When you are traveling to Moab in the US State of Utah you will be far away from any major city. If you are going to visit Arches National Park and Canyon Lands National Park you will need at least 2 days to have plenty of time. While you can have breakfast at your hotel and go out for dinner to one of the restaurants at night, for during the day you will need some food and definitely lots of water – especially during Summer time. Temperatures easily reach mid-90’s or low 100’s during summer and it is essential to bring enough water for drinking to stay hydrated.
If you do not know what to expect, consider a water intake of 50% to 100% more than what you would usually drink – as a minimum. Staying hydrated in this dry desert climate is very important. You can bring bottled water from home if arriving by car, but space in your vehicle + weight and extra gasoline usage needs to be considered. So, most visitors end up having to buy some food and drink in one of the stores in Moab. One thing to expect is higher prices for all the goods you might have to buy.
If you do not know where to shop in Moab, read on. There is a small “City Market” supermarket right along Main Street. The store is not that easy to spot, but you will find it on the East side of main street (your left if going south on Main Street). The store has a Starbucks Coffee place and a small Pharmacy, too. The selection of products is good in my opinion, but of course you have less choice compared to a supermarket in a bigger metropolitan area. But if you need to buy food or water this is one of the most reasonable priced stores in town. As a matter of fact, you will find many locals that shop at the City Market in Moab. That is usually an indicator that a store is one of the better options when being in a tourist place like Moab. You also do not have to find a liquor store if you want to buy some beer for the night to cool down and relax. The City Market supermarket in Moab offers a small, but solid selection of different kind of beers – including some local brands.
Conclusion: When buying food in Moab, the City Market Supermarket is a good choice. Pricing is affordable considering where you are + the overall selection of products is good (again, considering where you are).