These Cities Offer Great Halal Food Options
One of the common challenges faced by Muslim travelers when traveling is to find halal eateries. There are so many tips shared online on how to be smart when traveling as a Muslim. What’s important is to do a background research on your travel destination. Search online for suggestions from other Muslim travelers on halal food options, direction of the Qibla in the country you’re visiting and more. When finding halal food, you can either find locations of halal restaurants or ask the locals for recommendations. But here, we present to you the top European cities with plenty of halal food options, as listed by Agoda.
London is not only known for its art and galleries but also its famous landmarks that bring history to life – think Buckingham Palace and The Houses of Parliament just as starters.
With over 1 million Muslims living in London, it is probably the most Muslim-friendly city in Europe. Halal food can be found on just about every corner and from every part of the Muslim world, including Pakistani, Indian, Arab and African cuisines. Options include Liman Restaurant is known for its Arab cuisine, Stax Diner in Carnaby Street American-style halal burgers and waffles, and Pie Republic for halal versions of ubiquitous British pies.
Vienna, the capital city of Austria, and the largest city in this culturally rich European country is considered one of the most livable cities in the world. With a classical music legacy that extends for hundreds of years, Vienna offers a diversity of attractions and activities for the whole family. For halal food options, Turkis Oriental Food and Daily Imbiss are worth a try.
The capital of Italy, Rome is a city of ancient artefacts and historic monuments that are centuries old, and should be seen at least once in a lifetime. From the awe-inspiring Colosseum to The Roman Forum, and from the Trevi Fountain to the Vatican Museum there is breath-taking architecture and art in every place. Rome also boasts a wide variety of halal restaurants, and even delicious snacks like renowned Italian gelato! Make a stop at the all-natural halal gelato shop, Frigidarium to enjoy a wide range of flavours.
Home to the Eifel Tower, one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world, Paris is the perfect location to spend some time off with family or friends as there is so much to see, enjoy and eat.
Paris has an established Muslim community, making it no surprise that it boasts more than 100 halal restaurants that range from fine dining to casual takeaways. Two wonderfully hospitable halal restaurants worth a visit are Kashmir House , serving delicious Pakistani cuisine, and Sizin for Turkish fare.
A wonderful mix of historic buildings and contemporary architecture, Amsterdam is a city for walking, cycling and cruising along the canals. The capital city of Netherlands is home to a large Muslim community – Islam is the second largest religion in the country – which makes finding places to dine very easy. Grillroom Shoarma and Bazaar Amsterdam offer delicious Halal options.
Source & photos courtesy of Agoda