My first meal on arrival in Jerusalem is a falafel sandwich from Al Ayed Restaurant, opposite Damascus Gate. A welcome meal after a long journey from Canada.
According to Enjoy Jerusalem, a tourism website, Mr. Ayed opened a restaurant in 1984 and named it “Al Ayed” adjacent to the old cafeteria in the Street of Prophets. The Ayed menu has a variety of cuisine for more than 32 varieties of dishes Palestinian and Arab and foreign countries and included some of the traditional dishes that are rarely eaten these days, such as like sheep stuffed with rice and pine nuts, harissa and Basbousa. Today, the restaurant is managed by Ayed and his sons.
Al Ayed restaurant has free Wi-Fi. There are no pictures of the sandwich – it disappeared too quickly!