12 Traditional Albanian Dishes We Love

You will likely be a fan of many Albanian dishes if you enjoy Mediterranean cuisine.

Albanian traditional food fried dough petulla

Albanian food centralizes ingredients such as olive oil, wheat, meat, fish, and vegetables to varying levels depending on what region of origin. The Mediterranean Sea and its climate have influenced what foods are prevalent in Albanian culture.

So whether you’re already a fan of Albanian cuisine or wish to introduce yourself to its delicacies, read on as I share my list of the most popular Albanian food and what makes it unique.

Final Thoughts

I find Albanian cuisine to be quite pleasant and unique. The simple ingredients of the dishes, combined with the creative ways they are prepared, are my favorite part of the food.

Considering this, it’s no wonder Albanian foods have become popular worldwide.  

Learn about other foods from around the world on our blog, like other Mediterranean dishes or food from other parts of the world, like Argentinian dishes!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin is an editor and food writer who loves traveling and trying new foods and fun cocktails. Erin has been writing and editing professionally for 5 years since graduating from Temple University, and has been on the Restaurant Clicks team for 3 years. She has a long background working in the restaurant industry, and is an avid home chef and baker. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.