Finding Halal food, restaurants and places to eat in Paris is getter easier. As Muslims, one of our greatest fears while traveling is not being able to find Halal food in a particular destination. The good news is for those who think that staying Halal in Paris is impossible - finding Halal food in Paris, as well as Halal restaurants in Paris, is not as hard as everyone expects!
Muslims form a small but sizeable portion of the population and therefore finding Halal places to eat in Paris and other Muslim-friendly, Halal facilities within the city is actually not as cumbersome as one would think. Here is a guide to Halal eating and some of the best places where travelers can find Halal restaurants to have an excellent dining experience in Paris.
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There are several neighborhoods in Paris that have large Muslim communities; such as Belleville, Goutte-d'Or, Champigny and Nanterre. These Muslims come from Indian, Lebanese, Pakistani, Mediterranean, Moroccan, North African and French backgrounds and thus, the food served at most Halal or Muslim-owned restaurants tend to identify with flavours used in those countries.
Muslim visitors will find the best Halal places in Paris that specialize in a plethora of cuisines and thus will be able to choose from a wide range of delicious Halal dishes including kebabs and other grilled meats, crepes, tandoori chicken (the best Halal chicken in Paris!) and rotis, couscous, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, halwa and even pizzas!
Most of the Halal restaurants in Paris City Centre are Muslim-owned restaurants, but may not be Halal certified. However, it is definitely safer to confirm the restaurants' Halal status before dining there. Please note, although food served may be Halal, some restaurants may serve alcohol.
If you are looking to find Halal food nearby places like the Eiffel Tower or Disneyland Paris, click here or download the HalalTrip mobile App.
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The North African restaurant which is located at the Grand Mosque of Paris is a great place to enjoy Moroccan, Tunisian and Algerian food, as well as the the Beautiful Masjid. The Halal restaurant is located around the corner of the Masjid and the interior and setup looks authentic North African. In addition to this, there are several Halal places to eat in Paris located close to the mosques in the city.
La Palme Lounge is one of the most popular Halal restaurants in Paris. It is owned by Algerian Muslims and thus the food served is completely Halal and alcohol-free. The Halal restaurant serves some of the most delicious and authentic French Halal dishes and it is thus a must-visit when finding Halal places to eat in Paris.
Le Gastronome is another well-known Muslim-owned restaurant in Paris that is frequented by locals and tourists alike. The menu here is also completely Halal and alcohol-free. The restaurant is known for its steak dishes, so be sure to try them out!
Some other notable Halal restaurants in Paris include Panda Wok, Restaurant Le Penjab and Restaurant l'Argile.
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Travelers finding Halal food near the Eiffel Tower may visit New Jawad - located at 12 Avenue Rapp, 75007 Paris. This Halal restaurant serves a wide range of Indian cuisine and is one of the only spots located within walking distance for Halal food near Eiffel Tower.
In addition to the Halal restaurants in Paris City Centre, the Gare Du Nord area, the Latin Quarter and Montmartre are other areas that are home to some of the best Halal restaurants in Paris.
So, if you don’t come across a Halal place to eat in Paris, just ask around for the local mosque!
Last but not least, when trying out Halal food in Paris, one must without fail try the city's signature macarons, buttery croissants, crepes doused in salted butter caramel, hand-made chocolates and of course what the city is most famous for when it comes to simple food; cheese and bread. These are easily available at places ranging from road-side carts to cafes and bistros to more high-end restaurants. Muslim visitors must remember to check if they are Halal since most desserts, sweets and breads do tend to have alcohol and lard in them.
Therefore, even though there may not be as many Halal restaurants as one is used to seeing, Paris does offer a wide variety of Halal cuisines and Muslim-friendly food in Paris for Muslim travellers to enjoy; so, Bon Appétit!
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