Long-time local favourites in Fitzroy North, Moroccan Soup Bar has been providing hungry crowds with plates of Moroccan food for years. Sans a menu — it's only given verbally — the restaurant serves up a standout chickpea bake (as well as other comforting, yet nourishing, vegetarian dishes) which has become the stuff of legends, with crowds often lining up for takeaway with their plastic containers at the ready.
To deal with the influx of chickpea-cravers, Moroccan Soup Bar has opened a second joint just down the road from the original: Moroccan Soup Bar Two Go. With an emphasis on online ordering and takeaway dining, Two Go is open for dine-in lunch from 11am–3pm, and for takeaway between 11am–3pm and 5.30pm–9.30pm. You can order online here.
As well as your requisite chickpea dinner to get you through the rest of the winter nights, expect Moroccan pizzas, or marrakizzas ($15), and the same lunch and dinner packs you've been snapping up from the first Moroccan Soup Bar. Like the chickpea bake, the packs will set you back a casual $12.50, and there are vegan and gluten free options, too. Also expect to be refunded $2 if you BYO Tupperware to take your food away in — it pays to come prepared.
Find Moroccan Soup Bar Two Go at 316 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North — or the original Moroccan Soup Bar at 183 St Georges Road.