Cooking the Zoroastrian Style, Yazd


Very Good from 3 reviews
100% of guests recommend


7 Hours

Tour Type

Food & Culinary

Private Tour




Due to the diversity in climate and ethnic groups, there is a wide range of variety in cuisine throughout Iran. From the north to the south and east to the west, you can explore different flavors and tastes. One of the very specific culinary tours you can experience is in the village of Taft in Yazd, close to the central desert of Iran.

Taft is a well-known village for its Zoroastrian community and fruit gardens. During this food tour experience, we will walk in the village with stops at the local bakery and grocery stores to buy the ingredients we need for our cooking. Later on, we will move to a private garden where we’ll prepare a traditional breakfast after picking fruits.

After having our breakfast, we’ll start cooking our Zoroastrian meal. While making the food, our expert guides will teach us the cultural traditions and rituals of this ancient religion.

Tour duration will be from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


  • Exploring Taft village
  • Getting introduced to Zoroastrian food ingredients
  • Trying heavenly food made with passion


Tour Location



Exploring Taft Village
All ingredients
Additional side dishes and tea
Getting introduced to Zoroastrian food ingredients
Pick up service
Transfer back to Yazd from the village


Food & Culinary
Activity & Experience

Important Notes

Things to know
- Whether you’re a vegetarian or have any food restrictions or allergies, please make sure you let us know in advance so we can adjust things to your needs. - Minimum number of people for this tour is 2 individuals. If you’re alone, send us your inquiry and we’ll try our best to set you up with another group.
Cancellation policy
Within 7 days before the tour: full refund Within 48 hours before the tour: 70% refund
Flexible itinerary
As a private tour, the itinerary can be modified upon your request.


Is it possible to book this experience with some of my friends?
100%. Our private tours are held between one person to large groups. You can even choose your fellow travellers by scrolling down 'travellers' tab at the right side of the page.
How long before a trip should I book?
In high season months like April, May, September, and October hotels, tours and driver guides will be sold out very soon. Hence, it is better to book your trip as soon as you can.
Can you provide the tour in other languages?
All tours and classes are conducted in English. However, if you’re a large group, we can arrange for a translator upon an extra fee in any language required.
Is it possible to book this experience with some of my friends?
100% Our private tours are held between one person to large groups. You can even choose your fellow travellers by scrolling down 'travellers' tab at the right side of the page.
Is it possible to stay for longer/shorter than the mentioned time?
The time is the usual time for the tour, but it can be arranged for being shorter or longer.


Very Good
Based on 3 reviews
Very Good

Mrs Paupau

04/26/2021 09:01

Persian food

We really enjoyed this tour and learning about the local foods and dishes. Food was delicious and the guide was knowledgeable. However, we would have loved to have ventured outside of the central market a bit as well as trying some of the local sweets and desserts.

Slim Jim

04/23/2021 06:50

Yazd food

Such a fantastic experience. You learn how to select the right ingredients to use in authentic local Persian recipes, and end up with a true feast to share with your family or friends. The team are just so friendly and such expert. You get to cook and eat in an amazing outdoor riverside location. I researched all cooking classes in the area and ‘Anyone Can Cook’ delivered an excellent all-round experience.

t bradey

04/19/2021 05:50

Cooking tour

This was a fun experience. It would be nice to have it a bit more hands-on though (my learning style). For most of the dishes I watched the chef do the work. Having each of us make a smaller version of the dish instead of the chef making one dish is a nice way to learn. Delicious recipes made!
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