‘Hotlanta’, as Atlanta is not-so-affectionately called, is lush, charismatic, and a lovely urban tree-covered core, making it one of the most densely forested American cities. The sprawling, suburban capital of the American South blends Southern cuisine, hospitality, and culture wonderfully, and is even a quaint halal hub as well, focusing equally on American and immigrant food. The city has a flair for allowing its denizens and visitors the opportunity to develop creative tastes as well as satisfy traditional culinary tastes. Read on to know about some of the best halal restaurants in Atlanta, Georgia, where you should head to for a dazzling array of American and global halal cuisine options.
1. Baraka Shawarma Mediterenean
Not for nothing has Baraka Shawarma Mediterranean been nominated as one of the ‘Top 10 Best Places To Eat In Atlanta’ - the halal restaurant with its friendly environment and amazing service serves some absolutely amazing food. Baraka Shawarma offers the best bang for your buck, especially amidst the swarm of overpriced downtown Atlanta restaurants. Try their Greek Salad, Tilapia Fish Plate, Wing Plate, Lamb Shish Kebab Falafel Sandwich, Chicken Shawarma, and Lamb Gyro.
Baraka Shawarma Mediterenean
Address: 68 Walton St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Website: Baraka Shawarma Mediterenean
Opening hours:11am - 11pm (daily)
2. Ameer's Mediterranean Grill
Ameer’s Mediterranean Grill offers an unexpectedly and deliciously complex, entirely halal menu of Middle Eastern specialties, as well as a few Western dishes. The specialty is the oblong, fluffy falafel and hummus with sliced lamb on top. Delve into eggplant salad, warm fava beans smashed in olive oil, lemony grape leaves stuffed with rice, fried kibbeh stuffed with meat, lamb shanks, yogurt with rosewater, homemade baklava, and hot mint tea. With simple decor and great food, Ameer’s halal dishes are to die for.
Ameer's Mediterranean Grill
Address: 2168 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
Website: Ameer’s Mediterranean Grill
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri -Sat: 11am - 10pm
3. Marrakech Express
Enjoy a taste of Morocco at this one-woman operation of Marrakech Express, where simple lunch plates made with traditional Moroccan techniques rule the roost. Your lunch plates will feature slow-simmered, tender beef meatballs cooked to perfection with onions and peppers into a tomato-rich tajine and spiced with a melt-in-the-mouth blend of Moroccan spices. The saffron rice accompaniment is fragrant and bursting with flavor, as is the small salad and hummus that accompany it. What’s even better is the garlicky cream sauce and the homemade harissa which are served with loving care. Don’t miss the baklava and the cup of atay, which is refreshingly iced mint tea.
Address: 477 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA
Website: Marrakech Express
Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 11am - 3pm (closed on Sun & Mon)
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Zyka is located in Decatur and serves amazing, mouth-watering Indian cuisine in the form of halal food. Some of their must-eat and best halal options include Beef Boti, Chicken Masala, and Chicken 65, apart from traditional Indian vegetarian options such as Paneer Makhni and Vegetable Biryani. If one wants events catered, Zyka also offers services for the same. The gorgeous banquet hall is also used for celebrating and other special occasions.
Address: 1677 Scott Blvd, Decatur, GA 30033, USA
Opening hours: Sun, Tue -Thu: 12pm - 3pm, 5:30pm - 10:15pm, Fri - Sat: 12pm - 3pm, 5:30pm - 10:45pm (closed on Mon)
5. Aviva by Kameel
Nestled in the Peachtree Center Mall is the downtown Atlanta gem of Aviva by Kameel. With a host of dishes based on heirloom family recipes, Aviva serves fast-casual Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Lebanese food where the authentic spice blends and house marinades lend each dish a unique, zesty flavor. Don’t miss the familiar spreads of baba ganoush and hummus, and platters, salads, and sandwiches dishes revolving around lamb kofta, falafel, and shwarma, both lamb and chicken. The highlight is The Beast, the anti-diet-but-sinfully-delicious burrito-like wrap. The fact that Aviva isn’t open on weekends only adds to its popularity!
Aviva by Kameel
Address: 225 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Website: Aviva by Kameel
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 4pm (closed on Sat & Sun)
6. Poppin Pita Grill
The delicious eatery of Poppin Pita Grill specializes in authentic, delectable Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fare. Some classics on their vast, extensive menu include Kebabs, Falafels, Hummus, and Shawarma. However, they are also masters in whipping up some amazing, innovative, and unique fusion food offerings such as Shawarma Quesadillas, Middle Eastern Chicken Wings, Arabian Burger, Falafel Sliders and more! The restaurant also delivers food and has the option of order-and-pickup as well.
Poppin Pita Grill
Address: 420 14th St NW #100b, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
Website: Poppin Pita Grill
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 11:30pm, Fri - Sat: 11am - 1:30am, Sun: 12pm - 11:30pm
7. Tannour Mediterranean Grill
What flagged off as a deeply personal desire for amazing, quality Mediterranean fare transformed into a thriving place serving up some great, lip-smacking halal Mediterranean and Middle Eastern delights. Amidst a beautiful setting at the Tannour Mediterranean Grill, delve into the likes of Tabbouleh, Chicken Shish Taouk and Falafel, Kofta Beef Kebab, Beef/Chicken Shawarma, Greek Salad, and Fattoush, and spreads such as Hummus and Baba Ganoush. Don’t miss the in-house specialty of Tannour Salad either. Tannour Mediterranean Grill also offers catering for less than USD 10 per person as well.
Tannour Mediterranean Grill
Address: 398 14th St NW Unit C, Atlanta
Website: Tannour Mediterranean Grill
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm, Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm, Sun: 12pm - 10pm
8. Sufi's Kitchen
Bringing the traditional taste of Persia into the heart of Atlanta is Sufi’s Kitchen, the city’s premier Persian restaurant. Located conveniently in the peaceful neighborhood of Brookwood Hills, Sufi’s Kitchen features traditionally Persian cuisine with a gourmet spin to it, whipping up oddly triumphant and delectable dishes such as Salmon Kebab and Sautéed Eggplant. For family dinners, romantic dates, or relaxing afternoon meals, Sufi’s, with its elegant dining room and spacious alfresco dining patio, is perfect for a memorable dining experience.
Address: 1814 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
Website: Sufi’s Kitchen
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm
A swanky, chic backdrop makes for a fully immersive Mediterranean dining experience at Truva in downtown Atlanta. With a Turkish executive chef, Truva’s lunch and dinner menus feature a vast selection of sandwich platters, chargrilled kebabs, salads, hot and cold meze, entrée specialties and even Turkish-style pizzas. Dig into signature dishes like Vegetarian Moussaka, Braised Lamb Shank, Turkish-Style Red Lentil Soup, and Stuffed Grape Leaves, paired with an exhaustive wine list and cocktails, menu-complimentary. The restaurant even features an under-12-years kids menu featuring favorites like Chicken tenders, Grilled Cheese, Cheeseburgers, and Grilled Chicken.
Address: 1716, 60 Andrew Young International Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, United States
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm, Fri: 11am - 11pm, Sat: 4pm - 11pm, Sun: 4pm - 10pm
The innovative, fast-casual Bezoria features freshly-made, incredible homemade Eastern Mediterranean halal, gluten-free dishes crafted with some serious TLC. Delve into the Hummus Bowls and Basmati Rice served with House-Baked Pitas topped with the choicest of perfectly seasoned meats and sauces, Cucumber-Tomato Salad, Grilled Veggies, Hand-Chopped Fresh Veggies with Signature Sauces, Falafel, Hummus, Kebabs, Freshly-marinated Chicken and Steak Shawarma, Chicken Kefta, and Laffa (wrap). Pair your scrumptious meal with Apricot Giner and berry Hibiscus Teas and Rosewater lemonade and polish it off with Baklava.
Address: 903 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9pm, Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm, Sun: 12pm - 9pm
‘Hotlanta’ might not have the climate going for it, but it definitely has great halal food. For satisfying all your Middle Eastern, Lebanese, and Mediterranean halal food cravings in Atlanta, head to these amazing halal restaurants.
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