Tuesday Travel Bite: Amman


Falafel Al Quds was the name on everyone’s lips.You must try the best falafel sandwich in Jordan they all said!

I had heard this from Jordanian friends in Perth, my fellow participants in a Jordanian cooking class and even the concierge mentioned it.

I had to go….The best falafel sandwich in Amman could not be missed!

Rainbow Street was not far from where I was staying so I headed off to this trendy street full of cafes, restaurants and art galleries. It comes alive at night but during the day it is much quieter.

Just past 1st Circle I spotted the little lime green, hole in the wall shop.


Falafel maker-2


I stood at the entrance watching the falafel maker do his job. Small balls of chickpea mixture were quickly rolled and dropped into the boiling oil, only to emerge a few seconds later, cooked and ready to be popped into a delicious sandwich.


falafel 2 Collage


Order your sandwich at the counter…choose the ‘super’ in delicious sesame coated bread….and a few seconds later you will biting into one of the most tasty sandwiches you have ever had!

They’re cheap too and as good as everyone says!!


Falafel Al Quds
Rainbow St (just past 1st Circle)
Jabal Amman



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13 Responses to Tuesday Travel Bite: Amman

  1. Karene January 29, 2013 at 5:37 am #

    Yum! Reminds me of some great falafel sandwiches I used to have at a little shop near Cal State Fullerton. I need to see if it’s still there.

    • Karene January 29, 2013 at 5:38 am #

      That is, until I can get to Jordan . . . another place on my bucket list!

    • [email protected] January 29, 2013 at 9:45 am #

      Aren’t you lucky to have a great shop nearby. These were absolutely delicious!

  2. Johanna at ZigaZag January 29, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    Oooh how lovely, I could work up to a falafel sandwich right now! Jordan seems to be a city of many many parameters and I can’t wait to read more 🙂

    • [email protected] January 29, 2013 at 9:47 am #

      Jordan is a fascinating country Jo. The posts are coming albeit slowly..there’s so many photos to go through!
      I can still taste the falafel sandwich!

  3. budget jan January 29, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    It is wonderful that you can still taste the sandwich Jenny, and good that it lived up to it’s reputation.

    • [email protected] January 29, 2013 at 8:03 pm #

      Often places that come highly recommended can be a disappointment, so it was great that it lived up to its reputation!

  4. Italian Notes January 30, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    Sounds good. You’ve got me drooling for a falafel pita.

    • [email protected] January 30, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

      Me too Mette! I resisted trying them for a couple of days. Everyone kept asking me if I had been there so I walked back to the shop just to try the sandwich. It was certainly worth the walk!!

  5. Linda @EcoTraveller January 30, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

    D’you know, I think I may be the only person in the world who isn’t that into falafels. I try. I can do it if they’re nice and moist, but once they’re leggered in humus, that’s it, lost to me. Still, I keep trying them. Ever the optimist 🙂

    • [email protected] January 30, 2013 at 10:27 pm #

      Love it! I’d love you to try these ones Linda. They’re not like your usual falafel sandwich. The bread is so delicious and the falafel moist and tasty. I’ll meet you at Al Quds and we can try them together!

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