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.


Veggiestan was released in October 2011, and is, as you might have guessed, a vegetarian, Middle Eastern recipe book.

It is not just aimed at vegetarians, but also at those who rather like vegetables and feel that they could be eating more of the things.

It’s jolly pretty, with photos inside and little felt bits on the cover. And it is packed full of useless information.

So you’ll buy it then, yes?

You can purchase it here, or find out more at the Veggiestan website, where you’ll also find some recipes that didn’t make it into the book.


Have you got your visas ready? Our latest book 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. What this means is that all your Christmas gifts this year are sorted.

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