Morning marrakech food tour

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About this activity

Cancellation free of charge
You should cancel 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
4-hour experience
Spend half a day exploring the local cuisine with an official guide.
7 food stops
Taste the most typical dishes of Marrakech.
2 people Minimum
This experience requires a minimum of 2 participants.
Official English speaking guide
Your guide speaks perfect English.
Vegetarian menu
Do not hesitate to let us know if you eat vegetarian.

Overview of the Marrakech food tour with lunch

Want to know more about Moroccan cuisine? Like a local? Then look no further! This Marrakech food tour will give you an up-close look at the gastronomic scene in this exciting city. Stroll through the souks, sampling olives, dried fruits, nuts, pastries and other Moroccan specialties.

Visit a local spice market and hear how spices are used in Moroccan dishes, see the mouth-watering variety of food on offer in the iconic Djemaa El-Fna Square, and enjoy a traditional lunch amidst the spectacular views of this World Heritage-listed square. Can it get any better?

Enjoy the passion and knowledge of a guide who will introduce you to Moroccan cuisine via this Marrakech food tour .
Visit the hidden gems of the medina: hard to find on your own.

Enjoy renowned specialities and classics near Jemaa el-Fna Square.
If you are vegetarian or have special dietary needs, please inform us after booking your Marrakech food tour.

We will take great care of your notes: Marrakech Food Tour only works with truly passionate tour guides and meticulously selected local partners to offer the most delicious and unique travel experiences.

 

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Tanjia
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Spiced tea
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Moroccan doughnuts (Sfenj)
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Moroccan pancakes (Msemen)
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Moroccan pastries
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Traditional oven
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Mechoui
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Olive Souk

The Marrakech food tour program

We start Marrakech food tour this tour experience at the beautiful and legendary Djemaa El-Fna square, where trade, haggling, and encounters have taken place for nearly a thousand years. You will immediately feel the history, tradition and culture. After an initial briefing, we will walk through the small streets leading off the square.

On the way, we will stop at hidden local stalls that most tourists won’t find, to taste some of the many different versions of olives, and nibble on nuts and other typical Moroccan treats, before heading to the poultry/beef market to see how the locals shop and haggle. Tasting all kinds of food in Marrakech is a fascinating insight into local life and traditions, and with all the different types of places your guide will take during the Marrakech food tour to see many different aspects of the culture of the Marrakechis.

Next, we’ll head to one of the most popular sections – the spice section! Moroccan cuisine is known for its vibrant spices, and here you will learn how spices are used in traditional cooking, how Marrakech became such a popular place for the spice trade, and be inspired to recreate Moroccan culinary masterpieces when you return home. The spice market will totally enchant you with its exotic smells and bright colours of cumin, saffron, ginger, pepper, turmeric… We could go on, but you’d better go to Marrakech and see for yourself!

We continue our Moroccan gastronomic odyssey through the souks, where we will discover the different variants of traditional breads, learn how nomadic communities preserved meat for times of scarcity and war, perhaps taste a cow’s hoof or a sheep’s head.

Marrakech food tour will finish in the square, after seeing all the fresh ingredients from the souks and markets, we’ll enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner amidst the hustle and bustle of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Djemaa El-Fna Square at its peak. Surrounded by people, snakes and their charmers, monkeys and their jokes, the atmosphere is hard to beat. We are sure that this experience will stay with you for a long time.

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The itinerary

1 Jemaa el-Fnaa

A destination for all kinds of magic, Jamaâ El Fna Square tells the story of Morocco’s past and present through its storytellers, dancers, water sellers and snake charmers, all the while captivating its visitors with its charm, which begins in the morning and only reaches its peak in the evening

2 Riad Zitoun

The charming Riad Zitoun has several bistros with rooftop terraces, serving mint tea and European dishes with Moroccan touches. Riad hotels, housed in large old houses with courtyards, stand alongside traditional hammams and shops selling pottery, caftans and leather bags. The 19th-century Bahia Palace has intricately decorated interiors and walled gardens, while the Dar Si Siad Museum displays Berber crafts and jewellery.

3 Mellah

The narrow streets of Mellah were once home to the city’s Jewish population, as evidenced by the Lazama synagogue, with its tiled courtyard and exhibitions on Jewish life, and the peaceful Jewish cemetery of Miaara. Nearby is the lively Mellah market, with meat of all kinds and many other products, and the Bab Mellah spice souk.

4 Chez Lamine

Located in the Méchoui alley, behind the Alhambra restaurant in Jemaa el-Fnaa, is Lamine’s unmissable stall, adorned with sheep’s heads and “Tangia” simmers. The meat dishes are cooked in the ashes of the coals of the local public baths. Most people come during the day for the succulent mechoui, but the beef pots are served all day and are just as delicious. The juices that collect at the bottom of the bowl are a treat with the local bread.

5 Souk Semmarine

Considered the main artery of the souks of the Medina, the Souk Semmarine is accessible from Jemaa El Fna square, in a derb (alleyway of the Medina) bearing the same name. This name comes from the farriers who used to use this strategic place to shoe the animals of the caravaneers, while they were doing their usual shopping.

Highlights

  • Become a spice guru after visiting a local spice market with this Marrakech food tour.
  • Explore the legendary Djemaa El-Fna Square.
  • Enjoy a traditional Moroccan lunch in the heart of Marrakech’s Medina with this Marrakech food tour experience.
  • Discover Marrakech’s hidden food stalls with a local guide during the Marrakech food tour.
  • Enjoy a range of Moroccan delicacies in the souks
  • Learn more about Moroccan cuisine on a guided Marrakech food tour.
  • Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the city’s markets and souks.

Included

  • Round trip transfer (optional).
  • Certified English-speaking local guide for this Marrakech food tour visit.
  • Tasting of the following Moroccan dishes:
  • Food other than that specified in the description.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips.

Our customer reviews :

Rated 4.7 out of 5
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Rated 4 out of 5
June 8, 2022

I did this tours with Jalil and it was a pleasure to do this with him. I got to know so much and he showed me many places, provided good food and drinks (included in “The taste of Marrakech”) to the small group. Jalil is extremely informed and could answer all of my questions about food and Moroccan culture/ Islam. This tour was relaxed and he always had a look after our needs/ my needs. I’m really happy to did this tours with Jalil and I would recommend to everybody who’s visiting Marrakech to do this tours with him!

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Frances A.
Rated 5 out of 5
June 2, 2022

The food tour was among the highlights of my trip. Mostafa was a great tour guide, taking us to places I never would have thought to go to try authentic Moroccan food. I recommend coming with a very empty stomach, pacing yourself and not being a vegetarian. This is not vegetarian-friendly food tour. Mostafa sometimes walked a bit too fast for everyone to keep up with him in the souk, but other than that he was fantastic.

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Sara E.
Rated 5 out of 5
June 1, 2022

Mustafa was amazing and extremely knowledgeable about Marrakech, Morocco and most things in general. He was very helpful and engaging and I was lucky to have him for both my Marrakech tours

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Barbara W.
Rated 5 out of 5
May 28, 2022

Your Guide made a great Job. Thank you for a good time.

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Philip W.
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