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Guru’s Rapid Review: Sizler Tandoori, Orlando, FL

Orlando’s International Drive is a hub for entertainment complexes, restaurants and retail shops designed for guests to enjoy their day or night without going to the nearby theme parks. Amongst the restaurants, there are several Halal restaurants for Muslim families to enjoy without having to travel far. Sizler, with one “z” is an Indo-Pakistani restaurant that has been around for the better part of a decade serving guests from around the world. It has had moments of inconsistency in food and service quality but has undergone change in management hands and we recently took the opportunity to visit to see what changes they have made.

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Guru’s Stories: I want Pineapple Juice NOW

Halal Food Guru brings you another foodie adventure in this story series for your entertainment.

Let me set the stage. My wife and I were four months into our first pregnancy of our son. My wife was doing really well. No nausea, no vomiting, just super sleepy. She had developed a liking to burgers all of a sudden. That was cool with me.

One day, she approached me in the kitchen and asked…

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Guru’s TOP 5: Orlando Halal spots on a budget

Going on vacation can be very exciting, especially when you are coming to Orlando, Florida. There is so much to see and do in “the City Beautiful”. Besides the theme parks like Disney, Universal and Sea World, there are other attractions and state parks to visit. But going on vacation can be expensive! Between airfare, hotel or resort, theme park tickets and ground transportation it can really add up. On top of that, you have a family to feed and eating out every meal of every day can take a hit on the old piggy bank.

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Guru’s Stories: First time visiting The Halal Guys in New York City

The Halal Guys. The Famous Halal Guys. They created the rice and gyro platter that has made Halal Cart Food a pop culture icon. It’s the dish that launched thousand vendors to mimic it. Having studied many moons ago in New York, I was very familiar with the brand and experience, but my wife was not. I wanted her to know why The Halal Guys were so famous. So what better way than to take her to the original spot where it all began on the streets of New York City so she could experience it for herself.

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Guru’s Top 5 List: Best Halal Philly CheeseSteak in Orlando

While the Philly cheesesteak has its origins in Philadelphia, it has been an anchor of the Halal fast-food scene in Orlando and Central Florida for decades. Almost every Halal fast-food restaurant has their version on the menu. With cheese, flat-top grilled slices of steak (or gyro) mixed with onions and peppers all wrapped in a bun, how can you go wrong?

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Guru’s TOP 5: Halal Spots around Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

Universal Studios in Orlando is a magnet for roller coaster enthusiasts looking for thrills and speed. But working up a healthy appetite after a long day at the attractions, what’s a hungry Muggle looking for Halal eats supposed to do? (see what I did there, Harry Potter Reference). Finding the best Halal restaurants around the theme park can be time consuming. But don’t worry, Halal Food Guru has you covered.

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Guru’s Top 5: Best Halal Burgers in Orlando

Top 5 places to get a Halal Burger in Orlando, FL

With the opening of many new Halal Fast-Food restaurants in Orlando, the burger arms race has really fired up, much to the joy of locals and visitors alike. While this list is not comprehensive, it should resonate with patrons on where to get some of the best halal burgers in Orlando, Florida.

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Guru’s TOP 5: Halal Restaurants to visit over the Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s no secret that Christmas cheer is spreading around Florida (despite the fact that there is no snow). Visitors flock to hot spots like Orlando to spend their holiday break having fun in the sun. Many are coming from Europe, UK, Canada and the Northern States to escape the Winter Wonderland. Muslim families are also taking advantage of the school break to spend some quality time together and make some great memories while on vacation in the Sunshine State. Many local Muslims are also using the time off work and school to reconnect with family and friends, hanging out and eating at all the best Halal spots.

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Guru’s Rapid Review: Friendly’s Pizza, Sanford, Orlando Fl

This family owned New York style pizzeria recently opened in mid-2018, providing Halal Italian American classics to the Sanford and Lake Mary community, just north of Orlando. Despite their new entry to the Orlando Halal scene they are creating some buzz around their restaurant with great deals. Their lunch special of 2 large cheese slices and a can of soda for under $4 is really drawing in the crowds.

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