Your guide to Sydney’s best halal food spots
Sydney’s iconic harbourside and west offers a surprising yet tasty halal food scene. To guide you through the sea of options we have compiled a list of options that are not to be missed. Whether you’re an IG foodie, casual foodie or just looking for somewhere nice to eat – we’ve got you covered.
If you’re from Sydney then you know, Rashays is a staple. They offer an enticing range of halal burgers, meats and pizzas as well as an all day brekky that would be on par with your local Italian pizzeria. They have many great locations; including Darling Harbour, Parramatta, Lidcombe and many more. And to save you the hassle, yes, all their branches are Halal certified.
El Janna/ Hawa
If you are from the west and love your chicken, then the El Janna, Hawa combo is definitely a must. Run for years in the heart of Granville, they both offer the best charcoal chicken man can get. Their wraps are a crowd favourite, alongside the half chicken and chips, and of course, dine–in options are suitable with ample space for your next group function. The only downside is parking can get a bit hectic on busy nights such as Friday or Saturday, but for me it’s never been a real issue.
Sydney Fish Market
Any local will tell you, “have you even been to Sydney if you haven’t visited the Sydney Fish Market?!”. If you are a fan of the grilled/battered fish combo (like any other human) then you can’t leave here without trying it. They also have a wide selection of fresh seafood including, prawns, oysters, lobster and barramundi to harder-to-find delicacies such as sea urchin, marron, spanner crab and scampi. And before you say, “is that it”, there are over 100 species available every day, so our enthusiastic foodies will never get bored with the selection. Also, have a look at the new revamped Sydney Fish Market, said to be open in 2023.
Thai Garden Auburn
What’s life without Thai food? Tucked away on 129 Parramatta Road across from the Nike Factory, is a Halal friendly, cosy Thai restaurant that not many locals even know about. I can go on about the amazing taste of their Green Curry (personal green curry enthusiast) and Chilli Jam Stir-Fry but to be honest, the main thing that sets them apart from the rest is their amazing customer service. A warm reception and speedy service makes you feel right at home while enjoying your favourite dish. You really can’t go wrong here.
Now there is more to this list, but like any good cliff-hanger, we will
wait until the last Instalment of our 2020 newsletter to reveal the second half of our certified Islamic Relief Australia Halal foodie list.