Calling all food enthusiasts! Dive into the rich culture of Fez through its delicious street foods. Join us on a walking tour of the historic medina, where you’ll get an insider’s taste of the best local foods.
Our journey begins at the iconic Blue Gate, where we’ll kick off the day with a traditional Moroccan breakfast. Sample a piping hot bowl of Bisara soup, accompanied by Harsha bread, a hard-boiled egg with a kick of cayenne pepper. From there, we’ll make a stop at the awe-inspiring Madrasa Bounannia. Exit the monument and its time to eat again. Indulge in pickled fruits and vegetables, including spicy olives and mini apples. If you join us for the morning tour, be sure to pair your pickles with maakouda, Moroccan fried potato balls.
After exploring the savory delights, it’s time for a sweet treat. Stroll over to Talaa Kebira, the bustling main shopping street of the medina. Here, you’ll tantalize your taste buds with lightly sweetened Moroccan yogurt and cheese. Grab a freshly baked roll from the neighboring bakery, sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds, and slather it with cheese for a mouthwatering sandwich to enjoy as we make our way down the talaa.
Quench your thirst with an array of irresistible Moroccan fruit juices at our next stop – a juice stand. Prepare to be surprised by unique combinations like avocado and orange juice, topped with a dollop of sherbert ice cream. Trust us, you won’t want to miss out on these refreshing concoctions.
As we continue our journey, we’ll venture into Souk el Attarain – a picturesque section of the Fez medina. Feast your eyes on dazzling traditional Moroccan evening wear, incense, perfumes, candles, and exquisite embroideries. Along the way, catch a glimpse of the stunning mausoleum of Moulay Idris, adorned with intricate decor. While only Muslims are allowed inside, you can console yourself with delicious nougat and sesame seed sweets, specialties of the area. As we continue down the windy streets, keep your eyes peeled for the Al Karaouine mosque, visible through the open doors on the street.
Unleash your inner foodie at our final market, Recife – the perfect spot for savory delights. Indulge in Calentita, a light chickpea flan, served hot and topped to taste with pepper. Upon entering the food market, prepare to be amazed by the vast array of fresh produce on display. Feel free to purchase some to sample along the way. Depending on the timing of the tour, you may have the chance to try fluffy Moroccan donuts, known as Sfenje, dusted with sugar to your liking. For the adventurous, there is Babbouhe – snails cooked in fragrant spices and herbs, served in small bowls with their flavorful broth.
Your unforgettable culinary journey in Fez’s medina concludes here. Leave with a satisfied palate and a newfound admiration for the enchanting beauty of this historic city.