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 options – especially along the strip in Kentish Town where the Maginhawa Group dominates with all things Filipino or Caribbean, and are halal. You definitely won’t have a problem finding a place for a bite in the area!
Where to find halal food in Camden
This list is split into 3 sections: (1) Halal Food in Camden Market & Chalk Farm Road, (2) Halal Food in Camden High Street, and (3) Halal Food in Kentish Town. 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 & Chalk Farm Road
- Bill or Beak
- Khaao Karachi
- Pino’s Warung
- Uh K-Dogs n Juicy
- El Polotte
- Ink Fish Bar
- Meat Head Mexican
- The Mac Factory
- Yorkshire Burrito
- Arepazo Bros
- Lulu Chicken Schnitzel
- Baba G’s
- Maize Blaze
- Sonita’s Kitchen
- Meat Point
- Wok Boy
- Roti House
- Yaki Box
- Zala Levantine Grill
- Chin Chin
- Elia Greek Street Food
- Poppies Fish & Chips
- Pambam Cafe
- Shaka Zulu
- BUK Burger
- Halal Food on Camden High Street
- Halal Food in Kentish Town
Halal Food in Camden Market & Chalk Farm Road
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 like the very best halal burger in town, it’s a decent one. We’ve enjoyed the Smash Cheeseburger, which we opted for a double and made an absolute mess (in a delicious way)! The other option on the menu is their Honey Butter Fried Chicken Burger which sounds incredibly mighty as well and is definitely on our list to try out.
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
There was a Korean Hot Dog frenzy that took over London’s food scene. Instead of bracing the long queues at Leicester Square, hit up Uh K-Dogs n Juicy in the Italian Alley of Camden Market. They started out as a home-based business and quickly gained popularity with their halal K-dogs. Go with either turkey/vegetarian sausage, mozzarella, or half sausage half mozzarella, then pick your coating and up to 3 toppings. Classic crispy coating aside, you can also opt for french fries or even a ramen coating (which we 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 the chicken rendang, satay, etc. They often hand out free samples so definitely go give it a try yourself!
El Polotte specialises in Latino fried chicken and those fiery flavours are guaranteed to leave an impression. Having tried their Buffanero Wings, their chicken was crispy, succulent, and has got a unique tang of flavours. I’m sure that their other flavour, the Guava-glazed wings, is just as good. Either order it with yuca fries or have it in the form of a fried chicken bun whether it be burger buns or Latino arepas!
Ink Fish Bar
Fancy some halal fish & chips? Ink Fish Bar in Camden Market is your answer, though they don’t exactly do traditional fish & chips per se. They pride themselves on sourcing fresh sustainable seafood and take on the British classic with a contemporary touch. They use a non-alcoholic batter for their fish, and most outstandingly, serve it with a unique pink beetroot tartare sauce. Their chips are also 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 a little further below!
Meat Head Mexican
The power of social media. Riding on the birria tacos frenzy, Meat Head Mexican has gone viral on TikTok. Since then, it’s been super long queues for their stall every day, 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 together with their consomme dip.
They are run by the same team behind The Mac Factory which we will be mentioning below.
The Mac Factory
Mac & cheese is the ultimate comfort food that can never do wrong. The Mac Factory serves up delicious mac & cheese pots with various topping options to choose from. Whether it’s the nostalgic classic, truffle mushroom, or Latino/Italian/Mediterranean-inspired flavours, you are guaranteed to be served a comforting bowl of yumminess! Do note that the Parmesan crumble isn’t halal but they can offer 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 actually one giant Yorkshire pudding stuffed with shredded roast beef or chicken, potatoes, and gravy – but it’s rolled up like a burrito instead! Talk about original British street food, I don’t think it gets any more British than this!
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 is here to serve you this delightful speciality at the heart of Camden, with halal shredded chicken or beef for you to choose from as a filling. Each arepa is also 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 serving some of the best chicken schnitzels in town and it is halal! Schnitzels are an Austrian staple and it hasn’t been the easiest to come across halal ones. 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 burgers aren’t just your regular burgers but bhangra burgers i.e. with an Indian twist. Think about the likes of spiced lamb jalfrezi, chicken tikka, or masala fish burger. They are definitely something a little bit different and have been a popular pick around Camden Market for a number of years now.
Maize Blaze is all about gluten-free modern Colombian street food. The food is 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 Chicken Asado, which is succulent grilled chicken steeped in their Colombian sauce and served with balsamic red cabbage, mixed leaf salad, and your choice of either sauteed potatoes or garlic rice with slow-cooked red beans. 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 with quality ingredients only, cooked with very little oil, as well as “free from dairy, gluten and nuts and contain absolutely no sugar, additives, preservatives or nasties”. No matter what options you pick – vegetarian/chicken/lamb/seafood – their dishes are all about that clean, healthy and feel-good sensation and are perfect for those looking for a guilt-free curry fix.
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.
You can’t go wrong with a fresh soft & fluffy naan wrap. 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 the London market, and their torched marshmallow hot chocolate (halal-friendly!) has stolen the headlines everywhere. Chin Chin is widely recognised as a must-visit spot in London and, in addition to ice cream and hot chocolate, they make some pretty decadent desserts including brownie cookie sandwich, griddled cookie dough, sticky toffee pudding sundae, and their handmade waffle cup sundae.
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.
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. The restaurant also features 1950s memorabilia, which adds to the dining atmosphere!
Pambam Cafe is a chai & speciality coffee cafe with roots in both India and Sri Lanka. Their Pamban Chai, especially, is seeped with ginger, jaggery, fennel, cinnamon, pepper, and cardamom to create that 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.
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.
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!
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 and it’s one of my favourites in town. Their fried wings come with a variety of glazes and flavours to choose from, though we find the wings more on the mediocre end. To finish up with a sweet tooth, they make some gigantic glazed doughnuts and deliciously sugary doughnut holes!
Halal Food on Camden High Street
Lumi may be relatively new to the London market but it has very quickly become a popular halal brunch spot in town and no doubt a local favourite. Meaning the “light of life”, Lumi aims to “illuminate your senses” with their 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.
Band of Burgers Camden
Band of Burgers is some of the first halal gourmet burgers around town and has been around for years. As to if they’re still the best, that’s up for debate but most can agree they’re a consistent alright spot. There are plenty of options to choose from whether it be their range of Angus Beef Burgers, Wagyu, Chicken Burgers, and/or vegetarian options.
Halal Food in 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. The word “Panadera” translates as “female baker” in Tagalog and their menu includes 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.
Ramoramen has taken a lot of headlines since it first launched because it’s the first fully halal ramen restaurant in London and it also offers 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. If you like fried chicken, they also make the crispiest Chicken Karaage!
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. Everything is halal and there is no short of delicious flavours!
Bintang is where you can experience fully 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 (think of 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!
Guanabana is an eclectic Latin & Caribbean restaurant, most known for its brunch and island roast. If you’re searching for a halal Sunday roast and one with a little twist, Guanabana is your place. For their island roast, you get to choose from half jerk chicken or rib-eye roast, and each of them comes with Yorkshire pudding, fried plantain, roast potatoes, honey glazed carrots, steamed cabbage, and of course, jerk gravy! Their brunch menu is full of surprises as well featuring the likes of Colombian fry-up, Havana Eggs, etc.
Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream
This was where it all started for the ube craze 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! Even if it’s just popping in for some unique Filipino-flavoured ice cream (e.g. queso, black buko, milo, calamansi, guyabano…and of course, ube) is going to be worth it.