Naming New York City as a little world won’t be a wrong tag, because we see a remarkable proportion of immigrants of every race from every part of this world. Now as you know, people with different ethnicities have different customs and cultural values. As eating beef is forbidden for Hindus, and only kosher is allowed for the Jews, there are some dietary restrictions on Muslims too. Islam teaches them that food can be either ‘halal’ which means allowed, or ‘haram’ absolutely forbidden. Just for your knowledge, Muslims consist of about 1.5 to 2 per cent of the population of NYC, so it’s no big deal to find halal restaurants. However, pizzerias have a different story as they are rare. That is why we are here to offer an insight into the best spots for halal pizza in New York City. Continue reading to know about them.
1. Champion Pizza
After opening seven pizzerias in the Manhattan within five years of its inception, Champion Pizza hasn’t been a nameless eatery for the locals. Additionally, It has appeared several times on broadcastings networks, which is the outcome of 20 years straight laborious journey of its founder ‘Hakki Akdeniz’. Coming from a desolated corner of Eastern Turkey at a very young age, he learned the fine basics of pizza making in Canada. And today he is serving New York City with over 20 kinds of square and grandma’s pizza. The crust, sauces, and most types the toppings are made at their own factories, and since he is a Muslim himself, you only get the halal food.
Address: 17 Cleveland Pl, New York, NY 10012
Website: Champion Pizza
Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 11am - 5am; Sun - Mon: 11am - 11pm; Wed: 11am - 1am; Thu: 11am - 2am
2. Percy’s Pizza
Absolutely no contest with this place because there aren’t really a lot of cheaper pizza options in Manhattan Island. But, Percy’s Pizza is amazingly affordable and they give you the best dollar slice. You read it correctly, a decent-sized thin crust pizza slice for just one dollar. And later you have options to add cheese, meatballs, etc, the expensive toppings are still under three dollars. Percy’s Pizza is a halal restaurant, and before you go there please keep in mind that it’s a small shop so expect a crowd, and lastly they are cash only.
Address: 190 Bleecker St New York, NY 10012
Website: Percy’s Pizza
Opening hours: 11am - 2am (daily)
3. 99 Cents Fresh Pizza
Let’s add one more economical option for you, so you will have diversified taste. As the name indicates, you will get here pizza slices for 99 cents. Now, this one cent per dollar wouldn’t really save you anything here, but you will get a big menu and changed toppings. For instance, you will find the pizza-cola combo, 14/16/18 inch pizzas, and as already told different toppings. Only beef is used as meatballs, so Muslims can dine here unhesitatingly. By the way, this pizzeria runs almost 24 hours a day, so visit anytime.
99 Cents Fresh Pizza
Address: 151 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017, USA
Website: 99 Cents Fresh Pizza
Opening hours: 6am - 4am (daily)
4. Solo Pizza
Solo Pizza is a family-owned Italian restaurant and serves authentic Italian appetizers, entrée, and sides. So, in addition to the pizzas, you will also get to see pasta, specialty pies, desserts, and a lot more. Although it is not a full halal restaurant, due to the fact that Italian cuisine makes use of some other ingredients as well which are forbidden in Islam. They would take precautions while preparing the halal varieties, the happy Muslim reviews don’t lie to us. So, when you wish to eat pizzas and more, try Solo Pizza. The price is also reasonable, for instance, the grandma pizza slices would cost you less than three dollars.
Address: 27 Avenue B New York, NY 10009
Website: Solo Pizza
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 12am; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 4am; Sun: 11am - 11pm
5. 2Bros Pizza
We have already listed affordable pizzerias on this list, 2 Bros Pizza is another addition to this genre. This place is simple, and you will find here the real New Yorker pizzas. A simple cheese slice starts at 99 cents, the toppings start for an extra 50 cents. The real steal deal is their USD 2.75 combo, for which you would get two fairly large slices with a can of soda. They have a total of 10 pizza counters throughout the city, and they serve over 12 kinds. They serve both halal and non-halal type of meats, but Muslims can choose buffalo chicken pizza (halal) over forbidden names on the menu, it’s local’s favorite too.
Address: 32 St Marks Pl New York, NY 10003
Website: 2Bros Pizza
Opening hours: 10am - 3am (daily)
6. Artichoke Basille’s Pizza
Artichoke will be a pleasant choice for your quest of Halal pizzas in this city. It doesn’t look cheap, so come with the full-family because they have fine seating too. The pizza menu has 10 tastes, and you also have salad and beverages. The price is also reasonable, the slice starts at USD 4.50, and 18-inch full pizza is for flat USD 30. This place is open until the sunrise, so night persons will find this handy. The most popular picks are artichoke and crab pizzas.
Artichoke Basille’s Pizza
Address: 321 E 14th St New York, NY 10003
Website: Artichoke Basille’s Pizza
Opening hours: 11am - 5am (daily)
7. Joe's Pizza
Cheap pizzas are gimmicky most of the time, plus they are rarely a preference for the foodies. If you do feel that way and our list hasn’t impressed you yet, then this authentic Italian pizzeria should be a perfect proposal. It’s here since 1975, and the owner of this shop hails from the birthplace of pizzas, the ‘Naples’, Italy. This pizzeria is proudly recorded as the ‘Best 25 Pizzas on Earth’ by GQ Magazine. All that glory and they are still not a high-priced eatery, the slices start at USD 2.75 and the full pies from USD 20. The toppings are also very reasonably priced, halal varieties are available too. A fun fact before you go, you’ve seen Joe’s Pizza in Spiderman-2 movie.
Address: 7 Carmine St New York, NY 10014
Website: Joe’s Pizza
Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sun - Thu: 10am - 4am
8. Pizza & Pita Halal Food
Pizza & Pita is a preferable choice for the Muslims in Manhattan, for the obvious reason that it’s an entirely Halal diner. And in addition to the pizza, which is why we’re adding them into this list, you will get several food options on their menu. Along with the so many varieties of pizzas, pasta, and pita, you will get to see fast-food and platters. While the next door pizzerias are charging over USD 30 for a large pizza, the extra-large range starts here for less than USD 20. It’s a worth visit place if you’re looking for a value-for-money dining experience.
Pizza & Pita Halal Food
Address: 344 E 34th St New York, NY 10016
Website: Pizza & Pita Halal Food
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10:30am - 1:30am; Fri: 10:30am - 4:30am; Sat: 11am - 4:30; Sun: 11am - 11:30pm
9. NY Pizza Suprema
Established in the year 1964 by an Italian immigrant family, NY Pizza Suprema is the oldest pizza house of this list. People would usually consider such generation old restaurants, because after a certain point of time, literally, everything will go flawless. Call them successful, as people claim to have the same taste that they got here a decade back. Unlike other pizzerias which are known for their assorted toppings, this place is famous for its plain cheese pizzas. Now that doesn’t mean they don’t serve varieties, but do try the plain slices whenever you get a chance. Talking about the halal meat, you will get chicken and beef preparations.
NY Pizza Suprema
Address: 413 8th Ave New York, NY 10001
Website: NY Pizza Suprema
Opening hours: 10:30am - 12am (daily)
10. Uno Pizzeria & Grill
Uno Pizzeria & Grill is the last pick of this list, and perhaps the best of the best. Today, this group is operational in five countries with over a hundred franchisees. The eatery in New York is not the oldest, but it’s not very new either. This is a comprehensive restaurant, thus you can expect a full three-course dinner here. Halal food is available, and with the pizza varieties, there will be halal grilled items as well. Talking about the Uno Pizzeria chain, they would also deliver pizzas everywhere in the US. It’s handy when your city doesn’t have their franchise, the pizzas will be edible as they are shipped and packed in dry ice.
Uno Pizzeria & Grill
Address: 432 Columbus Ave. New York, NY 10024
Website: Uno Pizzeria & Grill
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 12am; Fri - Sat: 11am - 1am
Are you confused about some names on this list?
We understand the problem here, the index displayed you some full halal and some partial halal restaurants. But you should understand the fact that it is New York, a restaurant has to keep all of its patrons happy. Pizza is an Italian origin, an authentic recipe might have things which are forbidden in different ethnicities. Now when those same Italian eateries assure us about the precaution with halal, we have no option but to believe. Plus, there are numerous good reviews from the Muslim population. But if you’re still not convinced, you can try the full-halal pizzerias to be on the safe side.
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