Good restaurants can be found in Penjikent and most smaller towns, such as Ayni, have at least one chaikhana for simple Tajiki dishes (10TJS for wholesome soup), kebabs and burgers. Drivers stop at popular garden 'canteens' (usually open between 9am to 10pm) along the M34 and A377 which break up the long journeys. In the eastern part of the Zerafshan Valley meals are only available if requested in advance from a homestay.