What to eat & drink in Morocco
Nº 1 - Pastries
From shebbakia (deep-fried twists of pastry lathered in honey and sesame seeds) to briouats (savoury or sweet, my favourite containing cinnamon and almonds), Moroccan pastries can be found in patisseries and markets as well as on street stalls!
Nº 2 - FRESH JUICE
Freshly-squeezed juice, orange being the most readily available, is tasty and cheap.
Nº 3 - green mint tea
A thirst-quenching symbol of hospitality, the tea ceremony is a performance not to be missed. The delicate slender glasses are frequently decorated with a beautiful filigree pattern.
Nº 4 - seafood
Head to Essaouira's fish market to pick your own seafood and have it cooked at one of the many tents. Served with bread and salad, its great for a light, fresh lunch.
Nº 5 - camel
Possibly controversial, but if you're curious, head to Cafe Clock for a burger.
Nº 6 - TAJINE
Slow-cooked, fall-of-the-bone meat served in the brick-red tajine is a Moroccan staple. There is a large variety of these stews depending on the region. I lost count of the number of tajines I ate during the trip, they were all so good.
Nº 7 - PASTA
There are a large number of French and Italian restaurants across Morocco, and if you fancy a change from local cuisine you won't have to look far. One of my favourite dishes from the whole trip was the spinach pasta at Le Jardin in Marrakech.