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  • Can't Wait For Your Graduation Ceremony? Here are 8 Best Places For Your Post-Grad Trip in 2019

    No more rushing for classes or staying up late to complete your assignments before their deadlines. You are finally out of college and it’s time to celebrate with a well-deserved break!  So what could be better than an unforgettable post-graduation trip with your buddies? Maybe you have exhausted your expenses for college fees or student loans and travel is the last thing on your mind. However, we have listed out some fun places to visit that won’t cause much damage to your wallet while still having a good time if you wisely balance out your expenses. 13 New Experiences To Try In 2019! 1. Thailand There are many great reasons to visit Thailand that range from delectable cuisines to fascinating sights and a rich culture - not to mention breathtakingly beautiful islands to explore. Some of the best places to travel to with your friends include the islands of Phi Phi and Krabi, especially for snorkeling in the turquoise waters or catching that gorgeous sunset on a beautiful beach. In Bangkok, you can also visit those famous floating markets and admire the beautiful temples including Wat Arun to take in the city and really explore the local culture. The best part is that you can find reasonably priced accommodation and cheap, delicious places offering a variety of seafood and vegetarian delights if Halal options are not available. When it comes to getting around, it’s better to stick with public transports or travel by train to save your cash for fun activities. 2. Bali Bali is the ideal getaway with its lush tropical greenery and gorgeous beaches where you can take some memorable photos with your friends. Whether you go trekking up Mount Batur, island hopping or enjoy some swimming and snorkeling - there is no doubt you are in for an enjoyable time. Additionally, head down to the famous Waterbom Bali park for a thrilling day out. You can get beautiful accommodation options for great prices when you travel with friends. You can also get your money’s worth by trying out the local cuisines especially if you stick to warungs that provide Halal food options. 3. Malaysia Spectacular sights and delicious street food are just some of the reasons why Malaysia would be among the best places to visit. You can find reasonably cheap accommodation and amazing Halal food options and you can shop for anything! You must climb up Petronas Tower to see Kuala Lumpur in all its glory and take some unforgettable photos. There is something for everyone in Malaysia - if you prefer an exhilarating time, consider an engaging trek up Mount Kinabalu or spend the day at the Sunway Lagoon theme park. However, if your group is looking for a beach getaway, take a trip to Pulau Besar and Pulau Kecil islands and get away from the city bustle. 4. Vietnam Vietnam is known as a budget travelers paradise that is just great for backpackers and those who are looking for excellent destinations at a lower cost. It’s not hard to find cheap accommodation options and it is also affordable to travel around the main towns when you need to go sight-seeing. Unfortunately, there are only a few Halal food options in most areas, but there are plenty of vegetarian and seafood options everywhere. Some fun places to visit include the famous Ha Long Bay which is great for hiking, scuba diving, and even kayaking. Take some awesome photos of their unique limestone cliffs during the sunset while you're there. We would recommend you to explore the fascinating culture of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Saigon as well to have an unforgettable post-grad trip. 5. Costa Rica A trip to Costa Rica would certainly be an unforgettable one! You can swim at some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, go zip lining above lush tropical forests and even take a laid-back coffee tour after all the excitement. Do drop by the Arenal National Park which is known for some excellent hiking spots and the Manuel Antonio National Park where tropical rainforests are framed by sandy beaches. Costa Rica is a the top pick among travelers with a budget due to its affordability when it comes to accommodation. Do note that Halal food will be quite hard to find, but you will have plenty of options for seafood and vegetarian meals. 6. Peru Trekking up Machu Picchu to admire the region’s amazing landscape and exploring the ancient Inca trail with a group of buddies sounds pretty appealing doesn’t it? Peru is just perfect for an adventurous post-grad trip that are not hard on your budget, especially when it comes to accommodation options and transportation. You will be pleased to know that their delicious local cuisines are pretty affordable too! You can find plenty of seafood or vegetarian options as well. To get a taste of local life, you can explore Peru’s capital city, Lima, where you will learn a lot about their culture. You can take a stroll through the intriguing city of Cusco and make a detour to the famous Rainbow Mountains as well. For a unique experience, take a trip to the sparkling blue waters of Lake Titicaca where you can step onto the floating islands made entirely of reeds. 7. Bulgaria Bulgaria is a favorite among backpackers navigating through Europe, mainly because of its affordable accommodation and food as well as its wonderful spots that does not require visitors to spend too much. Sofia is a very beautiful city with interesting museums and galleries - some of the main attractions include the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Rotunda of St. George. You can experience Sofia’s landscape by going on a hike at Vitosha Mountain and even enjoy some skiing. You will find a few Halal restaurants in the city centre as well. Bulgaria is also known for its beautiful beaches such as Sunny Beach or Smokinya Beach where you can spend a relaxing day out during your post-graduation trip. Don’t hesitate to visit the old Plodiv Town and take some photos at the famous Plovdiv Roman Theater. 8. New Zealand New Zealand is just a stunning place for a roadtrip or backpackers to enjoy the fresh outdoors and take a break from their busy lives. You can preserve your cash since you will be able to find hostels and budget accommodation. There are Halal restaurants in most of the main towns as well. New Zealand is actually an ideal destination for nature lovers who are looking for a budget getaway. You can take a thrilling adventure to Queenstown to explore its natural beauty and rugged landscapes - there is no shortage of activities here from rafting, hiking to cycling, which will be fun if done with a small group. Do visit Rotorua to take a look at their famous geyser, volcanic craters and the beautiful fjords of Milford Sound with your friends. After all the effort you put in for school, you deserve a huge reward and a time away from everything. There is no better way to do it then going on a trip to celebrate with your fellow schoolmates. It's time to pack your bags and go travel! Get more inspiration for your 2019 trips  ...

  • A Guide to Getting your English Breakfast Fix in London

    Have you ever tried an authentic English Breakfast in its country of origin? You’ve probably tried to make one yourself using halal ingredients. While it's true that it used to be quite difficult to find a halal one in Britain, today there's no reason for us as Muslims to try an authentic English Breakfast in non-halal restaurants any more, since it's now easy to find a halal one, Alhamdulillaah. Why isn't a regular English Breakfast halal? Actually, only the bacon rashers and sausages (usually made from bacon, or non-halal slaughtered meat) in the dish aren't halal. The rest of it is halal, inshaa Allaah, such as sunny-side eggs, french toast, hash browns (potato fries), baked beans, baked tomatoes and sautéed mushrooms. However, the problem is that they are all served in the same plate with the meat products, so it's not halal. Khalas!! Yet, fret not my friends. If you are roaming London, you can now try this pride of Britain in the places that are Halal-Friendly for Muslims, Alhamdulillaah. Today there are many sites providing information on halal food establishments that've been set up to assist Muslims coming to or residing in many cities in Britain, but this time we'll be focusing on London.  Find a Mosque near you in London Find a Halal Restaurant near you in London   via GIPHY The following are the top 5 places to try this national dish, based on halal website reviews, that you could visit in London.   1. Grounded Coffee Company, London Picture Credit - steakandteeth.com One popular place with high reviews is the Grounded Coffee Company at 9 Whitechapel Road, London E1. They open every day from 8am - 10pm, which is indeed an ideal opening time in the morning to try English Breakfast. All ingredients that they use are halal and they are not serving alcohol on the premise, Inshaa Allaah Address: 9 Whitechapel Road, London, United KingdomOpening hours: 7AM to 8PM (Mon-Fri)                         7.30AM to 8PM (Sat-Sun)Contact:+44 20 7377 1703 Facebook 2. Moral Cafe, London Picture Credit - halalfoodguy.co.uk The Halal Food Guy website awarded a 4 star review to this restaurant. Even though it is a Turkish Restaurant, their Halal English Breakfast stays true to the original one.  Address:  313 High Road, Ilford IG1 1NR, London.Opening Hours: 7am to 5pm   3. MEDS, London Picture Credit - hijablicious.com When you jump into your search engine and type Halal Breakfast in London, among the top results that come up is a restaurant called MEDS. This restaurant earned its position due to their generous portions served at a reasonable price.  Address: 37 Burdett Rd, London E3 4TN, UKOpening Hours: 8am to 5pmContact: +44 20 8980 4088 Facebook   4. Drunch, London Picture credit - instagram.com/drunch Drunch received a 5 star ratings from The Netizen. Furthermore, this restaurant was even ranked at number 6 among all the restaurants in London which is very impressive. Alhamdulillah, they serve halal English Breakfast in their menu. They are located near the most famous street of London for shopping, i.e. Oxford Street. Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:30, Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:30. Address: 1 Woodstock St, Mayfair, London W1C 2AA, UKOpening Hours: Mon to Fri - 11am to 12am, Sat 12pm - 12am, Sun: 12pm to 11pmContact: 020 7495 2020Website: drunch.co.uk Facebook | Instagram   5. Farmacy Kitchen Picture credit - instagram.com/farmacyuk Last but not least, why not try a halal and healthy Vegan English Breakfast at Farmacy in Westbourne Grove, London, my personal top of the list. They substitute the meat produce with fresh avocados and big sauteed mushrooms, and the taste is delicious and yummy, too. However, take a note of their opening time since they have a break every afternoon. Address: 74 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5SH, UKOpening Hours: Mon to Fri - 9am to 5pm, 6pm to 10pm / Sat 9am to 4pm, 6pm to 10pm / Sunday 9am to 4pm, 6pm to 9.30pmContact: +44 20 7221 0705Website: http://farmacylondon.com/ Facebook | Instagram   via GIPHY   Find things to do in London Find a Halal Hotel near you in London...

  • Locals Guide to New Zealand

    New Zealand is well-known for its sheer of pristine beauty from vast landscape consist of mountains, lakes, glaciers, geothermal pools, volcanoes peaks to stunning beaches and islands. It’s the land of indigenous Maori, the first settlers before European arrived. According to the latest 2013 Census, the total population of 4.2m New Zealanders or Kiwis made up of a multicultural society dwelled by the majority of European descent (called Pakeha), and immigrants including Polynesian communities. Topped off by amazingly fresh food, friendly people, and unique culture; there are endless activities to experience from free and independent undertakings to paid tour or package deals. This travel guide will provide tips for planning your trip and prepare you for a Muslim-friendly travel in New Zealand. Credit- Giphy.com   Getting Around New Zealand is comprised of 2 main islands – North Island and South Island. Planning logistic and how to travel will depend on time, budget, and convenience. A good combination of some mode of transportation is recommended to enrich the experience. The most common and popular is self-drive either by car or motorhome/campervan due to its flexibility and independence factor. Stopping whenever you want to snap pictures of beautiful location is the most desirable. Driving in New Zealand is left handed and require a license. Beware you will be driving long hours from the city to city and while traffic may not the issue, you may get fatigued from it. The bus and coach transport is convenient and well-organised. There are a lot of bus coaches serving the main tourist route. Inter-city is the most popular bus network and you can take advantage of the unlimited travel pass. Picture Credit - railnewzealand.com New Zealand’s rail network is not vast due to the challenging landscape. The train may not be the best option for inter-city travel but if you have 12 hours to spare, board the Northern Explorer which links Wellington and Auckland through the volcanic heart of the North Islands (make stops at Tongariro National Park).The South Island’s TranzAlpine is highly recommended for a stunning alpine rail journey. At the main tourist cities like Auckland and Wellington, you can rely on the city loop bus to get around other than walking. Get on the ferry to explore beach suburbs and enjoy the view of harbour city from afar. In Wellington, you must ride the cable to for an amazing view of Wellington harbour. From North Island (Wellington) to South Island (Picton), a huge Interislander ferry can take passengers as well as cars through spectacular Marlborough Sounds. Alternatively, you can take a domestic flight to save some travel time. You can enjoy breathtaking mountains view from the top such as when arriving at Queenstown Airport.   Etiquette and Manner New Zealanders are generally friendly and laidback. The way of life is casual but manners are important. Carry yourself with open-mind, open-heart, and respect others. The general etiquette of treat others like you want to be treated must be held firmly as you encounter new culture or conversing with locals in a remote location. In New Zealand, strangers do talk particularly in rural part. Exchanging a few pleasant greetings is expected. Keep your conversation general such as about weather, what’s plan for the weekend (or how was the weekend), or about a sport (rugby especially). Avoid anything personal such as people’s salary, why they don’t get married or have children. Also, note that you can call a person by their first name and avoid calling with designated ‘uncle’ or ‘auntie’ if no family relation. When visiting Maori village, equip yourself with Maori custom such as do not sit on a table and do not show emotion on the face when witnessing Maori warrior dance (haka). Maori’s relationship with the land is deep, profound and sacred. It’s important to respect the natural environment and its resources when visiting its natural park. While freedom camping is allowed, ensure that it’s not on private property. New Zealand custom is very strict at the airport in protecting its beautiful environment. Do not bring fresh food of any kind. All food items brought into the country must be declared The Maori language is recognized as the official language in New Zealand (although English is commonly used). You will encounter the name of places, street or building in the Maori language widely. Get to know few useful phrases such Kia Ora (Hello) and do pronounce Maori word began with ‘wh’ as ‘f’. Get yourself familiar with Kiwi slang (often spoken very quickly) and local phrases such “sweet as, she’ll be right, see ya later bro, choice bro, how’s it going mate.” Know what is dairy (little corner store), gumboots (rubber boots), EFTPOS (payment accepted by debit or credit card), and entrée (appetizer).   Exploring Nature Be up close to the nature, its flora and fauna through a brisk walk, swim, hiking or ferry cruise. This way the appreciation of nature can be best absorbed. South Island is definitely top of the list to visit for the best of nature New Zealand can offer. Queenstown, Mackenzie and Westland regions are the most stunning with incredible display of nature such glaciers (Franz Josef, Fox and Tasman), fiord (Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound), lakes (Lake Wakatipu, Hayes, Matheson, Wanaka, Tekapo), beaches (Gillespie) and national parks (Mount Cook, Mount Aspiring, Fiordland). Some attractions are within close proximity so you can witness the amazing creation of lake, beach, and mountain in one day. Other parts of South Island worth visiting are Abel Tasman National Park (beautiful seaside best for sea kayaking), Kaikoura (sperm whale watching), Paparoa National Park (Pancake Rocks and Blowholes). In North Island, the most notable natural attractions can be found in Rotorua for geysers (Pohutu Geiser at Te Puia), mud pool, geothermal spring, and colourful pool (Waiotapu). Be amazed at Lake Taupo for its impressive size (about the size of Singapore) that you feel like standing by a seaside. After visiting Huka Falls, make way from Taupo to the oldest national park in New Zealand - Tongariro National Park for mountain and volcanoes view (such as at Mount Ruapehu, Whakapapa Village, and Chateau Tongariro). Most favourite by New Zealanders for its one of a kind landscape and natural wonder. Other natural beauties in North Island are in Northland region (Bay Of Island, Cape Reinga, 99 Miles Beach) and Bay Of Plenty region (Cathedral Cove, Hot Water Beach, Mount Maunganui ) where islands, rugged cliff, and long beaches are your playground. New Zealand is also famous for unique habitats that can’t be found elsewhere. Other than the shy Kiwi bird which you can view in conservatory or wildlife sanctuary, be amazed at clever kea bird, fur seals, Hector’s dolphins, and native animals such as yellow-eyed penguin, tuatara, pukeko, pukeno, and tui.   Exploring Culture New Zealand culture is essentially a Western culture that shaped by its geographic isolation and at the core, is the result of the influence of Maori culture and British colonisation. The Maori culture can be experienced at Waitangi (the most historic ground in New Zealand where a treaty was signed between the Maori and the Europeans), Rotorua (Tamaki Village, Mitai Maori, Whakarewarewa), Auckland (Auckland Museum) and Wellington ( Te Papa Museum) where you will learn about Maori art, craft, cultural dance, song and hangi (meal cooked in earth-oven). Auckland is the biggest Polynesian city in the world. Take this opportunity to explore Otara market in West Auckland where you can absorb the rich Pacific cultures from islanders of Samoan, Tongan, Niueans, and Cook Islanders. Sporting culture also runs deep in the life of Kiwis where you could be part of it by getting a ticket to rugby or cricket matches. Must-do when in Auckland, the City of Sails is to sail on America’s Cup prestigious yacht around the harbour. The strong sense of Kiwis identity is unique and can be characterised by iconic elements such as L&P drink, paua shell (close relative of abalone), pineapple lumps (chocolate covered sweet with pineapple flavoured in centre), the pohutukawa (New Zealand Christmas tree), pavlova (meringue and cream dessert), and jandals (flip-flop or thongs). Café culture is an evolution throughout New Zealand (especially Auckland and Wellington) and you can taste the art of perfecting and experimenting espresso in many cafes in city and countryside where the standards for coffee is high.   Adventure Activities Apart from natural beauty, the country is well-known for its extreme sports, adventure activities, and mountaineering tradition. The adventure hub is in Queenstown where you could challenge adrenalin for bungy jumping (AJ Hackett choices from Kawarau Bridge, Nevis, Ledge/Freestyle), skydiving (NZone Skydive), jet boating, rafting, canyoning, and zip-lining. In North Island, you could perform bungee off Auckland Harbour Bridge or at Lake Taupo. Waitomo Cave is popular with caving, black-water rafting and abseiling. In Rotorua, you could get inside a big plastic ball and roll down a hill – called Zorb or OGO. You could take a guided trek or mountaineering skill course from one of many experienced mountain guiding companies. During the winter season, you could ski or snowboard at Whakapapa in North Island or endless choices in Queenstown (The Remarkable, Coronet Peak, Cardona, Treble Cones). Outside winter season, the indoor ski is possible at Snowplanet in Auckland.   Muslim Friendly According to the latest Census statistic from 2013, the number of Muslim in New Zealand is around 1% showing an increasing trend from 2006 census. There are several mosques and Islamic centres in major cities where Muslims concentrated in New Zealand. You can find the list and salath/prayer time at Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ) websites. Major universities provide a prayer room for students, and public place such as Auckland International Airport serves a quiet place to observe prayer. With abundant of fresh ingredients including delicious seafood and influence from diverse ethnics in New Zealand, you won’t experience too much inconvenience in finding Halal eateries. Tourism New Zealand published a New Zealand Halal Food Guide as recommended by FIANZ and Kiwi Muslim Directory which also include plenty of vegetarian outlets. In North Island, you can’t go wrong with Long John Silver outlets for various seafood meals (3 locations in Auckland serve Halal menu). For pies and sausage rolls, you can enjoy Mrs Mac’s Halal-certified range at selected petrol stations and supermarket. If you require self-catering, there are plenty of Halal butcher around major cities given New Zealand export its meat and poultry abroad. Stay in Muslim homestay enables convenient arrangement for Halal food such as Mesra Homestay in Auckland or Rasa Sayang Villa in Rotorua. Other Useful Tips/Places of Interests For the Lord of the Ring fans, while you can book the various location tours, you could plan a trip to Tongariro National Park where you can admire the Middle Earth landscape at your own pace. When in Nelson, South Island don’t miss out to pop by jeweller Jens Hansen who designed and made the famous movie ring. If you are into design and creative art, World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum in Nelson and WETA Workshop in Wellington for filmmaking experience can’t be overlooked. Some of fresh produced and bounty that must be eaten unique to the land are; seafood - crayfish, oyster (from Bluff), green-lipped mussels, pipi, abalone, and fruits - tamarillo, feijoa, and yellow kiwifruit. There are quirkiest and interesting places to visit such as the longest place name in the world with 92 letters (Hawke’s Bay), world’s steepest residential road (Baldwin Street, Dunedin), and the largest wooden building in Southern Hemisphere (Old Government Buildings, Wellington). Picture Credit - www.earthandsky.co.nz New Zealand night sky is perfect to view Southern Cross, Southern Lights and the Milky Ways at the International Dark Sky Reserve (Mt John Observatory, Lake Tekapo). Expect a good standard of service when travelling in New Zealand. That said, tipping is not customary. With proper planning by referring to travel guide above, New Zealand (or Aotearoa in Maori) can be one of the best vacation. This is a destination you must add to your travel bucket list – a once in a lifetime experience to see and undertake in adventure or adrenaline activities. A unique Kiwi experience that is priceless and pure awaits you. More details: Tourism New Zealand: Click here Halal Food Guide by FIANZ: Click Here FIANZ for Islamic Centres, Prayer Times and Halal Directory: Click Here Te Ara for complete guide of New Zealand: Click here For more travel guides, check out our travel blog or download the Halaltrip Islamic travel app to help locate Halal restaurants and prayer locations near you....

  • 5 Amazing Halal Restaurants In London

    Planning a visit to London? Alternately, you may be moving to London for study or work. As a person looking for Muslim-friendly Halal food in London, you need to not look too far. There are many choices available from fine-dining restaurants serving Halal food, to informal cafes and diners serving varied international and local Halal cuisines. So, finding the best Halal food and restaurants in London, UK is not all that hard. Listed below are 5 Halal dining places that will allow you to enjoy a sociable meal with friends and family to accommodate your budget. Credit - giphy.com   Stax Diner | Soho Picture credit - www.fluidlondon.co.uk Located at Kingly Court in the heart of Soho at the West End of London, Stax Diner is the first of the Feed Your Soul family of diners in London. Serving patrons authentic home-style cooked cuisine native to the American Deep South, the menu consists of a variety of Halal burgers and sandwiches with side dishes and drinks. Their meats are Halalmaking Stax an ideal place for the Halal conscientious traveler. Stax is a great place to grab a quick bite between a visit to Soho, but can be crowded and do not accept reservations. Due to limited space, they are also unable to accommodate strollers or pushchairs. Note: Stax Diner and its sister restaurant – Boondocks near Old Street Station - offers ‘The Ultimate Burger Eating Challenge’ for just £25. Opening Hours: Sunday & Monday - 12 noon to 10:00 pm (last orders at 8:50 pm)   Tuesday to Thursday - 12 noon to 11:00 pm (last orders at 9:50 pm)   Friday & Saturday - 12 noon to midnight (last orders at 10:50 pm)   The Meat Co. | Westfield Picture credit - www.idealmagazine.co.uk A British style steakhouse located in the Westfield shopping mall in London has branches in the Middle East and South Africa. With a striking décor, this steakhouse is suitable for groups, a family with children and business meals. The Meat Co. has a specialist Halal menu comprising of entrees, salads, main dishes and desserts. Their steaks are a must try, it is after all their speciality, however, their beef ribs and skewers are supposed to be fabulous dishes as well. Point to note, it is not an exclusive Halal restaurant, however, with a reservation, you can ensure to be seated in their dedicated Halal service area. Opening Hours: Sunday to Wednesday - 12 noon to 11:00 pm (Last orders 10:30 pm)   Thursday to Saturday - 12 noon to midnight (Last orders 11:30 pm)   Guanabana | Camden Town Picture credit - www.visitlondon.com A Caribbean-themed restaurant, Guanabana claims to be a 100% Halal restaurant located in Camden Town, London. Serving a wide range of Latin American and Caribbean dishes, they offer a menu that consists of burgers, grills, steaks, a range of house dishes, salads, sides, and desserts. Diners can also choose from their range of non-alcoholic beverages and cocktails. Guanabana has a special steak offer on Thursday. They also have a brunch menu to suit many palates and is offered from Tuesday to Sunday! The restaurant is suitable for couples, groups and family. Opening Hours: Sunday & Monday – 10:00 am to 11:00 pm   Monday – Closed   The Great Chase | Islington Picture credit - feedthelion.co.uk/ Serving a menu comprising of British and international cuisine, this fine-dining restaurant serves 100% Halal food and drinks. The cuisine comprises the traditional with a contemporary twist served in an atmosphere that is relaxing yet sophisticated. The restaurant offers Halal Brunch, Lunch and Dinner menus prepared with fresh Halal ingredients. Opening Hours: Monday – Closed Brunch & Lunch Sunday – 10:00 am to 03.00 pm   Tuesday to Saturday – 11:00 am to 03.00 pm Dinner Tuesday to Saturday – 06:30 pm to 10:00 pm   Sahara Grill | Whitechapel, Leyton and Ilford Picture credit - www.saharagrill.co.uk The Sahara Grill chain with three branches around London offers patrons Halal Lunch and Dinner menus comprising of appetizers, burgers, grills, steaks and fish with side dishes. The restaurant also has a choice of Halal desserts and drinks. Only the Whitechapel Branch of the Sahara Grill is open for breakfast with quite an extensive selection to suit many palates. Offering a comfortable and casual atmosphere the for spur of the moment dining suitable for groups and couple, the restaurant is also known for its romantic low lighting seating area for couples and friends celebrating special occasions. Whitechapel Branch, Opening Hours: Breakfast Monday to Sunday - 7:30 am to 10:00 am Lunch & Dinner Monday to Thursday - 12 noon to 11:30 pm   Friday - 02:00 pm to midnight   Saturday & Sunday - 12 noon to midnight Ilford and Leyton Branches, Opening Hours: Lunch & Dinner Monday to Thursday - 12 noon to 11:30 pm   Friday - 02:00 pm to midnight   Saturday & Sunday - 12 noon to midnight   The price range for these eating places vary and can accommodate different budgets from relatively cheap lunches and dinners to an exotic experience for a special occasion dependent on what one orders. Thus, visit their websites to take a look at the menus and prices before making a final selection. For Muslim travelers looking for Indian, Chinese, Middle Eastern, Turkish and other forms of cuisines there are Halal restaurants and cafes like Bombay Spice, The Iskelé, Halal Restaurant, The Banc, The Pie Factory, House of Ho, Hoppers, etc., to choose from. Take a quick peek at the Halal restaurant reviews in London and make your choice. And if you are looking for a dessert place try the Wafflemeister on Oxford Street in London for a sweet treat!   ...

  • A Muslim Traveller's Guide to Finding Halal Food in New Zealand

    Planning a visit to New Zealand and looking for Halal Food in New Zealand's major cities like Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Dunedin, Rotorua, Taupo, Nelson and Napier?  Read HalalTrip's guide to get more information. New Zealand is a destination that is sure to be at the top of every individual’s travel bucket list. A mixture of stunning natural settings and fascinating mad-made attractions, cultures and more, New Zealand offers so much to do and see, and has thus become one of the most favored travel destinations in the world. . It is home to world-renowned attractions such as One Tree Hill, the Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound, the Franz Josef Glacier, Sky Tower, Hobbiton and Abel Tasman National Park. It also happens to be home to a variety of cultures, with individuals from around the world now calling the island country their home. These immigrants brought with them a variety of religions, including Islam. New Zealand today therefore, consists of a sizeable Muslim population. Read on to find out how Muslim-friendly New Zealand is, and to discover how easy it will be to find prayer facilities and Halal food in New Zealand. . Halal Food in New Zealand Halal food is a huge concern amongst Muslims who travel. If Halal food is hard to find in a certain destination, a sizeable percentage of travelers choose not to visit the destination. How easy will it therefore be for Muslim travelers to find Halal food in New Zealand? The answer is, quite easy! While many smaller towns will most likely not house any Halal restaurants in New Zealand, most of the country’s larger cities such as Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, etc., offer a plethora of Halal options for Muslim visitors to New Zealand. New Zealand has in fact become one of the largest exporters of Halal products, such as Halal meat. Muslim tourists who have the means to prepare their own meals are therefore sure to find numerous shops selling Halal meats and more. . Halal Food in Auckland Auckland is the top place in New Zealand to find Muslim-friendly facilities. Due to it being a multicultural city, Muslim visitors, no matter where they are from, will be able to find Halal food in Auckland that will suit their tastes and budgets. From Middle Eastern cuisine to Italian, Indian, Chinese, Malay, and America, visitors will be able to find it all. Mosques in Auckland are also in plenty. Click here for a Muslim-friendly city guide to Auckland . Halal Food in Wellington New Zealand’s capital; Wellington is also quite Muslim-friendly. Muslim tourists will be able to dine on Halal cuisine at Satay Kajang, Curry Pot and Marrakech Café. International chains like Nando’s also have Halal restaurants in Wellington. There are also a few mosques in Wellington that serve the local Muslim community, as well as Muslim tourists. Click here for a Muslim-friendly city guide to Wellington . Halal Food in Hamilton Muslims heading to Hamilton will also be able to find Muslim-friendly facilities. There may not be as many Halal restaurants in Hamilton as there are in Auckland, but restaurants like Biryani House and Kebabs Salateen are known to serve Halal food. There are also mosques in Hamilton, as well prayer facilities at the University of Waikato. Click here for a Muslim-friendly city guide to Hamilton . Halal Food in Christchurch Christchurch is another of New Zealand’s most Muslim-friendly cities.  Some of the best Halal restaurants in Christchurch include Arjee Bhajee, Bombay Butler, and Mosaic by Simo. Muslim tourists will also be able to find some mosques in Christchurch. Click here for a Muslim-friendly city guide to Christchurch . The university city of Dunedin is also home to Muslims, which means Muslim visitors are sure to find Muslim-friendly facilities in the city. Halal Food in other cities Halal restaurants in New Zealand can also be found in places like Rotorua, Taupo, Nelson and Napier. Muslim tourists must however be aware that a number of restaurants in New Zealand that serve Halal food also do serve alcohol, in order to cater to the needs of the rest of the country’s population. . Who certifies Halal Food in New Zealand? The New Zealand Islamic Development Trust or NZIDT and the Federation of the Islamic Associations of New Zealand are the bodies in New Zealand that provide Halal certifications and Halal assurance. If unsure of any of the above mentioned facilities, Muslim tourists could contact theses organizations for more information. Contact information for New Zealand Islamic Development Trust (NZIDT) have been listed below for further queries regarding Halal assurance in New Zealand: Address: New Zealand Islamic Development Trust (NZIDT), Level 4, 369, Queen Street P O Box: 5636 Auckland 1010, Auckland, New Zealand. Telephone: 09 306 8934/09 306 8935 More information regarding Halal food in New Zealand, as well as prayer facilities in the country can be found on the HalalTrip app. Click here for more Muslim-friendly guides about New Zealand!. ...



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