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Moroccan Foods: Our Review of the Best Moroccan Cuisine in Stoke-On-Trent

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Moroccan Foods Rating: 5 out of 5

When we stumbled upon Moroccan Foods in the bustling city of Stoke-on-Trent we did a double take. Authentic Moroccan food in Stoke? This was a surprise as we didn’t think Stoke-on-Trent’s diversity stretched as far as North African Arab cuisine.

I had no idea the culinary journey that awaited me. As someone who has had the privilege of exploring the vibrant flavours of North African cuisine firsthand, I can say with certainty that this unassuming indoor food stall transports you straight to the souks of Marrakech.

a moroccan couple in their 30s-40s smiling for the camera at the front of their moroccan foods stall in stoke, england
The lovely couple who own Moroccan Foods

What is Moroccan food? 

Moroccan cuisine is renowned for its captivating blend of flavours, drawing influences from Berber, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern culinary traditions. 

At its core, Moroccan food features an intricate tapestry of aromatic spices, slow-cooked meats, fragrant tagines, and delicate pastries – all of which transport the palate on a journey through the vibrant markets and rolling deserts of North Africa. 

Moroccan Foods Information:

Pricing: affordable £

Cuisine: Moroccan, North African

Opening times:

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 8:30am til 4pm (closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday)


And though Moroccan Foods is technically a food stall in Stoke’s indoor market rather than a restaruant, it’s just like any other restaurant, albeit slightly smaller, but much brighter and airy, and warm, and has that relaxing vibe that comes with cafes and eateries inside quiet, old-fashioned malls and markets. Plus, it’s right in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent city centre.

Most importantly, was the food authentic? You bet it was. Belly-filling and delicious, it’s safe to say the portions blew our socks off. Read on to discover the variety of food on offer, pricing, and our overall experience.

The Moroccan Foods Menu

wooden framed chalkboard on a brick wall displaying the menu for Moroccan Foods, written in different coloured chalks

Moroccan Foods: Our Experience

Entering Stoke’s Indoor Market we found ourselves standing directly in front of the Moroccan Foods stall – it’s right there on the left-hand side, in bold colours with Moroccan and British flags on the countertop.

Light pours in through the large windows over three colourful, wooden tables and chairs, the pretty paint patterns of the ceramic salt and pepper shakers along with the design of the napkin holders easily depicting the unmistakable styles of Morocco.

Approaching the stall front and spotting the couple who own the stall, we were immediately enveloped by the warm, welcoming ambience that exuded and an air of genuine Moroccan hospitality.

front view of Moroccan Foods food stall at Stoke-on-Trent's indoor market in Stoke, England


Kicking off with the lentil and coriander soup, it was an absolute delight, served as soon as we sat down. The aromatic broth infused with an expert blend of Moroccan spices, was perfectly complemented by the tender, earthy lentils. It was a captivating start to the culinary adventure that lay ahead.

As I moved on to the spinach msemen, I was struck by the flawless execution of this traditional Moroccan flatbread. Delicate layers of dough were skillfully cooked to a golden brown, encasing a filling of fragrant, wilted spinach. Each bite was a symphony of textures and flavours that danced across my palate.

eating moroccan lentil soup
moroccan spinach msemen pastry and olives

Served alongside were pretty little ceramic pots with pointed lids that reveal a delicious bunch of spiced olives to nibble on.

Main Dishes

The main courses were where Moroccan Foods truly shone. The traditional tagine was an absolute revelation – a slow-cooked, vibrant medley of vegetables enveloped in a sauce that was a harmonious blend of spices and citrus. I felt like I was transported straight to the bustling souks of Marrakech.

Equally impressive was the tender lamb and vegetable couscous. The fluffy, perfectly steamed grains of couscous formed the perfect foundation for the succulent, aromatic lamb and butternut squash, peppers and courgette . It totally embodied the essence of Moroccan cuisine – robust, yet nuanced.

birds eye view of the main dishes on a red table consisting of vegetable tagine, lamb and couscous, vegetable couscous, moroccan mint tea, moroccan coffee, and traditional sweets

Sides and Beverages

No Moroccan meal would be complete without the iconic mint tea and traditional sweet treats, and Moroccan Foods delivered on both fronts. 

The Moroccan mint tea, served in an ornate teapot, was a refreshing and aromatic palate cleanser that complemented the meal beautifully. 

And the selection of Moroccan cakes and pastries, from fragrant honey biscuits to the delicate kaab el ghzal, provided a perfect sweet punctuation to the dining experience.

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The verdict

As we reflect on our visit to Moroccan Foods, we are left with a profound sense of gratitude for discovering this hidden gem in the heart of Stoke. 

Without a doubt, the highlight for me was the lamb couscous whilst for Ariel, she was taken by surprise how tasty the vegetable tagine was.

The authenticity of the flavours, the attention to detail in the presentation, and the warmth of the hospitality all combined to create a truly genuine Moroccan dining experience. This is a food stall that deserves to be on every food lover’s radar, as it serves as a beacon of culinary excellence in the Midlands region.

So, if you find yourself in Stoke-on-Trent, do yourself a favour and make a beeline for Moroccan Foods. Your tastebuds will thank you for the journey to North Africa, right in the heart of Staffordshire.

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view of the assortment of cakes and sweets on display at the moroccan foods stall in stoke, england
Wide range of delicious cakes and sweets available

🚗 🅿️ Looking for where to park?

Free parking is available at Sainsbury’s supermarket car park (maximum stay 3 hours), just across the road, a two minutes walk from the Indoor Market where Moroccan Foods is located.

Moroccan Foods: Atmosphere and Ambience

As its a food stall within an indoor market, decor is restricted but this doesn’t take away from the warm vibes and serene ambience given how quiet the market hall was. Moroccan design was visible in the detail such as in ceramic pots and shakers, napkin holders, cutlery, teapot, 

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Staff hospitality

The staff were incredibly friendly and kind, patient, and providing fast service. 

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view of the moroccan foods stall at the indoor market hall with the seating area on the right and the food stall on the left


For authentic Moroccan food the price was quite reasonable and the portions filling.
Moroccan Foods price range: £ / reasonable/affordable

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Moroccan Foods is among the cleanest in the area with a 5-star Food and Hygiene Standards rating. 

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Our overall ratings:

Billy: 5/5

Ariel: 5/5

With a perfect 5-star score on Google Maps and TripAdvisor, Moroccan Foods is the Number 1 recommendation for Moroccan food in Stoke, and one of the top places to eat in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire in general.

Go and give them a visit and try something new – you won’t be disappointed!

Moroccan Foods Stoke FAQs

Now that we’ve given our review of Moroccan Foods in Stoke, below are some commonly asked questions about Moroccan cuisine:

What are 3 popular foods in Morocco?

Tagine (slow-cooked meat and vegetable stew), couscous (steamed semolina), and pastries like baklava and kaab el ghzal are all beloved Moroccan specialties that showcase the complex flavours and textures of the country’s cuisine.

What is a traditional Moroccan dish?

The traditional Moroccan tagine is a quintessential dish, featuring tender meat or poultry slow-cooked with an array of aromatic spices, vegetables, fruits, and sometimes nuts, all served in a signature conical clay pot.

What are Moroccan national foods?

Couscous, tagine, and mint tea are considered national dishes of Morocco, representing the country’s rich culinary heritage and reflecting the diverse cultural influences that have shaped Moroccan cuisine over centuries.

What food and drink is Morocco famous for?

Morocco is renowned for its fragrant spice blends, slow-cooked meats, freshly baked breads, and of course, the iconic mint tea – a staple accompaniment to any Moroccan meal.

What is a typical Moroccan lunch?

A typical Moroccan lunch often features a hearty tagine or couscous dish, served with an array of Moroccan salads, olives, and freshly baked breads, followed by sweet mint tea and traditional pastries.