Armenian Desserts

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The Armenian Desserts are considered as integral and essential part of Armenian cuisine. It is an perfect example of how history influences the culinary traditions of this land, enriched with more than two thousand years of history. Although there is a huge list of mouthwatering Armenian cuisine which includes appetizers, main courses, desserts, etc. As we traveled, we came across the below listed most popular desserts in Armenia.

1. Gata


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Gata is probably one of the most well-known Armenian desserts, It is Considered as there national Dessert. Gata is prepared by using flour ,margarine (or butter), matzoon, egg whites and baking soda.

Where to Eat : Anoush Restaurant in Yerevan.

2. Alani


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Armenians prepare dried fruits from the sweatiest fruits which completely preserve vitamins. The fruits are dried in a natural way with no added sugar that’s why even people with diabetes can eat them. Alani is one of them, which is a pitted with dried peach stuffed with ground walnuts and sugar.

To try Alani you have to roam through the food markets of Armenia since it is rarely prepared and sold by the restaurants.

3. Sudjukh


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Sudjukh is a sausage-shaped confection, made up from walnuts, sewn onto a string and dipped in thickened grape which must be dried. This is one of the most popular desserts and you can hardly find a person, who doesn’t love Sudjukh.

Where to Eat: Tavern Restaurants, Yerevan

4. Armenian Baklawa


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Armenian cuisine is unique in itself, the famous baklava was invented by Assyrians in the 14th century. At that time baklava became the main sweet dish on the festive table. Baklawa is a rich, sweet dessert pastry layered with filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened, held together with syrup or honey.

Where to Eat: Anteb Restaurant, Yerevan.

5. Ghapama


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In Armenia, the word Ghapama literally means cooked in a covered pot. This Armenian dessert is a stuffed baked pumpkin and it is traditionally served during new year and Christmas.

Where to Eat: Tospia Restaurant, Armenia.


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