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Commonly served vegan

Dishes that are traditionally served vegan

Fried chickpea and herbs balls served inside pitta bread with hummus, tahini and salad

Falafel Sandwich

Lubia beans with tomato stew and other seasonal vegetables and spices

Khorake Lubia

Crispy fried rice with local spices. Make sure: no butter or ghee is added


Fried thin dough filled with potatoes, parsley and spices. Make sure: No meat or cheese is in the filling


Roasted eggplant, tomatoes, garlic, parsley and other seasonal vegetables. Make sure: no meat is added

Khoraake Bademjaan

Lentil tomato soup with onions and local spices


Mixed herbs rice with saffron and garlic. Make sure: no meat or dairy is used

Sabzi Polo

White rice cooked with fava beans, dill saffron and other spices. Make sure: No butter is used

Baghali Polo

White rice cooked with green beans and local spices. Make sure: no meat or butter is used

Lubia Polo

Tomato rice with onions, potatoes and oil. Make sure: no butter is used

Dami Gojeh Farangi

Cherry rice with saffron, and tomato paste. Make sure: no meat or dairy is used

Albalo polo

Rice with raisins, nuts, apricots, saffron, cinnamon and sesame. Make sure: no meat or yogurt/butter is used

Aajil Polo

Side dish made from fresh herbs including cilantro, basil, parsley, radish, tarragon and mint


Common local wheat breads

Lavash, Tanur, Sangak, , Barbari

Chopped salad containing cucumber, tomato, onion, dried mint, lemon juice

Shirazi Salas

Grilled eggplant dish made with tahini, garlic and olive oil

Baba Ganoush

Dried fruit roll


Spinach stew with garlic and local spices

Khoresh Aloo Esfenaj

Dishes that can be Veganized

Dishes that are not vegan by default, but can be made so, by asking to remove or change part of the ingredients.

Rice with noodles, raisins, onions, dates and sometimes meat. To veganize: ask for no meat or yogurt/butter

Reshteh Polo

Persian plain rice with saffron and yogurt. To veganize: ask for no yogurt


Eggplant spread, made with kashk (whey curd), fried onions, walnuts, garlic. To veganize: ask for no curd (Kashk)

Kashk-e Bademjan

Rice, cranberries, quinces, rhubarb, lemon, butter, meat and local spices. To veganize: ask for no butter or meat

Zereshk Polo

Grilled cut eggplant garnished with tomato, peppers and meat. To veganize: ask for no meat

Bademjan Shekam Por

Thick noodle soup containing beans, chickpeas and curd (Kashk). To veganize: ask for no curd to be added

Ash-e Reshteh

Herb stew made from parsley, leeks, green onion, coriander,beans and meat. To veganize: ask for no meat

Ghormeh Sabzi

Dishes that are not vegan, but appear to be.

Dishes that might look vegan, but contain animal products.

Potato patties will commonly contain eggs

Kookoo Sib Zamini

Fried vegetables quiche, will contain eggs

Kookoo Sabzi

Eggplant based spread, will contain eggs

Mirza Ghasemi

White rice cooked with milk


Vine leaf with wheat, onion, parsley and usually meat

Dolme Barge Mo

Flatbread, will contain milk, yogurt and eggs

Taftan bread

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