written February 3, 2019
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albeanlin
3 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
Persian Food Tour provided me such a welcoming experience much more than just a cooking class. At the Shiraz location, I was accompanied by Ava who was extremely knowledgable and friendly. I was greeted with persian hospitality and the way of life. We prepared several Sirazi regional dishes which were absolutely delicious. The step by step instruction was very helpful and clear; an amature cook can breeze with ease. The outdoor patio with garden setting was absolutely beautiful.

The experience was much more than a cooking class. Persian Food Tour and its team were acting a bond between my experience and the heart of authentic Iran experience which general guide books cannot provide. I honestly felt that the lonely planet guide book was not helpful. Whereas after the cooking class continuing on my journey in Iran, Ava was there on the other side of Whatsapp to provide me extremely helpful authentic information on where to stay, eat, visit and many travel information that was unavailable to foreigners. It led me into many other places where were never mentioned on the guide book. Most of the recommended places on the guide book were becoming popular and the quality does not match up with what is described whereas Ava personally did research and recommended authentic small businesses where I met people who were genueinely wanted to connect with visitors, not just popular places that wanted the money from foreigners but not the connections.
Written January 16, 2019
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Sâmia R
2 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
I did the tour with my husband, my mother, my in laws and another english guy. First we had a tour in the market done by Matin, where we could buy the stuff we would use in our class. Afterwards, she took us to a kitchen where we were taught mostly by her friend Shirin.

Highlights:
1- Going to the market first, because we had already been there, but with no one to show us and to explain to us all the diferent persian foods... we could go there and have a different look at all the food
2- Matin surprinsingli speaks portuguese and since my mother and my in laws dont speak much of english it made the tour/class much easier for me and my husband because we didnt have to translate to them ..matin would do it.
3- cooking the foods in a very nice kitchen especially (and very well) organized in a layout that allowed to give lessons to groups of people without being all messy and piled up.... we had lots of space to do everything....
4- The girls who run the business were very nice and fun to be around.

Tip:
Eat a very heavy breakfast before going because you will have lunch only around 3:30pm.... they say it s because iranians eat entrance, main dish and dessert all together..so they serve it all at the same time, after all the dishes are ready.
Written January 15, 2017
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