Places to hang out during holy month of Ramadan in Iran

Millions of Muslims in Iran and around the world have marked the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan. Fasting is aimed at reminding the faithful of the plight of the poor, and a major incentive for Muslims to engage in charitable activities.

Mashhad: A religious city with delicious food

Home to the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (AS), Mashhad is the most important religious city in Iran and several Iranians and Muslims travel to the city during the holy month of Ramadan.

Sheshlik Kebab, Aash-e Shole-Qalamkar and Dizi are some of the renowned dishes served in Mashhad during the month of Ramadan.

So don’t miss these delicious dishes, all of which are served in restaurants near Imam Reza´s shrine (AS) as well as in the Torqabeh and Kuh-Sangi recreation centers.

Don’t miss Shiraz’s Baq-e Eram

Baq-e Eram or Eram Garden is one of the crowd places during Ramadan in Shiraz. The traditional coffee houses around the place serve Iftar during Ramadan.

Aash-e Sabzi, Aash-e Kadeh and Maqzi as well as Tar-e Halva and Halva Kachi in Shiraz are also amongst the favorite cuisines served during the holy month of Ramadan in Shiraz.

Break your fast on Zayanderud riverside in Isfahan

Most people in Isfahan break their fast with their families by going for a picnic near Zayanderud River.

Halim made of lentils and milk, Mast Stew, Beryuni, Halim Bademjan and Shole-Qalamkar are traditional Isfahani cuisines served during Ramadan in Isfahan’s restaurants.

Try local foods in Tabriz!

Imamzadeh Seyyed Hamzeh in Tabriz and El-Golu Park is a popular hangout during the Ramadan month in Tabriz. Imamzadeh Seyyed Hamzeh is one of religious centers in the city and people flock into it during the holy month of Ramadan.

Aash-e Shir is one of the cuisines served during Iftar in Tabriz.

Other traditional cuisines of Tabriz include Kufteh, Dolmeh, Aash-e Abghureh and colorful jams, which are served at the city’s restaurants.

Teste Grandma’s Aash in Rasht

If you decide to travel to Guilan Province during Ramadan, do not forget the traditional neighborhood of the city: Chellehkhaneh. There is a famous cooking center there named Grandma Aash, which serves Aash with locally grown vegetable.

There is also a famous sweet named Reshteh-Khoshkar, which is made of fried rice paste and served in confectionaries and restaurants throughout the city.

Qazvin and renowned Halim

There are several tourist sites in this city which amazes visitors. However, don’t forget to eat Obey zakan Halim during your sojourn in this historic city. Sholeh- Zard , Aash-e Dugh, Ashe- Reshteh, Shir Berenj, kheer and Ranging are some of the alternative cuisines served during the holy month of Ramadan in Qazvin.