Persepolis is really just a little corner shop, but we think more like a mid-terrace multiple and have all the attitude of an out-of-town-hypermarket.

On this website you’ll find our blog, a selection of recipes, the Persopaedia, which is everything you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask about the shop, Peckham and Persia. You can also explore our online shop, and a ‘virtual tour’ of Persepolis in our gallery. Away from this site, you’ll also find us on Twitter and Facebook.

We’re open 10.35am-9pm, seven days a week. See the Contact Us page for information on the how to reach us.


Salmagundi Salmagundi. Hmm. Not an obviously Middle Eastern title for a book. The word is indeed a Medieval British term for a salad of many parts. And our latest book is just that – composed of many parts, and tales, and bits of history, together with a cracking load of salad recipes. With a strong Middle Eastern influence, natch.

Anyway, it is out new book baby, sibling to Snackistan and Veggiestan and Persia in Peckham, and the answer to all your wedding present, bar mitzvah gifts, birthday offerings and Christmas conundrums this year. You can buy it here.


Have you got your visas ready? Snackistan was released in September 2013. Guess the title is pretty self-explanatory, but it is a celebration of informal eating from around the Middle East and beyond. You know: meze, street food, that sort of stuff.

Like Veggiestan, it has lots of pretty bits: ace piccies, fluffy stuff on the front cover. There’s load of new veggie stuff inside – together with chapters on meat and fish.

Our first book, Persia in Peckham is also still in print, for those who like to keep their cooking nice and Persian and traditional.