Toronto Halal Food Fest: Sharing Everything You Need to Know

Halal Food Fest

Halal Food Fest

It is that time of year again when the Halal Food Fest Toronto comes to town. If you are a self proclaimed foodie this is the event for you. We had an absolutely amazing time last year and I even met Nazim Kadri from the Toronto Maple Leafs!

Nazim Kadri

The Food

This year there will be over 75 food exhibitors bringing you the best in Halal food in the city. Things to keep your eyes open for and your tummy empty for include:

  • The Holy Poutine (Spanish fries made with in-house halal chorizo, Spanish olives and other Spanish inspired ingredients from The Holy Grill, a halal food truck launched by Toronto chef Aleem Syed)

  • Jerk Fried Chicken and Belgian Waffle S’mores from Chef’s Life, sponsored by Sargent Farms

  • The halal Lollypop Juicy Lucy from Burger Factory

Halal Food Fest 2015

The Festival Line UP

So much great stuff is on the bill this year that you will be sure to have an amazing weekend full of learning, entertainment and of course FOOD! Some things to look out for include:

  • Popular Toronto Chef Aleem Syed, the owner of Canada’s first wheelchair accessible food truck, The Holy Grill, and The Holy Grill restaurant
  • Guest chefs Marida and Narida Mohammed of “Twice de Spice,” identical twin sisters who both competed on MasterChef Canada, finishing as runner up
  • Cooking demo by guest chef Devan Rajkumar, the executive chef at CHEFDEV, and brand ambassador for the critically acclaimed Toronto-based food empire, The Food Dudes
  • Canadian beauty blogger, makeup artist and Hijab stylist, Saman Munir, and Hamzah Moin, a popular Canadian comedian currently performing stand-up across North America
  • New and exciting vendors such as Chef’s Life with Sargent Farms, The Holy Grill, Black Ox Bistro, Pasha, Stir N Grill, Bombay Street Food and Melt Grilled Cheese

This year I can’t make it as it is my daughters birthday but that doesn’t mean that one lucky winner can’t win 4 free passes to the weekends festivities. The event is being held  on May 30th and 31st at The International Centre, Entrance 5, which is located on 6900 Airport Rd., in Mississauga. Please make sure you can make it before you enter the contest!


4 Tickets to Halal Food Fest 2015 in Toronto

Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. May 21, 2015 / 9:13 am

    I just saw this post on Triberr and the first thing that attracted my attention was the word ‘Halal’. I live in Indonesia, and I thought Halal food’s only available here in my country and maybe in Arab, so it’s really refreshing to know it’s a thing too in Toronto. I wish I get to be there!


  2. May 21, 2015 / 9:53 am

    Halal is worldwide and in Toronto we have such a diverse culture that you can find almost any type of food. More and more customers are wanting Halal and businesses seem happy to oblige.

  3. Mona
    May 23, 2015 / 9:39 am

    Looking forward to trying new halal eats!

  4. naiddia p
    May 23, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    Have heard a lot about the halal food fest. Hope to win!

  5. May 23, 2015 / 2:45 pm

    They are so good. Last year we had beef bacon which was delicious

  6. Hamdi
    May 24, 2015 / 9:38 am

    I’m so excited for the festival! It is my first time going, so I am super pumped to try out amazing halal food!

  7. S Thompson
    May 24, 2015 / 3:36 pm

    Halal products are always great.

  8. Terri Baker
    May 25, 2015 / 10:40 am

    I live minutes from the International Centre and am so looking forward to trying many new and tasty foods!!

  9. May 25, 2015 / 12:09 pm

    I would go just about anywhere for some HOLY POUTINE! Such a large choice in products, I’d be in heaven 😉

    Besos Sarah.

  10. Cathy
    May 25, 2015 / 2:27 pm

    So excited to check this out!

  11. Francis
    May 27, 2015 / 8:05 pm

    Great selection of food

  12. Victoria Ess
    December 14, 2015 / 9:08 am

    I hope this becomes an annual event!