Afteem: falafel restaurant
Afteem is a falafel restaurant located just around the corner of the Manger Square in Bethlehem.
I, the author, who adore falafel, am trying to find better falafel than Afteem in many places, but have never come across the one.
Even the local people say “Afteem makes the best falafel in Palestine“. Ask them, this is true.
Afteem is the first falafel restaurant in Bethlehem, founded in 1948 by the Salamehs came from Yaffa as refugees.
The restaurant was named after a son of the founder, Saliba.
Restaurant staffs are very nice, the inside is always kept clean. It is said that many VIPs stop at this restaurant when they visit Palestine.
It is always full of locals especially after Islam’s Friday worship or Christmas parades. Come earlier on Friday or when some event is taking place at Manger Square.
Of course, other plates such as hummus or fool mdammas are delicious, too. Homemade fresh lemonade is also a must-try!
- Manger Sq.
- Mon-Sat 8:00-23:30