"Many of our clients are hot on street food
, and for good reason, so we made a point of seeking out both traditional and innovative varieties of ka’ak, shawarma, fatteh and, of course, falafel around the beautiful city.
"As we had a guide with us, it didn't take long for the 'what's the best version of this in Amman' conversations to start up from our end. And, once falafel was mentioned, we quickly found ourselves at Al Quds Falafel which, as its name suggests, specialises in the ground chickpea-based street food staple, with our guide telling us it's the best we'll find in the city.
"Al Quds' menu is as simple as it comes: two types of falafel sandwich (regular, or 'Spicy' with the addition of Shatta - a fiery Middle Eastern chilli sauce), and two sizes of falafel plates (12 or 24 pieces).
"Al Quds has been trading since 1966, with the falafel sandwich its hero option. We're talking around 5-6 fresh falafel balls stuffed into freshly-baked Hamam bread (traditional gluten-free rolls), with tomatoes, pickles and tahini.
"We got one of each, and it was fairly clear which version stole the show. The falafels were very good, but the spicy, flavour overload from the rich, fermented Shatta really got our cogs turning."