Enjoy downtown and Amman markets
Downtown Amman means the old market, the vintage town; it is where you go to shop for fabrics, accessories, you will find antiques amongest electric equipment and vintage furniture, gold and silver, you will find all sorts of vegetables, fruits, meats, herbs, spices, and breads. The cool part is that everything is at half price from the rest of the city, and the best part is that until today, you will feel you have went at least 50 years back in time. Al-Balad (which stands for downtown Amman) is part of Jordan’s heritage, it is part of our culture, and it truly is a one of a kind experience.
Eat the best Falafel and Hummus in Amman
Falafel is made with fresh herbs, sweet potato, and crunchy walnuts. They are perfectly moist and full of flavor. You can serve them either hot or cold, and they freeze really well, too! Eating Falafel the traditional way is delicious but getting creative with your Falafel recipes is priceless!
Hummus is also an incredibly popular Jordanian dip and spread. It is typically made by blending chickpeas (garbanzo beans), tahini (ground sesame seeds), olive oil, lemon juice and garlic in a food processor. Not only is hummus delicious, but it is also versatile, packed with nutrients and has been linked to many impressive health and nutritional benefits
Hashem Falafel is known for being the best place for your Falafel lunch. Honestly, it is the best Hummus you can have in life and you will not find better while you are in Jordan. The olive oil on it was very tasty. There are so many restaurants in Amman as you walk around but while you are in downtown, take the time to search this place out. Try the mint tea too!
Grab a snack at the most famous local shop
Knafeh is a traditional Arab dessert made with thin noodle-like pastry, or alternatively fine semolina dough, soaked in sweet, sugar-based syrup, and typically layered with cheese, or with other ingredients such as clotted cream or nuts, depending on the region.
Habibah Knafeh on Al-Hazzar Street is very famous for their Kenafa. It is a traditional dessert which is a layered desert, goat cheese, some crusty bits, and pistachios on top plus a sugary sweet syrup. You have got to give it a try! It is very near to Hashem Restaurant so you can do this on your way back.
Wonder around Rainbow Street
This narrow street, less than a mile long, was once the home of Jordan’s aristocracy and now a center for social activity among both locals and visitors. An afternoon can be spent weaving through the boutique shops, art galleries, Shisha bars and trendy cafes, or an evening watching the sunset from its hilltop location.
This street in Jebal Amman is a destination in itself. Jordanians come here every evening to promenade and to visit the many great cafes and restaurants to see and be seen. There are plenty of shops if you come in the daytime (the area is good for souvenirs), but either way it is best explored by foot as the narrow one-way street easily clogs with traffic any time of day or night.
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