Situated on the bustling Shariati Street, what Banyan Tree lacks in peaceful ambiance, it more than makes up for in its dishes. The kitchen prides itself on never using frozen or canned ingredients, and choosing only wholegrain pastas and bread and brown rice. Be sure to try its vegan-friendly version of the sinfully delicious Persian comfort food, fesenjoon, a sweet-and-sour stew made with pomegranate molasses, crushed walnuts, and – in this case – tofu.
Tehran Province, Tehran, District 3. T: +98 21 2263 1017
Charmy’s is a cozy vegetarian joint, serving up an array of creamy pasta dishes in a snug setting with an open kitchen, making it feel like you’re eating in a friend’s home. Using only fresh ingredients, Charmy’s has mastered the various sauces of its simple yet tasty pasta dishes. The grilled eggplant is a favorite here, as is the virgin grape juice mojito.
2/1 Alborz 1 Alley Hafez St, District 6, Tehran. T: +98 21 66 49 85 10