Filled with traditional shops and lively markets, the Rabat Medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must see for any tourist. One of the best things about the Medina is all the great food you can buy and sample inside. While it doesn’t have some of the gourmet items of Fes and Marrakech, it’s still worth exploring and the food is usually cheaper. So sit back and get ready to go on a culinary tour of the Rabat Medina.
Small cafes line the surrounding walls and outer ring of the Medina making it an easy place to get a bite to eat.
There are also plenty of patisseries full of great treats and smiling faces.
Morocco has some of the best dates in the world and there are several vendors within the Medina where you can pick them up for cheap.
Nothing goes better with dates than nuts made with honey and packed together into large blocks. You can buy the whole blocks or get them broken into pieces. Samples are usually free.
Oranges, bananas, mangoes and other fruit from around Africa are available all over the place and at great prices, especially in bulk.
Coconut carts are pushed through the streets of the Medina and are it’s only a few dirhams for a quick snack.
Sugarcane and Snails
Neither are things you expect to find in a typical grocery store, but you can buy fresh snails to eat while vendors grind up sugarcane drinks for you on the spot in the Medina.
Fresh chocolate is available in several places to get your fix.
Spain, Italy and Greece can all make a claim for great olives, but it’s hard to beat the quality and variety you can find in Morocco, where olives are in abundance everywhere.
Grains and Legumes
Forget the bulk bins at your local Whole Foods, they have nothing on the variety or prices in the Rabat Medina.
Meat lovers rejoice, you can get some of the best kebabs in the world in the Rabat Medina, made fresh on the spit everyday.
We didn’t forget the bizarre food lover. There is quite a large selection of food you can’t find elsewhere, such as meat right off the bone of these animal heads.
And of course after you try it, you need something to wash it down with. Just step over to one of the many fresh juice stands around the Medina.
Wherever you step, there is sure to be tons of food you’ve never seen before.
Plenty of fresh bread
Bread is served with almost every meal in Morocco, so it’s only natural that the Medina is full of colorful vendors selling their freshest goods.