Street foods in Baku

Street foods in Baku


You are in a foreign're walking around the streets you don't know.. New and attractive places start making you hungry. What are you going to eat? And what can be the price of eating/drinking in random places along the streets in Baku? We selected them for you. Here are the name of those delicious street foods:


Gutab- Gutab is a sort of pancake with different stuffing. Different kinds of meat, spinach, cheese, pumpkin are among the most popular staffing. It is wrapped into a thin layer of dough made of flour, water, eggs and salt, into a crescent-shaped form patties, and then the patties are fried on both sides. This delicious meal is generally made on "sac [saj] " In the open air, a hearth is made on the ground and a saj- with a large oval iron piece is placed on it.

Woman cooking gutab

Kebab - Kebab is a barbecue meat dish. There are many kinds of this meal: chicken kebab, meat kebab, fish kebab. There is a kind of this dish named Lyula which is prepared from an minced meat especially fatty part of the beef. It has a very delicious and distictive flavour. You must taste it! We especially recommend that While buying kebab ask for it in the lavash! To enjoy the meat abundantly! 

Azerbaijani kebap

Tandir bread - Fragrant, tasty, soft and a little crunchy! It is also sold in stores, but it would be better if you get it hot from the place where it is cooked.

Breads baked in the special oven 0 tandir

Grill Toyug (Grilled Chicken) - As the name suggests. The chicken, which is cooked by rotating on a small stove, always invites passersby to eat with its delicious smell.

 Grilled chickens

Tandir Toyug (The chicken cooked in the oven ) - This is the take away meal of the Azerbaijani people. TandР ”Р’±r is a stove made on the ground. It is mostly used for baking bread. It seems as if a brand named "Grandmother's TandР ”Р’±r" was created in the country. Such a little tandoor house are common in many parts of the city. This is a small place like a shop where grandmothers usually cook bread, chicken, Then what is cooked is sold here. You can order to cooked here and take home to eat. So delicious! Definitely buy and eat!

Chickens cooked in the tandir

Doner (meaning “turning meat”) is a type of kebab, made of meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie. Seasoned meat stacked in the shape of an inverted cone is turned slowly on the rotisserie, next to a vertical cooking element. The outer layer is sliced into thin shavings as it cooks. Doner is counted a popular and favorite dish preferred as fast food here. Most times this dish is served with rice on a platter in restaurants But If you do not have much time to sit down and eat in any place, you can buy it as take away. How you want it to be? Between bread or lavash?

Azerbaijani doner

Shaurma - Shawarma - is a dish in Middle Eastern cuisine consisting of meat cut into thin slices, stacked in a cone-like shape, and roasted on a slowly-turning vertical rotisserie or spit. Originally made of lamb or mutton, today's shawarma may also be chicken, turkey, beef, or veal.Thin slices are shaved off the cooked surface as it continuously rotates. Shawarma is one of the world's most popular street foods, especially in Egypt and the countries of the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, and beyond. Recently this is the most prefered street food in Azerbaijan . Particularly here, the crushed garlic is added to the mayonnaise in thie shaurma. It is a very popular yummy street food.



Bakhlava, Shekerbura, Badambura, Gogal (These are very popular local desserts. Especially Novruz festival time if you come to this country, you can find it anywhere. People celebrate the arrival of summer with the holiday of Novruz. This time in the city center, especially in Nizami street a temporary big fair is being created and local food is sold in small kiosks.While you still walk at the fair, You are fascinated by the scent of delicious dishes. )

A view from a sweet shop in Baku city

Ponchik/pР ”Р’±shka - The round sweet dough is fried in oil, and sometimes covered with white sugar powder.

An image from the making of  pishka - a sweet which is sold in the streets inside Baku 


Black Tea - The main drink of thish people is tea, especially black tea. 

Traditional Azerbaijaini black tea serving with sugar and lemon

Local Mineral Water & Juices Sirab, Badamli, Gulustan, QР ”Р’±zР ”Р’±l Quyu and etc. - Healing and delicious local-made drinks. You can find it in almost every store at the grocery store of the city.

Local mineral waters of Azerbaijan

Local juice of Azerbaijan

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