Looking for the best halal-friendly spots in Metro Detroit? Look no further, because I’m about to give you my top restaurants and favorite dishes that you MUST try!
My name is Hanan, from @detroithalaleats, and I’m here to tell you what you must try in Metro Detroit that is halal friendly. I’ve created a list of the top 12 must-visit halal places in Metro Detroit.
The Flames of the Himalayas | @thehimalayanflames
This hidden gem offers an extensive menu of Indian, Nepalese and Tibetan dishes. Their dishes are full of flavor and will always leave you wanting more. My favorite thing to order from there is their butter chicken and chicken biryani. They are also well known for their sizzling hot chicken tikka.
Modern Greek and Salad Bar | @moderngreekandsaladbar
Located in new downtown West Dearborn, this popular restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating. If you like Greek food, this is the place to be. This place is one of my favorite places and I love their Almond Chicken Salad. They give generous portions and the staff is friendly!
The great commoner | @greatcommoner
This upscale boutique cafe recently started serving dinner, and I love it. This newly opened cafe has started serving breakfast and brunch. Their exquisite menu is the way fresh ingredients playfully dance across the modern palette in a boutique setting. I enjoyed their burger and pasta dishes.
Restaurant Eureka | @eureka_eatery
They are known for their chicken sandwiches, and so many people drive over 30 minutes to try them. Don’t be fooled by their humble exterior (they’re located inside a gas station), you’ll discover a world of flavor from your first bite. The Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich is a fan favorite, and they also have monthly specials.
Sukhothai | @sukhothai.thai.halal
This newly opened restaurant specializes in authentic Thai cuisine. They have an extensive menu with lots of great choices. I enjoyed the variety of food they had to offer like chicken curry and gaeng ga-ree.
Bistro Mocha | @mochabistro
Located in the heart of Dearborn, Mocha Bistro is the perfect fusion of American and Yemeni cuisine. The name of the restaurant comes from the town of Mocha in Yemen. This fast-casual restaurant is known for its mocha rolls. These mocha rolls are truly amazing. You can choose between steak or chicken, served with sliced onions, green peppers and cheese, then fried to perfection. It must be served with their famous mocha sauce.
Pine Coast Cafe | @pinecoastcafe
This local cafe recently reopened. The sandy shores of Lake Michigan inspired this quiet and cozy sandwich cafe. They have a full barista bar and the most delicious artisan sandwiches. Each sandwich is inspired by Lake Michigan and has a unique name. My favorite thing to get from here is the Ontario, which is sous vide and pan-seared chicken breast, Swiss cheese, turkey bacon, caramelized onions, and homemade chipotle on a grilled Detroit white.
shabby | @sheeba_restaurant
This restaurant combines the nobility of the place and the authenticity of Yemeni cuisine. They offer various savory dishes which are served in an upscale family atmosphere. This restaurant offers modern fusion cuisine full of flavor and always leaves you wanting more. They are best known for their lamb haneeth and fahsah. Lamb haneeth is the quintessential Yemeni lamb roast. The boneless lamb is ultra tender and slowly roasted and served over rice. Fahsah is a traditional dish of pulled lamb and mashed potatoes, which is served boiling hot in a clay bowl with fresh bread in the clay oven.
The Saint Nail | @holycluck_
Holy Cluck started out as a food truck and recently opened a brick-and-mortar location in Dearborn Heights this year. Inside, you’ll find an industrial look, with a mural of their logo piercing the wall. If you’re looking for a great chicken sandwich, Holy Cluck is the place to be. One of their new sandwiches is the Hot Honey Butter. This sandwich hits your palette with both sweet and spicy flavors.
Hibachi Me | @hibachi_me313
This food truck specializes in hibachi. They offer five types of meat (chicken, steak, shrimp, salmon, and lobster tail). If you crave more than one type of meat, you can add up to three types of meat to a hibachi plate. I enjoyed the steak and the hibachi chicken. If you like hibachi, this is the place.
Brome Modern Restaurant | @bromemoderneatery
When I’m in Brome, I always like to have their burgers. Their burgers are made with 100% organic grass-fed beef. Brome’s menu offers a fresh take on American cuisine, brimming with tasty options like the Dantes Heaven burger topped with smoked turkey bacon, braised onion, cherry chili relish, ghost chili and sweet habanero aioli , and the Impossible burger, a plant-based burger. a beef alternative that rivals the real thing.
Fratelli’s Pizza Cafe | @fratellispizzacafe
This hidden gem offers a wide range of menu items that have something for everyone, from pizza to burgers and even tacos. Their double burger smash is so tasty and juicy and only available Thursday through Sunday. They have their delicious fish tacos available every Wednesday and Saturday. In 2016, they received the award for best fish four years in a row.