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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
We were a group of 7 and all thoroughly enjoyed – really made our trip – thank you.
The tour was great. Never have we been so full in our lives. There was possibly too much food, but that shouldn’t be a problem for most food-lovers. The meal at the end (you can choose pretty much any traditional Morrocan dish), the M’semen (Morrocan stuffed pancakes – delicious) and the olives were my personal favourites. There is a lot of food for the sweet-toothed as well. As a vegetarian, I had no trouble with the tour. Apart from the lamb, all the stops sampled vegetarian dishes. Our guide was lovely and very knoledgeable.
I took the Taste of Marrakech: Inside the Medina tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m a keen foodie and an accomplished cook – I did toy with a cookery class but this was so much more interesting because our guide Mustafa was incredibly knowledgeable and put everything about Moroccan food into the cultural context, such as why men only cook a few certain things and women do the rest.
This tour was above and beyond our expectations! Faysal was a phenomenal tour guide and gave us a new appreciation for Moroccan cuisine. I loved learning about the different methods of cooking, pairing, eating, culture and general history behind Moroccan food. It was truly an eye-opening experience that I am so grateful we were able to partake in.