There's a clutch of popular, cheap fast-food stands on the corner of Rue Radhia Haddad and Rue Ibn Khaldoun, between Pl Barcelone and Ave Habib Bourguiba, specialising in sandwiches made with tabouna bread or chapatis.

The streets off either side of Ave Habib Bourguiba are dotted with eating establishments. Rue du Caire is home to friendly places specialising in cheap but tasty Sfaxian cuisine, and there are a few decent choices on Rue de Marseille.