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Snapshots From Morocco: Market Food in Marrakech

J. Kenji López-Alt 15 comments

The main souk, Jemaa al Fnaa, in Marrakech is the largest market in Morocco. At nearly 1,000 years old, it's located in the medina, the maze-like walled central section that forms the old city. A vast courtyard that by day houses pedestrian walkways, snake charmers, magicians, water vendors, doodad dealers, dancers and all other manner of street performers surrounded by restaurants and cafés, by night it becomes a bustling world of vendors, hawkers, and full-on restaurants serving food and drink ranging from casual snacks to complete meals. More

A Sandwich a Day: Tuna and Olive Flatbread Sandwich at Cafe des Épices in Marrakech, Morocco

A Sandwich a Day Hayley Daen 1 comment

Marrakech may not be right in your neighborhood, but the food alone will make you want to start planning a trip there. If you poke around the souks long enough, a five-minute walk from the Jemaa el-Fna will lead you to the Cafe des Épices. Painted a dusty red, Cafe des Épices stands tall above the rest of the spice market square. Of course you could order another tagine, but the sandwiches are a nice change of pace. This one is packed with fresh tuna, briny olives, and juicy tomatoes. More

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