What We Do

Give your taste buds a Persian Adventure.

At Persian Food Tours we offer half-day food adventures, making it perfect to add to even the tightest schedules in Iran. 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.

We’ll take you away from the touristy trail to our favourite local haunts, grant you the experience of hands-on cooking classes and guide you through undiscovered neighbourhoods while you nibble on delectable local specialities.

Our guides are passionate storytellers who will educate about not only local food but architecture and history, satisfying the most curious travellers.

Our Tours


This project provides a superb Persian culinary experience in which, after an interesting visit to a traditional market, we began the preparation of a complete 5-course meal. Although expensive, it is a must-do activity for all who visit Tehran and want to do something unforgettable.

Mario J

We had a great time chatting and joking and left with great memories of our hosts and the food. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to learn more about Iranian culture and food from some lovely knowledgable locals.

Madelene M

What a way to experience Iranian cuisine! Matin and Shirin do an amazing job and as they both speak perfect English, it makes it that much better. If you really like cooking, want to cook and eat traditional Iranian food then Persian Food Tours is for you!

Chris H

Persian Food Blog

Posted by Shirin Tahanan | 20 11 2018
Persian Butternut Squash Dessert with Saffron

The Persian Butternut squash dessert is great to make while they are still in season. For this dessert, you'll need to buy butternut squash with a long neck.For an added flavour and a southern touch, you may make this dessert with date syrup or for a Hamedani-style pumpkin dessert you may use grape syrup as...

Posted by Shirin Tahanan | 20 11 2018
Persian Halva

Persian Halva is a sweet dense paste made of flour and butter, mixed with a syrup of sugar, saffron, rosewater, and cardamom that gives it a pleasant taste and smell. Halva is originally an Arabic dessert literally meaning “sweet”, but it has found its way to many Asian and North African countries, and in every...

Everything You Need to Know About Persian Tea
Posted by Shirin Tahanan | 20 11 2018
Everything You Need to Know About Persian Tea

Tea found its way to Persia (Iran) through the Silk Road from India and soon became the national drink. The whole part of northern Iran along the shores of the Caspian Sea is suitable for the cultivation of tea. Especially in the Gilan province on the slopes of Alborz, large areas are under tea cultivation...