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| Rasht, the capital of Gilan province and the largest and most populous city in Iran on the Caspian Sea coast. In 2015, Rasht was selected as a creative city in the field of nutrition.
The city of Rasht is located in a province that it’s surrounded by the Caspian sea on one side and Alborz mountains and forests on the other side, and that’s why we can see a variety among the souvenirs of this city. As you know there are always to kinds of souvenirs in all cities of the world, the kind you can eat, which in my opinion are the best souvenirs!, and the kind you can buy as a handicraft to give as a gift to loved ones or have on your shelf as a memento.
The souvenirs of Rasht city are so many that if we want to talk about all of them, It’ll take forever, so in this article we’re just going to tell you about the famous ones.
The well-known souvenirs of Rasht that you can eat are: Olives, Reshteh Khoshkar, pomegranate sauce, an special cookie, Khakare Debij and Bahar Narenj (orange blossom) Jam.
Rasht is one of the country’s olive sources. Rasht, Rudbar and Manjil bazaars are full of olive shops that sell olive, olive oil and something specifically founded in Rasht, called Zeytoon (olive) Parvardeh. In Rasht, you can always see people eating green olive with white fish.
This kind of olive is mixed with garlic, pomegranate sauce, local vegetables and walnut.
Reshteh Khoshkar is a popular sweetie in Rasht, which you can find it in all the confectioneries of the city. Reshteh Khoshkar is a paste cut in stripes which has nuts, cardamom and spices the middle and then it’s roasted in oil. This sweetie is usually eaten with tea.
Pomegranate sauce is one of the most delicious souvenirs you can find in Rasht, it is very popular and used in most of the foods and appetizers of Rasht.
The special cookies of Rasht are from Fooman and Lahijan cities. These cookies are one of the oldest cookies baked in Iran, which is named after the city of it’s origin. In the past, this cookie was known only in Fooman city and the surrounding areas, and the women cooked it only at home for their own consumption, but as the region became touristy, people in other cities tasted this cookie and it became so popular, and now you can find these cookies in most Iranian cities.
If you want to find the best Fooman cookie in Rasht, go to “Sabzeh Meidan” and there you can find and taste the most delicious cookie of Rasht.
Khakare Debij or KaKa is one of the oldest sweeties of Rasht which is cooked on the stove. It is consisted of white flour, sugar, walnuts, saffron, milk, eggs and cinnamon.
Mat weaving is one of the most important and the most popular handicrafts in Rasht. They are plants that grow in swamps. Simple and colorful mats are a good choice to get as a souvenir of Rasht. If you want to buy these wicker items from Rasht yourself, go to the Rasht bazaar.