The top 10 halal restaurants in Brampton
Halal restaurants in Brampton offer a wide range of cuisines for those observing guidelines set by Islamic law.
As the population grows in both Canada and the GTA, it's important to recognize and respect the different dietary practices in our multicultural society.
Although more than 1.5 million Canadians identify themselves as Muslims, halal foods are consumed by both Muslims and non-Muslims.
Here are some of the top halal restaurants in Brampton that are catering to this rising demand.
A local favourite for its Pakistani-style biryani rice dishes, this hot takeaway counter has been packing juicy halal meat into generous packages of saffron-stained and cinnamon-scented basmati rice for the past two decades. More than biryani, you can also order traditional curries, tandoori barbeque, or snacks like samosas, pakoras and wraps.
This halal-certified Caribbean and Indian table is best known for its Trinidadian doubles, and curried goat or chicken rotis. Dive into the menu to find other treasures, including bake and saltfish, or pies, including aloo, chicken, or shrimp. Come hungry or be prepared to feed a crowd with the ample portions served by this independent chain.
This small local Middle Eastern-Mediterranean restaurant specializes in chicken and beef shawarma in platter or pita form that's sided by a selection of homemade sauces. Try falafel and gyro made from ground beef and lamb, souvlaki, and spanakopita, but the fresh, juicy, flavourful shawarma is what keeps diners coming back for more.
Craving slow-smoked barbecue, plus Creole and Cajun-style food? Swing by Brampton North to check out the not-strictly halal Tennessee-style barbecue and RD signatures that chef Jean Rimple and his crew whip up, including smoked pork, halal beef or chicken platters, and southern specialties like jambalaya, gumbo, as well as shrimp po' boy.
Since 1996, this incredibly popular family-run business has been serving crowd-pleasing East Indian food, and 70-plus unique sweets, cakes, and pastries. Made by sweet makers from India who have at least 30 years of experience each, you'll find Indian desserts like ladoos, soft and translucent petha, and an array of fudge-like burfi.
From delicately spiced beef shami to tender and well-seasoned tandoori chicken, the specialty at this Afghan restaurant are kabobs that are broiled or barbecued over charcoal. Dig deeper into the menu and find grilled chapli kabobs, shawarma platters, lamb shank dinners, as well as fish and chips.
Opened in 2015, this family-owned business serves homestyle cooking from Trinidad that uses custom blends of curries and spices from recipes that have been passed down for generations. Choose from doubles – including gourmet versions with goat and shrimp, curries and rotis. There are plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
This fast-casual family restaurant takes a nutritionally balanced approach to the traditional cuisine they offer. The array of halal-certified Afghan foods gets spiked with the restaurant's specialty seasoning and herbs, ranging from well-made naan to fragrant dishes featuring whole sea bass and halal beef or chicken over rice.
Since 2009, this sprawling 14,000-square-foot space has been offering guests up to 150 items to choose from in their grand buffet. As North America's largest Indian buffet, everything – from the chatt papri and chana bhatura to laal maas and karahi – is made from scratch. For great takeaway meals for one, check out their thalis.
Known for its quick service and good value, this restaurant has been serving halal Pakistani, Indian, and Hakka cuisines since 2001. From butter chicken, chicken tikka and meat samosas to tandoori gobi and aloo, you can expect generous portion sizes.
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