Habous may be the "new" medina in Casablanca, but it is chock full of the traditional tastes and textures that make Morocco such an inviting destination. Get some dinner inspiration from the traditional Moroccan ingredients in the covered food market, learn about the traditional, plant-based beauty products to soften your skin, redden your lips or cheeks, and clean your teeth. Admire the textures of handmade carpets.
Habous Quarter Food Market
Wellness rituals and products in Habous Market
Stroll through the Habous Quarter and you'll learn a lot about how Moroccans take care of body and soul. From the neighborhood hammam, with its soaring dome, to the vendors selling natural cosmetics, or applying henna to hands and feet. Recreate the Moroccan hammam experience in your own home by softening your skin in a warm bath then slathering on the traditional black soap before using the exfoliating mit to keep your skin healthy and soft.
Carpets in Habous Market
While all the traditional Moroccan carpets can be found in the Habous Quarter in Casablanca, I found the Boucherrette carpets the most fun and interesting. Made from cotton rags, the carpets use the traditional patterns that identify the region in which it is made, but the rags offer more vivid colors and, I think, give the artisans more license with their designs.