What To Eat in Morocco

Eating the local food while traveling is one of my favorite things to do which is why I decided to create a guide of what to eat in Morocco so you know what you shouldn’t miss out on when you visit! Moroccan food uses a lot of spices and has some outside influences. Below are 7 different plates you should try next time you find yourself in Morocco.

7 foods to eat in Morocco

1️⃣ For breakfast you should try a typical Moroccan breakfast which consists of Msmen, Beghrir, honey, Jben, and Amlou. 

Moroccan Breakfast
Moroccan Breakfast

For lunch and dinner, there’s many options to try.

2️⃣ French tacos are a local favorite and usually come with french fries. You can choose between chicken, meat, shawarma, and a mix of two of these. Cheese is wrapped inside of the taco and then melted in a double sided grill pan. You can find this a quick meal in many restaurants.

French Taco
Frencho taco

3️⃣ Harira soup is a traditional North African soup that’s popular as a starter, but can also be eaten as a snack. It’s mainly served during Ramadan, but can be made throughout the year. 

Harira Soup
Harira Soup

4️⃣ Tagine is named after the earthenware pots they are cooked in. It can also be called maraq or maqra. You can order chicken, vegetable or beef tagine. 

Tagine
Tagine

5️⃣ Couscous is very popular in Morocco, but locals will always claim the best ones to find are in their own homes. It is meant to be eaten with your hands by rolling it into a ball instead of eating with a fork or spoon. You can have couscous as a side or rice or pair it with vegetables, chicken or beef. 

Couscous
Vegetable Couscous

6️⃣ Morocco has many pastries to try that are great for dessert. Some of these to try are Kaab Lghzql and Briwat. There are many more options but two that I really enjoyed.

Cafe Maure
Moroccan Pastries

7️⃣ A visit or meal in Morocco is incomplete without Moroccan mint tea. It’s a staple that cannot be gone without. I personally feel the locals put a lot of sugar in the tea and I usually prefer it with a bit less, but either way it is a must try when visiting.

Moroccan Mint Tea
Moroccan Mint Tea

What are other Moroccan dishes you have tried and think deserve to be on this list? Let me know in the comments!

In the meantime, make sure to check out the Top Things to do in Rabat and stay tuned for upcoming posts on Morocco.

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