7 Halal Burgers in London You Have To Try
Oh yes, it is that time of the year again where we celebrate everything great about the classic burger – National Halal Burger day! Whilst there are numerous halal burgers in London, we’ve picked out seven places that we think are worth visiting for a truly great halal burger experience. From peanut butter and crushed beef bacon to sliders to a burger that plays hard to get, here are some of the best places to get your halal burger fix this year!
7 Halal Burgers in London to Check Out
Holy Smokes BBQ, Bow
The burgers at Holy Smokes took the halal food scene by storm last year and had customers travelling across the country just to see what all the fuss was about! Although their journey in Hackney Wick came to an abrupt end a few months ago, they have finally reopened up in Bow where you’ll be able to have a taste of this umami goodness yourself.
Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork or alcohol present.
Address: Unit 4 Bow Triangle Business Centre Eleanor Street, E3 4UR
Bake St, Hackney
Bake St brought halal smash burgers to London back in 2017 at a halal food festival and we’ve never looked back. Their burgers have remained consistently good since then; the patty has the perfect crust with creamy American cheese melted into every crevice, all sandwiched in a soft, pillowy bun. It’s a burger that’s so simple but so good.
Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork or alcohol.
Address: 58 Evering Rd, Lower Clapton, London N16 7SR
Cristina’s burgers are so popular, they decided to branch off and create a special burger delivery and takeaway service called Cristina’s Smashed Burger. Their menu is more vast than the others on this list but we suggest you stick to the classic “Cristina’s Smashed Burger” which is a simple double smash patty burger with plenty of cheese. If you’re feeling like a little more pizzaz, opt for the “Nut Job” which has crushed beef bacon and peanut butter – a combination that surprisingly works!
Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork but alcohol present.
Address: 8-10 North Street, Barking, London, IG11 8AW
You may say small but we say fun-sized when it comes to these pandesal sliders from Bintang. Imagine mini short rib smashed patties topped with grilled toyomasi onions and a slice of velvety American cheese, sandwiched in one of their homemade pandesal buns. Just be wary, they’re so good you’ll be ordering your fourth portion before you know it!
Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork but alcohol is present.
Address: 93 Kentish Town Road, London, NW1 8NY
Nanny Bills, Various Locations
What started as a food truck back in 2015, Nanny Bills has rightfully grown and now have a few stands dotted around. They are a consistent winner with the halal crowd and it’s not hard to see why: it’s the perfect combination of hand-pressed beef patties with tangy burger sauce, sweet caramelised onions and plenty of cheese. They have a few burger options available to order from (the Dalston Dip is a great choice) – just don’t forget the famous brisket croquettes on the side.
Halal Status: Beef and chicken is halal. Pork and alcohol is present however they take measures to ensure there is no cross contamination between the halal and non-halal products.
Address: Various locations
Neat Burger, Various
If you’re cutting down on your meat consumption, then we have just the burger for you as Neat Burger have just launched their very own SMASH burger; two smashed Neat patties with onions, vegan cheese, sauce and pickles. Just don’t forget to pair it with a side of cheesy tater tots.
Halal Status: No meat served here. Alcohol is present.
Address: Various locations
Smash n Slide, Northolt
Sometimes playing hard to get is actually worth it, especially when it comes to the burgers from Smash N Slide. Smash N Slide only operate on two days of the week for a few hours so you’ll have to make sure you plan your journey right so you don’t miss out on one of their smashed burgers. The menu consists of just one burger – the 28 dry aged smashed beef patty with Smash sauce, onions, cheese, pickles and onions. Don’t be shy to double, triple or quadruple up on the patties.
Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork or alcohol present:
Address: Smash N’ Slide, 65 Summit Road, Northolt, UB5 5HL
Other great places to get your burger fix on National Burger Day:
- BUK Burger, Camden – all meats served are halal. No pork or alcohol.
- Red Iron Burger, Uxbridge – all meats served are halal. No pork or alcohol.
- Burgeri, Carnaby – all meats served are halal. No pork or alcohol.
- Ghost Burgers, Hoxton – all meats served are halal. No pork or alcohol present.
- Truffle London, Soho – beef is halal and they cook on a separate grill from non-halal items.
- Gordon Ramsay, Harrods – halal must be preordered and please request to cook on a separate grill.