Although all provinces have their own dishes and specialties, rice is the staple diet. It is normally eaten as an accompaniment to a variety of kebabs or stews, made with different vegetables, fruits, cereals, and meats. Apart from soft fizzy drinks, some like to drink “Doogh” with their food. It is made from yoghurt mixed in water or tonic water and a little salt.

Tea brewed for a few minutes, is served black and in small glasses, generally with sugar cubes. Coffee, served in less traditional places, is not as popular. Fresh fruits are plentiful and very tasty and an inseparable part of Iranian hospitality.