Ramadan Mubarak! At the end of a long fast, we usually have our Iftar (time to break fast) at our parent’s house, with friends, or even at the Mosque. For those of you who like to switch it up and go out for Iftar, this blog post is for you! I have created a list of various restaurants in the metro Atlanta area that serve Halal food or Halal specialty items from different cuisines.
Looking for an upscale, yet Halal dinner in Inman Park? Amara has got you covered with their Halal menu. Amara creates a contemporary twists on Indian foods. From their tender, spiced Lamb Chops to their decadent Chocolate Pot de Creme, your Iftar will be worth while.
Big Daddy’s Taco
Just the name “Tacos de Asada” is heaven to my ears, but where can I get them Halal? Big Daddy’s Taco in Chamblee! This spot serves tacos not limited to Mexican style, but also American and Indian style. Buffalo Chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala, and Falafel tacos too!
If you love to create your own rice bowl, pita, or salad, then Bezoria sounds right for you! This Mediterranean haven offers a selection of fresh and juicy Halal chicken shawarma, steak shawarma, lamb, and falafel dishes that you can create for your preference. Not to mention their selection of housemate teas and lemonade. My favorite is the Berry Hibiscus tea!
Most Halal burger joints in Atlanta tend to be casual dining restaurant. But not this place. Bocado in West Midtown serves burger stacks that are made with Creekstone Halal beef. So the next time you’re craving a halal burger, but are in the mood for a fine dining setting, then head over to Bocado and try out their mouthwatering burger stack paired with their delicious garlic truffle fries.
Inside of Ponce City Market lies the infamous Indian street food stop, Botiwalla. This restaurant offers specialty Halal Lamb sliders! Served in a toasted bun under a bed of Indian coleslaw, the traditional Indian spices are present in every juicy bite. Finish off your savory Iftar with Botiwalla’s refreshing Mango Lassi or comforting Masala Chai.
As a foodie in the south that does not eat pork, it is very frustrating for me when I go to a ramen bar that caters mostly pork broths. However, Budi’s Sushi in Downtown Atlanta is known for serving Halal Chicken Ramen. For all you ramen lovers, take the night off from making your own ramen and try out Budi’s Indonesian infusion of ramen as well as their endless sushi deals. Should I tempt you into ordering their famous sushi pyramid?
Located in Midtown and Buckhead, Cafe Agora menu is entirely Halal. This spot makes some of the best kofte kebabs that I have ever had in my life. The combination of beef and lamb creates such a unique flavor. Cafe Agora isn’t too pricey either with plates starting around $12, and splittable portions.
Ain’t no thang but a chicken wang. But for real though, Cafe Bombay makes some BOMB Tandoori Chicken wings! These aren’t your average chicken wings smothered in hot sauce, but are grilled to perfection over a hot flame and served fresh to order. These speciality wangz are available on the menu and during the buffet on Tuesdays. My advice, have Iftar on a Tuesday night and try Cafe Bombay’s other Halal dishes.
I LOVE tearing up some good noodles, especially when they’re from Chinese Dhaba. This inexpensive, Halal Indo-Chinese restaurant is located in Decatur and Duluth. So if you’re outside the perimeter and want some inexpensive, Halal spicy beef Schezuan noodles, then go to Chinese Dhaba. Oh, and order their chili chicken while you’re at it, you’re taste buds are going to love you for this Iftar.
Craving East African cuisine? Located in Briarcliff and Emory Point, Desta Ethiopian Kitchen serves Halal meat in all of their delicious and mouthwatering non-vegetarian dishes! From Sambusas, Injera, Tibs, and even Spaghetti, Desta offers a plethora of delicious dishes to try.
King + Duke
If you’re close to Buckhead and want a Halal burger and an upscale dining experience, then King + Duke is a restaurant that you must visit. King + Duke also serves burgers using Creekstone halal beef. Complete your Iftar with King + Duke’s toffee pudding. Sound tempting?
Marrakesh Mediterranean Market
Located in Ponce City Market, Marrakesh Mediterranean Market offers Halal chicken, beef, and lamb shawarma. These shawarma meats can be served as a platter or stuffed in their warm pitas or flatbreads! Perks of platter: you get one mezze (cold appetizer) and a warm appetizer on the side.
Murray’s in a Hurry
Tandoori Chicken Pizza. That’s right. Murray’s in a Hurry in Lilburn makes a variety of Halal American foods, including Tandoori Chicken Pizza! Are you a meat lovers fan? Well, Murray’s can create the Halal version of almost any pizza you want.
Rumi’s Kitchen in Sandy Springs had got you covered for an upscale Halal, Persian feast. With an endless array of traditional Persian dishes, Rumi’s will take you on a tour of savory flavors.
Located on 12th street in Midtown, Tabla is the sister location of Inman Park’s Amara. Offering a selection of contemporary Indian dishes that are also Halal. In the mood for Spicy Tandoori Chicken Wings, Puffed Pastry Biryani, or Butter Chicken? Then Tabla’s got a table for you.
Looking for Halal American style food? Urban Taali serves up ATL style Philly Cheesesteaks, Gyro Bowls, Burgers, and much more! I am not a huge Philly Cheesesteak fan, but I devoured Urban Taali’s, which was smothered in beef, bell peppers, and cheese! Not to mention their current Ramadan specials, which includes a bangin’ deal on their mouthwatering 5 Point Philly.
Last but not least, Zyka. Even though there are no Ramadan specials here, Zyka does offer dates for people to break their Iftar (This might not sound like much, but some restaurants aren’t as generous). You can’t go wrong with Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken 65, Naan, and their sweet Pistachio Kulfi!
Ultimately, I found these Halal restaurants to be great location for you all to diversify your Iftar palates this Ramadan. Whether its trying out Ethiopian food for the first time or finally making your first trip to Zyka, I am certain that at least one of these restaurants will be great locations for you all to share a meal with your loved ones.
I hope you all enjoyed this post! Please comment below if you have any comments or reccomendations.
Until next time,