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Armenian National Dishes


Armenian cuisine is one of a kind, with its rich flavors and diverse foods. One thing that is surely a pleasure for each and every individual visiting Armenia is the variety of fresh, organic fruits and vegetable available at any stop. Armenia has many symbolic and delicious foods that leave everyone amazed and wanting more. The variety of the desserts and national dishes with an adequate amount of spice and seasoning truly symbolizes the significance of the Armenian culture.

  • Lavash

Lavash is a thin-layered delicious bread of Armenian origin baked in an ‘oven’ called “tonir.” It is low in calories and is perfect for eating with soups, making sandwiches or with any dish.

Preparation of Lavash requires a lot of efforts, concentration and special skills and strengthens family, community and social ties. Women basically work in groups to bake lavash, which is normally served rolled around variety of cheeses, greens and meats. It has been playing a ritual role during weddings, where parents place lavash on the shoulders of newlyweds to bring fertility and prosperity. Back in 2014, Lavash was included in the UNESCO list of "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity".

  • Dolma

Dolma is one of the most famous and iconic foods belonging to Armenia. It is a combination of seasoned beef or vegetable rolled in fresh grape leaves or sometimes even in stuffed and cooked inside vegetables such as peppers or leaves of cabbage.




  • Harissa

Harissa is another famous Armenian dish that requires a long process of cooking. It is usually made of cracked wheat, either dried or roasted, and meat such as lamb or chicken.

  • Ghapama

Ghapama is a very old Armenian dish symbolizing the culture of the country. It is basically a whole pumpkin stuffed with rice, almonds, dried fruits, and honey.

  • Khash

Khash is a very interesting dish made of boiled cow feet and maybe other parts such as the brain or the stomach. It is usually served with dry lavash, garlic, and vodka.

  • Sweet Sujukh

Sweet Sujukh is an iconic Armenian dessert which consists of walnuts and almonds that are dipped into different mixtures of fruit juices and pastes and later are dried and ready to serve.

  • Spas

Spas is a very healthy, delicious Armenian soup made with yogurt and wheat filling, served either warm or cold depending on the weather.

  • Lahmajoun

Lahmajoun, often compared to pizza is a delicious thin piece of though sprinkled with well-seasoned meat and chopped vegetables.

  • Zhingyalov Hats

Zhingyalov Hats is a traditional dish from Armenians from Nagorno Karabakh. It is a combination of dough filled with dozens of finely chopped greens that are usually only found in the region of Nagorno Karabakh.

Do not lose the chance to test one of the ancient cuisines in the world where the Asian, Mediterranean and the European tests are mixtured !


  • Khorovats

Khorovats is an Armenian barbeque that is unique in its flavor and taste due to its special Armenian cooking technique. This is one of the most famous Armenian foods that is enjoyed by the majority of Armenians both in and outside of Armenia.