Moroccan cuisine caters to individuals all on diets.

23 October 2019

How to Eat Keto, Plant-Based & Gluten-Free Meals in Marrakech

To err on one’s diet while travelling is human. When a person leaves the comfort of their home town and travels abroad, they’ll likely encounter tasty yet “forbidden” foods and inadvertently gobble them up. This can be serious for those who are sensitive or allergic to those foods. 

With that said, before visiting a Marrakech restaurant, you should know what menu options are available to avoid committing any diet sins abroad. We’ll focus on some of the more en vogue diets, namely: gluten-free diet, keto-friendly, plant-based diet and paleo-based diets. 

Gluten-Free Foods to Try at a Marrakech Restaurant 

Beef Kefta.

Gluten-free diets can be tricky due to risks of gluten cross-contamination. A good example of this is when oats, naturally gluten-free grain, is laced with wheat gains because of it being processed in the same facility

It goes without saying that this is a major problem for those who have gluten intolerance or a full-blown gluten allergy. Fortunately, you can visit a Marrakech restaurant without having to skip the menu altogether or risk eating an offending item. 

Wheat/Gluten-Free Marrakech Food

Now keep in mind that it’s customary for Moroccan meals to come with bread. Of course, flatbread is not gluten-free, as it is made with wheat, so it makes sense to avoid it altogether. 

Other Gluten-Free Marrakech Food: Zaalouk, Omelettes, Harissa.  

Keto-Friendly Foods to Try at a Marrakech Restaurant

Mixed mechoui.

It may come as no surprise that the keto diet was the most popular diet of 2018. Just about everyone knows at least one person, at present, who’s doing keto. This fat-dominant, carb-depleted assortment of foods has been touted as the most effective way to blast fat and boost energy due to the process of ketosis

It’s not for everyone and whether it works for one person or another depends on a multitude of factors. However, for those who are dedicated to the keto diet and about to visit Marrakech, there are several menu options to try. 

Keto-Friendly Marrakech Food 

Other Keto-Friendly Foods to Try in Marrakech: Fish tajine, Boulfaf (grilled lamb liver), Moroccan spiced olive dish. 

Plant-Based Food Options to Try at a Marrakech Restaurant 

Moroccan salad.

Plant-based diets are easy to follow in theory, because the options are set in stone – you can eat fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and seeds but no animal products. Of course, sustaining willpower on a plant-based diet is challenging, especially for people who have abandoned their carnivorous tendencies. Nevertheless, finding a plant-based dish at a Marrakech restaurant can be a cakewalk for those who are committed. 

Plant-Based Marrakech Food 

Other Plant-Based Foods to Try at a Marrakech Restaurant: Moroccan Red Lentil Soup, Moroccan vegetable and chickpea stews.

A Meal for Everyone in Marrakech

No matter what diet you follow, you will find flavourful and aromatic meals that will satisfy your tastebuds and have you asking for more. It’s no doubt challenging trying to maintain a strict diet when you travel abroad, but the city of Marrakech won’t be a place where you have to compromise your diet. 

At our Le Trou Au Mur restaurant, we serve meals that cater to all four of the diets mentioned in this article (and more). In fact, you can find many of the above-mentioned dishes on our diverse menu. So if you’re worried about eating the wrong things in Marrakech, don’t fret – once you land in the Red City, you’ll be in (our) good hands!

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How to Eat Keto, Plant-Based & Gluten-Free Meals in Marrakech