Tabriz is the capital of the province of East Azerbaijan, in the Azerbaijan region of Iran. It is an industrialized and modern Iranian city with signs of civilization dating back 2,500 years. The city is considered a major scientific and cultural center in Iran. Tabriz has been designated a "World Islamic Tourism City" by the Organization of the Islamic Conference for 2018.

Tabriz has been a place of cultural exchange since ancient times, and its historic market complex is one of the most important trading centers on the Silk Road. The market consists of several sub-markets, such as Amir Bazaar (gold and jewelry market), Mozzafarieh (carpet market), shoe market, and many others selling a variety of goods. Tabriz Market was once an important political site and its importance can be emphasized during the Iranian constitutional revolution of the last century and during the Islamic revolution of the contemporary era.

Tabriz is a large yet laid-back city, brimming with proud people and a UNESCO-listed marketplace to explore. It was the perfect introduction to Iran for people crossing the Armenian border or anyone. The townspeople make you feel like a long-lost friend they haven't seen in years. Tabriz is also famous for its traditional crafts such as carpet weaving and bronze making. The town is famous for its tapestries and hand-woven jewelry. Tabriz is also known for its traditional dishes such as Tabrizi Meatballs, Ash-e Doogh and Kufteh Tabrizi.

Tabriz has a continental climate with low humidity. The climate here is moderately warm in summer and very cold in winter. The city is located in northwestern Iran, in the province of East Azerbaijan, between the Eynali and Sahand mountains, in the fertile region by the Aji and Ghuri rivers.

Tabriz is a city with rich history, culture and tourism, and a must-see destination in Iran.

Tabriz Traditional Foods. Desserts and Snacks

Tabriz is a city with a rich culinary culture, and there are many traditional foods to try. Here are some of the must-try traditional foods in Tabriz.

Kofteh Tabrizi: a dish made of meatballs with a filling of plums, raspberries, fried onions, baked eggs, almond, walnut, and sometimes a whole chicken, cooked in a sauce made with tomatoes.

Ash-e Doogh: a soup made of yogurt, water, chickpeas, onions, mint, and other ingredients.

Tabrizi Meatballs: a dish made of large and delicious meatballs with lentils, minced beef, onions, eggs, leeks, coriander, and rice.

Khoresh-e Havij: a carrot stew made of carrots, meat, plums, saffron, lemon juice, and sugar.

Stuffed Grape Leaves: a traditional Azerbaijani food and a famous appetizer of Tabriz, made of rice, split peas, fried onions, and vegetables (dill, fennel, and leek).

Garni Yarikh: a dish made of stuffed eggplant with a filling of ground meat, onions, and other ingredients.

Chelow Kabab: a dish made of grilled meat, usually lamb or beef, served with rice, bread, and grilled tomatoes.

Nowadays not all these traditional foods can be found in local restaurants and street food vendors in Tabriz however you will find some of them in the menus. Don't forget to try them during your visit to Tabriz!

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