As a very passionate vegan and food lover, I was very excited to go to Morocco to find out what it would be like to be vegan in a completely different culture compared to Europe. Overall, it was quite easy specially because we had breakfast and dinner at the hotel and they always had a vegetarian option.
Breakfast always started with a massive pile of amazing watermelon. This was honestly the best watermelon I have ever had! Morocco has the biggest watermelons I have ever seen in my life – I’m obsessed.
I also always had bread, lots of, with jam (fig and strawberry jam) and honey. Occasionally they would make some traditional pancakes that happened to be vegan and really delicious. Another breakfast essential, their traditional mint tea which was gorgeous.
I didn’t usually have morning snacks cause I ate so much for breakfast. For lunch we would either eat out in a restaurant or eat food we bought in the markets. There weren’t any shops in Morocco (like Tescos, M&S, etc.), we could barely find a corner shop where we stayed as it was a very touristy area, plus we soon realised that people do their shopping in big local market. We visited a few and got amazing fruit and bread!
In the day I decided to take these pictures I had an abundance of fruit for lunch including: about 5 prickly pears, handful of dates, 1 pear, 1 orange and 3 bananas.
When we went out for lunch it was very difficult to find vegan options, however, couscous is very traditional in Morocco and luckily one place had an amazing dish with couscous and veggies. However, often what I had to do is asked for a vegetarian pizza without cheese which was fine and really yummy. I knew Morocco was going to be very different from Europe, but I was still very surprised by the lack of vegetarian / vegan options.
Dinner was always at the hotel, buffet style…my favourite. As I mentioned before, they always had at least one vegetarian option which often involved loads of veggies with some sort of sauce and spices. They always had a great salad bar and multiple “carb”options such as pasta, rice and potatoes which was amazing.
I was very surprised by the variety and the quality of the food. Even though it was a buffet, the food was never repetitive (even the vegetarian options) and it was really delicious. This particular night I had two plates of a mixture of pasta and rice with mixed vegetables. For dessert they always had some type of fruit and cakes, I couldn’t eat the cakes
(not missing out on much) but I always enjoyed the fruit which that night was grapes.
Thank you so much for reading! This sums up what I ate in Morocco. It was definitely a challenge for me to find food at some points but I really enjoyed being vegan (as always) and using it as an excuse you eat ridiculous amounts of food!
If you want to see some pictures from my trip, make sure you go to my last post: Hello Morocco! Lots of Love,