Great pastries, delicious meat dishes, skillfully prepared vegetables, incredible desserts: we will tell you what Armenian desserts and sweets you need to try in Armenia. Descriptions of traditional Armenian desserts will help you not to confuse anything and find all the tastiest.
Appetizing yeast buns with delicious filling - many tourists like this Armenian pastry. Fragrant rolls with a golden-brown crust smell like vanilla.
Inside - crushed nuts with sugar. Nazuk is considered a type of Armenian gata. That is a subspecies of sweet bread popular in Armenia. However, classic gata, as a rule, does not have a filling. It is more interesting to try nazuk - this is really unique baking.
A sweet dish that is very popular in Armenia. Previously, it was prepared only on holidays, but today it can be found at any time of the year.
Ghapama is an Armenian dessert of baked pumpkin stuffed with rice with dried fruits, nuts, apples, plums, and most importantly - spices. The natural sweetness is complemented by honey. Pumpkin is usually served with melted butter. This dish in Armenia is worth a try for vegetarians and all the sweet tooth. It’s spicy, healthy, and tasty. Ghapama is especially good in the fall with fragrant tea.
Armenian dried fruits are natural - in the markets of Yerevan, you can buy dried apricots, prunes, raisins, figs and much more.
Alani is a tasty natural Armenian sweetness that should be liked by the sweet tooth. It is made from peaches dried in the sun. The stone is taken out, and the fruit is stuffed with an amazing mixture of walnuts, ground with sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom. The aroma of this Armenian dessert is beyond words - be sure to try it. This unique sweet is almost never found outside of Armenia, so do not refuse it.
The markets of Yerevan have traditionally a large selection of alani. Sometimes this sweet is made from figs or apricots instead of peaches.
Ashure is one of the popular Armenian Christmas desserts, which is traditionally prepared on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. It always decorates the festive table. You can try it in Armenia at another time too - the locals almost always prepare it for tourists. This is a very fragrant sweet cereal dish with dried fruits, nuts, zest, and natural sweeteners. Cardamom, nutmeg, pepper, cloves, cinnamon give it a special spice.
Gata is a sweet cake. There are four varieties of gata depending on the region - it is made from puff, yeast and even unleavened dough with the addition of butter, flour, and powdered sugar. It turns out delicious and very satisfying!
Sujuk is an “Armenian sneakers”. It is a stringed walnut in thick syrup from grape, pomegranate or apricot juice.
Armenians make jam from almost everything that grows in the country. For example, jam from apricots, plums, cornel, figs, quinces and even walnuts with the addition of cinnamon and cardamom.
First of all, fruit puree is made from plums, cherries, cornel, apricots, and then they are laid out in a thin layer on a tray and dried in the sun. It turns out such a sweet pita bread that can be stored for a long time.
Traditional Armenian desserts are an important part of Armenian culture. Therefore, without acquaintance with it, immersion in the traditions of Armenia will be incomplete. You can arrange independent tastings or join the local flavor during our tours in Armenia.