Tasting Marrakech, An Urban Food Tour

Experience the culinary delights of Morocco on a food tasting tour in Marrakech. The city offers a variety of tours that take travelers through the streets of the historic medina, allowing them to taste a range of traditional Moroccan dishes. Some tours focus on the bustling Djemma El Fna Square, while others take visitors to the hidden alleys and back streets of the city. A food tasting tour is an exciting way to explore Marrakech and discover the city’s delicious street food.

Marrakech’s urban food tours are led by local food experts who take travelers through the back streets and hidden alleys of the medina to discover authentic Moroccan cuisine. These tours, which are available on a private or group basis daily, begin at sunset in the Djemaa el Fna Square and typically include a mix of street food and sit-down restaurant stops to satisfy your appetite. These tours are a great opportunity to experience the diverse and delicious flavors of Moroccan cuisine and learn more about the local food culture.

A Marrakech food tasting tour is a unique way to learn about the culture and history of the city through its exotic cuisine. Led by a licensed guide and special food host, these tours take travelers on an authentic culinary journey through the local Moroccan food scene. The tour, which is equivalent to a five-course dinner featuring local street food, begins with a sunset viewing of the Koutoubia Mosque and a traditional Berber whiskey (mint tea). As the sun sets and the call to prayer echoes through the medina, the grills below begin to smoke, signaling the start of an exciting evening of culinary exploration.

A Marrakech food tasting tour offers the opportunity to sample a variety of authentic Moroccan dishes, including local specialties such as Marrakchi Tangia, Moroccan harira soup, sardine meatballs, lamb dishes, smoothies, Moroccan doughnuts, hot mint tea, and more. Between courses and after dinner, travelers will have the chance to explore the Djemaa el Fna Square and its lively entertainment, including Gnaoua musicians, snake charmers, fortune tellers, acrobats, and Hadous drummers. The tour also includes visits to hidden culinary gems to see behind-the-scenes food production in Marrakech.

A Marrakech food tour also includes the opportunity to shop for spices, olives, and harissa in the souks, or markets, of Morocco. As the second-largest producer of olives and the sixth-largest producer of olive oil, Morocco has a wide variety of olives that are cured using different methods to produce different colors and flavors. These olives are used in a range of Moroccan dishes and can be found in the olive market, where you may have the chance to sample a few varieties. After a day of exploring and tasting, the tour ends at a popular brasserie with a view of the Djemaa El Fna Square.


Tasting Marrakech’s Variety of Dishes in the Backstreets – An Urban Food Adventure

During a Marrakech food tour, you may have the chance to try a variety of unique dishes, such as the head of the sheep or snail soup, boiled eggs, stuffed bread, and hot mint tea. These dishes, along with other local specialties, will make for a memorable dining experience that you will likely be talking about for years to come. This food tour is suitable for foodies and can be customized for vegetarians and those who are gluten-free. Rest assured that you will have the opportunity to taste a wide range of delicious Moroccan flavors and try some truly memorable dishes.


Marrakech Food Tour Highlights:

Discover the Backstreets of the Medina & Hidden Alleys

~ Two types of slow-cooked lamb
~ Tangia (a Marrakech specialty)
~ Traditional Moroccan salads
~ a mixture of street food dishes such as a grilled sardine sandwich, merguez, or kefta
~ Moroccan soup and doughnuts
~ Fresh fruit smoothies
~ Moroccan pastries
~ Roasted sheep head (optional)
~ Spleen sandwiches (optional) …and more!


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