Tired of eating the same typical halal food almost 10 years ago, Layla Hassanali made it her mission to find restaurants around London that both catered for halal and offered something a little different. Numerous phone calls later, not to mention the handwritten letters (yes, back then when it was a thing!), countless emails and even walking in and finding out the halal status of each and every restaurant, Halal Girl About Town (HGAT) was born!

What started as a “blog” back in 2012 to journal all of the exciting new food and travel finds, HGAT has now evolved to become the UK’s biggest halal food and travel platform dedicated to discovering the best halal restaurants in the country, muslim-friendly travel destinations and more.

Our aim is to help Muslims around the country, and someday, the World (why not?!), to experience good halal food that they haven’t tried before – whether that is Taiwanese Fried Chicken, West African egusi or Fillipino Ramen – and to travel to destinations they wouldn’t have thought of travelling to before.

From finding the most hidden halal gems (we’re talking about you, The Best Broasted Chicken) to discovering Costa Rica’s halal food scene, it has certainly been a wild ride for us over here at HGAT and we would love you to join us in the adventure!

And we wouldn’t be tooting our own horns if we didn’t show you what we’ve been featured in over the years:


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