Known as the capital of the South, Atlanta has much to offer to every traveler. A vast region within the state of Georgia, it is a fast-growing city rich in culture and history, with lush nature amongst suburbanization and a touch of Hollywood (hugely famous for film-production), this metroplex should be a must visit!
Atlanta may be moving away from the traditional Southern culture, however, Southern hospitality is one thing they still stay true to. The city is a multicultural metroplex with a diverse social scene – boasting world-class museums as well as theatre and arts venues. Food plays a vital part in Atlanta – may it be classic Southern-style cooking, innovative New American restaurants or ethnic joints, it has something for everyone – a true foodie’s paradise!
Worried about not being able to find Halal food in Atlanta? Do not fret! The city has a population of 75,000 Muslims, which makes it the 6th largest proportion of Muslims in the US. This means finding Muslim friendly food in Atlanta will be an easy task!
There are many great restaurants and eateries in Atlanta which serve Halal-friendly fare, here are 5 Halal restaurants in Atlanta that you must try!
Picture Credit: Urban Taali Facebook
Starting off with a restaurant that is quintessentially American – both a food truck and a restaurant – Urban Taali is a venture by four friends who began their culinary journey in Eid 2013.
Serving up classic American dishes which are Halal friendly, Urban Taali will make sure you don’t miss out on an all-around American experience when in Atlanta. Their Atlanta-inspired dishes will not disappoint, like the 5 point philly cheese steak, piedmont grilled cheese and perimeter veggie wrap.
If it’s burgers, wraps or philly steaks, Urban Taali is the place to get it!
Opening hours: 11AM to 10PM (Mondays to Fridays)
12PM to 10PM (Saturdays & Sundays)
Address: 3099 Breckinridge Blvd Suite 209B, Duluth, GA 30096, USA
Contact: 404 940 4034
Picture Credit: The Halal Guys Facebook
This restaurant had humble beginnings as a dog-cart selling chicken and gyro over rice to Muslim cab drivers in New York City - 25 years later it is a world-renowned restaurant chain! The true American Dream! The Halal Guys are the pioneers of American Halal food and therefore a must try.
Like any street food joint, they have a simple menu which includes sandwiches or platters - with options like chicken, beef or a combo of gyro meat and chicken served with their signature white and red sauces. They also serve sides such as baba ganouj, hummus, and the American staple – fries. For dessert, they serve everyone’s favourite Middle Eastern dessert – Baklava.
The line can be quite long but it is definitely worth the wait!
Opening hours: 11AM to 11PM (Sundays to Thursdays)
11AM to 1AM (Fridays & Saturdays)
Address: 4929 Buford Hwy NE, Chamblee, USA
Cedar’s Cafe specializes in Middle Eastern cuisine. Their dishes are prepared with the best seasonal ingredients to provide you with an authentic and flavourful experience. They also serve American favourites such as burgers and pizza! Don’t forget to try their desserts, they highly recommend their Palestinian kunafah, which is guaranteed to excite your taste buds!
With a great ambience and a menu with a wide variety, Cedar’s Cafe will not disappoint.
Opening hours: 11AM to 9PM (Mondays to Thursdays)
11AM to 10PM (Fridays & Saturdays)
11AM to 8PM (Sundays)
Address: 1497 Alpharetta Hwy, Alpharetta GA-30009, USA
Contact: 678 404 7558
Poppin Pita first opened its doors in 2015 and specializes in Mediterranean fare. Their menu includes classic Mediterranean dishes such as falafel and kebab but also serves some innovative fusion food like shawarma quesadillas and falafel sliders!
With its refreshing interior and outdoor dining options, this restaurant will not let you down!
Opening hours: 11AM to 12AM (Sundays to Thursdays)
11AM to 2AM (Fridays & Saturdays)
Address: 420 14th St NW #100b, Atlanta, GA 30318
Picture Credit: Bismillah Cafe Facebook
You can never go wrong with Indian cuisine and Bismillah Cafe serves up some wholesome dishes. Some of the popular items on their Halal menu are chicken shawarma biryani, gyro biryani, and Kebab burgers. You can also “Skip the line, order online”, according to their website and enjoy your food in the comfort of your own room.
Opening hours: 11AM to 10.30PM (Mondays to Sundays)
Address: 4022, Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30345, USA
Now that you know what restaurants to go to, you may want to know the easiest way to locate them, and that’s with the Halal Trip App! Use the Nearby Halal Food Finder feature to easily locate Muslim friendly restaurants in Atlanta!