Traveling to a foreign country, especially Morocco, can be sometimes complicated especially if you are a vegetarian or a vegan. Most people will not be aware of the ingredients in the local food and there might not be any labels informing you of the same. Even though much of local Moroccan food revolves around meat, you can still have a great time there.
While the concept of someone being a vegetarian is known, the concept of vegan is still unknown to many people. With tourism being an important part of the Moroccan economy, there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Morocco. Most of the hotels in Morocco offer flexible options to their guests so that they can enjoy the meal too. When traveling with Moroccan Sahara Tours, we see to it that your dietary needs are met wherever you stay. At Dar Basyma, our riad in Marrakech, our team will make certain that you have the specific food you request. Since the land offers a large variety of vegetables and fruits, chefs are able to turn them into delicious dishes for their guests. With the number of tourists growing in Morocco, one can also find restaurants serving international cuisines such as French, Italian and Spanish.
Some of the traditional vegetarian Moroccan foods that you should definitely try are Taktouka, Moroccan Salad, Zaakook, Vegetable Couscous, Vegetable Tajine, Bs’sara, Harira Loubia, Ad’das, and Ma’akouda. These are just some of the dishes that you might find on the menu of most restaurants in Moroccan. If you do not see them, just ask the waiter and they are surely going to help you out. There is also abundance of fresh fruits in Morocco and all of them are quite delicious. You will find fresh fruits at every restaurant you visit or at a local market. If you are not confidant about the food choices being vegan, just opt for fruits and you are surely going to love them. You can also find many vegan snacks at small stalls around the city. Some of the great options are figs, apricots, dates and nuts.
If you have a chance to visit Morocco and you are worried about not getting vegetarian or vegan food, you need not worry. There are lots of options available for everyone. Just do a quick Google search for vegetarian and vegan restaurants near you in Morocco and you will be flooded with numerous options. Moroccan Sahara Tours will also make recommendations based on your needs. Do not forget to pack some food for yourself for the trip just for those situations where you might not find anything especially during day trips or a trip to the desert.3