Street food is a snack or drink, sold on a street or other public place, from a portable food stand, food basket or food truck which is meant for immediate consumption. Most street foods are, on average, cheaper than restaurant meals and perhaps this is one of their popularities. According to a year-long study, 1.5 billion people worldwide eat street food every day; whom may buy street food for various reasons, such as convenience. Iran, including Tehran, like many other countries is more and more turning toward this phenomenon and is nowadays is more decorated with many such centers of Street Foods; as a fact, it may even be claimed that these centers will soon gain the highest sales of food and drink of the city. Now, here we want to introduce you the most famous of these centers:
Dolat Abad: Arabian Food Center
Before emergence of any other food center in Tehran, this was Dolat Abad Street, which had a quite colorful collection of Arabic foods; including, falafel and samosa.Here’s the place, where every day, beside sesame falafels and Arabic Samosas, all kinds of Lebanese and Iraqi sweets are available too. Needless to say, in this Arab Neighborhood of Tehran Street Food, just up to 6 types of falafel are cooked.
Bab-e Homayoun Street: center for nostalgia
Bab-e Homayoun Street, is another old center for lovers of street foods in Tehran, running from noon up to almost midnight. As a nostalgic street in old Tehran, this center with all its dishes is always ready to be the host of the visitors. Upon Bab-e Homayoun Street being paved, this center gradually got its present form that now walking through it is a beautiful and relaxing act that gives each and every visitor a worthy unforgettable experience.Since part of Bob Homayoun Street has been devoted to kiosks or stands of foods, this street has become increasingly popular. In this spot various foods are offered, from hot samosa, roast kebabs, liver kebab, to various delicious soups, etc. Bob Homayoun Street is always overflown of the pleasant aroma, that the appetite of many street food lovers would be intrigued by. Surely, few people find it easy to pass by this center and not to try its delicious foods. What about you?
Tehran Bazar: Center of Sandwiches to Homemade Foods
It is well known that in terms of edibles, everything is found in Tehran Bazar, especially in its street food centers. In Tehran Bazar upon feeling hungry, all varieties of dishes will be ready at your hand, without having to think about trying fast food or a traditional one. Experiencing it is so joyful, especially here with a long history of cooking on behind. Want to try?
Ci-ye Tir / Cirrus Street: a memorable nightlife
If you’re the kind of people that in any time of day or night might find the whim to eat, let say, this is a center just for satisfying your appetite. As a paved street and within these recent years, Ci-ye Tir has become a key center amid other ones.Ci-ye Tir Street, as one of the oldest streets and also Tehran’s present time Street Food Center, is the home of several renowned palaces: from galleries and museums to many old-fashioned houses and shops; right, these same capacities have made city officials think of supplying local food on Cirrus Street. Now on this street, especially from noon time on, dozens of cafés and restaurants offer delicious meals; these include many dishes: from liver, chicken, barbecued lambs, and of course to all types of Ash. All of its unique and delicious edibles are worth trying; but be careful! For, once trying them means forgetting all about overeating!
Piruzi Street; the center of all types of Kebab
Over the past few years, Piruzi Street too has become one of the busiest street food spots of Tehran. In addition to sandwiches and samosas that are all the times available here, yet the delicious kebabs are more than what is called a real traditional food. On this Teheran Street Food Center, the stalls, the waiters and the food give the customer a high appetite to try at least one-two of these yummies; no matter what time it is, just forget all other things and eat!
Azeri Tea House: Iranian Intimate Favorites in Tehran Nights
A nostalgic home of the best Tehran teahouses is located in south of Tehran, near Railway Square/ Meydan Rah Ahan. Azeri Tea House have nicely preserved the intimacy of the traditional Iranian tablecloth and its antique and popular tastes; just in Tehran and through its famous nightlife which is rapidly expanded. If you have an apetite for traditional Daisy, beside tea and traditional atmospheres, this is the right spot; in which you will be welcomed in a pure Iranian mode, accompanied by live local music.
Shahrak-e Gharb Street Food: Right on Green Belt
After a good successful experience on Cirrus Street, in Shahrak-e Gharb another nice center as Tehran Street Food was established. It is now a long time serving the food lovers with its best unique plates, just in a very pleasant atmosphere; all its well-spaced trait is but due to its proximity to the Park and the Green Belt.Locating on the north side of San’at Square and Pak Nejad Street Junction, this beautiful resort every night is ready to serve the families with a variety of meals.
- In addition to Tehran Street Food centers, there are several popular mobile cafes that serve hot drinks, fast food or home-made food. These spots are scattered throughout the city; each, located in one part of Tehran, they can be easily googled through internet. A few of them are as follows:
Café Rover: Café Rover, still a van, is famous for its hotdogs and, of course, its chairs. If you want to taste the hotdogs of this cafe, just sit on chairs made of barrels (by the tasteful owners) and order your favorite hotdog.
Combi Cafe: Combi Cafe is full of hot and cold drinks and simple dishes. Though this café is just a van, a few seats have been provided for a better comfort of customers.
His cafe: This is a Volkswagen cafe where a couple provide you with a variety of drinks and home-made dishes; sounds innovative, yeah?
Pin Cafe: Although this café, too, is actually a van, all customers are more friend with its espresso, though its home-made sandwiches also have long survived through time.