One of Jordan‘s favourite foods are pastries. It’s hard to get enough of the delicious varieties of Manakaeesh (thyme pastries) and ‘Arayes (Arabic bread stuffed with meat), among many other tasty specialties. Here are our recommendations for the best places to find them.
Not only does this place serve a daily dose of freshly baked goods, it also offers a quiet and calm area in which to relax, study or work. They are most famous for their huge variety of cakes, muffins, croissants and pastries. If your are looking for oriental-flavoured baking with a contemporary vibe and strong Wi-Fi connection, then Crumz should be your destination.
This place started out as a butcher and is still run by its original Syrian owners, making it one of the best places to try real Middle Eastern pastries. Syrians, followed by Lebanese, are the master chefs of this trade. Despite this place being rather old, it serves the best Mo’ajanat in Amman, without exaggeration. Its Syrian workers won’t mind handing out a few free samples. You must try their freshly-baked Sfeeha (baked Syrian rectangular-shaped dough topped with meat and onion), being the best in Amman.
Early morning risers will find a treat at The Mill Bakery. Wake up with a cup of tea and their daily baked pastries. Attempt to make an early appearance to get the best out of their early-heated ovens.