Khorovats BBQ which can be pork, lamb, chicken or beef. Usually, it is flavored with onions and other Armenian spices. Tomatoes, eggplant and bell peppers are also part of the khorovats meal.
Borscht is a vegetable soup. It is traditionally made with beetroot as a main ingredient, which gives it a strong red color. It is usually served warm with fresh sour cream.
Khash is a traditional dish, originating in the Shirak region. Formerly a nutritious winter food for the rural poor, it is now considered a delicacy, and is enjoyed as a festive winter meal.
Dolma stuffed grape leaves; a variety with stuffed cabbage leaves, bell peppers and eggplants also exists.
Armenian fruits and vegetables are special. One should definitely try them and will never forget the taste of Armenian apricot, peach, grapes, pomegranate, etc.
Armenian bread is very tasty as well. There is a wide range of different types of bread, starting from black and white till lavash a soft, thin flatbread and matnaqash.
Donât miss trying milk products! Along with ordinary milk products, there are some traditional and really tasty and refreshing ones. Matsun yogurt is a traditional Armenian dairy product that has centuries of history. It contains a number of natural microelements, which have high biochemical activity. Itâs really refreshing, especially when you try it cold during hot summers. Okroshka - cold soup with kefir and cucumber and dill; it is a healthy and refreshing dairy product. Spas is really tasty hot kefir soup with grains in it.
CafÃ© culture rules in Armenia, and the best places to have a cup of coffee and people-watch are sidewalk cafÃ©s. Any place near the Opera is certain to be jumping late into the summer nights. A popular chain is "Jazzve" several locations throughout the city, including near the Opera and off Mesrop Mashtots Avenue, which offers many varieties of tea and coffee as well as great desserts.