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Best Halal Eats Within Walking Distance of Campus

July 7, 2023

As a Muslim student without a car, I know the struggles of finding good halal food near campus. There's nothing worse than trying to study or pay attention on an empty stomach. That's why I'm here to give you the best suggestions for halal food that's within walking distance from our university. Keep in mind that this is my personal favourite list, and all restaurants are worth a shot!

 

Burger Factory

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Just in front of Ontario Tech's campus, you'll find my favourite spot to grab a burger! Their signature burgers are made from 100% Canadian beef, and they offer a range of toppings and sauces to customize your order. Whether you prefer a classic cheeseburger, bacon burger, or veggie burger, there's an option for everyone. They also serve up crispy onion rings, poutine, and other savoury sides. And if you have a sweet tooth, they offer creamy milkshakes! Who doesn't love the classic burgers, fries, and milkshake combo?

 

Tahinis

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One of Ontario Tech's newest restaurants is Tahinis! I was honestly surprised by the diversity of food they offer. Their menu features a variety of vegetarian and vegan options, as well as gluten-free choices. Their most popular dishes include creamy hummus, crispy falafel, and delicious shawarma wraps. (My personal favourite item of theirs is the Butter Chicken Shawarma!) They also offer a range of refreshing drinks, including fresh fruit smoothies and Lebanese iced tea.

 

Lazeez

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If you're looking for some shawarma to hit the spot, check out Lazeez. It's the perfect spot if you want something to eat with a group of people, as their platters can feed up to three people! Their menu is focused on Middle Eastern cuisine, offering a variety of wraps, platters, and salads to choose from. One of the most popular items on their menu is the shawarma wrap, and the chicken shawarma platter is a must-try. They also offer a range of vegetarian and vegan options, including falafel wraps and platters. So, next time you're in the mood for a filling meal for yourself or to share with friends, be sure to try Lazeez!

Churchs Texas Chicken 

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This spot is perfect for satisfying your fried chicken cravings, whether it be in the form of burgers, wraps, or chicken meals. Church's Texas Fried Chicken is a must-try for anyone seeking crispy and flavorful chicken. They serve up some seriously satisfying fried chicken that's perfect for a quick and delicious meal. Their signature dish is the Texas-style fried chicken, and if you're looking for something with a bit of a kick, try their Mexicana sandwich. They also offer a range of sides to complement their chicken, including creamy mashed potatoes, buttery corn, and crispy fries.

Desi Dera Kabab N Curry

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Desi Dara Kabab N Curry is a great spot for anyone looking for authentic and delicious Pakistani food. Their menu features a range of options, from savoury kababs to curries and biryanis, all made with authentic Pakistani spices and flavours. One of their most popular dishes is the chicken tikka masala, while also offering a range of vegetarian options, including the flavourful chana masala and creamy palak paneer. Also, Don't miss their delicious gulab jamun, a popular Pakistani dessert if you're in the mood for something sweet! This place is perfect for sharing a filling meal with friends as their portions can easily serve more than one person.

Well, there you have it! You're now armed with the ultimate guide to the best halal eats near our campus. Whether you're craving a juicy burger, savoury shawarma, or some crispy fried chicken, these restaurants have got you covered. And let's not forget about the vegetarian and vegan options that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters. So, next time you're feeling hungry between classes or after a long day, try out one of these nearby spots and let your taste buds thank you. And who knows, maybe you'll even find a new favourite place to grab a bite with friends. Happy eating!