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Halal Food Options Near Ontario Tech University

August 30, 2022

If you’re looking for a place to eat, here is a list of sites that have halal options nearby campus, with the top of the list being rated the highest (according to google):

Safari Secrets Restaurant

250 Taunton Rd E, Oshawa

(4.9 stars)

You can't go wrong with anything you choose on this menu. They are all amazing! This means you can try something new each time and never be disappointed. 

Pita Deli

1177 Ritson Rd N, Oshawa

(4.8 stars)

Personally, I like to go for chicken shawarma. It's not like your typical shawarma but it's still really good and you can just tell the veggies are so fresh.

Reetaj Middle Eastern Restaurant

7 Nassau St, Oshawa

4.7 stars)

Here the chicken shawarmas are amazing! Their pomegranate sauce makes it a lot better and gives it a different kick than other shawarma places.

Chick N Platterz

50 Taunton Rd. E à Oshawa

(4.6 stars)

I haven't tried anything here yet but the lamb gyro platter sounds really good! 


7 Rossland Rd E, Ajax (locations in Whitby and Oshawa coming soon!)

(4.5 stars)

This is my go-to place when I crave something different. Most places don't make specialty poutines, pizzas and so much more that are halal-friendly and actually taste good. I think it's fair to say that I absolutely love this place.

Osmow’s Shawarma

1900 Simcoe St N, Oshawa

(4.4 stars)

I've heard so much about Osmow's and there are so many things I want to try. First, the taboule and fattoush both look amazing. I also love how they have so many options. For example, you can have chicken on the rocks (on rice), on the sticks (on fries) or on veggies. You can do this with many of their menu items.

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Mary Brown’s

15 Taunton Rd E, Oshawa

(4.3 stars)

Their fried chicken and taters are the chef's kiss!

The Doner and Gyros

1800 Simcoe St N, Oshawa

(4.3 stars)

Their Dönermite fries look absolutely amazing.


Lazeez Shawarma

1812 Simcoe St N, Oshawa

(4.0 stars)

The Shish Tawook is something I'd love to try.

By Angela Karimzad