Who We Are

What started as a two-person project by Matin Lashkari and Shirin Tahanan around 3 years ago has now expanded to a team of dozen young Iranian women with a strong passion for Iranian cuisine.

Our carefully selected cooks are some of the best in town, know all about their local specialities and have a great taste in presenting Persian food in the way it should be presented. Our expert English-speaking guides are gifted storytellers, big foodies and enthusiastic about Iranian food. And the rest of us are here to create content about Persian food, design the most valuable food experiences and take care of everything you might have to do with Persian Food Tours.

The Founders

Matin LashkariCo-founder

Matin is a Graphic Designer by degree and a traveler at heart. She’s professional travel blogger at Travestyle, freelance writer and the girl behind Persian Food Tours’ PR, design and website. She’s also the guide for our culinary walks and bazaar wanders.

Shirin TahananCo-Founder

Shirin has a background in fine arts but her love and passion for cooking has brought her knowledge of arts to the table instead of the canvas. She runs regular cooking courses at her own kitchen and is Persian Food Tours’ cooking instructor and recipe developer.