It’s that time of the year again. We are officially in the festive period as Winter Wonderland opens its doors once again in London Hyde Park. It’s open every day from 18th Nov to 2nd Jan (except on Christmas Day) from 10 am-10 pm. Rides and funfair booths aside, food plays a big part in your Winter Wonderland experience. We’ve come a long way from having only churros & hot chocolate to lots more halal food options available at Winter Wonderland now year by year! In this article, we’ve put together a list of Winter Wonderland halal food options available for this year and have split them by areas to make it easier for you to find them.
Please note, unlike in previous years, you now need to purchase a ticket for entry to Winter Wonderland. Off-peak tickets are free, which is usually around morning and noon time. Otherwise, standard tickets will start at £5 per person and peak times from £7.50 per person. You will only be allowed entry on your selected day & arrival time and you are then welcomed to stay there as long as you wish.
Where to Find Halal Food in Winter Wonderland
Street Food Terrace
The most obvious halal food option at this year’s Winter Wonderland is The Halal Guys! One can’t go wrong with their beef gyro & chicken combo platter, falafels, or wraps. No matter what you order, don’t miss out on their famous signature white sauce, which is an addictively delicious one and the secret sauce to their success in New York & beyond.
Love burgers and love truffles? Then you’d be delighted to hear that Truffle Burger is trading at Winter Wonderland this year! Having visited their Soho restaurants a few times before, we have enjoyed their Truffle Butter Burger and Truffle Honey Chicken Burger.
Chick N’ Sours
They’re known in Seven Dials and Haggerston for their disco wings and innovative flavours, which Chick N’ Sours are bringing a taste of it to this year’s Winter Wonderland! It will just be in the simple form of fried chicken tenders & chips but they are still going to be tasty nonetheless. You can have them smothered in either Kung Pao or Buffalo sauce, and all chicken is halal.
The Mac Factory
It doesn’t get more comforting than a hearty bowl of mac & cheese on a cold winter evening. Your cravings are all sorted at The Mac Factory, which has been a very popular pick at Winter Wonderland over the last few years. All toppings & fillings are halal except for the Parmesan crumble. Please ask for the herb crumble as a halal substitute.
Curry on Naan Stop
It also doesn’t get more comforting than a steaming bowl of curry and rice. If that’s what you’re craving at Winter Wonderland, then hit up Curry on Naan Stop for a taste of Mumbai. Recognised as Britain’s Top Takeaways as seen on BBC 1, you can expect hearty curries like Butter Chicken, as well as other classic street eats such as Hyderabadi Chicken 65, Keema Pav, and Dosa.
Indian curries aren’t the only warming curry fix you can find at Winter Wonderland this year. For Thai food lovers, you can also find KraPow at the Street Food Terrace, serving up hearty Thai curries as well! KraPow has been known for its cutting-edge approach to Thai cuisine and spotlights the punchy flavours from Chiang Mai of Northern Thailand.
Fancy different wings flavours? Then check out El Pollote’s range of Latino-flavoured fried wings. Whether it’s the guava glaze or the award-winning buffanero wings, El Pollote promises fireworks of flavour.
You can’t go wrong with a good ole’ plate of fish & chips. E8 Fish serves up a number of British classics including halal fish & chips, calamari & chips, and battered cod brioche sandwich.
Halal status: Everything is halal
Candy Cane Lane
Viral London French Toast spot, Crome, has also found itself a spot at Winter Wonderland this year! Their festive pop-up special, S’mores French Toast sandwich (halal), would make a lovely sweet treat to indulge in. Don’t forget their amazing range of hot chocolates as well, including Ube Hot Chocolate, S’mores Hot Chocolate, and more.
Dot Dot Bubble Tea
This is one for boba lovers. Dot Dot is at this year’s Winter Wonderland to satisfy all your bubble tea cravings as well as other Hong Kong-inspired hot drinks and bubble waffles. Whether it’s a traditional bubble milk tea or a warming cup of ginger milk tea, they are sure to satisfy your Asian cravings! Also, you just can’t go wrong with some bubble waffles, right?
The Ride Zone
You won’t be able to miss the all-pink aesthetics of EL&N’s kiosk at Winter Wonderland. Find them at the Ride Zone serving up luxury hot chocolates (Lotus Biscoff hot chocolate with marshmallows & whipped cream anyone?) and churro doughnuts.
The English Indian
How about a little Indian twist on the British classic Fish & Chips? The English Indian is another halal-friendly fish & chips stall at Winter Wonderland with an Indian spin. This means you can enjoy some Pakora-battered Fish & Chat Masala Chips, served with Mint & Chilli Peas, Madras Chip Shop Curry Sauce, and finished with fresh lime and coriander. I don’t know about you but I definitely like the sound of that!
Churros Factory Mister Churros
If there’s a staple food at Winter Wonderland, it ought to be the churros! I must admit that Mister Churros is literally all I go for when visiting Winter Wonderland in previous years (back when it was still free entry). They’re fresh, hot, and beautifully dusted with cinnamon sugar – no visit to Winter Wonderland should end without having them. Personally, I find the extra chocolate sauce a tad bit too heavy so would recommend ordering without.
Here are more churros options available for you! If you want fancier churros, look out for Love Churros for their hot & filled churros. It doesn’t get more indulgent than freshly fried churros filled up to the brim with your pick of either Biscoff, Nutella, or Dulce de Leche. Apart from churros, they are also serving donuts at this year’s Winter Wonderland.
Last but not least, here are the doughnuts that could never do any wrong. Doughnut Time’s gigantic doughnuts remain many Londoners’ top favourite and you’d definitely want to grab a couple of their festive special doughnuts while at Winter Wonderland!