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.
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.
“We are Different” is the slogan from this worldwide franchise that was born on the streets of New York City. It has been almost 2 decades since the “Halal Cart Food” Craze took hold in Manhattan and quickly spread across the nation. With their famous White and Red sauce, The Halal Guys have made Halal Middle-Eastern food mainstream. It has been a year since they opened their first store in Orlando and it continues to be a popular spot for hungry patrons looking to dabble in the hype that is “The Halal Guys”.
Tenders Chicken, located on the east side of Orlando is a Halal fast-food restaurant that serves of creative dishes using breaded or grilled chicken strips as its base for inspiration. It is more commonly known as Tenders UCF as it is located near the University of Central Florida (UCF).
The newest fast-food hot spot to hit the Orlando Halal food scene is Burgers and Biryani Express (B&B Express) in Kissimmee. They have been open for about 6 months and are enjoying success by offering a menu that combines the best cuisine and inspiration of both the East and West.
Strolling in the sand with the cool ocean breeze brushing against your face on Miami’s North beach is the perfect way to spend the day. But, the hot sun can leave you looking for some shade to recharge. That’s why it so refreshing to see Juicy Gyros just steps away from the beach on Collins Avenue. For the better part of a decade they have been providing tasty halal gyros to hungry tanned visitors.
Alex’s has been a household name amongst Orlando natives as the spot to go for Halal Philly Cheese Steaks. They have been serving up freshly made to order sandwiches since the late 1990s. Due to construction and road expansion, they had to move from their old location to their new location near the intersection of Colonial and Goldenrod in about 2012.