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Traditional Yerevan Food

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


  • Bastirma: highly seasoned cured beef.
  • Byorek (boereg): Armenian fried pelmeni.
  • Chechil (tel banir): braided and pickled string cheese.
  • Chee kufta: (khema) small raw meat patties.
  • Eggplant caviar: a dipping sauce made with mashed roast eggplant, tomatoes, onions, peppers, and spices.
  • Lahmajoun: a thin-crust pizza with a topping of ground meat.
  • Lavash: thin wheat bread.
  • Mezze: traditional appetizer.
  • Phyllo: traditional pastries.
  • Topig: stuffing made with chick peas, onions, walnuts, currants, tahini, and spices.



  • Eetch: cracked wheat salad, similar to Tabbouleh.
  • Lentil: made with brown lentils, tomatoes, onions.

Main courses


Fast food

Street food

Drinks (Non-alcoholic)

Drinks (Alcoholic)

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