Naz halal food
The first location outside of New York was also in MoCo, at the Burtonsville Town Center, next to Tropical Smoothie Cafe. That location opened in August 2020 and has become a local favorite with late night hours, remaining open until 2am Sunday through Thursday and 4am on Friday and Saturday.
Since the Burtonsville opening, Naz’s Halal food has expanded to California and Rhode Island.
The restaurant offers rice platters, sandwiches, gyros, wings, salads, and more.
Five additional Maryland restaurants will be opening in the upcoming year. Those will be located in Baltimore, Bowie, Denton, Ellicott City, and Waldorf.
Naz’s Halal Food began as a food truck in Queens, NY in 2009.
The first brick and mortar restaurant opened in 2018 and there are currently five locations, all in New York. It was founded by cousins Naz and Kareem, who were both public-school teachers at the same New York City school.
Some people in the Islamic faith choose to follow specific dietary guidelines that indicate which foods that they are allowed to eat. These guidelines are called “halal,” and some foods require specific preparation to be considered halal, like meat products. Meats like poultry, fish, goat, and beef are considered halal, and you can easily prepare them in your kitchen.