Eat local: Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

Cooking traditional Moroccan pancakes that will be filled and rolled up for eating like “wraps” in Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

Cooking traditional Moroccan pancakes that will be filled and rolled up for eating like “wraps” in Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

 

A short stroll or tram ride from United Nations Place, in the heart of Casablanca city center, the Marché Central de Casablanca (Central Market) is the city’s main market, located along the busy shopping street of Muhammad V Boulevard.  Crammed with locals, the daily market is fascinating place to get a taste of local culture, as well as pick up bargains, with everything from food to fresh flowers and traditional clothing on sale.

 

Boucherie Geneve (butcher shop) in Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

Boucherie Geneve (butcher shop) in Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

 

 

A boucherie (butcher shop) specializing in skinned rabbits (hanging, left) and poultry and eggs in Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

A boucherie (butcher shop) specializing in skinned rabbits (hanging, left) and poultry and eggs in Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

 

The vibrant stalls serve up a myriad of fresh produce, with mounds of fruit and vegetables, a vast array of fish and shellfish, and a rainbow of spices filling the senses with exotic sights and smells.

 

Fresh crabs and oysters at a fish monger's stall in Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

Fresh crabs and oysters at a fish monger’s stall in Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

 

Langoustines rouges (red prawns) and other shrimp at a fish monger's stall in Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

Langoustines rouges (red prawns) and other shrimp at a fish monger’s stall in Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

 

Fresh ray fish and other fresh fish for sale at a fish monger's stall in Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

Fresh ray fish and other fresh fish for sale at a fish monger’s stall in Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

 

Very nice looking fresh vegetables for sale in Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

Very nice looking fresh vegetables for sale in Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

 

Assorted baskets and kitchen ware for sale in Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

Assorted baskets and kitchen ware for sale in Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

 

Grains for sale in Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

Grains for sale in Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

 

Beautiful local fresh strawberries for sale in Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

Beautiful local fresh strawberries for sale in Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

 

Fresh local mint and herbs for sale by green grocer in Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

Fresh local mint and herbs for sale by green grocer in Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

 

A pretty tajine (Moroccan cooking pot with conical lid for stews) and other ceramics for sale in Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

A pretty tajine (Moroccan cooking pot with conical lid for stews) and other ceramics for sale in Marché Central (Central Market), Casablanca, Morocco

 

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