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Half of the World is in Your Dish in Isfahan Top Restaurants
Good food = good mood. This is the most popular and universally consented equation ever! Seriously, every meal of a working day seems like a rewarding stop along a five/six-hour long marathon during a work day. Now this also applies while traveling. Food is one of the most important components of each culture and is as important in understanding it as the historical landmarks and attractions of the new destination.
Iranian dishes have meat or animal products as their base. However, this doesn’t mean they don’t eat vegetarian food. Here you can also find out about the best restaurants in isfahan and places where you can have a vegetarian meal in Isfahan.
What Are the Top Restaurants in Isfahan?
Here we have listed some of the best restaurants in Isfahan, offering the best traditional dishes in the Isfahan city. You will find names of restaurants with international dishes, as well. We have listed their names so that you know where to visit if you want to eat a food that tastes a little more like home.
The most traditional Iranian restaurants are called Sofreh Khane. At a sofreh khane instead of sitting at normal dining tables and chairs, people sit on square shaped raised platforms where they can stretch their legs and sit comfortably. At this restaurant you will have the closest experience to the eating etiquette of Iranians.
Go ahead! the place which looks like an exotic antique shop is in fact one of the oldest teahouses in Iran, reportedly dating back to the Safavid period (400 years ago). While many old mansions have been restored to accommodate a friendly environment for guests, the Azadegan Café has been kept alive by the accumulated remnants of the past. The café restaurant’s walls are thoroughly covered with old and antique objects. Besides providing the ability for visitors to take a look at the past, the teahouse also offers some of the most delicious Iranian dishes after which you can have a cup of tea and relax in its cozy environment. Once in the teahouse, try its popular doogh (an Iranian salty and sour yogurt drink) and gushfil (a kind of sweet).
Walking in the New Julfa neighborhood of Isfahan, you may come across a British looking cozy restaurant. If you wonder what kind of food is served there you’d better go inside as Hermes Café Restaurant offers different kinds of delicious dishes, cakes and coffee. Just remember that the restaurant doesn’t serve Iranian traditional food.
Can I find vegetarian food in Isfahan?
Of course! although it’ll be hard to find a restaurant in Isfahan with a vegetarian-only menu. There are many traditional dishes based on vegetables such as mirza ghasemi, falafel, ash reshte (if it doesn’t contain whey sauce), yatimak,etc. Many restaurants offer vegetarian dishes along other kinds of dishes. Vegetarian travelers or those interested in trying vegetarian food can try IranRoute’s Iranian cuisine nights, cook a vegetarian meal and have a pleasant evening.