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Food in Demnate

Miel d'Atlas

Honey that’s considered rare elsewhere abounds in the hills around Demnate. You’ll notice a Miel d'Atlas sign with a bee on it at the hanout (grocer) on your right on the main road east out of town towards Imi n'Ifr…
Berber in Demnate

Café-Restaurant Al Jazeera

You have to call ahead to eat here, but it's worth the effort. The meal begins with savoury seasonal salads that are a prelude to Demnate’s signature fine-grain couscous, decadently dressed with local olive oil and …
Berber in Demnate

Kasbah Illy

This splashy kasbah-hotel, 5km from Demnate on the road to Imi n'Ifri, offers lunch by a dolphin-tiled pool overlooking the valley. Expect traditional Moroccan cooking, including richly flavoured tagines. Reserve ah…
Market in Demnate

Sunday Souq

The weekly Sunday souq, 10 minutes south of town by foot, is an opportunity to taste-test local olives, olive oils and almonds and browse Demnate’s local woodwork and yellow-glazed pottery painted in henna.
Moroccan in Demnate

Restaurant-Café Itranes

Some 300m after the city gate on the left, this sidewalk restaurant serves a mean rotisserie chicken.
Religious in Demnate

Hamdouchi Moussem

Demnate has two zawiyas (Islamic religious shrines), making the annual Hamdouchi Moussem in September twice as raucous. Pilgrims visiting each zawiya dance to a different rhythm in an all-day music festival in the t…
Religious in Demnate

Jewish Moussem

Hundreds of Jewish families from Morocco, France, Israel, Canada and the US arrive each July for the Jewish moussem, a weeklong mystical event said to offer miracle cures.