7 Destinations with the Best Halal Street Food

By Halal Trip | 17, Jun, 2016
7 Destinations with the Best Halal Street Food

Want to experience a city as the locals do? Ditch your dining-at-a-Michelin-starred-restaurant plan, and instead get to know the destination by sampling its cuisine in true local style - right on the streets!


1. Mumbai, India

There is no way you can visit India and not try out its renowned dishes, known for their distinct and complex flavors, and mouthwatering aromas. Mumbai is home to street food lanes galore. On these famed lanes, you’ll be able to taste the best of what the city has to offer. Crispy, golden samosas, grilled juicy kebabs, flavorful tandoori chicken, chaat, and spicy chicken biryani, are all must-tries. While Halal food is plenty, give the vegetarian dishes a shot too. They’re so incredibly delicious, you won’t even notice the lack of meat. Trust us!


2. Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok’s streets are a foodie’s paradise, so it’s no surprise that the city is on this list! Halal food can be found at street food stalls and carts throughout the city. You’ll be able to find famous Thai dishes like kwayteowphat, chicken rice, beef curry rice, pad thai, seafood tom yum, and khaosoi, and desserts like toasted bread slathered in chocolate, strawberry or kaya, mango sticky rice, glass jelly drenched in syrup, and even fresh fruits of all kinds! 


3. Istanbul, Turkey

Whether you’ve been to Turkey two or ten times, or it is your first visit, sampling the city’s mouth-watering street food should be at the top of your must-do list. There is in fact absolutely no way you can walk past a doner kebab stall without ordering a kebab or two! Also, be sure to try out balık-ekmek; a fish sandwich unlike any other, lahmacun; a turkish-style pizza, the bagel-like sesame-crusted simit, and of course the famous flaky börek. 


4. Singapore City, Singapore

Singapore’s food scene has long been drawing in visitors from all over the world. The hawker-lined streets, the sights, and the sounds, truly contribute to an experience in Singapore like no other. While non-Halal street food is quite popular, Muslims will be able to locate quite a number of Halal food stalls in Singapore, as well. Order a portion of fish dumplings, a plate of Hainanese chicken rice or duck rice, or maybe even some famous Singapore chili crab, find a nice spot to sit, eat and relax, and watch the world go by!


5. Marrakesh, Morocco

No matter where you are in Morocco, whether day or not, you’ll be able to find street food stalls selling a variety of food and drinks. Marrakesh’s famed Jemaa el-Fna is however the place to go for a true Moroccan cultural experience. Vendors not only serve well-known dishes like couscous, harira soup, tagines, and pastilla, but also things like a complete sheep’s head, a selection of meats, and fried fish. Wash your meal down with a refreshing cup of Moroccan mint, a glass of khoudenjal - a spicy galangal drink - or a glass of freshly squeezed orange or grapefruit!


6. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur is a melting pot of cultures and religions, so the best way to experience the city’s multicultural ways is through its food. With food being a way of life for Malaysians, you won’t have to walk very far to find good Halal street food stalls and Halal food carts. Whether it’s Halal Chinese, Indian, Middle Eastern, or Malay food you’re craving, KL’s streets have it all. Apart from the stalls selling varieties of affordable rice, noodle, and meat dishes, fresh fruits are also widely available. 


7. Jakarta, Indonesia

Indonesia’s food scene is so popular that people fly halfway across the world to devour iconic Indonesian dishes like; sate, bakso, panada, nasi uduk, soto tangkar, gado-gado, and ayam goreng - the best of which can be found at street food stalls. Jakarta is a food lover’s haven, and even if you’re not much of a foodie, you’re sure to leave with a bigger waistline. If you can deal with the smell of durian, try it out. We assure you that it tastes much better than it smells!   

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