Torontonians’ love for Halal Food grew in the 90s, thanks to halal pizza, shawarma, kebab, and fried chicken sandwich craze that no one saw coming. However, while many restaurants in Toronto sell Halal food, these are not commonplace. Muslims still need to assess how the food is prepared and eschew establishments altogether.
If you are a Muslim having difficulty finding Halal-friendly restaurants or simply wanting to savour Halal burgers, make sure to book one of these restaurants. These are the best places to enjoy juicy Halal burgers in Toronto.
1. The Burgernator
Address: 269 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2M1
The Burgernator truly lives to their tagline, “The burger is our weapon, Toronto is our battlefield.” The place ensures all your burger cravings, whether vegan, beef, chicken, or lamb. Their food names are unique, with Atomic Burger (all beef burgers), the Buldozzer (Ground Lamb Burger), and Hasta La Vista (Chicken Breast) as the top sellers.
Be sure to order Burgenator fries or onion rings as you wait for your tantalizing burgers. And don’t forget to wash these all down with a glass of creamy milkshake!
2. Ozzy’s Burgers
Address: 66 Nassau St Unit 1/2, Toronto, ON M5T 1M2 (+ more locations)
With its low-price range (relative to other top burger joints), Ozzy Burger offers affordable burgers in the Kensington neighbourhood. Their burger menu is divided into classic burgers (the regular and cheeseburgers), specialty burgers (meaty and high-stacked burgers), chicken burgers (grilled chicken, tenders, and wings), and steak sandwiches (rib-eye steak).
For foodies out there, there is plenty of comfort food to enjoy here. Even though the place only opened in 2017, they have gained loyal customers. Besides their trendy hand-made halal dishes, they also serve a variety of desserts, milkshakes, and more gluten-free and vegan options.
They are famous for their unique burgers, which are best to eat with their in-house spicy or hot sauce. Their steak sandwiches are also a must-try!
3. Top Gun Burgers
Address: 251 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2L8 (+more locations)
Don’t judge a halal burger joint by just looking at its buns. Top Gun Burgers have opened many branches around Toronto, which makes them famous among our Muslim brothers and sisters in T.O. They offer gastronomic comfort food, which is all homemade and from Canada prime beef.
This no-frill burger restaurant serves hearty burgers which are large enough to get you in a food coma. Their slightly toasted burger buns are freshly baked, the patties are juicy, and the melted cheese or spicy sauce tastes well with their veggie toppings.
Are you drooling yet? Visit this spot from 11 AM to 10 PM daily. If you can’t make it onsite, you can take advantage of their delivery option and enjoy your orders in the comfort of your home.
4. The Bullger
Address: 424 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1P3 (+more locations)
As you pass the busy street of Danforth Avenue, you will find this halal-certified restaurant sandwiched in Greektown by amazing Greek restaurants. With their vast buffalo logo and the large signage of the restaurant’s name, you’ll never get lost in looking for this cozy café among the restaurants nearby.
Besides their classic interior, you will be treated to their thick savoury burgers. The variety of flavours from the patty, veggie toppings, cheese, and sauce will burst in your mouth. All dishes come with unique names, so you better read the menu before you place your order.
A bite of their famous Picador burger (under the butcher’s burger menu) featuring a juicy beef patty complemented by their tangy sauce will make you into a burger frenzy.
5. Jackson’s Burger
Address: 38 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G 2K5
Good news for Halal foodies in the Downtown Core! The neighbourhood is not left behind when it comes to delicious Halal dishes in Toronto. Whether you’re taking a break from work or in between classes, you can easily stop by and enjoy the tasty burgers at this diner.
This fast-food-style restaurant may not have wide burger varieties to choose from but believe us when we say their burgers are worth every penny. You will surely be salivating once the Double Bacon Cheeseburger is served at your table. Imagine a double beef patty and beef bacon with melting cheese! Don’t dare to count your calories in this situation.
Regulars also love the Texas Massacre and Canada Eh!. The burger names may not sound halal, but they are 100% halal-friendly!
6. Burgers Park
Address: 10 William Sylvester Dr, North York, ON M2J 0E9
Do you think you need to chill after a long busy week? Try Burgers Park and have a cheesy good time with your loved ones or friends. This burger house offers an extensive burger menu, all finger-lickin’ good!
As claimed by the owners, this quick-serve eatery is halal-certified with ingredients locally sourced and free from antibiotics and hormones. With its variety of comfort dishes, even kids and non-halal foodies will surely love the place. They also offer hotdogs, fries, desserts, and milkshakes.
As for burgers, their famed Park Burger and Spicy Chik’n burger are recommendable. We suggest you try their curry sauce, as most regulars crave it. Take note, though, that this burger place will not deliver your midnight cravings. They close pretty early (8:45 PM) so you better hurry before they turn off the lights.
7. Plan B
Address: 2943A Bloor St West, Toronto, ON M8X 1B8
While the name of this restaurant will make you choose this restaurant as your Plan B, try any of their offerings, and assess yourself whether they deserve as the second-best option. Located at Bloor Street (steps away from Royal York Station), this South African burger spot serves hearty burgers, juicy sandwiches, and other delicious snacks that both kids and adults will love.
The relaxed ambiance of this restaurant is also recommendable for people who want to chill with fantastic food. Come here and destress while enjoying their top-selling burgers, such as JoBurg’er Special, Old Skool Burger, and Monster JoBurg’er.
8. The Burger Alley
Address: 51 Lebovic Ave Unit #B104, Scarborough, ON M1L 0H2
You might expect that this restaurant only offers burgers and fries, but you will be surprised by the many other indulgences this place delivers. Some of their famous unique creations are Avada Kebabza (Beef Patty with Veggie toppings), Prisoner of Desire (Beef Patty with herb crushed mushroom, cheddar cheese, and veggie toppings), and Dementor (Spicy fried chicken fillet with jalapenos and pickles).
For those who are fond of customizing their burgers, add a few dollars and choose delicious sides such as onion rings, mozzarella cheese, beef bacon, mushroom, and the like. To complement your burger cravings, try their chicken strips (Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!) because everyone seems to love them.
It’s worth mentioning that this restaurant is on the pricey side. But you can find more affordable burgers such as the Slenderman, Dementor Junior, and Hey There, Junior.
9. Cluck Clucks
Address: 222 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON M5A 4M8 (+more locations)
Originally, Cluck Clucks is a family brand serving chicken and waffles. They are famous among brunch foodies in Toronto, but they also serve good halal dishes you can enjoy at any time of the day. Instead of the usual burger buns, this restaurant features a waffle bun with 100% hand-slaughtered chicken and meat patties or toppings.
The menu is quite diverse but more focused on two dishes – chicken and waffles. You will not find an extensive list of Halal burgers or sandwiches to order from, but the ones available are delicious enough to satisfy your cravings without breaking religious traditions. There’s no debate that Cluck Clucks serves one of the best chicken sandwiches in the city.
10. Burgers n’ Fries Forever
Address: 106 John St Unit 2, Toronto, ON M5H 1X9
Focused on serving the best burgers and fries, Burgers n’ Fries is a halal-certified stall with other locations located in Ottawa, and the only branch in Toronto is settled on John Street. This eatery is committed to serving delicious and halal-authentic comfort food.
They may only serve burgers and fries but rest assured that they are freshly made with a delicious twist. Some of the best burgers served here are Beyond Burger Combo, Melt Combo, and Shroom Combo.
If you are a frequent customer, you may have tried their massive selection of burgers. But have you tried their “What’s the Mangia With You?” It is their new burger offering which is only available for a limited time. It features halal Bolognese, basil mayo, and parmesan crisp.
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