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The Best Halal Pizza in Toronto

Posted by Guest Contributor / May 28, 2012

Halal Pizza TorontoThe best halal pizza in Toronto can be found throughout the city, from Mississauga to Scarborough. These establishments may not be extravagant, innovative or health-conscious but they offer fast and economical meals.

For those who may not be familiar, halal generally refers to what is permissible for Muslims to consume. Halal pizza, therefore, is pizza made with ingredients that are acceptable for a Muslim person to eat such as (but not limited to): rennet-free cheese, meat slaughtered according to Islamic law and no alcoholic content in the sauce.

Halal authenticity can change from time to time, so please verify with the restaurants below prior to eating. I have purposely excluded places that serve alcohol, pork or partial halal menus for obvious cross-contamination issues that may arise.

Here are my picks for the best halal pizza in Toronto.

Writing by Salima Jivraj. Read more of her work at Masala Mommas and her own personal blog.

Pizza Land Halal

Pizza Land Halal

This understated spot in a strip mall near Lawrence and Pharmacy surprises as the best halal pizza joint in the city. Their proportions of toppings, sauce, crust and cheese are near perfection. Aside from pizza, Pizza Land Halal also has great shish taouk, and for the not so adventurous type, home burgers. You can get a medium, three-topping pizza for $14.11 (taxes included). Want dessert? Saunter next door for awesome baklava at Patisserie Royale. More »

Slice of New York

Slice of New York

Slice of New York is a popular halal pizza place near Bay and Dundas. Not only do they offer fresh food that is of above average quality compared to your typical halal pizza joint, they offer many other delicious options such as stromboli, calzone and rotisserie chicken all at reasonable prices. The owners and staff are also very friendly and will accommodate special requests. At the highest price of them all, a medium, three-topping pizza will cost you $16.37 including taxes. More »

The SAJ Pizza & Wrap

The SAJ Pizza & Wrap

This newish spot close to UofT is named after an ancient type of flat bread. Here, the bread is used for wraps and crepes but also for their specialty Saj pizza. Traditional pizza (also certified halal) is also available and made with regular dough. A medium three topping will run you $8.46. More »

Halal Pizza Time & Restaurant

Halal Pizza Time & Restaurant

In Scarborough on Markham Rd. near Lawrence, Halal Pizza Time is my go-to pizza place. The owners are friendly and accommodating, offering economical prices, fantastic pizza and wings, good combo specials and a willingness to customize. They're also known for their kebab and naan which is freshly made in a tandoor. Reasonably priced, you can get a medium, three topping pizza for $9.02, including tax. More »

Ajmir Halal Pizza, Wings and Kebab House

Ajmir Halal Pizza, Wings and Kebab House

On Lawrence near Brimley, Ajmir has had quite a bit of turnover with ownership in the past few years, but despite this their pizzas have been fairly consistent in taste and quality. For a modest $9.03 (tax included) you can walk away with a medium three topping pizza. Besides a great pie, they offer some delicious Afghan food. My top choice is their kebab and rice platter. More »

Crown Pizza

Crown Pizza

Don't let the shoddy decor fool you. Crown, near Midland and Steeles, has some good food. Back in the day, they were known for their amazing Philly cheese steak sandwiches but now, I would recommend sticking with their pizza. You can grab a medium three topping pizza for $11.29 (taxes included) but just make sure you give yourself plenty of time or order in advance as wait times are known to be on the long side. They've also opened up a second location in Richmond Hill. More »

Arza Pizza

Arza Pizza

Found in Thorncliffe Park, Arza offers a great alternative to everyday, run-of-the-mill pizzas. If you prefer a much thicker and heavier slice, this is your place. If you plan to go in, try the Chef's Mistake or Hot Hot! $8.00 flat (taxes included) will get you a medium, three-topping pizza. More »

Tandoori Bazaar & Apna Pizza

Tandoori Bazaar & Apna Pizza

The lone Mississauga entrant on this list, Tandoori Bazaar & Apna Pizza serves both South Asian specialties and pizza. It's a strange mix but they do it well. Their lamb korma is quite tasty and aside from traditional topping pizzas like vegetarian and deluxe, they also serve fusion dishes such as their unique Chicken Tikka Classic, consisting of grilled tandoori chicken, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, garlic, mushroom and roasted red peppers. For $13.55 you can walk out with a medium three topping pizza. More »

Pizza 786

Pizza 786

Pizza 786 sells one of the cheapest pizzas in town. A medium, three-topping pie here costs just $8.00, taxes included. The restaurant is also located right across from Markham Masjid, making it very convenient for those frequenting the intersection of Middlefield and Denison. Slices here can be a bit on the soft side but just ask for well-done and you should be satisfied. Try out their subs and sandwiches as well. More »

Discussion

45 Comments

Shabnam / May 28, 2012 at 11:14 am
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Great list! Thanks for giving comparative prices - really helps a lot. Kind of surprised to see only one Mississauga location.
Eric / May 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm
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anyways pizza is ITALIAN not halal....what is this crap
Steph replying to a comment from Eric / May 28, 2012 at 12:17 pm
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This is helpful stuff, don't be an ass. Not everyone in the city is anglo-catholic...
Nabeel / May 28, 2012 at 12:34 pm
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Great post - thanks for this! Trust me, this is super helpful for the tens of thousands of Muslims looking for good halal food in the city. You might also include Pizza Pide - it's Turkish pizza, regularly features in lists of best pizza in Toronto, and pretty epic - you have it featured here: http://www.blogto.com/restaurants/pizzapide

Also, I'd LOVE to hear where I can find great halal steaks. Haven't had a good steak since moving to Canada.

I mean really, for any restaurateurs reading this - it's easy enough to get good halal meat, and that's the ONLY change you need to make - add a halal supplier. Bingo - new market.
Nabeel replying to a comment from Eric / May 28, 2012 at 12:36 pm
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Eric, I wonder what you do when you see a pizza menu. Do you see 'chicken' and go 'nooo,it has to be italian'? Or 'vegetarian'? Or 'cheese'? Should they all be renamed 'italian'?
Gonads the Prophet replying to a comment from Eric / May 28, 2012 at 01:07 pm
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I know, how dare people of the Islamic faith ruin the "Italianness" of pizza with halal meats!
teej / May 28, 2012 at 02:07 pm
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most halal submissionists wont be reading this anyway.
McRib / May 28, 2012 at 04:26 pm
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fuck i really have to get to the east end and try Pizza Pide, heard nothing but great things about it.
Eric replying to a comment from Nabeel / May 28, 2012 at 08:46 pm
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No, Pizza is Italian cuisine... don't try to re-invent the wheel. and for you information you will never see an italian put chicken on pizza.... and cheese pizza i believe is a margarita... and quattro stagione is vegetarian. the people of islam are welcome to eat our food... but they shouldnt disgrace it with this halal crap.
mobo / May 28, 2012 at 10:01 pm
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Does anyone know who makes a great halal pulled pork sammich?
Richard replying to a comment from Eric / May 28, 2012 at 10:03 pm
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Yeah, how dare anyone do anything different than what you like. BTW if you really feel the need to defend the "honour" pizza because of the utter shallowness of your life, you should go after the garbage that Pizza Pizza sells first.
handfed / May 28, 2012 at 10:55 pm
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The dudes who work at bay and dundas have serious hygiene problems, just avoid them. Also, they snarl at any female that walks by.
MrsP / May 28, 2012 at 10:56 pm
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Hey ignorant f*cks; do you know what HALAL even means!?
I.D. / May 29, 2012 at 12:16 am
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I'm surprised to not see Madina Hala Pizza (Danforth & Donlands) on this list. They make awesome pizza! You can get two slices and a pop for just $4.50. It used to be $2.50, but I guess they were forced to change prices, because of the economy.
I.D. replying to a comment from Nabeel / May 29, 2012 at 12:19 am
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There are 2 places to get halal steak. One is Affy's in Pickering. The food is ok, though overpriced, and the service is terrible. On the other hand, you've got Kara Mia, which has ok service, and the food is excellent!
I.D. replying to a comment from Eric / May 29, 2012 at 12:27 am
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First of all, it's anyway. Second of all, Italian is the demonym for Italy, which is a country. Halal isn't a country you moron, it's just a way to cut meat, just like kosher. You along with these other ignorant dumbasses, are acting like halal meat has a completely different taste. And third of all, the idea for pizza originally came from Greece, not Italy, so don't feel so hype.
the lemur replying to a comment from Eric / May 29, 2012 at 09:53 am
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BS, all of it. Even Italians don't agree on what constitutes an authentic pizza, but there are certainly such things as recipes, in Italian, for pizza with chicken. What they don't tend to do is load a pizza with multiple ingredients. And FYI, it's entirely possible for a pizza to be halal without having obviously halal ingredients such as halal meat on it. You may even have eaten one from time to time.
Tommy / May 29, 2012 at 12:59 pm
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Jeez, it's like the comment section on the Toronto Sun here... Look, to non-halal eaters this list is like a list of the "Best Places To Get a Pizza Where the Chef Wears a Red Hat".

And of course, as we all know, AUTHENTIC pizza is cooked with a BLUE hat!

I think we should all just calm down and eat some pizza.
Gangsta / May 29, 2012 at 03:48 pm
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Pizzano Pizza Should be here
on Dundas street in mississauga
Everyone loves Pizza replying to a comment from Eric / May 30, 2012 at 12:26 am
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Come on everyone loves pizza. It is sauce, cheese, and dough. Pizza can be halal just like anything that is not haram can be halal. There is no need for culinary segregation. I want to see my pizza sharing a brown bag with my shawarma.
Jebediah / May 30, 2012 at 12:12 pm
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Gotta love all the hateful Islamophobic comments on here. Really makes you wonder if all these gutless individuals would say that to the face of a Muslim living in the GTA. There are 800,000 of them living in the GTA, so turn around next time and say it to their face chicken.

Pizza Pide and Mr. Pide should be on the least. Some of the entrants on here are rather weak.
Kamran / May 30, 2012 at 08:52 pm
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Pizza Land is a definite yes. But crown Pizza is pretty bad IMO. the service sucks too. catering king has nice pizza too but ask for extra sauce as they put on little to start with.
FS / June 4, 2012 at 11:46 am
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We need more halal top 10 lists from blogTO please!! Its been a long time coming and there's a huge audience and market for it.
All it takes is halal meat to turn any regular dish into halal - much fewer requirements than kosher for instance and with a bigger market.
AM replying to a comment from Nabeel / June 15, 2012 at 10:00 pm
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ruth's chris steakhouse near square one (and apparently the downtown location too) offers a halal option, provided you order in advance.
O D / June 20, 2012 at 09:26 pm
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Friday Halal Catering - FridayCatering.com
Sharon replying to a comment from Nabeel / June 21, 2012 at 11:54 pm
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Zaffron on yonge near finch has pricey but delicious halal steak! I dont mind paying around 25$ because I would spend that money on gas going any other known halal steak place. They also have a mix of italian and persian food fusion which I'm sure pleases all the authentic Italian food lovers that have commented :P
Sarah replying to a comment from Eric / July 7, 2012 at 11:55 am
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Eric, you're obviously very ignorant. I'm Italian and I'm a convert to Islam. Halal means permissible. So for muslims who only eat "halal" they're usually referring to the fact that the meat has been slaughtered in accordance with Islamic Law (and does not contain pork). For me personally, pizza is pizza and it's all halal (minus the pork), so if you really want a good pizza the city has an abundance of places to get your fix. No need to be an A-hole.
Georgia replying to a comment from Sarah / July 12, 2012 at 11:52 pm
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Shame.
JiggllyPuff / August 12, 2012 at 07:56 pm
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Some of the comments here are ridiculous, i agree with Tommy. Stop arguing and have some pizza.

Speaking of which, has anyone had any pizza with a sea food twist to it ? and i don't mean just plain anchovies.

A sea food pizza for the sea food lover, and kosher or hallal if possible. But then again Everything from the ocean is hallal regardless so that shouldn't be an issue :)
ayesha / September 6, 2012 at 01:05 pm
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Piza is now become very famous day by day. People of every age like to eat piza. Italian piza is really very tasty.
Canadian Citizen / September 10, 2012 at 11:47 am
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I've tried pizza786 several times. Its simply awesome and highly recommended, especially the cost is very reasonable.
COSPLAY / September 26, 2012 at 10:49 pm
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Jeez, it's like the comment section on the Toronto Sun here... Look, to non-halal eaters this list is like a list of the "Best Places To Get a Pizza Where the Chef Wears a Red Hat".
FCA replying to a comment from Nabeel / January 25, 2013 at 11:12 am
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With regards to your question about halal steak, I heard Sizzling Skillet also offers it. Never been myself, but worth exploring: 2290 Markham Road, Toronto, ON M1B 2W4
(416) 321-9991
FCA / January 25, 2013 at 11:15 am
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Pizzaland is under-rated!!! Amazing variety, very reasonable prices, nice service!
Emma replying to a comment from Eric / February 10, 2013 at 07:03 am
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How can people live in a city like Toronto and still be so culturally uneducated? Maybe you should stop hiding in your basements and get out more often. :)
Anjum khimji / February 12, 2013 at 10:13 pm
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Pizzaland has good pizza but def not the best. It was voted number 1 because it offered $25 gift cards if we voted for it. A more honest list would not allow such contests as people are obviously going to vote for something if they receive an incentive such as a contest with great rewards. Btw i did not appreciate pizzaland deleting my comment on its fb page when i pointed out it was skewing the results by rewarding us for voting. I expect to be allowed to voice my opinion and not have it deleted.
Fatima replying to a comment from Eric / March 24, 2013 at 06:53 pm
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Catering King on Middlefield in Markham makes a good pizza also
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NativeTorontonianAl / August 6, 2013 at 10:44 pm
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To those feel-good posters, come on, keep on being overtolerant! Traitors to your own society and country. Muslim places/people can decide to make halal food, but the point is to LABEL it to show the public. It's about information and choice. Then there is the obvious factor and root of all of this to end all sides: This is Canada. And no, I don't mean WASP country (I'm sure a lot think this way even subconsciously), but even more so with so-called multiculturalism (especially in Toronto), we need even more neutrality. Accommodate one, fine, then accommodate all! That would be chaotic and create a lot of unhappy people. So, let's work together and remember we're all in Canada, respect the ways here, and let's be neutral. To be responsible citizens. Besides, you cannot deny that Canada is a western country/culture/mode. Halal is not our practise. Neutrality in this case (ie. food), would be to either not have halal or kosher taking place; to label and display signage if there will be those kinds of preparations; or open your own business/purchase from designated places as well.
NativeTorontonianAl / August 6, 2013 at 10:50 pm
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And don't think I'm "WASP" because if you do, you're time is up. It's a very weak argument and outdated because many non-Anglo, even non-Caucasian Canadians also have such views and are protective of Canada.
Nikki replying to a comment from NativeTorontonianAl / September 3, 2013 at 05:01 pm
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NativeTorontonianAl, its amusing to see you try and rationalize your intolerance and xenophobia. Starting your post with "To those feel-good posters, come on, keep on being overtolerant! Traitors to your own society and country." is a clear cut indication of that. It does not really matter how you try and pad it with juvenile arguments after that.
Wake up, the future is now. Ready or not this is the norm, it will only gain more steam and will not be affected by your insecurities.
Suhail / January 29, 2014 at 05:33 pm
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The three Panago Pizzas in Mississauga now offer halal pizzas in addition to regular ones, including seafood pizzas
Andrea replying to a comment from Eric / August 1, 2014 at 08:40 pm
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You sir are having trouble with diversity...I hope you're not a literalist because your need for Italian food to be "italian" in order to be authentic would deem the following eateries "rogue Italian";

Boston Pizza would be in trouble for being Irish not "italian"
Pizza Pizza in trouble for being Chinese not "italian"
Kosher Pizza in trouble for not being "italian"
2for1 pizza in trouble for being Iranian not "italian"...the list goes on.
and all Italian food in the world would be in trouble for being food cooked by Sri Lankan chefs in the back since Italians hardly even know their own language let alone how to cook anymore.

I hope you rant about their pizzas being unauthentic as well and don't single out the halal ones...that would make you a bigot like Hitler. Same psych profile.

Halal Pizza is Italian as and there are Italian halal eating humans and Italian halal eating muslims...yes sir they exist.
Andrea replying to a comment from NativeTorontonianAl / August 1, 2014 at 08:45 pm
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Then stop your labeling, Native, Toronto, Al.....give us back halal pizza labelled Maghul, African, Arab empires, their oil, rocks and minerals, philosophy, science etc, and those kosher and halal munching labelers will leave your neutral country in a jiffy....Oh also, give back the advanced civilization that was torn down as well.....tit for tat....or just wait until we are all gray in skin colour and thinks exactly the same....real borge like from star trek.

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