- Rebecca Wilkinson
Marrakech, being the most popular tourist city in Morocco, caters for people of all dietary preferences. Whether through international cuisine or traditional Moroccan favourites, vegetarians and even vegans can be sure to find somewhere great to eat. Here’s some of the best vegetarian friendly places to eat.
Located down a side street just a short walk away from the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa square, Earth Café is Marrakech‘s only exclusively vegan and vegetarian café. The owner of Earth Café grows most of the ingredients on his farm just outside of the city, and guests can even arrange to visit this farm and participate in cooking classes. Guests can enjoy something to eat in the intimate atmosphere and colourful setting. With fresh and healthy dishes, this is a paradise not only for vegetarians, but for guests wanting an alternative Moroccan experience.
Although one of the favorite dishes at Chez Chegrouni is chicken tajine with preserved lemon and olives, there are also numerous vegetarian friendly dishes. From vegetable stews, to a seven vegetable couscous, and even simple dishes such as omelette, and of course, chips. This modest restaurant has a simple charm. The service and the décor may not be luxurious, but it is a friendly restaurant that invites guests to have an authentic Moroccan experience with fantastic food on either the roof or the ground floor terrace.
La Cuisine de Mona
Located in the new part of Marrakech, La Cuisine de Mona is run by the passionate and aptly named chef, Mona, who will make sure the meals leave you full and satisfied with traditional Lebanese dishes. A small yet charming little restaurant, here guests can tuck into mountains of vegetarian friendly food, served on bright plates in a colourful manner. The setting is modern and inviting, with both indoor seating and a popular and intimate outdoor seating area which only has space for three groups. Hot and cold dishes, lunch or dinner, La Cuisine de Mona is perfect for any meal at any time of day.
Address: Rue du Capitaine Arrigui, Marrakesh, Morocco, +212 618-137959
Beyrouth is a small and friendly restaurant that offers guests a homely dining experience, complete with delicious and authentic home cooked food. Another restaurant specialising in the vegetarian friendly Lebanese cuisine, it serves everything from traditional soups to tempting falafel. It may be slightly difficult to find, with a slightly mysterious air, but its vegetarian dishes are widely praised, so it is definitely worth the hunt.
Address: Rue Loubnane, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco, +212 5244-23525
Wok to Walk
It’s not only Moroccan or Lebanese cuisine that boasts great vegetarian options, Asian dishes can also be fantastically vegetarian friendly. Located in the Carre Eden Shopping Centre, one of the most upmarket and contemporary shopping centres in the city, Wok to Walk serves some of the best Asian cuisine and caters excellently to vegetarians and even vegans. Wok To Walk is a popular and well established chain with over 50 restaurants and a rapidly growing empire, so you can be sure you’re getting some of the best and authentic stir fry dishes.