In many nations, vegetarianism is not much of a concept. Before I went I classified Jordan in that category. I know being a vegetarian is not too good for traveling but then that is who I am and that is what I am going to remain. I do eat eggs. When push comes to a very nasty shove, I can nibble on fish. But for a meal I look for something vegetarian. If I need to fill my stomach it has to be vegetarian food. And vegetarian food in Jordan was a pleasant surprise for me.
On the other hand, I know the distinction between vegetarian and Indian food. You will never find me cribbing that I didn’t get Indian food on a trip. I am perfectly fine with that. I can eat vegetables and rice, I can eat fruits, I can eat bread. I can eat dessert. In other words, I will never let food stand between me and a trip!
Having said all this Jordan completely surprised me. For one, they make the most amazing salads in the world. And if that in itself was not enough they make the most amazing dips in the world as well, along with the most amazing bread the Khubz or what we know as pita bread.
Once again, I am not a salad person. Given a choice I will take pasta rather than salad as food. But that was before I had been to Jordan. They made amazing, flavorful salads that were completely vegetarian. If there was one, that had meat in it, it was pointed out to me. There seasonings were mild and yet full of flavor.
With the salads they had amazing dips, the most famous being hummus. Then there was mezze which is an aubergine based dip, you read it right, it was our lowly eggplant but even that tasted so good. I was happy with the salads and the dips. But that was not all.
This would be accompanied with Pita Breads, (also known as Khubz) which would make the starters quite filling. I could easily feast myself on all this and not need any main course. But then they always found more food for me.
For one of my main courses at Vis a Vis (Dead Sea, Jordan) they made veg pizza for me which was great. They also had free wifi. The pizza was awesome. I needed help from the other members to finish it off but I would happily order it again. I got vegetables and rice as well, but after the sumptuous starters, I didn’t really need a main course. They often tried to give me the same main course with vegetables which others had with meat. The most popular drink on this trip was lemon-mint!
Overall, for me Jordan was a delight as far as vegetarian food was concerned. And I now have a new appreciation for salads.
33 thoughts on “Vegetarian Food in Jordan”
Made me remember my grandmother food 🙂
There is nothing like home cooked food in world!
Yummm! Ah! I lived for a while in the middle east … your wonderful photos brought back great memories and now I am all hungry and wondering where to sample the stuff from!!
Sukanya I was pleasantly surprised by the vegetarian options because I usually don’t get them 😀
Jordan food sounds like my kind of a food.
So you like salads!
It sounds like all that was really tasty. I will definitely give it a shot next time I visit Jordan!
Good variety & yummy 🙂
tempting and yummy 🙂
Thank you Mahesh.
Yummy and awesome pics!!
Thank you Bhavani.
Lovely and Yummy Pictures
Thank you 😀
Middle Easter food is filled with lot delicious vegetarian dishes…thanks for sharing the insights and lovely food pics…am feeling bit hungry now 🙂
Nitin 😀 thank you for stopping by.
Wow…you did have a yummy trip! Love the pictures 🙂
Thank you Vinodini.
They seem healthier too!
Hummus, Salad, and a pizza. What else is needed.. looks yummy, and healthy.. Good clicks.. 🙂
Thank you Lancelot.
All that food looks heavenly. Jordan has climbed up the charts for me after this post. 🙂
Good to hear that Chaitali. 😀
Kalpana have you written about that trip? Do write!
Vegetarianism and veganism are getting popular worldwide isn’t it? Wonderful photographs, drooling over them!
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Thank you so much Sindhu.
It is always good to know about the food available in a country.. and I am always happy to discover veg choices…. Jordan sure looks a great place for veg food too..
Prasad I had a good time in Jordan with food.
Great to know that vegetarian options are available in Jordan!! I’m not an indian food freak!! but yes I’m a vegetarian so this information is quite useful!!
It was a pleasant surprise for me too!