Ramadan mubarak! If you’re celebrating the Islamic holy month, you might be looking for a good place to eat halal on the Route 1 corridor.
Even if you aren’t Muslim — or aren’t familiar with the practice of fasting during daylight hours — you might be curious about halal meat, which is prepared more humanely and some argue is healthier.
According to the website Zabihah, which tracks halal restaurants, there are actually quite a few options on the Route 1 corridor, likely due to the sizable Muslim population in Prince George’s County.
• Aladdin Sizzler: The owners of this Mount Rainier restaurant, which serves everything from gyros to calzones, are Muslim and all meat is halal.
• Elevation Burger: The Arlington-based burger chain, which has a location in Arts District Hyattsville, has long served halal beef, which it advertises on the door.
• Spice 6: The fast-casual Indian chain, which also has a location in the Arts District, also serves halal meat, which is not uncommon for Indian restaurants.
• Busboys and Poets: The hip D.C. chain, which helped bring attention to the area when it came to the Arts District, has some halal items on its menu.
• Atomic Wings: The New York-based Buffalo chicken wings chain, which has a Hyattsville location, has been certified as offering halal meat.
• Krazi Kebob: Offering a mix of Indian and Pakistani food, the College Park restaurant is a favorite for University of Maryland students who are keeping halal.
• Pizza Kingdom: An independent pizza place right next to Krazi Kebob, Pizza Kingdom also offers halal meat options.
• Moby Dick: The D.C.-based Persian chain, which has an outpost on the University of Maryland campus, has halal items on its menu.
• Pizza Roma: This College Park pizza joint is also run by Muslim business owners who use halal meat on all menu items.
Halal meat may seem like a niche market, but it’s not. In fact, the most-read news item on the Hyattsville Wire — by a huge margin — was about a local restaurant serving halal meat that went viral on halal message boards.
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