We had a gazillion of halal food options in Austin before the lockdown. Unfortunately, things haven’t been the same for all restaurants and food trucks in Austin, and here’s the updated guide to finding Halal food in Austin.
In this guide, I have listed the best of the best halal restaurants in Austin. You’ll find mouth-watering Halal cuisines from the Mediterranean, Thai, North Indian, French, BBQ, Pakistani, Indonesian, Indo-Chinese, Moroccan, South Indian, and Chinese menus.
Let’s get started!
Dimassi’s Mediterranean Buffet
Located in central Austin, Dimassi’s is a great place to dine out with family or friends.
They serve halal Lebanese-Mediterranean cuisine in their All You Can Eat Buffet.
Prices vary depending on the day of the week you are visiting. You’ll love the ambience, service and food.
Where: 12636 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759
When to visit: Sun – Thur 11 am to 9 pm
Fri, Sat 11 am to 10 pm
Recommendation: Their beef kababs are hot favourites for the Iftar buffet or all year round.
Website: Dimassi’s Mediterranean Buffet
Zaviya grill Austin
Located at 1212 W Parmer LN, Zaviya grill is one of the best halal restaurants in Austin. It is where you can enjoy the modern Indo-Pak cuisine.
Zaviya grill’s food is skillfully prepared by chef Kashif Taj with 20+ years of culinary experience and a visionary Physician- Junaid Siddiqui, to include healthy ingredients.
You can taste the North Indian and Pakistani dishes here with a modern and healthy twist.
Where: 212 W Parmer Ln Unit A, Austin, TX 78727
When to visit: Sun – Thur 11 am to 9:45 pm
Fri, Sat 11 am to 10:30 pm
Recommendations: Their Beef Nihari, Karahi chicken, garlic naan and Kheer are a must-try.
Website: Zaviya Grill
Halal Bros Austin
Halal Bros, also known as Halal Brothers, is everyone’s favourite shop to indulge in the best halal food in Austin. They serve in 3 different locations throughout Austin.
If you happen to be in Austin, try their delicious Middle Eastern cuisines. They claim to use high-quality ingredients and have excellent customer feedback.
Where: 2712 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
1910 W Braker Ln #800, Austin, TX 78758 (Highest reviews)
11521 N FM 620 Suite 1300, Austin, TX 78726
When to visit: Every day from 11 am to 11 pm.
Recommendation: Gyro, falafel wrap, and lamb shwarma are must-try items from the halal bros’ menu.
Website: Halal Bros
Arpeggio Grill, Austin
Arpeggio Grills has a big fan following where people have repeatedly been coming for years and loving their menu.
It is known as the Austin Mediterranean food go-to point. They also serve American favourites like wings, burgers and halal pizzas.
Where: 6619 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752
When to visit: Every day from 11 am to 10 pm.
Recommendation: Their pizza and beef burger with fries on the side is highly recommended.
Website: Arpeggio Grill
Vivel Crepes and Coffee Austin
Vivel Crepes and Coffee is your place if you want to try Halal Crepes with exceptional coffees.
They have tried to bring fresh flavours to Austin and offer a french dining experience. Along with the crepes, you’ll find Toast, Omelettes, Pasta, Salad, Gourmet burgers, and more on the menu.
You’ll forget Starbucks after this.
Where: 2011 Main St #500, Lakeway, TX 78734
When to visit: Sun-Thurs 9 am to 8 pm
Fri, Sat 8 am to 8 pm
Recommendations: Try their chocolate cake, Baklava Crepe, and Apple Pie crepe to get the best out of the experience.
Website: Vivel Crepes and Coffee
If you are craving authentic halal Hyderabadi biryani in Austin, a Biryani pot is the place for you.
They serve delicious halal chicken and mutton biryani, rasam, curd, kofta, vindaloo, chicken chilli, and garlic naan.
Where: 12407 N Mopac Expy, Austin, TX 78758
When to visit: Sun-Thurs 11 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30-10 PM
Fri, Sat 11 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30-10:30 PM
Recommendation: Their Vijayawada special boneless chicken biryani is a great way to enjoy some halal meat in Austin.
Website: Biryani Pot
Abu Omar Halal Austin
Located on Guadalupe St, Abu Omar Halal is a food truck that has become a savoury halal corner in Austin.
Abu Omar Halal is known for its Mediterranean and Arabic food options in Austin. They also serve delicious Halal BBQs, including chicken kebabs, lamb kebabs, chops, and beef kebabs.
Where: 2718 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
When to visit: Everyday 11 am to 3 am
Recommendation: Their fried chicken, garlic zinger, falafel, and Arabi are among hot favourites.
Website: Biryani Pot
Promise pizza is the perfect place to grab a halal pizza in Austin.
Their pizzas are all organic and gluten-free, and they also have whole wheat crust and vegan cheese options.
Apart from the pizza, they also serve Chicken wings, burgers, falooda, etc.
Where: 1500 S A.W. Grimes Blvd #410, Round Rock
When to visit: Tue-Thurs 11 am – 9 pm
Fri, Sat 12 pm – 9 pm
Mon – Closed
Recommendation: The Buffalo pizza, lemon pepper wings, and garlic knots here are worth obsessing for.
Website: Promise Pizza
Austin is known for its impressive halal food trucks Austin’s Habibi is one of those. You can enjoy Mediterranean delicacies here, including falafel, hummus and gyros.
They offer tasty food at a reasonable price. You’ll love the food, service and overall experience here.
Where: 817 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703
When to visit: Sun-Thurs 10 am – 10 pm
Fri, Sat 10 am – 2:30 pm
Recommendation: Be sure to try their Combination Plate over Rice to get a well-balanced meal experience.
Website: Austin’s Habibi
Inchin Bamboo Garden
If you are a fan of Indo-Chinese cuisines, check out Inchin Bamboo Garden.
Inchin Bamboo Garden is an ideal place for outings with friends and family. Their interior is inspired by Chinese culture.
With the lovely ambience and excellent service, this place will wow you.
Where: 3107 N Interstate Hwy 35, Round Rock, TX 78664
When to visit: Mon-Fri 11:30 am–2 pm, 5–11 pm
Sat, Sun 12–3 pm, 5–11 pm
Recommendations: Chicken 65, Chicken Butter Masala Dumplings, and Crispy Chicken Honey Chili are a must-try.
Website: Inchin Bamboo Garden
Halal Time Austin
Halal time is another popular food truck that serves Austin’s best halal Mediterranean cuisine. Their menu includes halal wraps, rice plates, lamb gyro, chicken and lamb combo, etc.
Most locals recommend it as the best place to try halal food in Austin. It serves food way past midnight.
Where: 1501 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
When to visit: Tue-Sun 6 pm to 5 am
Mon – Closed
Recommendation: The customers highly recommend their lamb platter and lamb gyro.
Website: Halal time
If you’re not sure what to eat; or not on the same page with your partner when deciding on the menu, Cafe Peyala is where you should be.
They offer a wide range of menu options. Here, you can try Halal Tacos, Zinger Burgers, Biryani, Samosas, Spring Rolls, Chai, chicken gyro etc.
Where: 602 S Bell Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
When to visit: Mon-Sat 11 am to 9 pm
Sun – Closed
Recommendations: Try their chicken-Beef-Vegetable Biryani, Crispy Half Pound Zinger Burgers and Halal tacos.
Website: Cafe Peyala
Austin Chai Wala
For Indian and Pakistani food lovers, Austin chai wala is bliss.
Here you can order Indian style tea, coffee, smoothies, samosas, omelette, parotta, chicken rolls and various other snacks to go with chai.
Where: 1309 W 45th St, Austin, TX 78756
When to visit: Sun-Thurs 6 pm-11 pm
Fri, Sat – 6 PM-Midnight
Recommendations: Tea and samosas are highly recommended here.
Website: Austin Chai Wala
Tio Pepe Chicken
Tio Pepe Chicken is a Portuguese style family restaurant where you can enjoy halal chicken socked in a spicy marinade and flame-grilled.
It is a small place that offers good food at a reasonable price. You’ll love the food, vibe and service here.
Where: 6406 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd Ste 2510, Austin, TX
When to visit: Sun-Thurs 11 am-9 pm
Fri, Sat – 11 am-10 pm
Recommendations: Their grilled chicken is highly recommended.
Website: Tio Pepe Chicken
MezzeMe is known for its authentic Turkish cuisines. It serves high-quality food cooked with Turkish spices and Mediterranean flavours.
The ambience, interior, food quality, taste, and service are exceptional.
Where: The Triangle, 4700 W Guadalupe St Suite#9, Austin, TX 78751
When to visit: Every day, 11 am – 9 pm.
Recommendations: The “Chick Me Out” on the menu is to die for.
The Well, Austin
Being one of the fine dining restaurants in Austin, this place has beautiful decor and a lively ambience. You can order your halal meals in advance while your ingredients are sourced directly from farms.
It is heaven for all kinds of special diets, and apart from Halal, you can find amazing Vegan, Gluten-free, Keto, Paleo and Celiac options on the menu.
Where: 440 W 2nd St, Austin
When to visit: Monday-Tuesday: 8 am-3 pm
Wednesday-Sunday: 8 am-close
Brunch: Saturday + Sunday: 8am-3pm
Happy Hour: Wednesday-Sunday: 4:30–6 pm
Recommendations: Be sure to try their avocado mousse, kale lentil salad
Website: The Well
Spice Fine Indian Cuisine Biryani Place
It is an excellent Indian restaurant that can curb your Halal taste buds. Apart from halal meat, you can enjoy delicious vegan dishes here.
Where: 500 W Canyon Ridge Dr Suite L-275, Austin
When to visit: Mon-Thurs 11 am–2:30 pm, 5–9:30 pm
Sat, Sun 11:30am–9:30pm
Recommendations: Their Gobi Manchurian, Biryanis and Naans are highly recommended.
These are our best recommendations for halal food in Austin, If there is a place you think needs a spot here, feel free to comment and let us know and we will add your favourite to help other readers.
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