How to Eat Gluten Free in Morocco

How to Eat Gluten Free in Morocco, Marrakech, Morocco (B)

I’m wrapping up my posts on our trip to Morocco with some of my top tips and experience of eating gluten free in Morocco – it’s not only doable, but I found it enjoyable, largely stress-free, and I never got ill – all things that surprised me!

Breakfast at our Riad – I couldn’t eat the bread, but they specially made me an omelette and gave me extra fruit 

I was nervous going into Morocco due to the language barrier, as well as cultural differences; many cultures do not recognize food allergies as serious or life-threatening, and often have never even heard the term “gluten” before. Gluten is a protein – when you’re speaking about your dietary restriction, rephrase it in more commonly known terms such as bread, wheat, pastry, flour, etc. In Morocco they speak French and Arabic. I often would greet waiters with:

“je suis allergique au farine et le pain….” / “I am allergic to flour and bread” or “Je ne mange pas le farine, le pain…” / “I do not eat flour, bread”, and hope that they understood my disjointed French. Which they did! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: How to Eat Gluten Free in Morocco
Guide Location: Morocco » Marrakech
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sarah Bence
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Riad Dar Zaman
  • Souk Kafe
  • Marrakech Henna Art Cafe
  • Cafe Arabe
  • Cafe des Epices
  • Kozybar
  • Taj’in Darna
  • Amal Women’s Training Center