Hotels provide set meals (Dh100 to Dh150) to guests and nonguests by prior reservation. Auberge Restaurant Chez Ali is a standout for quality and freshness, and you can join off-duty desert guides at La Rose des Sables. Cafes and laterie (juice shops) cluster around the intersection of Boulevard Mohammed V and Ave Allal Ben Abdallah and serve a good selection of staples like roast chicken, tajine and pizza for Dh20 to Dh35.

Picnic ingredients can be found at the supermarket at the northern end of town (no alcohol) and a bakery on Mohammed V.