where to find the best vegetarian food in Chefchaouen, Morocco

Finding vegetarian food can be hard in certain places. In Morocco’s smaller cities, like Chefchaouen, it was a bit of a task. Despite the lack of overall variety, I was pleasantly surprised with the modest number of restaurants in the blue city of Chefchaouen that offered vegetarian meals.

If you’re looking for vegetarian food in Chefchaouen, this guide is a compiled list of all the spots I ate with a map at the bottom to help you find them all!


here are the best vegetarian restaurants in Chefcahouen


where to find the best vegetarian food in Chefchaouen, Morocco

quick notes about dining in Chefchaouen {+ Morocco}

  • Dining times are hardly ever as posted. Usually, I include opening hours in my food and café guides to make it easier for anyone reading, but almost every place I ate, in every town I visited, hours of operation that were posted were wrong. Places that said they opened at 10 AM might not have had a light on until noon. This adds to the adventure of it all, but makes it a bit hard to plan.

  • Service at most of the popular, multi-floor eateries was a bit confusing. You’d be told to have a seat anywhere you like, but then it would take the wait staff a while to find you throughout the multiple floors of the dining spaces. Be patient and, if you’re in a rush, ask for the bill as soon as the waiter clears the table.

  • Most places don’t take credit or debit card, so make sure you have cash. This is actually a good tip for all of Morocco— restaurants, shops, and otherwise.

  • Meals almost always come with a basket of bread and sauces, dips, and spreads. Sometimes this is free and other times there is a small charge. You won’t know unless you ask the server at the start. It’s usually a very small amount, but if you’re on a tight cash budget, you might want to go ahead and be proactive.

Onto where to eat…

where to find the best vegetarian food in Chefchaouen, Morocco

Hamsa

Hamsa was the first eatery I stopped at in Chefchaouen. What first caught my eye was the gorgeous terrace. I saw people sitting up top, knew I was hungry, and thought, “BINGO!” The prices were higher than other spots in town, but the vegan cake was exactly what I was craving in the moment, and did I mention the terrace?! Not only does Hamsa have salads, soups, wraps, and other veggie meals on their menu, they also offer a range of cakes that are vegan and gluten-free. If you want to visit the terrace, I suggest going up closer to golden hour. When I was at Hamsa, sipping on lemonade and munching down cake, it was the hottest part of the day and I was a sweaty {albeit happy} mess.

where to find the best vegetarian food in Chefchaouen, Morocco
where to find the best vegetarian food in Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chez Fouad

Chez Fouad is a small local restaurant without table menus, void of bells and whistles. It’s a tiny little “hole-in-the-wall” by my favourite cakes shop in Chefchaouen. The night I dropped in, the elderly owner rattled off a few food options and promptly went back to his kitchen to whip it all together. I heard items being chopped, blended, and heated in a pan. In 10-ish minutes, the man brought out a hot meal, which came with a heaping portion of bread. There were no other customers in the restaurant, which played Moroccan music in the background, all adding to the hidden-away atmosphere of the place.

where to find the best vegetarian food in Chefchaouen, Morocco

Café Clock

Café Clock is a chain with three locations throughout Morocco. The Café Clock in Chefchaouen had slightly slow service, but it was just as delicious as the locations I visited in Morocco. Plus, Chefchaouen had a pretty hard-to-beat view from its rooftop. Unfortunately, on the day I went to eat at Café Clock, I had been fully sick and the only thing I could stomach {or that even sounded good} were carbs on carbs on carbs. So, we ordered plate after plate of potatoes and bread, all of which really hit the spot. It’s also worth noting that Café Clock, like Hamsa, has a great terrace view!

OPENING HOURS: 9 AM- 10:30PM daily

where to find the best vegetarian food in Chefchaouen, Morocco

Restaurant Bab ssour

Restaurant Bab SSour had the most delicious, spicy vegetable soup of anywhere I ate in Morocco. The restaurant was filled with old maps and photographs of what the city used to look like. The seating was a mix of cushions, thatched chairs, and wooden benches covered in colourful throw. Service was faster here than almost anywhere I ate in the city and the very Moroccan interior made Ssour one of my favourite spots of the whole trip.


map

NEED HELP FINDING FOOD? Don’t worry! I’ve made a map of all the spots listed in this post.


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where to find the best vegetarian food in Chefchaouen, Morocco
where to find the best vegetarian food in Chefchaouen, Morocco

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