Morocco is known the world over for it’s amazing food and hospitality. At the epicenter of Moroccan cuisine sits Marrakech. Famous souks, and hundreds of hotels and riads help to make Marrakech a must-stop destination for tourists. Sadly, with so many people coming and going it’s difficult to find food that truly lives up to its reputation.
How do we know?
Fourteen years ago, Youssef and Amanda met in Marrakech, and after living in the United States decided to move back to Morocco and call the “red city” home. Amanda’s first experience with Moroccan food was typical of a tourist visiting the country and it was only after eating the food of Youssef’s family home that she realized what was missing. After coming back to Marrakech, and hearing from friends and family visiting that the quality and taste of home food was so much better than what they were eating in restaurants, they decided to start Marrakech Food Tours.
Youssef grew up in Marrakech, and spent his formative years learning the streets of Marrakech and eating some of the best food in the city. He then spent almost a decade in the United States and traveling the world with his family. He loves to share his inside information and secrets of the best food of the city with guests.
Amanda grew up in the Midwest USA and visited Morocco for the first time in 2004. After spending 10 days on the tourist food circuit she was convinced Moroccan food was awful! Fate had a different plan and she met Youssef during her vacation, returned to Morocco and was able to see the real Moroccan food culture. When Youssef moved to the US she took up preparing his favorite foods and learned everything she could about Moroccan food. It was her idea to take the Moroccan food she loved, and share it with those visiting. Her favorite thing to do in Marrakech is spend time in the rug souks!
His favorite places to take visitors in Marrakesh are some hidden places where travelers can meet people doing daily activities.
She loves sharing the history and culture of Morocco with guests as well as the different dishes that make Marrakech special.
He enjoys sharing the food of Marrakech and interesting stops along the tour route. He knows the city history inside and out so don’t be afraid to ask him anything!
If you've emailed us chances are you've talked with Julie. She's based in the US so that we can handle most requests at anytime.