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Tbilisi City Guide

Tbilisi is a melting pot of a little over one million people. It’s a collision of modern and ancient, neither Europe nor Asia – singularly “Tbilisi” where tradition is the overriding theme. Walk down a given street and you will smell the seductive aroma of fresh bread wafting out of old cellar bakeries, baked in cylindrical ovens just like it always has. Listen to the refrain of “matzoni, matzoni,” being sung by women lugging bags packed with jars of the fresh sour yogurt at eight in the morning in every neighborhood.

Read the Tbilisi State of the Stomach

Upcoming Tbilisi Food Tours

Tour the Backstreets of Tbilisi With Us

Explore the Backstreets of Tbilisi

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Meet The Team

Our Backstreets Envoys, Always Searching for the Next Hidden Gem


Visual Dispatches from the Frontlines of Local Eating

CB Pantry Raid: Paul Rimple Talks Wine
Harvest Time in the Cradle of Wine
Georgia's Tea Renaissance
Culinary Backstreets Visits: Churchkhela Makers in Georgia’s Kakheti Region
Culinary Backstreets Visits: A Tomato Seller in Tbilisi’s Deserter’s Bazaar
Culinary Backstreets Visits: Gobi Diners at Tbilisi’s Shavi Lomi
Culinary Backstreets Visits: A Traditional Georgian Memorial Picnic
Culinary Backstreets Visits: A Traditional Khinkali Maker in Tbilisi
Culinary Backstreets Visits: A Tone Bakery in Old Tbilisi
Culinary Backstreets Visits: Cheese Sellers in Tbilisi’s Deserter’s Bazaar



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