Halal might not be known to some Torontonian’s vocabulary. But the City is not precisely oblivious to it. Indian food or Middle Eastern cuisines have been around in Toronto for decades. In fact, you’ve most likely enjoyed eating Shawarma in one of your friends’ drinking sesh or a Kebab while watching Netflix.
Well, just in case you don’t know, all middle eastern cuisines follow the standards of Halal. Halal is an Arabic term for “permissible.” Halal restaurants have gained global appreciation because their strict measures are appealing to clean and healthy eaters, even to those who are not Muslims.
If you’re following a halal regimen, Toronto has a variety of halal restaurants. From halal chicken and pasta to halal burgers – there are many halal-friendly spots to try. But for now, we’ll dive into the best halal pizza houses you can find in the City.
1. Pizza Shab
Pizza Shab introduced approachable, good-quality, Persian Halal-style pizza to the Toronto market. Their deep-dish pizzas are like no other – thick, crunchy, and chewy, and the soft dough is topped with fresh toppings and melted cheese.
The fresh brick oven Grilled Chicken Pizza is the best by a mile. It is filled with a lot of cheese, vegetables, and chicken. Its signature Beef Supreme Pizza is also to die for. The spicy sauce amps up the flavour, but it is truly the crust that is heaven-sent.
2. DeePizz Pizzaria
This hidden little spot is one of Toronto’s best-kept secrets. Located in the heart of Little Italy competing with many other pizzerias, their pies are known for their generous number of toppings. The different textures and tastes of cheese, tomato sauce, mushrooms, and other ingredients make their pizzas more scrumptious.
Pizza types range from the classic Chicken Pesto and Beef Pepperoni to a more playful Chipotle Steak. The best part? They are all affordable!
3. Almadina Pizza
Head to Almadina Pizza to get the best halal comfort food in town. This haven is one of the first halal pizza shops in Scarborough and is not only famous for its pizza offerings. They also serve the best halal burger, sandwiches, chicken wings, and more.
Their pizza is tender and chewy in the right spots. It is also firm enough to hold the toppings and sauce. Speaking of sauce, their tomato sauce is tangy and sweet, making a delicious pool of toppings.
Want to take a more creative route on your halal pizza? Try their 5 topping Pizza to get the most out of your foodie experience. You can have it in medium, large, extra-large, and party sizes.
4. Pizzaland Halal
Flavorful, fluffy, and crunchy are the best words to describe the pizzas at Pizzaland Halal. Then there are burned leopard spots and jagged edges that make their pizza more enticing. Whether you’re a vegetarian, a meat lover, or craving Mexican pizza, this place never disappoints.
Don’t hesitate to splurge more money if you can’t resist their tasty Chicken Wings, sandwiches, Poutines, or desserts. With the level of attention and creativity lent to their dishes, rest assured you will get your money’s worth.
5. Nugget Halal Pizza
Serving the best halal food in town for more than 50 years, it’s not difficult to distinguish Nugget Halal Pizza from other pizzerias. This OG pizza spot is famous for its New York slice pizzas – they come in large servings and quantities of toppings.
The quality, of course, does not go below the Middle Eastern cuisine standard. Every ingredient, from greens to sauce and meat, is in its most pristine state. Their pizza is not overcooked nor overloaded – just enough to appreciate all ingredients in every bite. Our favourite, you ask? The pizza and wing combos for the win!
6. Bismillah Pizza
If there’s one thing challenging to beat in the pizza business world, it’s no other than the classic. Opened almost 30 years ago, this famous spot prides itself as the number 1 pizza in Toronto. It’s not a mere promotion; it’s evident from their affordable yet flavorful pizza offerings.
Get a simple Pepperoni pizza and be mesmerized by the interplay of ingredients. Pair it with chicken nuggets and fries to enjoy life’s wondrous pleasures.
7. Pizza La Rosa
Traditional, old-school, homey Italian cooking is Pizza La Rosa’s specialty. The place has been offering authentic Italian dishes for almost 20 years. Their dough and tomato sauce is homemade and 100% vegan, while their meat is certified hand-slaughtered halal.
The Hawaiian and Supreme Pizzas are best-sellers. Cheese, meat, and mushrooms, what’s not to love? You can order in the thin or original crust, whichever you prefer. Unfortunately, though, they are closed now. But stay tuned as a new location is about to open!
As their name suggests, Toppings indeed is liberal with toppings! However, pizza is not only their specialty. Their chicken wings, burgers, poutine, and milkshakes are also must-tries. They may have a cosmopolitan vibe, but their dishes remain unpretentious and stuffy.
Their BBQ Chicken Pizza is a must-try – the BBQ sauce and cheese go perfectly with chicken toppings. And if you want to start a debate about whether pineapples belong on pizzas, go ahead and order the classic Hawaiian Pizza.
And most of all, the best thing about this restaurant is that they always have something new to offer. Watch out for it should you visit this place one of these days.
9. Subhan Pizza
Oohs and aahs are every customer’s reaction whenever a box of Subhan Pizza is opened. Serving flavorful halal pizza since 2001, this pizzeria is not for the faint of heart. Nope, it’s not because of their overloaded toppings, but their pizzas are made with extra precision.
As claimed by the restaurant themselves, they use the finest ingredients. Their dough is consistently chewy, crunchy, and delightful in every bite. This little pizza house may have a handful of pizza styles, but all of them are absolute masterpieces and worth every penny.
Try ordering Canadian Style Pizza, Spicy Supreme, or the Hawaiian flavour, and you won’t regret it. They also offer a halal-friendly burger, sandwich, and chicken wings if you crave something more.
10. Pizza Pros
Pizza Pros is an underrated halal pizzeria. The reasons could be the low Google ratings or their limited topping offerings. But even if their menu is limited, each style of pizza is packed with hard hitters.
Craving for Mexican, Hawaiian, or a Spicy Vegetarian pizza? They have it here, and once you taste their versions of these flavours, it will be one of your top halal pizza lists. But if you want to be a little frisky, you are all set with the Greek twist.
Food delivery is also a significant advantage for this place. Feel free to place your order online if you want to avoid the crowd and enjoy munching a delicious pizza at home.