I am visiting Morocco (Fez, Marrakesh, Aït Benhaddou and Meknes) in December. I am vegetarian (no animal products except dairy). Can I survive in these cities?
My boyfriend and I (both vegetarian) were in Morocco for 3 weeks with our bikes. We were visiting Marrakech, Agadir, Essaouira from the big cities and many small villages in Atlas and Anti-Atlas. Though we don't speak Arabic and French (we have only learned some words) we NEVER had any problems with vegetarian food.
Mostly we got some vegan Tajine, with different ingredients. We also never have to explain what we mean with "vegetarian" (so they never wanted to give us some fish, for example)!
You can survive, as a vegetarian, in most of the known world, Morocco included.
Meat eating historically has never been common nor cheap, and today it is so just because it's been one of the cultural exports of the USA during WW2 and now we feel like it's the norm, so we are scared to travel somewhere and not be able to avoid meat.
The truth is, aside from the US, people eat and cook much more vegetable than they realise. Moroccans love their meat, but they have plenty of vegetables-only recipes too.
I visited Morocco a few months back. There are not too many vegetarian options but still, it's not too difficult to survive. Veg Tajine and Couscous are the most common options.
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