10 Best Halal Restaurants In London, Canada

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London in Canada, of the Ontario Province, is a lovely city of about 380,000 people. With a large influx of recent immigrants from Syria, China, and India to London in the last 10 years, there has been a rise for restaurants that respect the dietary needs of their inhabitants. Halal, the practice of butchering an animal in the Muslim way, is an important part of the Islamic lifestyle. Keeping halal when eating out is something that many Muslims look for before venturing to an establishment. Luckily, London has a plethora of halal-friendly options for those living in the city. Read below to check out delicious halal restaurants, and nosh your way through London, Canada!

1. JERUSALEM Shawarma And Grill

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Nothing beats shawarma, whether it is hot or cold outside. JERUSALEM Shawarma and Grill serves up beautiful shawarma, kebab, and falafel, with some fun Canadian twists on the menu like chicken shawarma poutine. For very reasonable prices, one can dine—even feeding a whole family of four with the Shawarma Family Package that includes chicken or beef shawarma, salad, hummus, and fries or rice. Don’t forget to leave room for baklava or honey-rich kunefe afterward.

JERUSALEM Shawarma And Grill

Address: 802 Exeter Road, London ON 519-601-1003

Website: JERUSALEM Shawarma And Grill

Opening hours: Sun: 1pm - 8pm; Mon - Sat: 11am - 8pm

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2. Sultan Pizza

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Serious about pizza, Sultan Pizza is 100% halal, and it serves pizza, panzerotti (similar to calzones, except fried), as well as wings, burgers, and kebabs. Offering specials for the local student population, pizza prices are very reasonable at 9.99 CAD (7.45 USD) for a medium pick-up pizza, and 11.99 CAD (8.94 USD) for a large pick-up pizza. The owner, Salahuddin, is originally from Turkey, and has won the local award, “Best Deluxe Pizza in Town.” Friendly service makes heading to Sultan Pizza an affordable and welcoming experience.

Sultan Pizzza

Address: 260 Blue Forest Dr, London, Ontario N6G 4M2 Canada

Website: Sultan Pizza

Opening hours: Fri - Sat : 11am - midnight; Sun: 3pm - 9pm; Tues - Thurs: 11am - 10pm (closed on Mon)

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3. Paramount Fine Foods

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Although Paramount Fine Foods is a Canadian franchise with over 60 stores throughout the country, the restaurant is able to stay committed to fresh Lebanese food. Paramount Foods has a number of different facets to the company including Paramount Butcher Shop, offering only halal meat; Paramount Lebanese Kitchen, and Aya Fine Foods that sells Middle Eastern ingredients. On the menu at Paramount Lebanese Kitchen, are a beautiful array of Mediterranean foods such as sambousek, fried pastry stuffed with beef or cheese; hand-rolled grape leaves, and fattoush salad, to name a few. Paramount Fine Foods is a smart business model that delivers fast, healthy food.

Paramount Fine Foods

Address: 769 Southdale Rd E, London, ON N6E 3B9, Canada

Website: Paramount Fine Foods

Opening hours: Sat: 9am - 11pm; Sun: 9am - 10pm; Fri: 10am - 11pm; Mon - Thurs: 10am - 10pm

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4. Bamyan Afghan Cuisine

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Enjoy unique Afghan hospitality at Bamyan Afghan Cuisine, named after the city Bamyan in Afghanistan, meaning “shining light.” With a delicious spread of Afghani foods that include stuffed mantu dumplings, tandoori chicken kebabs, and wrapped chicken sandwiches, you will not leave hungry. A clean, easy-to-read online menu where one can place a take-out order make in-home dining efficient. Reservations are accepted, and event space is available for parties.

Bamyan Afghan Cuisine

Address: 573 Richmond St, London, ON N6A 3G2, Canada

Website: Bamyan Afghan Cuisine

Opening hours: Sat: 12pm - 12 am; Sun: 12pm - 11pm; Mon - Thurs: 11am - 11pm; Fri: 11am - 12am

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5. London Kebab

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It’s a rare chance to get to eat Uighuric cuisine, a culinary tradition coming from the Turkic ethnic group in China. A minority in China, the Uighurs are Muslim, and they follow the halal practice. London Kebab offers all halal food with the opportunity to watch the chef in action, as he skillfully creates each meal. Specialties on the menu include chicken kordak, a spicy chicken dish served over noodles; kidney kebab, and bolak manta (soft dumplings).

London Kebab

Address: 169 Wharncliffe Road South, London, Ontario

Website: London Kebab

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 9pm; Tues - Thurs: 11am - 9pm (closed on Monday)

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6. Nate's Shawarma & Grill

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Nate’s Shawarma & Grill is set inside London’s charming indoor market, Convent Market, which has fresh produce, restaurants, and events. Nate’s takes a sizable portion of the market’s food court selling shawarma, but also such items as tabouli, and a nicely reviewed breakfast. Special items to look for are the many flavors of hummus (make sure to ask), freshly rolled and fried falafel, and killer garlic sauce. Rumor has it, this establishment has recently changed hands, so if you are a loyal customer, be prepared for some differences.

Nate's Shawarma & Grill

Address: Convent Market 130 King St, London, Ontario N6A 1C5

Website: Nate’s Shawarma & Grill

Opening hours: Sat: 8am - 6pm; Sun: 11am - 4pm; Mon - Thurs: 8am - 6pm; Friday: 8am - 7:30pm

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7. Barakat Downtown

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One of the established Middle Eastern restaurants in London, Barakat Downtown, has served the city for 13 years. Friendly but fast, Barakat Downtown prepares classic dishes such as shawarma, lentil soup, hummus, chicken and rice, and a number of mixed plates with a little bit of everything. Barakat Downtown is one of the highest rated halal restaurants in London, consistently serving affordable Middle Eastern Food. A patio for sunny Canadian days makes this a perfect lunch choice when the summer months hit.

Barakat Downtown

Address: 551 Richmond Street, London, ON

Website: Barakat Downtown

Opening hours: Sun - Thurs: 10:30am - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 10:30am - 3:30am

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8. Beladi's Bakery

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Beladi’s Bakery is new on London’s food scene, but it is ready to compete. With beautiful, fresh food that spans from mana'ish, traditional Lebanese flatbread, to bowls that start with a base of rice, lettuce, or fattoush; add meat or vegetable, and then finish with a topping. Small platters of finger foods, like wrapped grape leaves, olives, and cheeses, delight. Fresh ingredients are central to Beladi’s mission. Outside catering is also available through Beladi’s, perfect for a party or work lunch.

Beladi's Bakery

Address: 101 Fanshawe Park Rd E, London, ON N5X 3V9, Canada

Website: Beladi’s Bakery

Opening hours: 9am - 9pm (daily)

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9. Tahinis Restaurant

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Tahinis Restaurant is clean, new, and serving fresh ingredients for their Middle Eastern fare. With fun twists on traditional dishes like shawarma fries (fries loaded with shawarma meat and toppings), and classics such as platters like the beef plate, Tahini is a great lunch or quick dinner option. Tahini keeps prices affordable at platters and bowls being about 10 CAD (7.47 USD), making Tahini a healthy, wallet-friendly find. With two locations in London, it’s easy to head to Tahinis.

Tahinis Restaurant

Address: 595 Fanshawe Park Rd W London, ON N6G 5B3

Website: Tahinis Restaurant

Opening hours: Sun - Thurs: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm

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10. Babaz Shawarma LONDON

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When you need shawarma at 2 am, Babaz Shawarma LONDON is the place to go. With late night hours and delectable food, there’s no wonder why you may get Babaz cravings. Babaz Shawarma, of course, has shawarma, but it also brings in Middle Eastern delights such as stuffed filo pastry with cheese and spinach, and plates such as chicken souvlaki and kufta kebab. If you’re sticking to the old burger route, Babaz has that too, as well as lighter fares like fattoush and tabouli salad. With delivery and the ability to handle large orders, Babaz makes getting your Middle Eastern fix easy.

Babaz Shawarma LONDON

Address: 243 Wharncliffe Rd N, London, ON N6H 2B9

Website: Babaz Shawarma LONDON

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 11am - 2:30am; Sun: 11am - 11pm; Mon - Thurs: 11am - 12am

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So much to eat in London, Ontario

Halal-friendly food is in abundance in London, CA
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London not only received a population boom with the influx of recent immigration, but also a delicious expansion of their culinary scene. Whether you eat only halal or not, these London restaurants have something to offer people from all walks of life. Foodies of London rejoice; the food forecast looks tasty!

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