Finding A Mosque And Halal Food In Paris
When visiting another country, Muslims tend to need two major areas accommodated: that of locating a place of worship and obtaining halal food. I’m glad to share that Paris has a bountiful array of both.
There are more than 70 mosques and prayer areas in the city of Paris. The most prominent mosque in the city is the Grand Masjid of Paris in the 5th arrondissement but almost every administrative subdivisions of Paris has a mosque.
Some of the prominent mosques in Paris include:
- The Grand Masjid of Paris at Place Puit de l’Ermite in the 5th arrondissement
- El Fath Masjid at rue Polonceau in the 10th arrondissement
- Masjid Ali ibn al-Khattab at 83, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis in the 10th arrondissement
- Omar IbnKhattab Masjid at 79, rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud in the 11th arrondissement
- Masjid Alhouda at 61, rue de Charonne in the 11th arrondissement
- Masjid Attawbah at 14, passing Raguinot in the 12th arrondissement
- Masjid of the Muslim World League at 22, rue Francois Bonvin in the 15th arrondissement
- Khalid Ibn Al Walid Masjid at 28, rue Myrha in the 18th arrondissement
- At Dawa Masjid at 39, rue de Tanger in the 19th arrondissement
- Islamic Cultural Centre in Paris at 8, boulevard de Menilmontant in the 20th arrondissement
Now to talk about food in Paris…
When it comes to halal food, Paris has a number of options. No matter which arrondissement of Paris you are roaming in, you can find a halal restaurant. There are a number of halal restaurants in the city that serve authentic Indian, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Moroccan, French and Italian cuisine. You can especially find halal dining outlets around the mosques of the city. Some of the best halal restaurants are around the Myrha Street, Belleville and around the Grand Mosque of Paris.
Here are more halal restaurants found in the city:
- La Palme Restaurant & Lounge at 28 Avenue de la Porte des Poissonniers
- Maison Du Kashmir at 8 Rue Sainte-Beuve
- Le Dez Restaurant at 10 Rue des Acacias
- Saidoune Restaurant at 35 rue Legendre
- Le Jumeyrah Restaurant at 101 rue Saint Maur
- L’Arganier Restaurant at 19 rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie
- Le Gastronome at 45 rue des TroisBrones
- L’Averroes at 41 Boulevard Pasteur
A number of these restaurants have halal certificates but some of them are Muslim owned and confirm verbally that they serve halal food. Hence it is better to ask the staff before dining. You can also ask around with the locals about the location of halal restaurants and you should not have any difficulty in finding a dining establishment that meets your taste. Many kinds of delicacies can be found there.
Some of the delicacies that you have to taste in France are:
- Pastries (Croissant, Éclair, Kouign amann, Opera Cake, Macarons, Mille-Fuille, Religieuse,Paris-Brest, Tarte tatin, Gâteau St.Honoré and many more )
- Fondue Bourguignonne (a traditional beef dish fried in oil)
- Gratin dauphinois (A creamy potato side dish )
- Pot-au-feu (a French beef stew)
- Foie Gras (a food product made of the liver of a duck or goose)
Enjoy your Trip!
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