Vegan, Vegetarian in Morocco? For travelers with specific dietary requirements, a key concern when planning a trip is whether they will find enough variety in their meals.
I'm sure everybody has a slightly different travel policy… "Don’t ask, don't tell". We thought we should just wrap up a few thoughts, positive experiences and suggestions about eating in Morocco... But I’ve got to warn you: anyone who follows a strict vegan diet, it is going to be challenging to avoid dairy.
Moroccan salads… The standard one: diced tomato, cucumber, onion, herbs, olive and/or argan oils.
Don’t forget to experience the unique flavors of Moroccan food!
Tagineand Couscous (but be careful: it is often garnished with a bowl of buttermilk in the Berber tradition)
The people were very friendly and helpful with us to get an all-vegan or at least vegetarian meal. It should come as no surprise that my favorite restaurants were mainly local.
I guess it’s a matter of taste on those days, but we tried some international classics.
Go big or go home. If you’re up for a challenge, you should try street food. The chances of a stomach bug are very slim, especially if you eat at the right places. Your safest bet will be in the medina of Rabat. Keep in mind the good signs which is frequented by locals and which is incredibly busy.
Fresh/dried fruits and vegs are easy to find just like nuts and olives - making great vegan street food option readily available for a few dirham.
I recommend eating fresh fruits and vegetables as soon as you arrive so that your body has time to acclimate to the different elements present in the water. Much of these have not been treated with pesticides, after a quick rinse or peel they are ready to eat.
With a little preparation, you will certainly not only not starve, but you might even have a couple of truly excellent meals!
What to drink?
Orange or a variety of some of the freshly squeezed fruit juices.
Moroccan mint tea (or Berber whiskey, as locals call it). It is usually heavily sweetened with sugar.
Wine from Meknes and Casablanca beer.