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Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Tirane is complete without tasting the traditional Tirane food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Tirane to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.



  • Albanian Tarator: yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, walnuts, dill, vegetable oil, and water.
  • Jani me Fasul: white beans, onion, tomato sauce, olive oil, parsley, mint, salt, chili powder.
  • Supë borsh me patate e lakër: onion, carrots, margarine, celery, flour, tomato sauce, meat stock, cabbage, vinegar, potatoes, beet roots, cream.


  • Albanian Bean Salad: cooked garbanzo beans, cooked kidney beans and typically onions or other vegetables, in a vinaigrette broth, sugar.
  • Albanian potato salad: potatoes, mayonnaise, eggs, onions.
  • Albanian Tomato Cucumber Salad: tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, green peppers, feta cheese, olive oil, kalamata olive.
  • Albanian tossed salad: romaine lettuce, red leaf lettuce, feta cheese, black olives, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, almonds, sesame seeds and other ingredients.
  • Salad from Tirana: romaine lettuce, green onions, hard-boiled eggs, olive oil, lemon juice, pepper and salt.

Main courses


  • Baklav: pastry made of layers of filo pastry filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey.
  • Ballokume: a type of crumpet.
  • Hallvë: oil, flour, and sugar.
  • Kabuni: a dessert made of rice fried in butter, mutton broth, raisins, a little bit of salt, sugar, cinnamon and ground cloves.
  • Kadaif: pastry with a filling of chopped nuts.
  • Kungullur: pastry layers filled with mashed pumpkin, butter, salt and sugar.
  • Llokume (Llukumë): confections.
  • Revani: a sweet cake made of a semolina or farina soaked in syrup.
  • Sheqerpare: cookies in syrup.

Fast food

Street food

  • Bakllasarëm: a layered pie without anything inside, which is covered with yoghurt and garlic, and then heated.
  • Byrek: pastry stuffed with a mixture of cheese and eggs, spinach, and meat, or a sweet filling of pumpkin.

Drinks (Non-alcoholic)

Drinks (Alcoholic)

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