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If you like Halawa, cream, jam and also honey, this list is for you. Bear in mind when you remained in your mom's womb, and everything was just so warm, tender and loving? We would not blame you if you do not remember, yet this is exactly how we would love to believe having a sakalans feels. It incorporates all the gorgeous things that can be consumed in a loaf of cosy fino bread, hitting all the right spots.

There is a great deal of confusion around what sakalans includes, so just to be clear, the components of a sakalans are: Halawa, cream, jam and honey. If anyone ever tells you there's anything more or less, just walk away from that person and never look back. It saddens us to see such a masterpiece being tainted by false information from small-minded people.

6. El Baz Afandi

Location: New Cairo

It's called Afandi for a reason.

5. Ezz El Menoufy

Location: Branches All Over Cairo

What started as a small cart in Dokki has become an empire providing the Egyptian population with one of the world's sweetest treats.


Location: Heliopolis, New Cairo, Zamalek

The best thing about high-end street food is that it has that same mouthwatering taste but with a slightly better appearance and way better handling. It just bumps up the price tag a bit, but it's honestly worth it.

3. Sakalans

Location: Sheraton

We are the kind of people that would try a sakalans at Sakalans just because a place that dares to call itself Sakalans will most probably have the best sakalans.

2. Yokal

Location: Zamalek, Heliopolis

We think of Yokal as a place that serves artisan sakalans. It's palm-sized, pressed in a toaster and belongs in a museum.

1. Salama Al Motamayiz

Location: 6th of October, Sheikh Zayed

After 34 kebda and 29 sogo2 sandwiches,, we like to finish things off with two or seven sakalanses. A sakalans is like the cherry on top of every good meal. More like cherry, Halawa, honey, cream and jam on top.