With over 70,000 Muslims living in the region, the greater Houston area is home to the largest Islamic community in the South, which means there’s no shortage of great restaurants serving halal foods.
The term “halal” translates to “permissible” in the Arabic language, and similar to kosher diets for the Jewish community, the halal diet adheres to Islamic standards, requiring meats (with the exception of pork) and other preparations to be religiously slaughtered. As a city that celebrates its many communities, accessibility to cuisines, and a range of eating preferences, halal fare in Houston comes in delightfully diverse flavors, including South East Asian, Mexican fusion, Persian, Lebanese, Moroccan, Texas barbecue — the list goes on.
This community will be celebrating the holiday of Ramadan, beginning Wednesday, March 22 to Friday, April 21. In accordance with tradition, the Iftar meal that follows the sun up to sun down fast is a time of feasting and reflection. As many Houstonians gear up for the celebrations, here are some of the city’s essential restaurants that serve Halal eats.
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