Out and about in Camden and looking for a bite? Check out our Camden halal food guide where we put together a list of all the amazing halal food options in the area! Camden, especially in Camden Market, is an absolute halal food galore. The options are almost endless and there’s everything available to satisfy whatever you’re craving for the day. Outside of Camden Market, the area still presents plenty of halal options – especially along the strip in Kentish Town where the Maginhawa Group dominates with all things Filipino or Caribbean. You definitely won’t have a problem finding a place for a bite in the area!
Where to find halal food in Camden
This massive list is split into 5 sections
As per everything on this blog, please always double-check the halal status with the restaurant as suppliers may change.
Halal Food in Camden Market
Bill or Beak
If you are in the mood for a giant burger fix, Bill or Beak has some very well-stacked burgers for you. Whilst not the very best halal burger in town, we’ve enjoyed the Smash Cheeseburger and their Honey Butter Fried Chicken Burger has received high praise.
Khaao Karachi brings flavours of the southern Pakistani city into London and those cheesy naans are stealing hearts & bellies from everywhere. Their Tandoori and Chicken Malai Cheese Naans are our favourites. I mean you just can’t go wrong with that unbeatable succulent & saucy chicken, pressed with melted cheese and fresh naan! Other options include the lamb seekh kebab which I’m sure would be up to par as well.
At the Italian Alley of Camden Market is this hidden gem called Pino’s Warung. The humble store specialises in home-style Indonesian dishes that are inspired by Pino’s late mother’s cooking. On top of homely flavours, they are known to make some of the best Beef Rendang you can find in London! Other offerings include Soto Ayam, Chicken Congee, Lontong Sayur. No matter what you order, you can expect some of the most authentic Indonesian flavours available in town.
Uh K-Dogs n Juicy
Korean Hot Dogs are all the hype these days. Uh K-Dogs n Juicy in the Italian Alley of Camden Market started out as a home-based business and quickly gained popularity with their halal K-dogs. You can get up to 3 toppings for each order. Popular picks include the French Fries coating and the Ramen coating (which we really enjoyed, by the way).
Pino’s Warung is not the only place in Camden that makes a mean bowl of beef rendang. Makatcha is another eatery in Camden Market, serving up hearty portions of traditional Indonesian dishes, including that excellent beef rendang! Other popular picks include chicken rendang, satay, etc.
El Polotte specialises in Latino fried chicken with unique flavours to impress. The Buffanero Wings are an award-winning flavour and featured a hot & tangy taste; whereas the Guava-glazed wings lean more toward sweetness. Get them with a side of yuca fries or enjoy them in the form of a fried chicken bun in the form of a burger or Latino arepas!
Ink Fish Bar
Fancy some halal fish & chips? Ink Fish Bar is an option. They use a non-alcoholic batter for their fish, and most outstandingly, serve it with a unique pink beetroot tartare sauce. Their chips are triple cooked for maximum deliciousness and, fish aside, they also do calamari & chips. Or opt for the mixed box where you get both with chips!
If you want traditional English-style fish & chips in the area, check out Poppies Fish & Chips mentioned further below!
Meat Head Mexican
Riding on the birria tacos frenzy, Meat Head Mexican has gone viral on TikTok and gets super long queues for their stall daily. Though whether it’s worth it or not, there’ve been some mixed reviews. They’ve now gone fully halal so you can choose between their slow-cooked beef, grilled chipotle chicken, or lamb chilli birria tacos and enjoy all the cheesy meatiness with their consomme dip.
The Mac Factory
The Mac Factory serves up the most comforting mac & cheese pots with various topping options to choose from. All meats served are halal but do note that the Parmesan crumble isn’t halal – make sure you ask for the herb crumble as a substitute.
The number of times we’ve walked past steak & chips stalls and could only stare longingly because they aren’t halal…it’s no longer the case when you’re walking past Asador! The Argentinian steak & burger stall is now serving halal beef and you can enjoy a proper steak frites doused in a lip-smacking chimichurri sauce.
British Sunday roast and burrito together? It may not seem like an obvious combo but Yorkshire Burrito is here to make it work. It’s one giant Yorkshire pudding stuffed with shredded roast beef/chicken, potatoes, and gravy – but it’s rolled up like a burrito instead!
Arepas are a household staple for every Venezuelan family, made with cornflour bread and typically eaten like a sandwich. Run by a father-and-son duo, Arepazo Bros offers halal chicken or beef for you to choose from as a filling, which is then loaded with avocado, cheese and black beans. Don’t forget to complete your meal with a side of their fried plantain chips as well!
Lulu Chicken Schnitzel
Did someone say halal schnitzel? Yes, you heard right – Lulu Chicken Schnitzel at Camden Lock boasts itself of serving halal chicken schnitzels, which is an Austrian staple. You can opt between having it with fries and a side of Harissa mayo, in a pitta with fries, or as a schnitzel burger with plenty of melted cheese.
These monstrous-looking Bhangra burgers have been a popular pick around Camden Market year after year. Whether it’s the spiced lamb jalfrezi, chicken tikka, or masala fish burger, they’re guaranteed to be something different & unique to try out.
Maize Blaze serves gluten-free modern Colombian street food that’s inspired by the flavours of Bogota and developed in the heart of London’s dynamic street food scene. There aren’t many options to choose from but with halal chicken available, you can get a taste of their signature Chicken Asado. Of course, there’s also a vegan option available that’s no short of flavours as well.
Sonita’s Kitchen is all about freshly made and healthy Punjabi curries. They pride themselves in serving authentic curries that are cooked with very little oil, as well as “free from dairy, gluten and nuts and contain absolutely no sugar, additives, preservatives or nasties”. It is all about that clean, healthy, feel-good & guilt-free sensation when it comes to their food.
Kolkati is founded by Kate de Lord and Jack Hogarth, who both fell in love with India’s food scene during their 5 months of adventures there and decided to bring Kolkata’s street food staple back to London. You can choose from your pick of masala chicken or paneer, and enjoy it wrapped in freshly made flaky paratha alongside a range of zingy condiments.
Meat Point is an Argentinian smoked steak stall located within the Camden Stables Market. Argentinian BBQ follows the principle of cooking slow & low and the steaks at Meat Point are cooked for up to 12 hours to achieve the desired tenderness and flavours. You get to enjoy it in the form of a steak sandwich, steak salad, or steak & chips.
It’s all about that crispy Bang Bang Chicken, chow mein noodles, and katsu curries at Wok Boy. Expect loaded boxes of saucy noodles and fried crispy chicken, freshly made by order from their blistering hot wok. If you don’t fancy chow mein, you can opt for chips as well and have it doused with sriracha sauce.
Founded by the same team as Wok Boy above, Bun Boy is all about Korean flavours and juicy burgers. From Gochujang Chicken Tenders, Ssambaps, to Korean Street Burgers, their food would absolutely hit the spot. They also pride themselves in their fresh homemade sauces, offering a party mix of sweet, smoky, hot and spicy flavours.
At Roti House, the naan is freshly made straight out of the clay oven and you can choose from the likes of tandoori chicken, malai chicken, lamb seekh kebab, or paneer masala as your filling.
Halal status: All meats served are halal.
Yaki Box started out selling just sushi rolls but, with its growing popularity, is now also serving hot food such as teriyaki, katsu, and bento boxes. The teriyaki, especially, has now become a signature of theirs which you can pair with either grilled or fried crispy chicken.
Zala Levantine Grill
You can’t go wrong with a bit of Levantine grill. Zala Grill offers a range of mezze, meat grills, pitas, and Levantine pizzas freshly baked in a traditional wood-fired taboon. Nestled in between all those street food stalls in Camden Market, Zala Grill actually has seating spaces inside the restaurant.
I don’t think Chin Chin needs much of an introduction. They were the first to introduce liquid-nitrogen ice cream to London and their torched marshmallow hot chocolate (halal-friendly!) has stolen the headlines everywhere. In addition to ice cream and hot chocolate, they make indulging desserts including brownie cookie sandwiches, griddled cookie dough, sticky toffee pudding sundaes, etc.
Elia Greek Street Food
If you are looking for some good quality Greek gyros and souvlaki wraps, then you ought to visit Elia at the Italian Alley of Camden Market. They pride themselves in sourcing the freshest ingredients to deliver an authentic taste of traditional Greek countryside to Londoners. Each souvlaki wrap is loaded with salad, chips, your choice of filling (chicken/halloumi/falafel) and sauce – all tightly wrapped in fresh pitta bread. If you don’t fancy a wrap, you can have it in the form of a box too.
Halal Food at Hawley Wharf Market
Flip & Sear
Word out there is that Flip & Sear makes some of the best halal burgers in London! Their speciality is Wagyu Beef burgers, served in handmade Demi-Brioche Buns and at an affordable price.
T’s Fried Scoop
After gaining popularity at their Bricklane pop-up, T’s Fried Scoop now has a permanent shop at Camden’s Hawley Wharf Market serving their epic fried ice cream! Don’t knock it till you try it. READ ALSO: T’s Fried Scoop Opens in Camden
First started out in King’s Cross, Ekachai is a Pan-Asian restaurant with a focus on Thai, Malay & Cantonese cuisines. Chicken is halal across all branches, where any non-halal items are handled & cooked separately. Look out for the likes of Ayam Goreng, Nasi Lemak, Curry Laksa, Kai Krapow, etc. and enjoy a taste of east Asia!
A sister brand to the popular Greek restaurant, Opso, Pitta Bun is a more laidback street food spot for a taste of modern Greek cuisine. Pitta Bun prides itself on serving high-quality pitta bread sourced from Greece and all sorts of juicy fillings.
A hearty portion of jollof rice can never go wrong! Other than traditional jollof rice with beef/chicken/seafood suya, Jollof Mama also does jollof rice burritos, which makes a convenient bite when you’re out and about at Hawley Wharf Market in Camden.
We have mentioned BUK Burger in the Camden High Street section where you can find more details about their halal burgers.
Halal Food on Camden High Street/Mornington Crescent
If you’ve been following me on my Instagram, you’d know that The Alley is my favourite bubble tea spot in London. Apart from top-quality boba, their Camden branch also does food options, including halal Korean chicken sandwich, as well as sweet strawberry Japanese Sandos.
More Korean Hot Dogs in Camden as Bunsik opens another branch on this side of London! Bunsik is the original K-dog spot that started the hype and is now serving halal options.
Stack & Dome
Big fat juicy smash burgers, fries topped with a cheeseburger patty, mac & cheese…it’s all fast comfort food at its finest at Stack & Dome! They pride themselves in using premium quality ingredients, including 50-day aged beef to make their burgers. Find them at Buck Street Market in Camden and it’ll go down an absolute treat.
Lumi has very quickly become a popular halal brunch spot in London and a local favourite. Meaning the “light of life”, Lumi aims to “illuminate your senses” with its unique gallery lounge and delicious dishes. Classic brunch dishes aside, you can also find the likes of Creole Chicken Waffle, Mediterranean Breeze, French Toast with Orange & Ginger Mascarpone, etc.
Poppies Fish & Chips
Talk about halal-friendly traditional fish & chips, Poppies is definitely a solid one around London. Their fish & chips use non-alcoholic batter and can be cooked separately upon request. With a side of their mushy peas and curry sauce, it’s definitely going to hit the spot. READ ALSO: Poppies Fish & Chips Bricklane
Band of Burgers Camden
Band of Burgers is some of the first halal gourmet burger spots around town and has been around for years. As to whether they’re still the best, that’s up for debate but most can agree they’re a consistent alright spot. REAL ALSO: Band of Burgers Bricklane
Azura Restaurant & Bar
Azura is a halal-friendly contemporary Aegean restaurant, i.e. a mix of Greek and Turkish cuisines, in Mornington Crescent. The idea is to bring a “taste of Mykonos, Santorini, Bodrum and Alacati to London” and also its Mediterranean sunny vibes at its roof terrace.
Halal Food at Camden Chalk Farm Road
Pambam Cafe is a chai & speciality coffee cafe with roots in India and Sri Lanka. Their Pamban Chai is seeped with ginger, jaggery, fennel, cinnamon, pepper, and cardamom to create a multi-dimensional flavour profile. For brunch, you can find a range of unique fusion dishes such as Indian Nachos with Tamarind Sauce, Mumbai-style Poached Eggs & Avocado, Kithul Waffle with Coconut Nectar, etc. Finish it with a glass of Falooda and you definitely have a brunch of champions here! Do note that the Camden branch is only open from Fridays to Sundays.
Formerly named Burger UK, BUK Burger has been consistently one of the top halal burger spots in London. Both beef and fried chicken options are great and come in huge portions. The teriyaki fried chicken burger has been an especially popular hit and you definitely don’t want to miss out on a side of their truffle mayo fries as well! READ ALSO: Burger UK Camden
You wouldn’t be able to miss Shaka Zulu’s entrance at Camden Market. Shaka Zulu is a lively and vibrant South African restaurant with all the dining theatrics. The restaurant spans two floors with elaborate African decor and offers a braai menu of springbok, zebra and exotic meats. Those exotic meats, however, aren’t halal but there is a separate halal menu available offering steaks, lobster, lamb rump, etc.
Cottons is a longstanding Caribbean restaurant around town since 1985. Expect a vibrantly colourful interior and lively atmosphere, with a menu featuring “traditional Jamaican cuisine with a twist of exotic tastes from around the world and the Caribbean”.
BIRD is the original fried chicken and waffle spot in London and also one of the first to serve up a waffle burger. I’ve always enjoyed their fried chicken & waffles there (though not as much for their fried wings). READ ALSO: BIRD Restaurant Shoreditch
Halal Food in Camden Kentish Town
If you’re familiar with Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream, then you’d definitely like Panadera Bakery as it’s basically a bakery version of the former. Panadera Bakery offers a range of Filipino baked goods, pastries, sandwiches and drinks. More specifically, the Corn Beef Hash Sando has been a headline-worthy treat, as well as the likes of Calamansi Meringue Tart, Ube Tart, Taho Boba, etc. READ ALSO: Panadera Bakery
Ramoramen is the first fully halal ramen restaurant in London and it features a unique fusion of Filipino-Japanese flavours that hasn’t been done before. The Oxtail Kare Kare is an award-winning flavour and the likes of Prawn Sinigang, Lamb Tantan Ramen, Chicken Sopas, etc. are great too. If you like fried chicken, they also make the crispiest Chicken Karaage! READ ALSO: Ramoramen
Moi Moi Island
Moi Moi Island is another venture from the Maginhawa Group and is a takeaway restaurant specialising in West African & Caribbean cuisines. Its menu offers a range of rice bowls, featuring the likes of suya beef with jollof rice, jerk chicken with rice & peas, oxtail, braised lamb curry stew, together with fried plantain and salad.
Guanabana is an eclectic Latin & Caribbean restaurant, most known for its brunch and island roast. In addition to their famous Island Roast (jerk chicken/rib-eye roast), their brunch menu is full of surprises as well featuring the likes of Colombian fry-up, Havana Eggs, etc. READ ALSO: Guanabana Halal Sunday Roast
Bintang is where you can experience halal Filipino flavours in London. They pride themselves on being the Filipino Pan-Asian fusion Camden Institute and a Silog House, which means a Filipino home-style breakfast cafe. Its menu is predominantly of traditional Filipino dishes (e.g. Loco Moco, Chicken Inesal, and an all-day Silog menu) but also includes a few unique fusion Southeast Asian classics such as Filipino Lamb Rendang, Pad Thai, etc. If you are a burger lover, they make a mean Pandesal Slider which you can find on their starters!
Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream
This was where the ube craze started in London and the beginning of Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream. Their picture-perfect ube hot chocolate is still as delicious as ever and those ube brownies and bilogs are just absolutely irresistible!