Restaurants and Food

Vegetarian Travel Guide in Marrakech

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

As I have been vegetarian for over 14 years, I know how difficult it can be to source vegetarian options on menus in England, let alone whilst travelling on holiday.Here is our guide to Vegetarian travel in Marrakech. For many Moroccans, especially those who live more rural areas, vegetarian cuisine often means taking the meat […]

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The Secrets of the Moroccan Tea

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Across the world, Morocco is famous for it’s delicious teas. In many cafés and restaurants there are often a wide variety of flavours and choosing what you want to order can often take a lot longer than expected. Although there are teas made from a range of ingredients including saffron, geranium, Rose petals and Louisa, […]

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Fun and games in Jemaa El Fnaa

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Alongside the food stalls and tradesmen in the centre of Marrakech is this interesting spectacle. Tourists and locals alike test their patience and focus as they try their hand at this hoop game. “It looks a lot easier than it is” a passing tourist informs me, as I watch the crowd try and loop small […]

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The Majorelle Gardens: Marrakech’s botanical paradise

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Just a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute taxi ride from the Marrakesh Medina are the Majorelle Gardens (Le Jardin Majorelle). The garden’s were created as a project by the French artist Jacques Majorelle between the 1920’s and 30’s and have grown to become one of Marrakech’s most popular tourist attractions. As I travel […]

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The fish that melts: best seafood in Essaouira

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

For a taste of true freshness in the traditional working port of this wonderful seaside town, the best seafood in Essaouira is to be found at (almost) the source.  Fishing boats line the harbor walls enclosed of from the raging Atlantic beyond, providing the fish market and seafood restaurants in Essaouira and Morocco with a […]

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Street Food – A Moroccan pizza

Monday, March 18th, 2013

A delicious street food pizza made the Moroccan way brings back locals’ memories of female relatives rising before anyone to prepare this very simple but wholesome pancake. Msemen or rghaif is a simple thick square pancake enjoyed at breakfast tables and small female led cafes throughout the country, cooked very traditionally directly on a hotplate […]

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The Moroccan Family

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

A common site. Two men walking leisurely through the streets of Marrakech, deep conversation, not meaning to get to any destination fast but tightly embraced hand to hand as they pass. Although becoming slightly dated and seen more so in the older generations, the Arab custom of same sex couples holding hands is an honor, […]

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Spicy Marrakshi Coffee

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Not openly advertised or spoken about, you need to gain the trust of a local grocery shop salesman who lets you into his secret spiced world. Café avec epices (spiced coffee) is exactly that and can be enjoyed at any time of the day or night giving drinkers a warming energised feeling so welcome during […]

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Want fish, want number 14

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Regularly selling out first in the highly competitive temporary evening restaurant market of Jemaa El Fna Square, number 14 is a fishy heaven like no,  except for a close second (number 98), other. The proprietor makes the daily round trip to the beautiful costal town of Essouira, 2 hours by Grand Taxi each way, to […]

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Healthy milky treats for all local Marrakshi’s

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Walking around La Medina through the live chicken counters, orange mountains and egg/ potato ‘Marrakech Sandwich’ stalls, you will find local groups congregating round a brightly lit shop filled with a bucket harem of fresh fruit and several full jugs. These are the fresh fruit milkshake bars that, although not very common, draw vast crowds […]

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