Believe it or not, halal food and beverage sales in the United States is an enormous market expected to reach $1.9 trillion in value by 2022. The number of Muslims is expected to grow globally through 2050 meaning even more demand for this cuisine will be needed in the future.

Halal cuisine is popular beyond the Middle East as well. Indonesia, Brazil, Turkey, and the United State are all major markets. Falafels, shawarmas, kebabs, hummus, and parathas are globally recognized dishes you may have tried at food stalls, restaurants, or grocers that serve Middle Eastern dishes.

You might have also noticed that in these restaurants, most of them will have a sign outside their doors or in their menus that says the establishment is halal-certified. This certification means the restaurant will only serve food that is prepared according to Islamic Laws which Muslims can enjoy according to the guidelines of their faith. Halal-certified restaurants don’t need to serve Middle Eastern food exclusively. There are halal restaurants that serve Western and Asian cuisines as well.

If you’re thinking of starting up a Middle Eastern food business, then check out this list of halal restaurant name ideas. These names include food ideas as well so you can start conceptualizing the menu too. Let’s begin.

Halal Restaurant Name Ideas

A shawarma stall.

Halal is the Arabic word for permissible. The origins of the food and how it is prepared must follow Islamic Laws for it to be considered halal. Below is our list of halal restaurant name ideas with a variety of modern and traditional suggestions.

  • The Dip Express
  • The Shawarma Treatment
  • Kofta Palace
  • Oven Baked
  • Hungry for Halal
  • Traditional Recipes
  • The Family Oven
  • Mother’s Kitchen
  • Authentic Halal
  • Hella Halal
  • Skewered
  • Kebabs Etc.
  • Delish Eats
  • The Killer Kabob
  • Simply Halal
  • The Halal Stall
  • The Respectable Olive
  • Sweet Cravings
  • Saffron
  • The Art of Hummus
  • Authentic Islamic Foods
  • Halal-ventures
  • Islamic Code
  • Huge Portions
  • Hummus Hipsters
  • Gastronomic Treats
  • Flavors of Halal
  • Simmering Schwarma
  • The Hungry Habibi
  • Naan and More Bakery
  • Halal or Bust
  • Yogurt Lovers
  • Grilled
  • Shawarma Hub
  • The Halal Basket
  • Local Halal
  • Persian Eats
  • Middle East Munch
  • Ticket to the Middle East
  • Henry’s Hummus Shop
  • No Naan Sense
  • Mediterranean Medley
  • Quick Serve Kababs
  • Hummus Finds
  • The Big Pot
  • Full Meals

Islamic Food Business Name Ideas

A pile of Falafels.

Islamic food is another way of describing delicious food. Most Islamic food can be considered Middle Eastern, but it doesn’t need to be. The burst of flavors you get when you take a bite out of a doner kabob or the way the fragrance of biryani wafts in the air this is a cuisine with distinct flavors and smells. Check out these food business name ideas you can use for any Islamic food brand.

  • Samosa-rama
  • The Baklava Experience
  • Kebab Kraze
  • Roti Roti
  • Biryani Dudes
  • And Tabbouleh
  • Masala Stories
  • Curry House
  • Korma Kitchen
  • Tandoori Central
  • Everything Tikka
  • Royal Biryani Spot
  • Spices and Stews
  • Club Dosa
  • The Grand Shawarma
  • Falafel O’clock
  • Flatbread Experts
  • Paratha Bites
  • Chaat Cravings
  • House of Kofte
  • Grand Curry House
  • Tasty Punjabi Cuisine
  • Tandoori Chicken Express
  • Buttered
  • Everyday Dosa
  • Naan Galore
  • The Mighty Persian
  • Koobideh Dreams
  • The Great Moussaka

Arabic Names Ideas for Food Businesses

A mezze (appetizer) platter consisting of hummus, pita and falafels.

Arab cuisine is known for bringing the heat. Spicy flavors like paprika, chile, and black pepper are staple ingredients. But so are sweet spices like cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. You can make every dish a delicious contradiction and melting pot of flavor.

  • Alibaba’s Discovery
  • Arabic Cuisine Delights
  • Hummus To Go
  • With Rice
  • Not Just Fattoush
  • Bulgur Wonders
  • Mansaf Central
  • All Things Mezze
  • The Kibbeh Project
  • Kabsa Kitchen
  • Veggie Curry Hub
  • The Stew Pros
  • The Doner Stall
  • Arabian Avenue
  • A Sea Of Curry
  • The Flying Paratha
  • Arabian Delights 101
  • Flavorful Cove
  • Habibi’s Palace
  • Gastronomic Getaway
  • Palatable Eats
  • Falafel Lounge
  • Flamed Up
  • Spiced
  • Savoury Curry House
  • Koobideh Factory
  • Paratha Mediterranean Café
  • Burst of Flavors
  • Rohi Cafe

What type of food do Halal restaurants usually serve?

An Indian restaurant.

As mentioned above, halal restaurants do not necessarily have to be Middle Eastern. Believe or not, there are pizza and fast food joints that are halal certified. The way an establishment prepares its food is what makes it halal. There are even traditional Chinese dishes that are halal. Most foods have the potential to be halal-certified with the exception of forbidden items like:

  • Pork and pork products
  • Alcohol
  • Lard or animal shortening
  • Gelatin
  • Animal rennet
  • Food that uses blood byproducts

Consumers naturally associate halal food with Middle Eastern, Indian, and Southeast Asian food, which is why you’ll see most of these cuisines to be halal certified. Here are some examples of dishes popular halal restaurants to serve as menu inspiration:

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  • Hummus – A dip or spread made from chickpeas, olive oil, lemon, salt, and garlic. This is usually paired with flatbreads like a pita.
  • Biryani – A rice dish made with basmati rice and Indian spices. It is also topped with chicken, beef, or lamb.
  • Kebab – Pieces of meat that is skewered and cooked on a grill. Meats are usually beef and chicken since pork is not considered halal.
  • Falafel – A fried ball of ground chickpeas or also known as chickpea fritters. This is usually wrapped in flatbreads and drizzled with sauces either yogurt-based or tahini.
  • Tabbouleh – A salad consisting of parsley, bulgur, tomatoes, and onions. It is tangy in taste since it is also made with lemon juice.
  • Paratha – A flatbread that’s fried. It’s crispy on the outside but also chewy and flaky. It is usually eaten with vegetable curries.
  • Naan – Another type of flatbread. But unlike parathas, naan is not fried but rather baked or cooked in a cylindrical clay oven known as a tandoor.
  • Kofte – Also known as a kofta. This dish is popularly known as a meatball but can be formed in patty shapes or elongated as well.
  • Curry – A saucy dish that originated in the Indian Subcontinent. There are many varieties of this such as the usual Indian curry, Japanese curry, Thai curry, and more.

How to ensure no one has already picked your business name

A chicken kebab and hummus platter.

It is a business owner’s nightmare to find the name that they want for their business to be taken. But if you have a few ideas up your sleeve and would still like to check, you can visit your country’s licensing or trade and industry department to find out if have the same business name. In the United States, you may visit the United States Patent and Trademark Office to find out if a business name is taken or not.

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It’s also wise to check Google to see if there are any similar brands using the brand name you envisioned. This should be one of the first steps in your due diligence process since you can quickly find out if your idea is a no go.

One easy way to create a distinct brand name is to incorporate your name so you know you won’t have a duplicate. For instance, you can go for Jamal’s Paneer or Sally’s Kebob House. With a personal touch on your business name and combining it with the specialty you are going for, the chances of having a duplicate brand are low.

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