Ever feel like you’re missing out when it comes to restaurants and cafes in Jordan? Well, we’ve compiled a list of under-the-radar eateries that will make you look and feel super “in the know”. Your taste buds are going to thank you.
A church is probably one of the last places you would think to find delicious pizza and cold beer, but alas Mar Youssef’s Pizza made it work. Located on the patio of St. Joseph’s Parish, Mar Youssef’s Pizza serves up delicious pizza, pasta, focaccias and more! Enjoy a beer or glass of homemade wine and a prosciutto pizza with some friends — you won’t be sorry. Bonus: Mar Youssef’s COVID-19 protocols are solid.
Coffee lovers rejoice! Bunni Coffee Roasters in Weibdeh sells high-quality ethically-sourced and in-season coffee beans from around the world. We recommend the Colombian roast but you can’t go wrong with any of their options! All coffee beans can be ground to your specifications.
The term hole-in-the-wall could not be more fitting for this delicious Pakistani/Indian eatery. Located in downtown Amman, it’ll take you a second to find it, then another second to make sure you’re at the right place, but we promise it’s worth it. Order the butter chicken and palak paneer and finish your meal with a cup of Karak tea. A delicious meal for less than 5 JD per person.
Exhausted from climbing the many stairs of the Heritage Trail? Grab a coffee and snack from the Jordan Heritage Cafe in As-Salt. This charming cafe comes with beautiful views of As-Salt and relaxing vibes.
A quick drive from Amman, you’ll find this delectable Fuheis eatery. It’s got all of your traditional Arabic food, but also serves up some twists on classics like Falafel Pizza.
The best hangover solution in Weibdeh. Right off of Paris Circle, this manaqeesh and mu3ajjanat joint will feed your cravings and then some. Order the egg and cheese manaqeesh, you won’t be sorry.
Located in Majdi Mall, near the University of Jordan, is one of Amman’s best Chinese restaurants. Head to the top floor and you’ll find a wall covered with pictures of Chinese food items. Try the noodles with the fried meat sauce. Don’t let the name put you off, we promise it’s delicious.
Head over to bougie Dabouq and explore Yanboot’s organic offerings. During the week Yanboot offers fresh organic produce, but on the weekends you can indulge in their delicious brunches by Yanboot’s chef!
Okay, hear us out. You’re on your way to Wadi Rum and you’re hungry but there’s nowhere to stop for lunch. Wrong. The cafeteria at the Total Gas Station right before you turn into Rum Village serves up some pretty solid chicken shawarma that will keep you full until your big dinner feast at your camp.
Sure, Chapatti might not be considered “under-the-radar” but their tandoori shawarma definitely is. Tandoori-roasted chicken shawarma wrapped in naan bread with all of the classic shawarma toppings is exactly what you’ve been missing in your life.
Keep Exploring, Tipsters!
The Tip n’ Tag Team