Amman is home to hundreds of restaurants offering a diverse selection of cuisines. The city undoubtedly boasts the largest selection in the world of Jordanian and Palestinian dishes, and countless upscale, mid-range, and popular establishments serve Arabic food in all its varieties. American, Armenian, Brazilian, British, Chinese, French, Greek, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Spanish, Thai, and Turkish restaurants are also dotted across the city, and international fast-food chains abound. Dessert-lovers will not be disappointed; Amman is known for its Arabic sweetshops, serving delicious Nabulsi, Jerusalemite, and Damascene confectioneries. There are also numerous ice cream parlors, patisseries, and bakeries.

Prices range from JOD 0.30 for a falafel sandwich to JOD 50+ for a meal with wine in a high-end restaurant. Sijal students benefit from generous discounts in several handpicked establishments.     

If you wish to cook at home, Amman has a variety of options for grocery shopping.  There are large international supermarkets, such as Carrefoure and Cozmo, throughout the city and only a short taxi ride away. Smaller, local grocery stores are also easy to find throughout neighborhoods, as well as local fruit and vegetable markets. You can buy organic fruits and vegetables freshly sourced from the picturesque Ajloun countryside at Al Shams weekly farmers market. The market takes place a few minutes away from Sijal House every Friday.

In general, local restaurants and food are safe and clean to eat, and students rarely have food-related illnesses. Throughout the country, tap water is relatively safe for brushing teeth, washing produce, etc., but filtered or bottled water for drinking is recommend and widely available in most places, including apartments, restaurants, and at Sijal.