We did the Souk tasting trail with Gail of Plan-it-Fez and it turned out to be one of the highlights of our Moroccan family vacation. Not only does the tour serve as a good orientation to the often confusing jumble of the Fes souks, but Gail’s knowledge, insights and clear love for Moroccan street food is virtually impossible to replicate by yourself. Not only does she show you the nooks and cranny’s of the food stalls within the medina, but gives you clear guidance and peace-of-mind on what you can eat (safely) and whom you can photograph, after she always politely obtains permission, something not to be underestimated in Morocco in general and the Fes souks in particular.
From steamed lambs head, to camel mince- meat, and lamb livers, the adventurous carnivore will be able to partake of Fes’ street food safely interspersed with lots of witty humor and glances into Moroccan lives. There are lots of vegetarian stalls as well and a particular highlight is Gail’s demonstration of Moroccan honey, some of the best in the world. We got to taste around a dozen honeys and it was not unlike a serious wine tasting, I kid you not. There were notes of chocolate, tobacco and leather.
Another highlight was buying a bunch of little tidbits from various stalls and going into a hole-in-the-wall eating place that specializes in Fava bean soup, sitting around a communal table with locals and eating the soup and other stuff we had picked up, truly an unforgettable experience and one we would never have dreamed of doing on our own. The local bread baking establishment, where households that live in the vicinity send their own bread to be baked, was yet another highlight as was the man in a secret location that sits for 17 hours a day feeding wood into a stove that supplies heat for a hammam, and also moonlights by baking/roasting anything for you perfectly including a whole lamb.
Strongly recommended. An expensive outing but you really do get what you pay for.
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