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Olive Harvest in Jordan

If you happen to be in Jordan in autumn, you are definitely lucky! …because that means that you can participate in the olive harvest, and experience this memorable event up close as you work alongside local families.

 

An essential part of Jordanian culture

 

The olive harvest is an established event in Jordan’s calendar. Since thousands of years it holds significance both in terms of tradition and in terms of being a vital source of income. This makes the farming of olives an essential part of Jordanian culture and economy. The products that emerge are diverse, and besides the olives also the wood is very valuable. It is fashioned into a variety of products from jewelry to household items and furniture, and then sold. Important note: Only wood from non-producing trees is used for that.

 

But the real deal are the olives! Or perhaps rather what’s made out of them is. Jordan is one of the world’s top-10 producers of olive oil. And this is a good thing, for it is also consumed by the gallon here. Practically every meal uses this precious ingredient – a local favorite is simply bread dipped in olive oil and Za’atar, a traditional Arab spice mixture consisting of thyme, roasted sesame seeds, salt, and additional other spices.

 

Olive Picking

 

Wondering if you would be up to that task?

 

So, as stated above, if you are in Jordan during autumn, you have the great chance to visit a farm and participate in the olive picking process.

 

Here is a simple how-to:

 

1. Stretch plastic tarpaulins below the tree.

 

2. Pull your hand down every single branch, stripping the trees of the ripe olives, which then fall onto the tarpaulins.

 

3. Once the tree is stripped of all the olives, shake them into the middle of the tarpaulin. Sift through them, and also remove the twigs that have fallen into the mix.

 

4. Also collect any olives lying on the ground. Don’t even think about throwing dried and shriveled olives which are seemingly past their best! They are actually the best kind to take to the press. This is because the water has evaporated from them, leaving only concentrated oil behind.

 

5. Pile the olives, now twig free, in buckets, which are poured into sacks. These sacks get transported to the warehouse and factory where the press lives. There, they are churned and juiced, pulped and purified, until only the gorgeous yellow oil remains.

 

 

This experience, which is part of our weekly walks program, offers excellent insight into a process that is at the heart of Jordanian culture, in terms of economy, cuisine and tradition. Of course, not all olives are turned into olive oil. There is another process that begins to create olives for eating. Yum! But that is for another post.

 

If you’re in Jordan now, sign up for the harvest – for a day in the fresh air of the green northern countryside with many new interesting insights and a lot of fun for young and old. You won’t regret it!

 

Get more information about this and other cultural experiences, events and trips here.

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Experience Taste: Bekdash Ice Cream from Syria to You

While in Amman, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to experience the many tastes you won’t find in other places. Maybe you wouldn’t think to look for or find Syrian ice cream in Jordan, but we think you should not miss the opportunity to taste this delightful substance.

Bekdash is a well-established business, originating in Syria, and now available in different locations in Amman like: Galleria Mall, Sweifieh, on Al-Madina Al-Monawara Street and Downtown.

The ice cream is the gem of the selection: specially formulated to make it resistant to the heat and less likely to melt! So for all those people who sarcastically comment that ice cream should be made heatproof: this one is!

The recipe and method of making the ice cream remains the same today as it did when it was first created in 1895- a true taste of tradition!

Incorporating milk, heavy cream, mastic (an aromatic resin), and flour ground from orchid tuber, this ice cream is very different to other ice cream both in taste, being less sweetand in texture, it has elastic properties(!).

The rich ice cream is rolled in a thick coating of pistachios and cashews, adding a delicious salty crunch as well as aesthetic appeal- it’s almost as pleasing to the eye as it is to the stomach.

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Hopefully, while you are in eating your ice cream, you will also get a chance to hear the beating of the ice cream. That’s right! The ice cream is pounded rhythmically like a drum. You will be hard put to not get up and dance.

They offer a range of flavours and toppings, but the traditional is the “Arabia with Nuts”.

To read more of the intriguing history behind Bekdash, see this article by The Irish Times.

There’s something more special than just the flavour and appearance of this ice cream though: in eating it, you are keeping something of Syria’s wonderful traditions alive. While the country may be turbulent currently, it can also be celebrated even in the simplest of ways.

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Experience Petra: Travel Tips for the Adventurous Traveller

Petra, one of the seven wonders of the modern world, is undoubtedly on the “MUST VISIT” list of all travellers to Jordan. As an attraction holding so much prestige, it is important to us that no one should go and return feeling underwhelmed or disappointed. So, here are a few Petra travel tips to make your trip easier, stress-free, and more than worthwhile!

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1. Entrance Fee

For Jordanians, entry is JD1. For tourists, one day entry is JD50, 2 days is 55, three days is 60. It pays to be ready with cash.

2. Horse rides to the Siq

When you enter, you will be welcomed by Bedouin men with horses offering you a ride for free- yes for FREE! The price of a ride down to the Siq is included within the price of your ticket, but should you have a ride you are expected to tip. Tipping is important and is a way to show honour to the culture and your host, the bedouins who use to live in Petra. It’s a lively experience!

This is the first slightly confusing thing for people when visiting Petra. But it won’t be for you after reading these Petra travel tips.

3. Camel and Donkey rides within the site

There are many animals inside Petra which show the authentic Bedouin culture that developed around Petra long ago. The opportunities for a ride on a variety of animals are plentiful, and feel free to have one- there’s nothing to fear. Just enquire about price before hand, and remember  that you are expected to tip too.

4. Sellers – Trinkets & Food

There are many people selling trinkets, souvenirs, kohl, food, drinks, etc. All are pretty much the same price. Enjoy haggling, but remember that once you start to haggle the expectation is to purchase.

Taking food and water with you will save you a heap of money but there are many cafes and a couple of restaurants on site. It is culturally acceptable to only buy a drink and then sit and eat your own food. Remember though, you have a long walk into the site so keeping your pack as light as possible is advisable.

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5. The monastery – Al Deir and Beyond

Al Deir is a good climb up from Petra (around 1000 steps in fact). It is worth going for sure, but make sure you set yourself adequate time to do so- take into account the going up, site seeing, and coming back! Once you’re up there, you can go on just a little farther to a look-out point. This is a must; seriously, you’ve already come all that way- make the most of it by seeing all of the amazing views!

In addition to this little hike there are a few other hikes available from the site. It is well worth it to pick a couple to do and stay for a few days. You don’t want to miss seeing these spectacular views!

6. Toilets

USAID have done a great job of making Petra completely tourist friendly in terms of facilities, including toilets- which are spread out around the archeological site.

7. Visiting times

Petra is open from 6am-6pm in the Summer, and 6am-4pm in the Winter. Going early in the morning avoids the rush of tourist groups, and the heat- which makes a real bonus if you’re planning on trekking a lot (which is kind of a given here).

8. Night Time

‘Petra by night’ runs every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and offers an amazing perspective of Petra as visitors watch the rose-red city illuminated by candle-light. For admissions information click here.

9. Guide

The site of Petra is light on signs and information. If you really want to know about the history and culture of the past and/or present, a guide is essential. Otherwise, it’s pretty much just looking at the scenery, which is amazing! But, there is so much more to the site than what you can see with your eyes. The stories that come with a good guide will connect you to a place that may seem quite foreign. The reality though was that the great city was inhabited by people, who were not so different from you and me.

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10. Additional Information

On the official “Visit Petra” website you can view more information regarding fees, plus advice on how to spend your time and transport to/from the site.

If you’re keen to read up on the subject a bit more, there are some great blogs that give a tourist’s perspective on Petra, including this one listing 10 top Petra travel tips.

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A trip to Petra is unforgettable; the magnificence of a city “half as old as time” won’t leave you disappointed. There are options to purchase water inside the site as we have said, but remember to drink a LOT of water. There is nothing worse than hiking out of the site when you are thirsty. Bring a hat and/or scarf to cover your head. It’s surprising how this one small item can make you feel so much better in the heat.

So grab some sturdy shoes and get exploring! The following tours include Petra in the itinerary, but as we can customize any tour for you, just let us know and we can add it to your trip.

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Experience the Red Sea: Discover Life Under the Sea

Visiting Aqaba, right at the bottom of Jordan, offers an entirely new experience. This seaside city, bordering a bright turquoise body of water, is the last thing you might expect after driving south through Jordan’s seemingly endless expanses of desert sand.

 

Upon arrival to Aqaba you are met by the beautiful blue waters of the Red Sea. You know that it is real because, like most beach towns anywhere in the world, there are salt breezes and life moves just a little bit slower. People are just a little more relaxed when living by the sea. We will expand on the city of Aqaba at another time, because today we want to focus on the Red Sea itself.

 

 

The deep blue colors are hiding a secret. Unexpectedly, Aqaba boasts an amazing diversity of the marine life: coral, whale sharks, sea turtles and more. You will not believe the natural beauty that lies beneath the rippling azure of the waves.

 

There are many ways to enjoy your time along the coast, whether you prefer a more relaxing trip or wish to partake in as many activities as possible!

 

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Options in Aqaba

Scuba diving and/or snorkeling is for you if you wish to get up close and personal with the sea creatures Or if you prefer to watch from slightly further back, we recommend taking a trip in one of the glass-floored boats. You can cruise over the coral in style, with a professional explanation of what you are seeing below.

If you are looking for a private beach experience, which we all love, you can book at one of the 5-star hotels that have private beaches. Of course, there are other options as well. If you are to stay at a 4-star hotel there are public beaches and private beaches with low cost entrance. But if you can, why not enjoy the 5-star experience?

One of the only private beaches located within the national park of Aqaba, is situated perfectly so you can explore the reef-life. Other dive clubs, not in the national park area, have to take you from their base into the area from which you can then snorkel/dive.

For those among you who do not wish to go on a guided excursion, snorkel and wet suit hire are available.

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Aqaba is a marvelous place to visit for any age and person type; what you do with your time there can be tailored to suit your individual desires and needs, and whatever the specifics of your visit you will enjoy the experience. If this is on interest to you, be sure to mention to us that you want to include Aqaba on your trip to Jordan.

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Experience Art in Amman: Fantastic Art and Where to Find It

Art is the mouthpiece for culture. If you want to experience the rumbles of the emerging culture, visiting local Arab art galleries is the way to go. Not only will it provide a unique adventure, but you will learn what many people often miss when they visit Jordan. The heart and soul of the next generation.

 

Unbeknown to many, Amman has an eclectic and interesting collection of  boutique art galleries, many of which are within only a short walking distance of one another.

 

Walking the streets that lead off of Rainbow Street, 1st Circle, will have you stumbling across several art shops and galleries, some simply showcasing art, others double-timing as creative spaces, book shops, and cafés among other things! (Plus, while so close to Rainbow Street you can grab yourself one of the infamous Al Quds falafel sandwiches- ticking off another “must-do” on your Amman checklist!)

 

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Wadi Finan is a gallery, featuring emerging artists and offering a variety of art courses for those looking to engage and expand their creative side!

 

Nabad gallery is extremely close to Wadi Finan, and also houses an art studio in addition to a wonderful display of artist’s work, making it a fine arts resource for local and regional collectors alike. The venue is a renovated 1930s house, which also hosts musical events some evenings.

 

Café des artistes on Rainbow Street is another fantastic art spot, although its main occupation is as a café there are monthly art exhibitions supporting young talent in the area. It’s a wonderful place to relax; the ambience feeds your creativity as the kitchen feeds your belly!

 

Jabal al-Weibdeh is an artist’s hub in itself, being the location of art-themed cafes such as Fann wa Chai (literally “art with tea”) as well as galleries.

 

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Darat Al Funun, affiliated with the Khalid Shoman Foundation, stands on a hill overlooking the heart of Amman and boasts some of the best looking garden in all of Amman! The grounds serve as a top venue for experimental art, annually holding the “Do it” festival, where artists produce instructions for the public to follow in order to stimulate thought and new art. This year over 60 artists contributed! They host events such as concert film screenings, and readings in the beautiful grounds too, making it a place of true art-celebration.

 

Amman’s major contemporary art museum is the prestigious Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts. Art-lovers and non-art lovers alike, the gallery is worth a visit purely for its status as a main part of modern Amman.

 

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The Jordan Tourism Board produced a list of key art venues in Amman, which you can access here.

 

We highly recommend paying a visit to some of the smaller and lesser-known art-hubs while you are in Jordan as it will give you a feel for the local culture. In doing so you support the local talent and enterprises, while discovering a new side of contemporary Amman.

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Experience Culture: Traditional Tastes from Syria- Damascus Rose

Damascus Rose has unfortunately since closed.

Trying the food is one of the best experiences when visiting any new place or county. In Jordan, you can find food from all over the Arab world making it a dream come true for foodie travelers. One such place is Damascus Rose, a traditional Syrian restaurant. Delicious doesn’t even begin to describe the experience.

This special restaurant is a hidden gem. Located directly on 2nd circle, you may not see it if you are not looking because it has a wall that protects their garden area from the street noise. When you step in, you feel like you have entered a family’s garden.

The décor is gorgeous, light, and spacious inside. With beautiful jeweled lights and comfortable, colorful seating it has a lovely atmosphere in which to enjoy your meal.

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The menu is given in Arabic and English and contains a large selection of mezze, appetizers (hot and cold), mains, sweets, and drinks. So this gem is a top choice for a full dining experience, as opposed to a quick bite.

Due to the extensive selection, this restaurant meets the needs of meat-eaters and vegetarians alike with substantial dishes in both categories.

As with most Middle Eastern restaurants, complimentary flatbread comes with your order. However the bread here is exceptional: freshly baked, still warm, light, and dusted with sesame seeds. Delicious.

The best thing to do is to go with family and/or friends and order a varied selection of dishes for all to share. The group can then order a few dips, some salads, several mains, and at least one thing you’ve never heard of. What is life without a bit of a gamble!

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We highly recommend:

  • Mohammera bel jouz- a dip made from walnut pasts and red peppers
  • Shanklish- melt in the mouth cheese flavored with a variety of spices
  • Eggplant fattoush- this spin-off of the infamous fattoush includes delicious wedges of eggplant, a wonderful addition
  • Batata bel kozbara o toum- fried potato with coriander, deliciously spiced; another Levantine classic
  • Muskhan- a traditional dish consisting of chicken roasted with onions, sumac, saffron, and all-spice. Served over flatbread and topped with pine nuts. The meat falls apart in your mouth- divine

The dining experience is exemplary. The service is traditionally Middle Eastern- so hospitable, while the food is delicious and a true flavor of this region of the world.

We highly recommend this restaurant to everyone including, expats in Jordan and tourists alike. It makes for a wonderful experience.

For other Culinary Experiences check out:

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Experience Culture: Madaba

Madaba is a city that may on the offset seem less historic than modern. But, it is a city with ancient roots, mentioned two times in the Old Testament of the Bible, that can still be explored today. We wouldn’t want anyone to miss out on experiencing this unique part of Jordan.

As you drive to Madaba the experience begins. On the outskirts of the city, there are many family homes that have been there for generations. You’ll notice the goats and sheep wandering in the fields. The fields are either green or brown depending on when you visit. As you enter the town, you will see it full of life. People everywhere you look.

Welcome to Madaba, the city of mosaics and religious history.

Before heading out to one of the many local attractions, first, stop at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. This church has the famous map of the Holy City circa 70 AD. Not only does it depict Jerusalem, but it also depicts the areas of Palestine and the Nile delta. It is the oldest mosaic map of the Holy Land. If you just look at the tile inside, you may miss the significance. Be sure to check out the large post outside the church that explains the map.

 

Mosaic Floor in Madaba

 

As you leave the church, spend some time wandering the small tourist shops. Yes, they are touristy, but they also represent families who have been shopowners in this area for generations. These shops often have mosaic replicas of the well-known designs in Madaba, as well as many other things. The owners usually speak basic if not excellent English and they love to share about their city and country. Ask them some questions and don’t be surprised if they ask if you would like tea. 

 

In Madaba, there is also an Archeological Park where you can see more mosaics. It is easy to see why Madaba is well known for this art form.

 

Archeologocial Site Madaba

 

We don’t recommend leaving without a food break. There is a lot of food in Madaba. One of our favorites is Harat Jdoudna. It is a fantastic restaurant in an old home.

 

Orthodox Church madaba

 

When you are ready to head out, there are many different options awaiting you. Close to Madaba, you will find other attractions such as Mount Nebo, La Storia Museum, Dead Sea, Ma’in Hot Springs, Bani Hamida, Umm Ar’rasas, and the Baptism Site.

 

Enjoy your experience in Madaba!

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Your Visit to Jordan Must Include Mansaf – Jordan’s National Dish

Jordan’s national dish is Mansaf; as such it is essential that any and everybody who comes to Jordan tries it. Mansaf is magic.

Ingredients of Mansaf

Served on a large platter, the base is a layer of shrak, a flatbread so thin it is almost translucent. This is topped with lightly spiced rice, then slow-cooked melt-in-the-mouth pieces of tender lamb and a generous sprinkling of fried nuts.

The sauce, which the meat is first cooked in, and the remainder of which is poured lavishly over the dish, is what really brings it all together. A broth made of jameed- a hard dry goat’s milk yogurt of Bedouin origin- and spices.

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More than just Food

 

But it’s not only the phenomenal flavors that make this dish special; there’s more to this dish than meets the taste buds!

 

Mansaf ties together the key elements of Jordanian culture: Bedouin tradition, food, and most importantly- community.

 

The very fact that Mansaf is eaten from one large plate exemplifies the importance of sharing all you have, a core value here.

 

Food is renowned for bringing people together, all throughout history people have joined together for meals: whether it is a family inviting others into their homes as a display of hospitality, or politicians meeting for a dinner over which they discuss the fate of the masses!

 

But nowhere brings people together over food in the way the Middle East does. In the way mansaf does. (In fact, we think it would be a very good idea for mansaf to be served at all state dinners when different nations are discussing things, as it will make them so happy and sleepy that only good things can happen!)

 

Mansaf deserves the prestigious title of “the national dish of Jordan”, combining all the best things: the shared plate for the community; the sheer quantity for hospitality; the flavors for tradition.

 

traditionally served mansaf

Go get yourself some Mansaf!

 

It’s best enjoyed home-cooked, however, the top-rated restaurants for Mansaf are Reem Al Bawadi (near Medina Street), Tawaheen Al Howa (near Duwar Waha),  Jerusalem (Al Quds) found in the Downtown, and Jabri, on Gardens Street.

More important than where you eat it is how you eat it.

No.1 priority is doing so as part of a group. There are certain Mansaf etiquette guidelines that it is advisable to be aware of before you dive into this amazing food that you will never forget.

To study-up on said guidelines, check out this helpful article by StepFeed that outlines 6 key points to eating mansaf.

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Mansaf, served with Jameed sauce and fresh vegetables

Common Mansaf Jokes

Mansaf in addition to being the national dish is also a national inside joke. To know mansaf, the taste, and the effects.  First, the taste. Each city/region has a specific way of making the dish that gives it a unique taste. There is an on-going debate about which city makes the best mansaf. Try not to get in the middle of these discussions and simply be agreeable with whomever you find yourself with. If they are from Karak, then Karaky mansaf is the best, from Salt, then Salt mansaf is the best. If they are from Irbid…get the picture?

In reference to the side effect, mansaf is better at putting you to sleep (or a loopy state) than Thanksgiving turkey. Once you start eating, it is difficult to stop, and once you have consumed a good quantity you will be ready for a good nap. the below video gives you a good idea of what we are talking about. It is because of the above that mansaf is the great insider joke for both Jordanians and those who wish they were Jordanian.

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Experience Relaxation: A Day by the Dead Sea Makes Your Experience in Jordan Complete

When you visit Jordan, you don’t want to miss the world-renowned Dead Sea. The Dead Sea, really a large salt lake,  is the lowest point on earth. Known for its super-salty water that makes floating effortless and for its mineral-rich mud that is used in cosmetic treatments all over the world. A day at the Dead Sea is like a day in paradise! Here you can treat yourself like royalty.

Visit the Dead Sea in Jordan

Due to the altitude of 400m below sea level, the climate at the Dead Sea is mild in winter and hot in the summer. Amazingly, it has temperatures an average of 10C hotter than in Amman, despite its proximity. So it’s a great escape for those traveling from colder weather. But even in the Summer, it is a worthwhile and recommended experience.  Through the wintertime, you can still expect temperatures that will allow you to enjoy the pools and salty water of the sea.

The sea’s buoyancy is incredible. Other people’s accounts can’t prepare you for the sensation of weightlessness as you let your feet lift from the bottom of the banks and you begin to bob with the gentle flow of the water.

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Floating in the sea

While there, people can be seen on the banks lathering themselves in the black mud. It is true that the minerals in the mud are many and are extremely good for the skin. However, it remains for the individual to decide if they wish to coat themselves in it entirely, or simply choose a few key spots.

A host of spa hotels line the Jordanian bank of the sea, meaning no matter your budget and situation, the restful experience is real.

For families, the Dead Sea Spa hotel is a great option. In addition to beach access, it has a range of pools: ones suitable for adults to float and relax, and others with slides to keep the kids (and kids at heart) entertained.

For those looking for a top-end luxurious experience, there a several fantastic 5* hotels, including the Movenpick and Kempinski, with full spas and a large range of treatments. The Dead Sea is a great place to pamper yourself.

Five star hotel accomodations at the Dead Sea with Experience Jordan

Looking out from a hotel room

On the other end of the spectrum, for you who are not bothered about relaxing by a pool or indulging in a massage, there are several public beaches which you can visit and enjoy both floating in the sea and the famous mud for only a few dinars (local currency).

In addition to the water sports, food and entertainment options are available depending on what hotel you are booked with. Other activities near the Dead Sea include hiking in wadis, Lot’s Cave, Ma’in Hot Springs, and The Baptism Site to name a few.

When you book your trip with Experience Jordan Adventures, let us know what your interests are for your trip and we can create the perfect itinerary for your ideal vacation.

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Experience Dining: One for the veggies…

Are you vegan or vegetarian traveler interested in visiting the Middle East? Although meat is a rather substantial part of the Jordanian diet there are food options a plenty for you here in Jordan.

 

Pre the era of imported food, people made meals with whatever they had on hand. This means that vegetables are featured heavily in well-known and loved Jordanian dishes. The Jordanian culture of hospitality ensures that at every meal there will be more than enough food and variety of food on the table. This means you will never be limited to the choice of only one dish whether you are in a home, or a restaurant/café.

 

The cuisine here boasts a whole range of mezzes (small plates), so many that there seems to be absolutely no limit to them! Salads, dips, breads, potatoes, stuffed grape leaves, mini vegetable fritters, pickles… All of these and more are easily found on the menus of all restaurants serving traditional cuisine.

 

Salads: Pomelo and pomegranate, Beet, Cheery tomato; Chai; Manakish with cheese, olives and eggplant; Makdous

Salads: Pomelo and pomegranate, Beet, Cheery tomato; Chai; Manakish with cheese, olives and eggplant; Makdous

Of course, the basis of these restaurants is founded on the traditional Jordanian kitchen. Thus, fear not if you are invited to a home to dine- the mezze dishes on offer to you there will be even more plentiful and even more delicious than at the restaurant!

 

Traditional flatbread is a constant accompaniment to meals, so any mezze selection can be easily made more substantial. It is worth noting that this bread deserves it’s own names place on the menu, it is so delicious and fresh here.

 

Eggplant fattoush; mohammera bel jouz; shanklish

Eggplant fattoush; mohammera bel jouz; shanklish

There are many main dishes that are vegetarian friendly too: a selection of vegetable stews and rice dishes grace the menus of the restaurants.

Okra and tomato stew is particularly common, not to mention delicious, as are plates containing eggplant, like Fatteh el Makdoos (a bread, tomato, and eggplant casserole).

 

In Amman there are several restaurants that are purely vegetarian, Shams El Balad (Rainbow Street) being our top recommendation for flavour, freshness, and authentic experience.

 

Of course, it is extremely easy for veggies to grab a quick, cheap bite to eat: falafels are everywhere! Falafel sandwiches can be stuffed with sauces and veggies, and purchased from every corner of the city. These are infamous for good reason: they are divine.

 

As for sweets and snacks, these tend to be vegetarian and that sure is lucky for you because Jordan boasts an amazing selection of nibbles.

Roasteries full of nuts, chocolates and dried fruits can be found in every commercial area, as can sweet shops such as Habibah. “Sweets” is the word used to refer to all sweet things; it’s not limited to candy but covers cakes, cookies, chocolate and knafeh (for non-vegans) alike!

 

Dessert- Ghazal al Banat

Dessert- Ghazal al Banat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember when you visit Jordan we have excellent food options for you. Enjoy experiencing this amazing country full of culture, history, adventure, and food!

For more information on some specific veggie friendly places check out this site:

https://www.happycow.net/asia/jordan/amman/