The capital of Colorado, Denver, is a major metropolis and known as “The Mile-High City” because its official elevation is exactly one mile above sea level. One of the fastest growing cities in the United States of America, Denver is home to thriving cultural scene, distinct neighbourhoods and stunning nature. With over 3 million people of different ethnicity and culture living in this bustling city, there’s endless of different cuisines for you to try. If you’re looking for halal food in Denver, we’ve rounded up the best halal restaurants you can check out.
1. Gyros And Kabobs
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Nothing says a hearty and delicious meal like a good plate of kebab. A kebab is a cooked meat dish originating from the Middle East and is popular across the world. It usually consists of juicy and tender ground meat cooked over a fire and wrapped with vegetables. At Gyros and Kabobs, their popular dishes include the original gyro, chicken shawarma kebab, and gyro plate just to name a few. If you’re not a fan of kebabs, they also have sandwiches, chicken wings, burgers, and sides such as samosa and French fries. With good quality and generous portions over at Gyros and Kabobs, you definitely won’t be going home hungry.
Gyros And Kabobs
Address: 2020 S Parker Rd, Denver, CO 80231, USA
Website: Gyros And Kabobs
Opening hours: 10am - 9pm (daily)
2. Best Of Babylon
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For the best Mediterranean restaurant in Denver, head over to Best of Babylon to fill your tummy. If you’re craving for meat, savour in the Best of Babylon Plate, which consists of Lamb kebab, chicken kebab, beef tikka and chicken tikka. There is also a veggie combo that’s made of falafel, rice, hummus, tabulleh, baba ghanoush and grape leaves if you don’t eat meat. For deserts, try their Kunafa which is a well-loved delicacy loved by many.
Best Of Babylon
Address: 2160 S Holly St, Denver, CO 80222, USA
Website: Best Of Babylon
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 12am; Sat - Sun: 10am - 1am
3. Mecca Grill
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Offering delicious dining and takeout, Mecca Grill is a cornerstone in Denver and has been quite well-known for its scrumptious Mediterranean cuisine, amazing service and friendly staff. They are also known for their own modern interpretation of classic dishes and their high-quality fresh ingredients. If you get the meat entrees, it comes with hummus, rice, vegetable salad, cucumber and yoghurt sauce, and two homemade pita sauce. Visiting Mecca Grill with your family or friends? Their meat combo consists of chicken kebab, kafta kebab, lamb beef kebab, and shawarma which will definitely fill up everyone’s tummy. This is the place to be if you’re searching for affordable and fuss-free dining!
Address: 270 S Downing St Denver, CO 80209
Website: Mecca Grill
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 9pm; Fri: 2pm - 9pm; Sat: 12pm - 9pm (closed on Sun)
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4. Shish Kabob Grill
Opened since 2004, this family-owned restaurant is home to Denver’s favourite Middle Eastern cuisine. Shish Kabob Grill uses high-quality ingredients, exquisite spices, and generation old recipes to give you the authentic flavour of their homeland. They take pride in creating the best quality and quantity with homemade food cooked from scratch. With roots from Aleppo, Syria and fruits in Colorado, the food at Shish Kabob Grill is definitely cooked with plenty of love and care. Some of the customers’ favourites include falafel, hummus and meat plate, meat combo plate and even the vegetarian plate. They also serve soups and salads, sandwiches and desserts for your sweet tooth.
Shish Kabob Grill
Address: 1503 Grant St. • Denver, CO 80203
Website: Shish Kabob Grill
Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 11am - 9pm; Mon - Fri: 10am - 9pm
5. Saj Mediterranean Grill
At Saj Mediterranean Grill, the food is prepared daily at the restaurant without any preservatives or additives. They also provide dining and even catering services which are perfect for your next family gathering, business meeting or any corporate event. Their menu includes wrap and pita, salads, sides, plates kebabs and Saj plate which consists of beef, gyro, kafta, chicken and vegetables. For desserts, they have sweet rice milk pudding, namoura which is a semolina cake soaked in simple syrup, garnished with an almond. They also serve knafa which is a shredded filo dough with sweet cheese and topped with honey rose water syrup. There’s plenty of food options for everyone.
Saj Mediterranean Grill
Address: 2300 S. Parker Road, Aurora, CO 80231
Website: Saj Mediterranean Grill
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 8pm
6. Phoenician Kabob
Phoenician Kabob is the place to be if you’re craving for any Middle Eastern dish. Their lunch specials menu includes chicken kebab, Gyros, vegetable kebab or chicken shawarma. If you’re not a fan of chicken, go for the beef option! Phoenician Kabob also has belly dancing for entertainment, which is primarily a Middle Eastern, African, and Mediterranean dance tradition. They also provide catering services which are absolutely convenient for any gathering or events. If you’re looking for a venue for private dining or event, Phoenician Kabob is here to make your special day a memorable one!
Address: 5709 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220, USA
Website: Phoenician Kabob
Opening hours: Fri & Sat: 11am - 10pm; Mon - Thu: 11am - 9:30pm (closed on Sunday)
7. Pita Fresh
A fast and casual restaurant, Pita Fresh serves classics such as falafel, hummus, beef and chicken shawarma. If you’re up for trying something new and innovative, try their pita-crust pizza! Their popular dishes are the Gyros Sandwich, Chicken Shawarma Platter, Chicken Kebab Platter, Gyro Platter and Broasted Chicken, fries and garlic dip. You can even order online for convenience and if you’re having an event, they can cater to your needs. Pita Fresh stays open till late which is great if you’re having a late hangout with your loved ones.
Address: 2075 S. University Blvd, Denver, CO 80210
Website: Pita Fresh
Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 10am - 2am; Thu - Sat: 10am - 3am
8. FelFel Mediterranean
Looking for a quick and healthy place to grab your lunch or dinner? FelFel Mediterranean accommodates vegetarian, low carb and gluten-free diets which is perfect if you’re maintaining a healthy lifestyle. From shawarma, kebabs, Baba Ghanoush and more, everything at FelFel Mediterranean is made from scratch. Their meat is marinated and slow roasted on a vertical skewer, and their pita bread is made fresh daily. Whatever you’re craving for, FelFel Mediterranean has something to please your tastebuds!
Address: 4401 S Tamarac Pkwy, Denver, CO 80237, USA
Website: FelFel Mediterranean
Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)
9. Golden Pita
At Golden Pita, everything is prepared with high-quality ingredients and made fresh daily. Their menu consists of appetizers, salads, main entrees, sandwiches and desserts. For appetizers, they serve Managish, which a mixture of thyme spice, sesame seed and olive oil baked on a thin dough crust. They also serve Mujadarah, which is brown lentil topped with salted onion and also baba ghanoush just to name a few. For the main entrees, they have classic dishes such as lamb shank, which is marinated with special sauce and mixed vegetables. Chicken shawarma, beef kabab and falafel plate are part of their main entrees menu as well.
Address: 1456 Champa St, Denver, Co 80202 USA
Website: Golden Pita
Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 11am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 8pm (closed on Mon)
10. Rice & Kabob
Editor’s note: establishment is permanently closed
A lovely Persian kitchen conveniently located at the corner of Colorado Boulevard and Mexico Avenue, Rice & Kabob serves delicious Middle Eastern cuisine. From shawarma, burgers, kababs, chicken wings and fried fish, they have everything to fix any cravings you have. If you’re unsure of what to order, try the combo platter which consists of Basmati rice served with chopped sliced lamb gyro and chicken shawarma plus white sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion and french fries. A little bit of everything to fix your hunger!
Rice & Kabob
Address: 4036, 1699 S Colorado Blvd d, Denver, CO 80222, United States
Website: Rice & Kabob
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 7pm (closed on Sun)
Dine in at the best halal restaurants in Denver
If you’re a Muslim traveller visiting Denver, you don’t have to worry about searching high and low for halal eateries. With this list, you’ll be able to enjoy Denver with a happy tummy.
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