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The Best Halal Restaurants in Toronto

The best halal restaurants in Toronto range from juicy blessed burgers to Afghan cuisine to Egyptian brunch. There's no shortage of halal-friendly eats in the city, and the best part is that it's usually pretty cheap. 

Here are the best halal restaurants in Toronto. 


Maha's Restaurant
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Maha's Restaurant

The line-ups never end for this brunch and lunch spot near Little India. Score a coveted weekend seat at this cosy family-run spot and treat yourself to a platter of pita, hummus, shakshuka, and halal basterma, a.k.a. dry cured meat.

Ozzy's Burgers
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Ozzy's Burgers

Not only are these Kensington burgers halal, there also some of the best in the city, period. These impressive, drippy sandwiches are made with 100 per cent prime triple A Canadian beef and housemade sauce.


College Falafel
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College Falafel

Late night shawarma is the main draw at this Little Italy area favourite. Their Halifax-style staple uses fresh pita with shaved halal beef. Paired with a garlicky sauce, it's one of the best comfort foods around.

Federick Restaurant (Scarborough)
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Federick Restaurant (Scarborough)

With a location off Markham Road and another in Scarborough, this Hakka mainstay does your Halal-friendly dishes of Chinese-meets-Indian cuisine like chicken pakoras and chilli chicken.


Naan & Kabob
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Naan & Kabob

All the halal kabobs at this Afghan chain are grilled on high-end stone grills to achieve the perfect flavour. There's multiple locations around the city including Scarborough Town Centre and Yonge and Bloor.


Paramount Fine Foods (Yonge & Eg)
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Paramount Fine Foods (Yonge & Eg)

Traditional Lebanese cuisine and pastries have propelled this Canadian franchise to fame. With locations scattered around the city, there's no shortage of opportunities to grab their shawarma and grilled meat platters.

Shawarma 360
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Shawarma 360

This Middle Eastern spot in Scarborough makes their pita and sauces halal, and best of all, it's all halal. Head into this purple-hued joint for a common offerings like chicken shawarma and rarer options like jerk chicken pita.


Bamiyan Kabob
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Bamiyan Kabob

Afghani halal cuisine is on the menu at all five Bamiyan Kabobs in the city. Everything is made fresh everyday and halal meats are marinaded for 24 hours for that extra juicy taste.

Kandahar Kabab (Thorncliffe)
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Kandahar Kabab (Thorncliffe)

The Thorncliffe location of this Afghani kabab chain is surprisingly fancy, with trickling waterfalls and faux fireplaces. It's an extra boogie place to dine on Kandahar kababs and chicken kofta.

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Hector Vasquez

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