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.
Crumz Bakery Café
Bakery, Contemporary, $$$
Not only does this place serve a daily dose of freshly baked goods, it also offers a quiet and calm area in which to relax, study or work. They are most famous for their huge variety of cakes, muffins, croissants and pastries. If your are looking for oriental-flavoured baking with a contemporary vibe and strong Wi-Fi connection, then Crumz should be your destination.
B Lebanese Pastries
Patisserie, Middle Eastern, $$$
B Lebanese Pastries is really cheap, and are known for their fresh baking process and hot servings. Enjoy either while sitting on their lofted seats or to-go.
Al Raya Al Shamiya Restaurant
Market, Patisserie, Middle Eastern, $$$
This place started out as a butcher and is still run by its original Syrian owners, making it one of the best places to try real Middle Eastern pastries. Syrians, followed by Lebanese, are the master chefs of this trade. Despite this place being rather old, it serves the best Mo’ajanat
in Amman, without exaggeration. Its Syrian workers won’t mind handing out a few free samples. You must
try their freshly-baked Sfeeha
(baked Syrian rectangular-shaped dough topped with meat and onion),
being the best in Amman.
The Mill Bakery
Bakery, Middle Eastern, $$$
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.
The Mill Bakery (Courtesy of Ginin Dunia Rifai)
Beat Tha Wheat
Bakery, Greengrocer, Contemporary, $$$
Gluten-free seekers, seek no longer! Beat Tha Wheat is the first gluten-free bakery in Amman, offering the best breads, cakes, Manakeesh
, muffins and more, all free of wheat.