Berber in Demnate

Shems 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...

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...

Food in Demnate

Produits Agricoles Naturelles

Honey that’s considered rare elsewhere abounds in the hills around Demnate, and this shop across from the O'Libya petrol station on the road towards Azilal has a decent selection of honey and other local products.

Village in Demnate

Boughlou Pottery Village

Pottery sits on display along sunny roadsides all the way through Boughlou, whose craftsmen are known in this region for their work. Visit to buy straight from the source, or just to admire the craftsmen at work...

Moroccan in Demnate

Restaurant-Café Itranes

Some 300m after the city gate on the left, this sidewalk restaurant serves a mean rotisserie chicken. If you've got a sweet tooth, the affiliated pastry shop next door is worth a stop too – the parfait-like...

Market in Demnate

Sunday Souq

The weekly Sunday souq, south of the bus station, 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.

Religious in Demnate

Jewish Moussem

Hundreds of Jewish families from Morocco, France, Israel, Canada and the US arrive each July for the Jewish moussem (festival), a week-long mystical event said to offer miracle cures.

Pizza in Demnate

Mateam Bayatzana

This fast-food joint just north of the old kasbah dishes up respectable sandwiches and pizzas till late.