For Houston’s Muslim residents, eating out naturally requires a quick check on whether the restaurant serves food considerate of their religious restrictions. Fortunately, there is no dearth of options and the choice is not just restricted to ethnic restaurants alone. There are a number of Houston eateries that serve up diverse cuisines using halal meat. So whether you are looking for a desi thali or a scrumptious Mediterranean platter, you’ll find authentic halal places that follow the requisite norms. But in the mood now for some pizza? Our list has some of the best pizzerias in Houston that offer flavourful pizzas using the freshest of doughs and ingredients. Many of these places have on their menus not only all-American style pizzas but also intriguing fusion dishes that blend in ethnic/desi flavours to the original. So read on to find the best place to order your next pizza from! Here are the best spots for halal pizza in Houston, Texas.
1. Tastee Pizza & Wings
Come on in and help yourself to a Chicken Tikka Pizza. Your stomach will thank you. Always made to order with fresh ingredients! Only $9.99. Come try today!Posted by Tastee Pizza and Wings on Friday, 9 March 2018
Tastee Pizza & Wings’s pizzas offer a scrumptious blend of South Asian and Italian flavours. Their menus clearly state that their meat is halal and that it’s procured from a certified halal meat provider. The pizzas available here primarily feature halal chicken and beef. Chicken tikka pizza is the signature dish you have to try here–the chicken is marinated in their proprietary chicken tikka blend and tossed with a range of toppings. Known for their authentic, fresh flavours and light, crunchy dough, you will enjoy their creations.
Tastee Pizza & Wings
Address: 9203 S. Highway 6, Houston
Website: Tastee Pizza & Wings
Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)
2. Pizza 101
Pizza 101’s Islamic Services of America certification as a halal restaurant is sure to put you at ease. Located in Sugarland, Pizza 101 offers a mix of desi-style pizzas and regular American-style ones. Top desi pizzas you can try are the Chicken Tikka and the Kebab Madness while some of the American-style specialty pizzas are Buffalo Chicken, Smoked Philly, and the interesting Pollo Pesto.
Address: 15215 SW Freeway, House #1, Sugar Land
Website: Pizza 101
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 10am - 11pm; Fri & Sat: 10am - 12am
3. Pizza King & BBQ
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Located on Bissonnet Street, Pizza King and BBQ is a fully halal restaurant that offers a range of dishes that includes delicious pizzas. There are nearly 12 types of pizzas on offer–a combination of desi and classic tastes. Among the desi range, the pizzas to try include Chicken Tikka, Bihari Kabob, and a specialty of theirs, pizza with meatballs (koftas). If you’d prefer regular pizza, then try their unique offerings like Spicy Sausage and Chicken Fajita. Their burgers are ever-popular as is their variety of traditional South Asian sweets.
Pizza King & BBQ
Address: 4165 Bissonnet St O, Houston
Website: Pizza King & BBQ
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 11pm; Sun: 11am - 10pm
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4. Russo's New York Pizzeria
As evident from its name, Russo’s New York Pizzeria specialises in the famous brick oven-fired New York-style pizzas featuring genuine Italian flavours. This pizza chain, present worldwide, has multiple outlets in Houston. For halal pizzas, however, you will need to head to the branch in Kirby Drive. This is the only outlet of theirs that is said to use halal meat but make sure to ask specifically for halal meat while ordering. Also please note that the restaurant serves pork. On the menu are around six halal pizzas such as Halal Buffalo Chicken, Halal Chicken Rustica, and Halal Meat Lovers.
Russo's New York Pizzeria
Address: 8236 Kirby Dr #160, Houston
Website: Russo’s New York Pizzeria
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri & Sat: 11am - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 10pm
5. Crespo Pizza
A fully halal restaurant, Crespo Pizza & Italian Grill’s menu features delectable pizzas with traditional Italian flavours. Highly popular for its pizzas and its customer service, Crespo Pizza promises to use fresh dough every day made from 100% organic flour. It also boasts of using only 100% Wisconsin cheeses for its dishes. No surprise that its pizzas are known for being amazingly fresh-tasting and delicious. Options include classic pizza versions like the Crespo Italian Supreme and specialty options like the Feta Primo which uses three types of cheeses. Be sure to try their Meat Lover’s Pizza (with hamburger, pepperoni, sausage, Canadian bacon) that’s rated pretty highly. In addition to pizzas, the menu includes traditional Italian dishes such as sandwiches, pasta, and salads.
Crespo Pizza & Italian Grill
Address: 1809 Eldridge Pkwy, Houston
Website: Crespo Pizza & Italian Grill
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 8:30pm; Fri & Sat: 11am - 9:30pm (closed on Sun)
6. Pizza and Grill Express
Serving pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, rice dishes, salads, and wings, Pizza and Grill Express’ menu is extensive. An authentic halal restaurant, you will find several types of pizzas here–there are desi-flavoured ones, BBQ-styled ones and traditional American pizzas. The Chicken Tikka Pizza and the Beef Bihari Pizza are particular favourites here.
Pizza and Grill Express
Address: 2575 Eldridge Rd, Sugar Land
Website: Pizza and Grill Express
Opening hours: 12pm - 8:30pm (daily)
7. Bismillah Cafe
Recently renovated Bismillah Cafe is a certified halal restaurant that brings to you a menu choc-a-bloc with authentic Pakistani favourites like Bun Kabab and spicy chaats. Their fusion menu is also equally impressive–from burgers, and pizzas, to fries. The pizzas on offer here are their highly popular Ten Chicken pizza (chicken marinated in their special ten spices sauce), Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Philly Gyro Pizza, and Hunter Beef Pizza. The cafe is well-known for its welcoming, prompt service and ambience. Do check out their juice bar that serves up innovative and fresh drinks.
Address: 5696 Hillcroft St, Houston
Website: Bismillah Cafe
Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 11am - 9pm
8. Bombay Pizza Company
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For some intriguing takes on pizzas, try Bombay Pizza Company which has on its menu options like Saag Paneer Pizza and Tandoori Chicken. Their pizzas come with interesting monikers like The Sergio Pizza (with Indian spiced New York strip steak and pico de gallo on a base of refried beans). Other than pizzas, there is immense choice here–mini-burgers, kati rolls, and pasta are just some examples.
Bombay Pizza Company is not certified clearly as halal–the chicken and beef alone are said to be halal, but other meats are not. Also, do note that the restaurant serves pork on its menu.
Bombay Pizza Company
Address: 914 Main St, Suite #105, Houston
Website: Bombay Pizza Company
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10:30am - 10pm; Fri: 10:30am - 11pm; Sat: 12pm - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 9pm
9. Halal Hut
This 100% halal restaurant offers an eclectic menu that features burgers, pizzas, tacos, quesadillas, and kabobs. Said to offer a gourmet twist to its dishes, Halal Hut menu incorporates Mexican, Arab, and Asian flavours. Among halal pizzas, your choice is Beef Pepperoni Pizza, Chicken Kabob Pizza, and Meat Lovers Pizza.
Address: 12809 Bellaire Blvd, Houston
Website: Halal Hut
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 9pm (closed on Sun)
10. Home Base Pizza
Two Medium Two Topping Pizza $7.99 each (Carry Out Only) Only available Online www.HomeBasePizza.ComPosted by Home Base Pizza on Wednesday, 3 April 2019
The pizzas at Home Base Pizza are popular for their perfect flavours and fantastic crusts. It is also rated highly for its friendly and helpful service. Home Base Pizza is partially halal–selected toppings are labelled as being halal while others are not. The menu also includes pork items. The pizzas that are halal include interesting options like the Thai Sweet Chili Chicken Pizza, the Chicken Alfredo Spinach Pizza, and BBQ Chicken Pizza. Standard options like Buffalo Chicken Pizza and Meatballs are also available.
Address: 17111 West Rd, Suite 103, Houston
Website: Homebase Pizza
Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 3:30pm - 10pm; Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 12pm - 9pm (closed on Mon)
Halal pizzas that don't compromise on taste
Most of Houston’s halal pizzerias are more often than not family-owned so the food they serve feature authentic, original recipes and high-quality ingredients. Many are clearly certified as halal so you’ll have no doubts on that front. However, some are partially halal so you may need to inquire before ordering so there are no mix-ups. Another option is to check online resources that provide up-to-date information on their halal status. If you happen to be in Houston, drop by for some great halal pizzas at these restaurants.
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