Even though Ali Baba is a fast food restaurant, visiting it on a Saturday afternoon proves to be a cultural experience, as it is a favourite among locals who flock here to enjoy Senegalese sandwiches stuffed with French fries and drowned in sauce. Also on the menu are burgers, pizza, Greek and Mediterranean food.
Like its population, Senegal's cuisine draws from North African, French, and Portuguese influences, all of which are mixed with local ingredients and the gastronomic traditions of the country's diverse ethnic groups. Fish is an important part of the food here, as are lamb, peas, peanuts, couscous, and lentils. Also, be sure to try some of the delicious juices made with fresh fruit like mango and soursop.