As Wales' capital city, you'd be right to imagine that Cardiff is a pretty diverse place, with people from all over the world both living in and visiting the city throughout the year. From curries to Chinese, Thai to Greek, you can find pretty much every cuisine you could possibly think of.
Many different cuisines feature halal food, so the types of halal dishes out there are numerous and varied. Here we've highlighted our pick of the very best Halal dishes in Cardiff that are that can be delivered to your door for your next night in.
In a big city like London you might expect a big choice of halal restaurants, but although Cardiff is much smaller, it still has a pretty varied range of halal options on offer.
Al-Rayan is owned and run by a Kurdish Syrian couple who moved to the area in 2009 and wanted to bring authentic dishes from their home country to the people of Cardiff. We're pleased they did. Al-Rayan specialises in Middle Eastern food and on its menu there is a wide range of traditional specials as well as burgers, kebabs and salads. Our Halal pick is the Qabily Pillow - Bokhari rice served with lamb, sultanas and carrots and a special tasty sauce.
City Road's Lyalena is a Lebanese restaurant with a huge range of dishes on its menu including hot and cold starters, shawarmas, burgers and savoury Arabic pastries.
For instance, you might want to order Yalanjey - vine leaves stuffed with rice, herbs and spices - or Soujouk Halloumi - soujouk and halloumi cheese served on salad, as starters before your main course. A local favourite is the Shish Tawouk chicken - cubes of chicken breast with home-mixed spices and served in a wrap, or as part of a grill or platter dish.
3. Bagel & Burger Kitchen
It wouldn't take a genius to guess what's served at the Bagel & Burger Kitchen; there's a wide range of both bagels and burgers on the menu here. For a Halal choice, you can't go wrong with the Beef Smokey BBQ; a beef patty that comes with grilled salami and American cheese, and a hickory BBQ sauce.
There are a number of veggie options here and the specials are also worth a look. Something that has to be tried at least once is the Krispy Kreme burger which is almost exactly how you'd imagine - a beef patty, topped with cheese, drizzled with relish and served in the middle of a sweet glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut.
4. Meat At 156
The American-styled Meat At 156 has, as you'd expect, plenty of different gourmet burgers, all lovingly prepared with halal meat. One of the best dishes on the menu is the Texan - a 6oz burger that comes with cheddar cheese, hickory BBQ sauce and crispy fried onions. For lighter bites, there's a choice of sumptuous 3oz burgers, too.
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