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Cuisine of Albania

Albanian cuisine consists of local dishes from around the country of Albania. Many of these dishes are typical of the Balkans and indeed the Mediterranean, but some are local specialties. The main meal of the Albanians is lunch and it is usually accompanied by a salad of fresh vegetables, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, olives, olive oil, vinegar and salt.


Albanian dishes

  • Albanian vegetable pie
  • Baked lamb and yogurt
  • Baked leeks
  • Bean Jahni soup
  • Byrek
  • Elli's veal or chicken with walnuts
  • Fėrgesė of Tirana with peppers
  • Fėrgesė of Tirana with veal
  • Fried meatballs (Qofte tė fėrguara)
  • Garlic dressings
  • Mixed vegetables
  • Potato and cabbage soup
  • Stewed dry figs dessert
  • Veal with large lima beans


The deserts most common in Albania are made throughout the Balkans and are probably of Turkish or Arabic origin. Some of these include:

Soft drinks

Mineral water is among the most preferred non-alcoholic drinks in Albania along with carbonated beverages. Some of these are produced locally and some are imported from abroad.

Alcoholic beverages

Alcoholic beverages are vastly consumed in Albania. Most of these are produced locally, and even by private citizens.

See also

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