Africa - Favorite food stalls at Marrakech?
Oct 20, 11, 8:56 pm
So, in a few weeks I visit Marrakech for 4 nights and stay in the Medina. ;)
I always enjoy casual, inexpensive, and fun dining opportunities.
Which food stalls (numbers please, if possible) are suggested in Jemaa El Fna?
Oct 24, 11, 1:47 pm
Might be useful, the UK Sunday Times had an article yesterday on "48 best eats in the world" - below was their suggestion for Marrakech (not Jemaa El Fna but not too far away).
West of Marrakech’s cats-cradling lanes of slipper-sellers and questionable antiques dealers, there’s another souk where the locals lunch. Pot after pot of tagines line the pavement, steaming stews of anything and everything boil on makeshift bunsens, and the murmur of the city’s gossip seeps along the alleys. Pick a busy stall and devour a simple casserole. Mains around £3 – you’ll find the stalls round the corner from the Almoravid Koubba, the oldest building in Marrakech.
From this weeks Sunday Times (http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/travel/weekends/Food_and_Drink/article796872.ece#page-4) (behind a paywall)
Jemma El Fna Stall 42 (I think) - sells several types of fish in batter, peppers, aubergine salad and fried potatoes. All delicious. It's at the end of a row, there's always a crowd waiting for a space at one of the benches. It might seem odd to be eating fish 'n chips in Marrakech, but you won't regret it.
After your meal, try a cup of the hot spiced/herbal drink (contains ginger, cinnamon and other herbs and spices) from one of the stalls on the south side of the market - recognizable by their big copper urns.