Best Halal Foods to try in Bosnia and Herzegovina

By Hooria Tahir | 08, Sep, 2022
Best Halal Foods to try in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is home to some of the most beautiful scenery and culture. Every traveler must visit the country at least once in their lifetimes. 

Southeastern Europe has so much to show you, including historical and cultural experiences. This is also why the country of Bosnia & Herzegovina is becoming the ideal destination to visit.

Although the history and culture are enough to keep you coming back for more, the Halal cuisine in Bosnia and Herzegovina is a bonus! 

The Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina, also known as Bosnian Bosniaks, comprise half the population. So, the country is Muslim-friendly and welcomes them openly. 

Bosnia and Herzegovina is generally ahead in the Halal food game because most citizens are Muslim.

However, some restaurants still serve alcohol and don’t have authentic Halal certification. So, as someone going there for the first time, finding your kind of food may be tricky. 

But, not to worry. We have searched and found some of the most renowned and tasty Halal restaurants you can try in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a Muslim. 

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Why visit Bosnia and Herzegovina?

If you plan to discover the world’s extensive beauty, visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina is a great idea. The country has unrealistic standards of nature–with flowing rivers of clear water and a calm that is quite literally the best! 

Bosnia and Herzegovina is also on the Southeastern side of Europe but is not part of Schengen or the EU. So, you get to experience different wonders of the world from every corner of the Earth. 

Note: Since there is no religious establishment issuing authentic Halal certifications, it is best to ask the staff to accommodate your Halal needs best. 


1. Pod Lipom 

pod lipom restaurant

Image Credit: Taste Atlas

Wishing to dine like a true Bosnian on your trip? Visit Pod Lipom. It serves a range of different local favorites, so you can choose freely from the menu. But, one of their best dishes is the Klepe. 

Klepe is a traditional pasta dish originating from Bosnia. It is creamy, beefy, and super-rich to the taste. Anyone visiting Bosnia must give this restaurant and this dish a try.  

  • Opening hours: 9 am – 12 noon
  • Contact: +387 33 440-700
  • Address: Prote Bakovića 6, Sarajevo


2. Mrkva

mrkva Adana kebab

Image Credit: Mrkva

Enjoy bread, meat, and veggies? You will love Bosnian food! It consists of all three foods somehow incorporated into one dish. But if you want something fast and not so traditional? Well, Mrkva is an excellent restaurant for you. 

Aside from a few local dishes, it has a list of burgers and fries for you to choose from. Mrkva also has several branches all across the country–making it easier for you to find Halal food on the go!

  • Opening hours: Daily, 8.30 am – 11 pm
  • Contact: +387 33 532-519
  • Address: Bravadžiluk 13, Sarajevo
  • Other search terms: Ćevabdžinica Mrkva

3. Slatko i Slano

slatko i slano dishes

Image Credit: @slatkoislanosarajevo on Instagram

If you like a more vegetarian-based diet while traveling, you will love this place. Slatko i Slano is one of the best eateries in Bosnia that has fresh salads, greens, and sandwiches. 

If you are tired of munching on typical Bosnian cuisine which consists of lamb, beef, and other meat, Slatko i Slano will be a breath of fresh air. Many people enjoy eating light during travel. 

So, if you enjoy this type of food, visit Slatko i Slano. The food is light, easy, and on-the-go friendly! 

  • Opening hours: Mon-Sat; 7 am – 10.30pm, Sun; 10am – 9pm
  • Contact: +387 33 255-552
  • Address: Ložionička 9, Sarajevo


4. Vezir 

vezir sarajevo

Image Credit: Vezir on Facebook

Do you enjoy BBQ platters? Vezir offers some of the best BBQ there is to eat in Bosnia. So, if you stay there for a week, Vezir is a must-visit place to add to your list of Halal eateries in Bosnia. 

Anybody who enjoys meat in their dishes will love Vezir. But, you can also order burgers and fries for a different style if you are with people. Having a versatile menu helps during travel to save time and money. 

Vezir is also affordable for most travelers visiting Bosnia for the first time. 

  • Opening hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 8 pm
  • Contact: +387 33 446-677
  • Address: 
  • Other search terms: Ćevabdzinica Vezir

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