The Best Halal Pizza in Toronto
The 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.
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »