Finding the next halal spot to visit is a task many Muslims have faced before. The constant Yelp searches, text messages with friends, and social media posts can be tiring. Luckily, Los Angeles is home to some of the best places, and that is no different when it comes to halal food. Here’s a list of some of the best halal places to check out when you visit L.A.
Dave’s Hot Chicken
This hot chicken restaurant is a staple for so many and has gained recognition from all over. With 4 locations located across L.A., it is an easy go-to. Their chicken sandwiches and tenders are cooked to perfection and come in a variety of spice levels. With flavors ranging from no spice to reaper, you are sure to find a taste to suit your palette. Most locations are open late and serve as the perfect spot to grab a quick bite. Dave’s is one of the most famous hot chicken restaurants in L.A. and a rite of passage for anyone visiting.
Burgers are a comfort food and guilty pleasure for many. HiHo takes this classic to the next level by serving 100% grass-fed and 100% grass-finished halal Wagyu beef. Their simple recipe and high-quality ingredients make their burgers stand out. HiHo has won numerous awards for its food and has become well known in the Muslim community. If you want an extra kick to the burger, ask to “make it spicy,” which will include a spicy sauce. The restaurant recently added a New Orleans-inspired fried chicken sandwich that is equally delicious to its beef counterpart. HiHo is the perfect place to satisfy those late-night cravings.
Seasoned crust and oozing cheese is a combination that will always satisfy your craving. Big Al’s is a halal pizzeria that goes big and adds a unique twist to pizza. They have the classic flavors of brisket and barbeque chicken but also some fan favorites such as Lebanese garlic chicken and chicken burger. Thousands of fans have made their way to the restaurant, including popular figures such as Cardi B. Big Al’s has been named one of the best pizza restaurants in L.A. and made it to Yelp’s “Top 100 Places to Eat.” Make sure to pick up a slice the next time you want a delicious meal!
This Indonesian restaurant is the perfect place to explore new flavors and try one-of-a-kind dishes. Their food inspiration comes from the street-style and home-cooked meals of Indonesia and the warmth they bring to people. These dishes are heavy with spices and have strong aromas but leave you with a satisfying taste. The restaurant has a variety of foods, from small snacks to large plates. Simpang Asia is the perfect place to get an authentic experience with Indonesian food.
This Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurant is a new addition to the L.A. area. Located in the heart of the Fashion District, it is a great place for a quick and fulfilling meal. Social media star Anwar Jibawi and his mother, Amal Jibawi, created this restaurant after sharing cooking videos online for years. Most recipes have been passed down for generations and withstood the test of time. Anwar’s Kitchen emphasizes their cuisine on beef and chicken shawarma, gyro, and falafel. They serve a variety of options, from grilled wraps to hearty plates and refreshing salads. These dishes are sure to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.
This list is a good place to start when looking for your next meal. With new restaurants constantly coming and going, these five have become staples for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Be sure to check them out the next time you pass through the City of Angels.