We’re Mo’rockin the Garden of Unearthly Delights!

What a spectacular view! The Garden of Unearthly Delights now takes up almost the whole block of Rundle Park, East Terrace.

What a spectacular view! The Garden of Unearthly Delights now takes up almost the whole block of Rundle Park, East Terrace.

What a place to be! And we’ve got our first media mention for the season:

“Moroccan hit Moorish Bites”

Sunday Mail 15 February 2015

Sunday Mail 15 February 2015

We’re all set up and almost through our first weekend of Garden trade for 2015.

Our new digs for the next five weeks.

Our new digs for the next five weeks.

You can find us in the Southern-side food section next to the Umbrella Revolution. We’ve got a FULL menu including a treat for those hot, hot days – fresh iced-mint tea.



Come join us every day (except February 16) until March 15. Usual trading times are: Monday to Thursday – 5:00pm to Midnight (garden open until 1:00am) Friday- Saturday – 12 noon to 1:00am (garden open from 10am and closes 3:00am) Sunday – 12 noon to Midnight (garden open from 10am and closes 1:00am)

What’s next? Last chance #moorishlunch, next stop Garden of Unearthly Delights!

Happy New Year! What a lovely summer break that was. If not a little noisy – Chef Mo’ took the time off to get out the angle grinder and cut a new servery window for the #moorishvan with the help of Papa Moorish Peter (never a dull moment!)

Boys and power tools – a mighty bond.

We’ve since hit the Adelaide streets running in 2015, and its about to get even more exciting for Moorish Bites.  Coming up…

TODAY Sunday 25 January – Adelaide Night Market from 4 to 8pm, North Terrace

The wonderful Adelaide Night Market a monthly event held in the warmer months which had its 2nd Birthday in December.

It’s a great collection of both the well-known food trucks as well as smaller, family-run food stalls, plus artisanal craft and food goodies.  It’s also a great use of the usually under-enjoyed, but lovely stretch of garden along the top of Government House.

We’re excited to debut the Tagine Burger – slow-cooked lamb in Moroccan spices, topped with “Tefaya” (caramelised onion, sultanas and fried almonds) on a bed of saffron coleslaw, served on a toasted brioche bun.  Special today only for $10.00

Find us on North Terrace, near the War Memorial and corner of Kintore Avenue from 4-8pm.

The Tagine Burger!

The Tagine Burger!

The Porch Sessions – 9 February 2015 – gates from 5pm – location to be disclosed (intriguing!)

Our souk street food will be complementing the February, seaside-bound installment of the Porch Sessions.

This eclectic musical gathering creates a musical oasis, bringing the tunes, food and wine, Persian rugs, fairy lights and all-round good times to a secret residential garden once a month across the warmer seasons.

Tickets have already sold out for this and the next one (wowsers!), so if you were not lucky enough to nabs yours this time around you should stay tuned for their later installments here and be very, very quick!

The Garden of Unearthly Delights – 12 February to 15 March 2015

We are pumped to be selected to be a part of the Garden this year in our super stall form.  We’ll be serving our full compliment for the Fringe folk at the original and the best magical oasis of the festival season.

Check out the program here to see a show as well as savoring on our souk street food.

Usual Garden hours are 5pm to late Monday to Thursday and 10am to very late on Friday to Sunday –  look for the Mo’rockin Moorish Bites stall!

#Moorishlunch trade – last two weeks before Fringe!

It’s your last chance to catch us for weekday city lunch before we head into the Garden for February/March.

Trading locations can be subject to change (check Twitter or Facebook for any last-minute announcements), but our plan is:

[note: edited Sunday 26 January 2015]

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015 – 11am to 2pm – Hindmarsh Square
  • Friday 30 January 2015 – 11am to 2pm – Light Square
  • Tuesday 3 February 2015 – 11am to 2pm – Angas Street (opposite the Magistrates Court & SA Water building, South-West of Victoria Square)
  • Thursday 5 February 2015 –  11am to 2pm – Hindmarsh Square
  • Friday 6 February 2015 – 11am to 2pm – Light Square
Make the most of your lunch break - make it a #moorishlunch

Make the most of your lunch break – make it a #moorishlunch

As always, thanks for your support and we’ll see you street/stall side!
Moorish Mo’ & Meg

Chef Mohamed’s Moorish Hometown

Just recently the New York Times sent the communal beating heart of Adelaide aflutter with their props to our fine city, including a shout out to our street food prowess, described as a:

robust dining scene that encompasses everything from street (Fork on the Road) to posh (Hill of Grace, atop the redeveloped Adelaide Oval)

Check out the full glory of #RADelaide or otherwise adjust your bucket list accordingly here.

IN ADDITION, The New York Times also recently gave Chef Mohamed’s Moroccan hometown a beautiful write up:

Chefchaouen, known for its blue-painted walls - Ben Sklar for The New York Times

Chefchaouen, known for its blue-painted walls – Ben Sklar for The New York Times

Of course, Chefchaouen — or Chaouen, as it’s sometimes called — is already famous as an outrageously picturesque blue-walled city. Inside the ancient gated medina nearly every building is painted an arresting shade of cerulean or azure, the sky blues juxtaposed with white trim and terra-cotta rooftops. Twisting cobblestone paths lead up and up, around the ocher-colored casbah, past a crumbling cemetery where goats graze, to a landscape of green hills and mountaintops, uninterrupted sky extending beyond. It’s like being inside a Chagall painting.

We can’t wait to go back on our next food safari and to bring back even more exciting flavours and Moroccan artisan products to our ‪‎#moorishflock‬ of Adelaide!

If you want to lose yourself for a few minutes in a beautiful pocket of Morocco, read the article and then Google “Chefchaouen” and prepare for a serious case of wanderlust.

Otherwise check back in for our upcoming series of posts on Mohamed’s life in Morocco, Moroccan food, travel and culture.

That’s a (Poccadio) wrap for 2014!

Photo by Nick Coutts - lawyer, brewer, all round nice guy

Photo by Nick Coutts – lawyer, brewer, all round nice guy


In less than three short, crazy months we have been at:

PLUS weekly #moorishlunch trade in Victoria Square, Light Square and Hindmarsh Square

AND private functions that saw us chug up the freeways to Hahndorf and McLaren Vale (apologies motorists!)

Fork on the Road, Whitmore Square (photo by David Walsh http://www.weekendnotes.com/pictures-at-our-port/)

Fork on the Road, Whitmore Square (photo by David Walsh http://www.weekendnotes.com/pictures-at-our-port/)

We’d like to say a big THANK YOU to all of our #moorishbites foodie followers who have supported us, given us the nicest of compliments, shared/liked/retweeted us and to those special few who have tracked us down and made a beeline for the van no matter rain, hail or shine!

Special mention must go to:

  • Moorish Mamma Jan McFarlane who thought she’d retired, but alas thought wrong and has pulled many a shift in the van
  • Papa Peter McFarlane for his wisdom and supervision of all the technical/regulatory stuff
  • Ali & Samra, Jacqui Forte & Robb Muirhead and Leon Budden for being the best of friends, helpers, instructors and supporters
  • Bowen Ellames for an amazing van design (and who is now being fabulous whilst designing spaceships in Qatar)
  • Nick Coutts for being our ‘on call’ photographer no matter the hour of the night

And also:

  • Splash Adelaide for their commitment to making Adelaide = #RADelaide and running an amazing mobile food vending program
  • AND our #adelaide #foodtruck comrades for their advice, food swaps and loaning us of the occasional spare change/cooking oil/petrol/cutlery/rubbish bin/car jack
Chef Mohamed Bensaid. Cooking up Moroccan spice and all things nice!

Chef Mohamed Bensaid. Cooking up Moroccan spice and all things nice!

Happy Holidays to all and if you have not already, make sure you check back, like us, follow us and/or download the Street Eats app for trading times in 2015!

Moorish Mo’ and Meg x

‘Made it’

You know you’ve ‘made it’ when a superannuation fund blogs about you in an Australia-wide #foodtruck roundup!

Taking its cues from Morocco’s glorious spice filled souks, Moorish Bites delivers tagines, cous cous and meloui -crispy grilled pastry filled with a variety of options depending on your preference. Locally sourced produce meets traditional cooking techniques and the results speak for themselves.


Last chance(s) for souk street food in 2014!

Get in before we give the meloui press a well-deserved rest and we take a short ‪#‎moorishbreak‬ !

WEDNESDAY 10 December 11am-2pm Hindmarsh Square for #moorishlunch

THURSDAY 11 December 5-10pm for Open Night at Adelaide Uni (Maths Lawns)

FRIDAY 12 December 11am-2pm Light Square for #moorishlunch

SUNDAY 14 December 4-8pm Adelaide Night Market (Corner North Terrace and Kintore Avenue)


So many chances to dine #moorish this week!

We’re pumped to be out and about A LOT this week commencing Tuesday 18 November!

Tuesday 18 November from 11am to 2pm @ Hindmarsh Square* for #moorishlunch

Thursday 20 November from 11am to 2pm @ Victoria Square* for #moorishlunch – Music in the Square will also be happening thanks to Spash Adelaide – see here for more information.

Friday 21 November from 11am to 2pm @ Light Square* for #moorishlunch

Saturday 22 November from 4pm to 11pm @ Victoria Square – Our grill won’t be the only thing flaming! Square Fire is a free show put on by professional fire spinners from around Australia.  Food, activities and atmosphere from 4pm, the show starts at 8pm.  Also a Spash Adelaide initiative – see here for more information.

Sunday 23 November from 3pm to 7pm @ Unley Swimming Centre – The Fabulous Feast Festival is putting on the Plunge Pool Party for an an afternoon of aquatic delights and party tunes and we’re there to make it #moorish !  See here for more information.

*Lunchtime trade is subject to us bagging a spot but stay tuned here or on Facebook or Twitter for any last minute change of location as a result!

Hope to serve you soon!

M&M x


Trading times – how excitement!


Catch us this upcoming week for your fix of Moroccan spice and all things nice: