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Top 10 Food Tours In Marrakech, Morocco - Updated 2020

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Marrakech is a medieval city full of marketplaces (souks or souqs), palaces, and lots of interesting culture. And with all that, there comes a lot of interesting food. And as a culinary city, the options are vast and various. Shows, street food, walking or biking—just take your pick, here are the best food tours in Marrakech!

1. Evening Street Food Tour with Marrakech Food Tours

Marrakech Market
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Take a small-group guided tour through areas other than the market. This tour includes a complete meal, and an in-depth look at Moroccan food culture with the help of your tour guide; you’ll tour less touristy streets and some local secrets. This tour is usually six people or less in order to provide a more personalized tour.

Evening Street Food Tour

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2. Sandwich Tour with Marrakech Food Tours

Marrakech Bread Baker
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Speaking of street food—why not focus entirely on sandwiches? Go on a walking tour of the historic Kasbah and the Mellah neighborhoods and learn all about the area. There’s less tourism here, drinks are included in the tour, and you’ll try at least four different sandwiches and samples of other foods. Marrakech Food Tours guarantees you’ll be full by the end of the tour.

Sandwich Tour

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3. Gourmet Food Tour with Marrakech Food Tours

La Maison Arabe Cooking Class
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This tour is a little different; you’ll visit different Moroccan riads, with transportation in between, and have different traditional Moroccan sit-down meals. It’s a small tour—six people or less—and you may be dining in a courtyard, on a rooftop, or inside a stylish riad. If you have dietary restrictions, you can let them know beforehand.

Gourmet Food Tour

Departure Point: Djem al Fna

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4. Food Tasting Tour by Bike (from USD 71.0)

Why not jazz it up a little with a bike ride? You’ll learn the history and culture of the area and foods, cycling through Jemma El Fna Square and different souks; you’ll get to eat different meat dishes and bread dishes, like tangia, houbz, and dareeja. You’ll learn about Moroccan spices from some spice souks—and don’t worry, you’ll sample some sweets, too.

Half-Day Marrakech Food Tour by Bike

Duration: 3 to 4 hours

10 reviews

5. Experience Morocco: Visit a Souq and Cook a Tagine in Marrakech (from USD 59.0)

This small-group cooking class is for four hours. You’ll start by shopping in a market for your ingredients with your group and guide, learning some Arabic along the way. Then you’ll go to a riad to prepare and cook your own Moroccan meal, such as tagine or couscous; then you get to eat it! Don’t worry, you get to keep a copy of the recipe for later!

Marrakech Cooking Class, Market Visit Small-Group Tour

Duration: 4 hours

10 reviews

6. Food and Market Tour (from USD 55.0)

This three and a half hour guided walking tour through Djemaa El Fna will open your eyes to historic and modern day Morocco. You’ll learn all about Moroccan spices, sample Berber pancakes, and try more daring foods, like snail soup or cow’s hoof. You’ll stop in food shops most tourists don’t get to see, and the tour wraps up with a traditional Moroccan dinner right in the square.

Marrakech Food and Djemaa El Fna Market Tour with Dinnner

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

10 reviews

7. Fantasia Moroccan Dinner and Cultural Show (from USD 59.0)

Not exactly a tour, but a unique cultural experience all the same. Get picked up from your hotel (and transported back) and taken to the show venue, which consists of a palm grove with Berber tents. You’ll sit on cushions, drink mint tea, and eat traditional Moroccan cuisine such as lamb and couscous, fruits and vegetables, and a pastry or dessert. While you eat, you’ll be entertained by exotic Moroccan belly dancers and musicians; plus, the Fantasia show will wow you with special stunts, horsemanship and staged battle scenes, and flying carpet act for the finale.

Fantasia Moroccan Dinner and Show

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

10 reviews

8. Walking Tour for Foodies (from USD 71.0)

Specially designed for the foodiest of foodies, you can sample variations of foods on this tour—from delectable pastries, to beans or homemade couscous, to roast rabbit, to sheep eyeballs (don’t worry, you don’t have to sample everything). Your guide will give you local tips, and you’ll be in a small group, so you can really take it all in.

Marrakech Food Small-Group Walking Tour with Tasting

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

10 reviews

9. Evening Food Tour and Dinner (from USD 52.97)

This is a simpler walking tour through the square, where you get to sample different nuts and fruits, olives, and pastries. Then you’ll tour the spice souk, learning about the spices and the more unusual foods of Morocco. End your tour with an authentic dinner in the Djemaa El Fna.

Marrakech: 3.5-Hour Food Tour and Dinner

Duration: 3.5 hour

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10. Farmhouse Cooking Class (from USD 89.0)

This cooking class is six hours long, and includes transportation from and back to your hotel, and has vegetarian and gluten-free options available if needed. A local cook will put you through a spice test to see if you can guess the spices, and while you cook you’ll be provided with snacks, tea, and other drinks. You’ll cook a whole meal with sides, and when you’re done you get to eat your creation on an outdoor patio.

Farmhouse Cooking Class from Marrakech

Duration: 6 hours

10 reviews

Do you dare to try some interesting sheep parts?

Whether you’re learning about the spices and their trade, sampling foods straight from the market, or learning to cook a Moroccan meal yourself, this culinary city is sure to delight your taste buds—and your stomach!

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