Who is Halal Girl?
20 21 22 23 24 year old girl with a degree in Economics, although my real passion is food. I love eating, I love discovering new restaurants & recipes, and I love watching all the cooking shows on TV – shame I can’t actually cook, although I’m learning!
What is halal?
The term “halal” in Arabic stands for permissible. This doesn’t just apply to food but it is a way of life – Muslims around the world strive to lead a halal lifestyle everyday by obeying the rules of Islam. With regards to food, an animal must be slaughtered in an Islamic fashion for it to be deemed halal, and permissible to eat. And with halal comes haram which means forbidden – this is applicable to any pork or alcoholic items.
Why did you start blogging?
After a couple of years of following a few non-halal food bloggers and then calling up the restaurants myself to find out if their food was halal, often being disappointed, something struck me. What if I came up with an online diary that would showcase my halal food adventures around London, so that other Muslims could use it, and not only to discover what options are available, but also to find out who has the best burger, where to take that special someone for an anniversary, or just simply to plan their evening? So, Halal Girl About Town was born on 13th October 2012 and has been growing ever since!
Are all the characters real?
All the characters are real, my friends and family. For anonymity, and convenience, I have assigned an alias to each of those that dine with me most frequently. More often than not, I’m with my husband – BW!
Are all your meals free?
I wish! To date, 3 out of my approximately 125 restaurant visits have been by invitation (this will always be disclosed at the end of the review), otherwise it’s BW settling the bill.
Are you fat?
Something I am told is asked all the time! Thanks guys. I’ll have you know that I do own a pair of running shoes!
I’m a restaurant/company. How do I contact you?
Please email me at hello [at] halalgirlabouttown.com!
I’m a reader. How do I contact you?
You can either leave a comment or contact me via the following:
Email: Hello [at] halalgirlabouttown.com
When I visit these restaurants, I call ahead of time to find out what food is halal. I also verify this when I get to the restaurant but please validate this yourselves before you visit the restaurants that I have blogged about.