Vegan Food and Restaurants in Marrakech
1 HENNA ART CAFE
As the name suggests, besides lovely food you can also get your body parts (most commonly hands) painted by skilled henna artists. The food in Henna Art Café is fresh and delicious and the service is very attentive and polite. Vegan items on the menu are clearly marked and include meals such as hummus, vegan sandwiches, vegetable couscous or the traditional zaalouk (stewed aubergines). Here you can eat inside or on one of the two quiet terraces. To find this place, follow the sings towards Earth Café, which is well signposted across the southern Medina. Henna Art Café is on the same street, only slightly closer towards Jemaa El Fna. Also, all profits from this cafe go to local charities that support Moroccan people.
Address: 9, Arset Aouzal Souikat, 40000 Web
2 ZEITOUN CAFE
If you are looking for food on the main square Jemaa El Fna, head to Zeitoun Café which is located on the western side of it. Zeitoun Café has two large terraces from which you will have a great view over the square and the Koutoubia Mosque. Vegan food on the menu is labelled. You will have a choice of couple of dishes, such as a soup, quinoa salad, vegetable couscous or a vegetable tagine. Prices here might be a little bit higher due to the location, but for the price you will get a lovely retreat from the busy main square.
Address: 107 Place Jemaa El Fnaa Web
Nomad is a stylish contemporary restaurant situated in the centre of the souks. All food here is using traditional Moroccan ingredients, but presented in a fresh way. You will not find any tagine pots here. As it is very popular, booking is required for dinner time. The top terrace is completely uncovered, so that you can watch the stars and you wait for you food. Vegan dishes are not labelled, but staff is knowledgeable and will advise on vegan meals. Although the menu is seasonal, there should be a good choice of plant-based dishes. Nomad is the most expensive restaurant on this list, but it easily compares with typical European prices.
Address: 1 DERB Aarjane, Marrakech Web
Kui-Zin is located near the souks and has a large terrace that overlooks them. If you come here in the evening, you can also listen to some live Moroccan music. The service here is very attentive and funny (be prepared for jokes). What you should also be prepared for are the portion sizes, which are large. There are many vegan items on the menu, but they are not marked. As for May 2017, some of the vegan food was the selection of salads and fresh salad (starters), berber tagine and vegetable couscous (mains).
Address: 12 Rue Amsafah, Sidi Abdelazi Web
5 EARTH CAFE
Earth Café is a vegetarian bistro in the heart of the Medina. The reviews of this place have recently been very diverse, but generally speaking is has for a while been a popular vegetarian destination. The vegan meals are clearly labelled and include spring rolls or a veggie burger.
Address: Derb Zawak, Riad Zitoun kedim 2, Web
VERT MIDI (IN GUELIZ, NEW TOWN)
Vert Midi is a salad bar situated on the main boulevard of Gueliz – the New Town of Marrakech. Here you can compose your own salad by ticking boxes on a provided list that you later give to the staff. You will have a massive choice of different vegeatbles and dressings. The smoothies here are also delicious. Come here if you are looking for food around the New Town, but if you are only in the Medina it is not worth walking all the way here. However, if you are in the famous Jardin Majorelle, Vert Midi is located a 20 minute walk from there.
Address: 234 Avenue Mohamed V Web
CAFE CLOCK (IN KASBAH)
Café Clock is located in the Kasbah neighbourhood about 15 minute walk from the Saadian Tombs. Beside serving food they also run numerous events, such as traditional storytelling (most of which can be often in English), Saharan music or jamming sessions. Check out their website for the up to date programme. The vegan food you can choose from here is for example Moroccan soup, hummus with falafels or Moroccan tapas. You can sit downstairs, or climb one of the terraces that will give you a view over the Kasbah neighbourhood.
Address: 224 Derb Chtouka, Kasbah, Medina Web