This weekend, the first-ever Halal Food Festival in the province is coming to Surrey – and there are over 30 vendors that you’ll be able to sample. With everything from authentic lassis and biryani to Lebanese street food, to tacos, pizza, fusion burgers, and much more, you’ll undoubtedly have plenty of options – so come ready to eat!

The festival

The festival will take place on Saturday, June 25th at Surrey Civic Plaza from noon until 8 pm. In addition to all the delicious food, guests can expect different business vendors to peruse and plenty of family-friendly entertainment.

The 2022 Halal Food Fest reflects the efforts of many communities coming together to celebrate the best of the halal food scene, which has grown tremendously in the past decade. For those who don’t know, “halal” is the Arabic word for “permissible,” and halal food refers to what can be eaten by those observing Islamic teachings.

The Halal Food Fest is open to all communities and is free to enter. Now, let’s dive into the lineup of vendors!


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The food

To start, we have Central Asian dumplings from Dungan-House, donair platters from Gulberg Tandoor, Desi fare from The Biryani Chef, and traditional Pakistani dishes from Karakoram Restaurant. There’s also a mix of Middle Eastern and Indian eats from Chaiiwala Canada, including kebab rolls, chilli paneer, and hot chai.

Prefer to grab a slice and walk around? Hot Pan Pizza, Pizza Art, and Pizza Pietra have you covered.

If you want something to go, Barakah Eats has a ton of packaged halal meals that are locally sourced in BC. Or, for folks who are in a snacky mood – there are lots of flavoured beef jerky options from Prizm Foods.

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In terms of drinks and desserts, we’ve got a mix of delicious options. Enjoy authentic Middle Eastern summer drinks from Sharbat Vancouver – including their signature Mango Lassi and Rohafza drinks, and sweets from Desh Punjab Sweets & Restaurant and Achee’s Cakes. You can also enjoy Syrian baklava from Tayybeh and Turkish coffee from Coffee Talk!

You can view the full list of vendors here.

Mark your calendars, Vancouver – we hope you’re hungry!

BC Halal Food Festival

When: Saturday, June 25th
Where: 13450 104th Avenue, Surrey