Thinking about visiting Morocco this Spring? Here are the top 10 street foods that you’ll want to indulge in:
This Moroccan staple, known as khobz, is a good snack to stop and eat while exploring your favorite Moroccan city. You’ll spot it on the street being baked in communal wood-fired ovens, which gives it a crispy texture. Try it with honey or goat cheese to add flavor!
This bean soup is popular for breakfast. You may even find it being served for lunch with lemon-infused olive oil, and topped off with cumin and chili.
3. Crumbed Liver
Known as the Moroccan version of Wienerschnitzel, crumbed liver is smooth and buttery calves’ liver that is crumbed and fried.
4. Steamed Sheep Head
After being steamed for five hours in the souk, sheep heads are served for lunchtime in Morocco. Sprinkle it with cumin, salt and chili to give it more flavors. This is an adventurous meal!
5. Spicy Sardines
Did you know Morocco is the world’s largest exporter of sardines? This a street staple that’s stuffed with spicy chermoula paste made of tomato, coriander, chili, garlic, paprika, cumin, olive oil and lemon juice. Sardines can make for a tasty sandwich,
6. Aubergine Fritters
This vegetarian friendly snack is sold sliced and dipped in sweet paprika batter and then deep-fried. It’s served with spicy lubia or fresh salad.
These chicken kabobs are seasoned with salt and spices like paprika or cumin. You can also buy Brochettes that are lamb or beef. This would be good for lunch.
8. Snail Soup
Snail soup is a popular meal in Morocco. The nails in the soup add an earth flavor. This favorite is flavored with around 15 different spices. Some Moroccans drink the broth without snails because they believe it’s good for fever and digestion.
9. Stuffed Camel Spleen
This street food is an alternative take on sausage. It’s stuffed with ground beef, lamb or camel meat, olives, spices, and some hump fat. After baking in a communal oven, it’s sliced and ready to eat!
The best way to end your exploration in Morocco is with dessert! Sweet pastries and biscuits are especially big during Ramadan, where Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. In the evening, they celebrate by breaking their fast with desserts, like dates, pastries and harira (lentil and tomato soup).
All of these Moroccan favorites can be found at souks, a marketplace in Morocco. This is where you’ll get Moroccan food that tastes like it was prepared at home. The best cities for street food are Fez, Marrakech and Essaouira. So, make sure to stop by a souk on your Spring trip in Morocco. Eat good food and connect with Moroccan locals!
Don’t forget to come to the Moroccan Spring Cooking Demonstration on April 14, 2016, and learn how to cook some Moroccan favorites with Chef Moumen. To see what you’ll learn how to make at the demonstration, visit our Facebook and Instagram page. For recipes and tips from Chef Moumen, check out our YouTube page.
On April 14, 2016 at 6:30pm, Chef Moumen will be sharing the secrets to what makes Morocco so special in the Spring - fresh vegetables! Fresh salads, marinated veggies, and vegetable tagine are on the menu! Join us as we explore methods for preparing these delicious veggies.