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Everybody knows how frustrating it is searching for a vegan or vegetarian restaurant and not finding it. Well, this will not happen during your time in Morocco. We lived three months in Marrakech and we’ve never had problems in finding a nice place where to eat a vegetarian or vegan meal. Moreover, being vegan in Morocco is really cheap. Of course you’ll find restaurants with exaggerated prices, but the majority has a really good value for money. Luckily, Moroccan cuisine is also very versatile and you’ll not have problems in finding different options and excluding meat from your meal. We wrote this vegan and vegetarian guide of Marrakech to make your travel more easy and to make you fully enjoy Moroccan traditional cuisine. 

Is Morocco vegetarian and vegan friendly?

Morocco is very vegan and vegetarian friendly, especially in the biggest Moroccan cities. If you’re traveling to more remote places, don’t worry: your future best friend is tagine. The most versatile dish in Moroccan cuisine, in every restaurant you’ll be able to find it and ask to replace meat with some other protein, like chickpeas, or just order it only with vegetables: it will be extremely yummy. Moroccan cuisine is also made of delicious bread, well cooked vegetables with couscous, fresh salad, soup rich with spices, so we’re sure you’ll find something between all these dishes.

The restaurants who stole our heart

In this article, you will find our favourite vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Marrakech. The list is following an ascendent order, from the most veg friendly restaurant to the ones with less options for vegans and vegetarians.

Are you ready to discover our favorite restaurants and their incredible menu? Let’s get started!  

1. AYASO Concept Store

Ayaso, very close to our neighborhood, is our first choice when talking about vegetarian and vegan restaurants and cafe. The owner, Monika, who we interviewed is just amazing. She will not only advise you what to take, but she will make you think about what you eat and the importance of the choice of the ingredients. In Ayaso the motto is “You are what you eat”. In fact here you’ll only find first choice and organic Moroccan food. On Saturday morning you’ll also be able to enjoy an organic market of accurately selected farmers. Ayaso has also a selection of traditional Moroccan goods in which you’ll find beauty products, vitamins, olive and argan oil, and healthy snacks and food. Ayaso hosts many events and classes: a reason to visit it! 

Where Is It?
Ayaso Concept Store

“Our Sunday Lunch”

Ayaso Marrakech Products

“Grilled Squid With Greek Couscous”

2. Gaïa

In Gaïa you’ll be able to eat incredibly good vegetable picked directly from the garden of its owner. He’s really passionate about what he’s doing and you’ll feel it in the dishes that they propose. They also expose art work of Moroccan artists which you can buy, so that’s a plus if you want to have an authentic souvenir from Marrakech. As well as Ayaso, Gaïa is also in the Gueliz neighborhood, so if you’re in that area, don’t hesitate to enjoy these two vegan and vegetarian restaurants. 

Where Is It?
Gaia Marrakech

“Our Sunday Lunch”

Marrakech Gaia Restaurant

“Grilled Squid With Greek Couscous”

3. La Famille

La Famille is a popular vegan and vegetarian restaurant with a beautiful garden. It’s only open at lunch and, here as well, make sure to book in advance. Their menu is a bit more expensive than other places, but it’s worth it. The service is great and they’re also making some amazing tea to accompany your meal. It’s located in the Medina, so check out the things to fo around: you’ll be surprised!

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4. Blackchich

Located in Medina, this restaurant is very close to Bahia and El Badi Palace, so it’s perfect if you want to visit them after your lunch. From their rooftop, they have an amazing view on the souks and you’ll be able to enjoy your meal under the hot Moroccan sun. Their prices are correct even if it’s really in a good location. 

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5. Eat Me Marrakech

Located in Medina, this restaurant is very close to Bahia and El Badi Palace, so it’s perfect if you want to visit them after your lunch. From their rooftop, they have an amazing view on the souks and you’ll be able to enjoy your meal under the hot Moroccan sun. Their prices are correct even if it’s really in a good location. 

Where Is It?
Eat Me Marrakech

“Their Delicious Melitzanosalata”

6. Nomad

This extremely famous restaurant is also the most expensive of the list. In the heart of Medina, just close to the popular “Place des Epices”, we recommend you to book in advance your table because otherwise you’ll have to wait. Here you’ll easily find some delicious vegan and vegetarian options, but you’ll pay them maybe double or triple than in other restaurants. So, if you want to go to a fancy place or if your budget permits you, Nomad is really a good place.

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7. Plats Haj Boujemaa

Plats Haj Boujemaa is a typical restaurant attended by locals. If you want to eat like a real Moroccan without being scammed in the Medina, that’s your place. You’ll not find it on the guides or forums, but you’ll absolutely not regret it. The average cost of a meal for two is 5€. They offer to everybody many moroccan vegan or vegetarian dips with freshly made bread, and this for us was really a plus. Try their soup of the day, their delicious salad, their well cooked Friday couscous with vegetable, chickpeas and raisins. The restaurant is open the whole day and it’s just close to Gueliz, so if you’re staying in Medina make sure to take a cab to go there. 

Where Is It?
Moroccan food Haj Boujemaa

“Raraou's Small Terrace”

Plats Haj Boujemaa

“Fried Shrimps and Hummus With Pita”

8. Vita Nova

Vita Nova is Alessia’s favorite restaurant. The owner, Diego, is from Venice and he managed to recreate the Venetian/Italian atmosphere in a beautiful restaurant in the heart of Gueliz. Here, most of the pastas are vegan friendly and you can always order a delicious pizza without mozzarella. It’s definitely the best deal if you’re vegetarian, but we managed to eat an incredibly good vegan meal there as well. Their bread is lovely and if you close your eyes, you’ll feel like in Italy. In fact, this is the most popular restaurant between Italians in Marrakech. 

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9. Le Studio

This restaurant is the typical French bistro and all their recipes are definitely taken from the French tradition, so don’t expect a fusion with Morocco. The owner is super funny and we really advise you to sit at the counter to have the chance to talk with him. The food here is delicious and the wine options are really large, but definitely more vegetarian friendly. If you’re French, like Eddy, and you’re craving for camembert with truffle oil, here’s the place for you. If you’re vegan, this restaurant can be inappropriate, but you can still give it a try if you want a vegetarian meal. 

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We hope this article helped you and don’t forget to share with us your experience if you tried one of these restaurants! 

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Comments:

  • Rakesh

    October 13, 2021

    We are told, ” It’s almost impossible to get authentic vegetarian food in Marrakech/Morocco” & all restaurants, without exception, serve you food by removing meat from non-vegetarian food & serve it as if it were a vegetarian one.
    Can you kindly share truth. We are by faith strict vegetarian & have abondoned our trip to non-vegetarian Morocco.
    Regards
    Rakesh/ India/ Chandigarh

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