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Calling all foodies: Famous dishes to try while visiting Marrakech

Marrakech is known as a place of adventure for many exciting things. The culinary scene is no exception. If you are a foodie you will recognize that much time and effort goes into preparing each dish, you can literally taste it from the first bite. At night, the food scene comes alive with vendors and stalls serving up some of the best tasting cuisine. If you are planning your trip to Marrakech here is a list of foods you must add to your list to try.


A slow-cooked stew made with various meats, vegetables, and aromatic spices, often served in a distinctive cone-shaped clay pot.


A staple in Moroccan cuisine, couscous is often served with a flavorful meat or vegetable stew.

Pastilla (B’stilla):

A savory pastry made with layers of flaky dough filled with spiced pigeon or chicken, almonds, and cinnamon, then dusted with powdered sugar.

Moroccan Mint Tea:

This sweet and refreshing tea is a traditional drink in Morocco, typically served with fresh mint leaves and plenty of sugar.


A hearty soup made from tomatoes, lentils, chickpeas, and various spices, often enjoyed during Ramadan.


Spit-roasted lamb or goat, seasoned with herbs and spices, and served with flatbread.

Moroccan Salad:

A mix of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and onions, seasoned with herbs and olive oil.

Kefta Tagine:

Ground meat (usually lamb or beef) shaped into small balls or patties, cooked in a flavorful tomato-based sauce.


A specialty of Marrakech, tanjia is a slow-cooked dish made with marinated beef or lamb, preserved lemons, and spices, cooked in an earthenware jar.

Moroccan Pastry:

Indulge in a variety of sweet pastries, such as baklava, msemen (pancakes), and chebakia (honey-soaked sesame cookies).

Street Food:

Don’t miss out on the street food scene, with vendors offering delicious snacks like grilled meats, kebabs, and Moroccan sandwiches (bocadillos).

Date Desserts:

Explore the sweet world of Moroccan desserts, including date-filled pastries and date-based sweets.

These dishes will give you a delightful taste of Marrakech’s rich culinary heritage. Enjoy your food adventure in this vibrant city!

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