Although Morocco is known for its tagine (a traditional dish named for the earthen pot it's cooked in), the country's culinary scene is much more than that! The best way to truly explore it is with first-hand experiences, like city-wide food tours, cooking workshops, and meals with the locals. You'll find bustling food markets in every city in Morocco, which is the perfect place to try several treats and delicacies.
After you've explored some dishes, go behind the scenes and learn how to prepare traditional recipes. Master tagine with a cooking class or visit a winery. Join a local family for dinner to taste some of the best cooking and learn the unique customs of meals in Morocco. Read more about making the most out of your time in the country and discover the main regions to help you plan where to go and what to eat.
Explore Moroccan Wine
Morocco truly has a bit of everything, and that includes wine culture! Visit some of the country's vineyard estates and taste the local varietals.
Wine Tasting at Domaine Val d'Argan near Essaouira
Explore the beautiful vineyards of French winemaker Charles Melia at Domaine Val d'Argan. You'll tour the vineyards and facilities, learning about the different grapes and blends, including the unique Gris wine (a blend of white and rosé). Then put your knowledge to the test with a wine tasting, followed by lunch on the patio. In the summertime, you can swim in the winery's pool amongst the olive trees. Read More
Guerrouane Region Winery Tour near Fes
Just outside of Fes is the Guerrouane Region, Morocco's agricultural heartland housing its many vineyards. Learn about the area's history and culinary traditions dating back to its historic Jewish communities. Eventually, French settlers expanded the wine region into what we know and love today. You'll tour vineyards and taste regional varieties, which mostly include red blends, Rosé, Vin Gris, and local brandies called Mahia (water of life). Read More
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Get to Know the Culinary Culture
Dive deep into the culture behind Moroccan cuisine by sharing meals with the locals. Join families in their homes for traditional dishes, take a cooking class, and enjoy a food tour.
Dinner with a Local Family in Fes
Moroccan gastronomy is one of the most beloved in the world, thanks to a mix of flavors and cultures from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Although you'll find the famed cuisine all over the country, some of the best food is in a family's kitchen. Enjoy dinner in a local family's home in the heart of the Fes Medina, and learn some of the secrets behind traditional recipes and dishes. Experience Moroccan culture first-hand and get to know the people, food, and customs on a deeper level. Read More
Marrakech Food Tour
Discover the sights, sounds, and tastes of the lively Medina of Marrakech with a food tour. You'll weave through picturesque alleyways and vibrant squares to find the best vendors, markets, cafes, and restaurants in the old town, tasting ten traditional delicacies. Nibble on unique sweets, savor bites of tagine, sip tea, and more. Learn all about ingredients, cooking techniques, and the culinary culture of Morocco. Read More
Seafood Lunch on the Wharf
Enjoy a truly cultural experience with a fresh seafood lunch in Essaouira. Start by visiting the buzzy wharf, packed with anglers returning from the sea with the catch of the day. Your host will help you make your choices, then accompany you to a restaurant, where the proprietor will grill and prepare your goodies for you, in true Moroccan style. Read More
One of the best ways to learn about a country's traditional gastronomy is to try your hand at making it. A cooking class is a perfect way to do just that.
Traditional Cooking Class in Marrakech
Learn how to prepare one of the most famous dishes in Morrocco: tagine. This spice-infused stew is named for its signature earthenware pot and features couscous with seasonal vegetables, poultry, lamb, or merguez sausages. Your cooking class is at the Amal Center, a nonprofit supporting disadvantaged women, allowing them to learn a skill and make a living. In Moroccan culture, meals are a vibrant and vital component of one's community. You'll work beside your new community of friends and discover the secrets of Moroccan cuisine. Read More
Bread Making in a Community Oven Workshop
If Moroccans don't have ovens in their homes, how do they enjoy one of the country's most important foods: bread? They use public ovens, which regularly bring people together to feed the residents of their community. In a bread-making workshop, join the locals and learn more about the history and importance of these community ovens, then try your hand at baking the country's signature bread. You can enjoy this experience in Fes, Marrakech, or Sefrou. Read More
How to Craft the Perfect Culinary Itinerary in Morocco
You can easily fit culinary excursions into any Moroccan itinerary. The main city hubs (Marrakech, Fes, Chefchaouen, Tangier, Rabat, Casablanca, etc.) host markets and workshops, and the more rural areas reveal authentic gastronomic experiences. The best way to go about planning is to choose a route through Morocco and sprinkle in culinary activities along the way. You can focus on the northern region, southern region, the desert, or cross the entire country north to south. Whatever you choose, you'll find plenty of delicious food to enjoy!
Past kimkim travelers have enjoyed the following trips that include culinary experiences: