It is almost impossible not to steal a bite of the freshly baked Iranian bread (Khubiz Irani). The baker prepares the dough, and bakes it right in front of you. He stands in front of his tandoor clay oven, wearing a head cloth to withstand the flames. The baker uses a traditional dough pillow to stick the dough inside on the oven’s wall, exposing it to live-fire. A few minutes later, a soft thin bread comes out, and the smell is irresistible. One loaf costs only 20 Fils. Some bakeries offer specialties such as topping their breads with sesame, or dates. Just ask if they have any specialties. You can find these bakeries scattered around in residential areas, usually tucked away not far from supermarkets (co-ops).
Tip: These bakeries are extremely popular, expect a queue. Also, don’t forget to bring a bread bag, because the bread is served hot without any wraps. Some people use newspaper.