Our esteemed host Karim and his family took us to the Grand Souk Al Had
for a day of shopping. The vast rows and mountains of fresh food, spices, and handmade goods was enchanting. Families do their regular shopping here weekly and most of the food we saw arrived that day.
Karim purchased two live chickens which were cleaned right there. His wife Hanan served us these chickens roasted in her home with homemade olives, apple cake, saffron rice, bread, fresh fruit, and spiced coffee. Can you guess how long we lounged and ate for? If you thought 3 hours, you are wrong, closer to 3 1/2! Moroccan hospitality is beyond reproach; gracious, giving, and so sincere.
video of the Souk
Souk Al Had map