(This story is sponsored by Cazba Restaurant.)
Fresh mint, crisp vegetables, perfectly cooked kebab, and warm pita are all staples in the mouthwatering Persian cuisine served at Cazba Restaurant.
The family-owned establishment’s first location opened on the North Shore more than 15 years ago with the objective of providing comfort and a taste of home to the Persian community. Cazba means “small village”, which is what the restaurant hoped to be for those missing the hospitality and food found in their home country.
Cazba Restaurant was voted “Best Persian Cuisine” in the Straight’s Golden Plates 2020 awards. In addition to its recent win, the restaurant will also be celebrating the opening of three more locations over the next three months.
These will join the seven existing locations where people can get their Persian food fix: the two full-service restaurants (1103 Davie Street in Vancouver and #132–16th Street West in North Vancouver), four food court locations (Capilano Mall, Coquitlam Centre, Lougheed Town Centre, and Brentwood Town Centre), and the food cart.
The Persian eatery focuses on serving authentic and healthy dishes that will keep customers coming back for more. Main courses feature a variety of meat kebabs, such as lamb, chicken, and beef—all accompanied by rice and grilled tomatoes. Other popular menu items enjoyed by carnivores include: koofteh (Persian meatballs) and ghormeh sabzi (herbed stew).
Cazba Restaurant also offers many options for vegetarians, including veggie wraps, dolmades, oven-baked eggplant, salads, vegetable patties, soups, and homus. Pescatarians can enjoy the salmon entrée that comes partnered with a side of garden-fresh shirazi salad.
A trip to any Cazba location is not complete without dessert. The authentic baklava, bamieh, cream caramel, and Persian ice-cream will leave you feeling pleasantly full—so be sure to wear stretchy pants.
For those who would like to satisfy their fesenjaoon (chicken with pomegranate sauce, walnuts, and rice) craving in the comfort of their own home, Cazba can be ordered through local food delivery services.
Cazba can also provide catering services for work events and parties.
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