The complete Halal guide to Camden Market in London

The complete Camden Market Halal guide in London

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Did you know that Camden Market has over 30 Halal options?

The last time we visited the iconic Camden Market was when we reviewed the multi-award winning smash burger brand Bill or Beak.

What we didn’t highlight, and what we suspect many will not be aware of, is the sheer number of Halal choices in this vibrantly bustling section of north west London.

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With domed cubicles, there’s also seating available upstairs & along Camden Lock

A good example of just how strong the Halal game here is, can be gleaned by Bill or Beak’s owner, Josh, sagaciously deciding to go fully Halal last year and not having looked back since.

In fact, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Camden Market offers arguably the biggest variety of Halal cuisines and food trends under one proverbial roof than any other outdoor food court.

There’s plenty of South Asian options here alongside Far Eastern, like Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai, Japanese, and Chinese (especially down the ‘Asian Alley’ section), as well as good ol’ British fish & chips.

With a good sprinkling of Middle Eastern vendors, South American cuisine is also well represented here including Mexican, Colombian, Argentinian, and Venezuelan.

While having endeavoured to determine the Halal status of each of the 31 vendors listed below at Camden Market, nevertheless we would advise readers to conduct their own personal inquiries.

BILL OR BEAK

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

One of the advantages of being a street food vendor is that all your energy and passion can be focused towards creating a small menu, fine-tuned to reach a point of excellence that very few can match – FtLion

Bill or Beak is, in short, a fully Halal, multi-award winning brand, with a number of accolades and awards, who’s menu revolves around just two burgers.

Having opened in 2014, their burgers – namely the Smashed Patty Cheese Burger, and the Buffalo Fried Chicken Burger, both of which can be upgraded to meals that include Cheesy Fries and a drink – have been refined down to a tee.

While Bill or Beak only accept card payments, members of the NHS can receive a 10% discount on all items.

Bill or Beak Camden Market Halal street food restaurant Chinese burger dessert vegan chicken Mexican Indian

Smashed Patty Cheese Burger (bottom) – single £8.00; double £11.00; Buffalo Fried Chicken Burger (top), £7.50

Multi-award winning Bill or Beak…
  • Timeout Top 50 Street Food 2019
  • KERB Bucket List Fried Chicken Finals 2018
  • Winner of the Eat Famous Burger Challenge 2016
  • Timeout Top 20 Street Food 2017-18
  • Best Street food Dish Evening Standard 2016
  • National Burger Day Awards 2016
  • Timeout Food 10 Street Food Dishes 2016
  • Timeout Food 5 Street Food Dishes 2015

AREPA

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

Arepa, are regulars across various London markets. With “all their meat is Halal and can be made vegetarian or vegan if that’s your flavour”, they serve gluten-free cornbread pockets filled with either shredded beef, slow cooked for 6 hours, or grilled chicken.

ASADOR

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

With Halal sign affixed to the front of their stall, Asador they informed us of the following: “We can confirmed that the beef we use is Halal [sic].” They’ve also clarified that they no longer do the  Crispy Chicken Sandwich (as seen on the image above).

BABA G'S

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

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Baba G’s is another famous multi-award winning London business who specialise in full-flavoured Indian ‘bhangra burgers’ with quite the kick.

BRISKET BAGEL FRIES

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

Again, Brisket & Bagel is an award-winning venture that serves New York Reuben – soft toasted bagel with pulled salt beef served with a homemade Russian dressing, sauerkraut and cheese.

CAMDEN NOODLE

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

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Camden Noodle has been around for a while. In fact, it has been serving its well-crafted selection of “freshly made food” since 2002. Explore their daily made signature bang bang chicken as well as over 10 other options.

DUTCH PANCAKES/ BUBBLE WAFFLES

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

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Dutch Pancakes and Bubble Waffles are light, fluffy and perfect with Nutella and strawberries. These tiny bundles of joy are a traditional Dutch treat. They also do Bubble Waffles with a variety of hot beverages.

HOT POT

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

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Seeking after Halal fusion with Chinese and Malaysian cuisine? Hot Pot dish-up Chow Meins, Fried Rice, Katsu Curry, and Nasi Goreng – all freshly made each day.

INDIAN FOOD

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

Indian Food, as the name suggests, serves Halal meat dishes such as chicken curry, tandoori chicken, chicken korma, and lamb curry, to name but a few.

INK

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

There’s not many of them about. INK offers fully Halal fish and chips, as well as squid with chips and as a sandwich. The chef here boasts years of fishing experience too; so he knows his stuff.

KHAAO KARACHI

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

‘Cheesy Naan Melts’ are actually by Khaao Karachi Street Food who, while also operating in Hawley Camden next door, offer uber cheesy naan melts from Pakistan’s city of Karachi.

KOLKATI

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

Formed in 2015, Kolkati has been mentioned in the Evening Standard as part of ‘The 10 Hot New Street Spots’, as well as being included in Timeout London’s ‘Best Street Food’ line-up. Here you’ll find hot kati roll stuffed with masala chicken or paneer.

LULU

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

For those who don’t know, schnitzel is an Austrian dish always made from a boneless cut of meat. Lulu do the chicken variety, which can be had as burgers, wraps, and loaded fries.

THE MAC FACTOR

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal exc Parmasan

Except for their parmasan crumble, mac ‘n’ cheese specialists The Mac Factory otherwise offer a fully Halal menu. Just be sure to let them know to substitute said crumble with their herb alternative.

MAIZE BLAZE

HALAL STATUS Halal chicken (prepped & cooked separately)

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Maize Blaze was launched in 2014; and this remains their flagship site. They offer Colombian cuisines and cater for Halal chicken only, so watch out for their Chicken Asado, which is pulled chicken in hogao sauce with balsamic red cabbage.

MEAT HEAD

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

Meat Head is another brand that went 100% Halal last year. This Mexican street food claims to be “the UK’s first dedicated Birria Taco joint”, with three meat options in a grilled cheese-style corn tortilla.

MEAT POINT

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

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Meat Point is our second Argentinian stand. As a smoke steak bar, they serve a selection of sandwiches, burgers and salads, all of which are prepared fresh on site. They only do one Halal steak, we’ve been told, which comes with a certificate.

NAZARI

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

Nazari’s concept revolves around falafel and halloumi (made using British grown organic fava beans and served with hummus, cabbage slaw, pomegranate molasses, and a variety of sauces), in addition to shredded roast chicken served with herby tabouleh (chicken Asado).

OLI BABA'S

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

Two words defined Oli Baba: halloumi fries. They’re known for their deep-fried cheese strips with a focus on meat-free Levantine cuisine. The menu also boasts authentic fattoush (flatbread salad) and toasted pita sandwiches, with the bread being handmade every morning, “the traditional Israeli way”.

PINO'S WARUNG

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

Pino Warung serves “authentic, traditional and heart-warmingly good Indonesian cuisine”, such as Bakso, a 12hr cooked bone broth and meatballs; Gado Gabo, an Indonesian salad that packs a punch; and a spicy chicken satay cooked over a Japanese charcoal grill for extra BBQ flavour.

EL POLLOTE

HALAL STATUS Halal chicken (prepped & cooked separately) • Pork served (Chorizo)

El Pollote have informed FtLion that while chorizo pork is served in one of their burgers, separate utensils are used to cook this separately from the chicken so as to ensure no cross-contamination.

SIZZLING SKEWER

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

Camden Market Halal street food restaurant

If you’re looking for fully Halal grilled food, then Sizzling Skewer is located down Asian Alley, with a number of varied items to consider.

SONITA'S KITCHEN

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

Sonita’s Kitchen has been established since 2009 and specialises in “freessssh Punjabi curry made with naan of the bad stuff!” All curries are “free from dairy, gluten and nuts and contain absolutely no sugar, additives, preservatives or nasties”.

THAINESE

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

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As the name suggests, Thainese is essentially a fusion of Thai and Chinese, with freshly cooked meals whose aroma literally fills the air.

THAI STREET FOOD

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

Camden Market Halal street food restaurant Chinese burger dessert vegan chicken Mexican Indian

Can’t go wrong with Thai Street Food – affordable, friendly staff who serve Thai fried rice with fried chicken, curry chicken, and other staples.

THAI THAI

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

ThaiThai is placed in the heart of Camden Market and serve fully Halal fried chicken and sweet chilli chicken.

VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

Vietnanese Street Food offers plenty of quick snacks as well as some freshly made loaded fries, chicken banh mi sandwiches, and various rice bowls.

WOK BOY

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

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This place isn’t ‘Bang! Baing! Chicken’, but Wok Boy. They do chow mein noodles “in a blisteringly hot wok”, with katsu curry, fried chicken, and even loaded fries.

YAKI BOX

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

Camden Market Halal street food restaurant Chinese burger dessert vegan chicken Mexican Indian

Yaki Box offer sushi and yaki from their shiny new shop. You can go traditional with chicken teriyaki and rice, or mix things up with teriyaki halloumi and chips.

YORKSHIRE BURRITO

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal

Although the Sunday Roast is an internationally recognised cuisine of British culture, Yorkshire Burrito have done the seemingly impossible by taking it and wrapping it in a Yorkshire pudding burrito!

ZALA LEVANTINE GRILL

HALAL STATUS Fully Halal food menu • Alcohol served

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This is more a restaurant than a street food vendor, with Zala Levantine Grill being “a unique Middle Eastern restaurant concept inspired by the fresh flavours and produce of the northern Levant”, who serve meze, grilled meats, pitas and fresh Levantine pizza freshly baked in a traditional wood-fired taboon.

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