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Loads of Halal Food at Boxpark Croydon & Shoreditch

It’s a retail revolution that’s spawned many imitators but no equals.

London’s Boxpark is a unique shopping and dining concept that’s “the world’s first pop-up mall”.

If you haven’t visited its two sites, then the first thing to hit you will probably be how the place is constructed quite literally out of refitted shipping containers.

As such, traders are able to setup shop affordably and with a level of flexibility.

Hence, while Boxpark Shoreditch in the heart of the Capital brings dining and fashion together in equal measure, its second site in Croydon primarily focuses on delivering the dining experience.

More excitingly, however, is the fact that Boxpark is scheduled to open its third site in West London’s Wembley at the back end of 2018.

Situated in the iconic location on Olympic Way in Wembley Park, not only will this be “featuring over 200 varied and original events each year. It will also include a major 2000 capacity arena space for large scale events”.

In the meantime, it really is worth the trip down to either Shoreditch and Croydon, particularly the latter, given the variety of exciting Halal and Halal-friendly food options available, options that we’ve personally verified with each owner and collated for you below:

BoxPark CROYDON

Indigo

FULLY HALAL

Having first opened at Westfield Stratford City in 2011, Indigo – Street Food of India, “use the best quality fresh halal food and ingredients”.

At Croydon, Indigo has introduced a “fully electric Tandoor oven” to serve “delicious and authentic Indian street food.

Kothu Kothu

FULLY HALAL

“All our meat (chicken and mutton) is Halal. We don’t have pork on our menu so there’s no risk of cross-contamination.”

Kothu Kothu (meaning chop chop) serves a little taste of Sri Lanka through one of its most famous and loved street food dishes, Kothu Roti. Found on almost every street corner in Colombo, it’s famous for its taste and unique and theatrical preparation.

Lazeez Tapas

HALAL FRIENDLY

“We buy all our meat from Tariq Halal meat from the head office in Park Royal and no pork we sell and Alcohol we sell only Lebanese beer and wine. As to vegan dishes we have many.”

Lazeez Tapas serves “authentic fresh Lebanese downtown Beirut food”. As is the culture in Lebanon, tapas is all about sharing. The menu is built on allowing guests to share healthy and tasty Lebanese authentic food.

Oatopia

HALAL FRIENDLY

“We have a range of different flavoured vegan and vegetarian friendly flapjacks and energy balls, plus vegan and dairy milk based porridges with which customers can choose a wide variety of toppings. We have a range of vegan milks alongside dairy that can be used in our smoothies and coffee too. We also serve bagels with a veggie hummus and falafel option.”

Oatopia offers freshly made dairy and vegan coconut porridge, plus a range of over 30 different flavours of handmade artisan flapjacks.

Poptata

HALAL FRIENDLY

“Everything but our meat balls is halal and kosher! No cross contamination with the meatballs.”

Poptata serves “the most delicious chips and cheesy fries in London” along with an assortment of inhouse sauces.

Thai Express

FULLY HALAL

“All of our meat is halal, and all of our chosen suppliers are HMC certified. We do not have any alcohol or pork on our menu or within our unit.”

Thai Express’ Wok chefs offer traditional Thai cuisine that’s prepared fresh right in front of you to add a bit of entertainment. With huge gluten free, vegetarian and halal options, they have something for everyone.

What The Pitta!

HALAL FRIENDLY

“All our food is vegan.”

What The Pitta! is named as such because it… wait for it… offers Vegan Döner kebab and other Turkish inspired vegan treats.

Yo!

HALAL FRIENDLY

“Our meat is not Halal but we do have vegan and vegetarian options … We do have pork on our menu but pork is prepared on the grill and none of vegetarian or vegan dishes are prepared on the grill. We use separate chopping boards and knives. Everything is prepared separately to avoid cross-contamination with the pork or with any other kind of meat [sic].”

Yo! offers an iconic menu that’s been crafted by Exec Chef Mike’s travels across Japan.

Yumn

HALAL FRIENDLY

Yumn has a well established popular restaurant called Yumn Brasserie in South Croydon.

Known for serving Halal meat, Yumn “brings fine food and the ultimate exquisite dining experience to the people of Croydon”. Expect to be served items ranging from seafood to steak, and crispy, tender chicken, along with superb afternoon teas.

BoxPark SHOREDITCH

Arni’s

HALAL FRIENDLY

“We are kosher in our 3 units (Falafelicious unit 59, ARNIS unit 44-45, Sushilicious unit 60). We do not have pork and we can offer vegan and vegetarian food. No alcohol used as ingredients.”

Arni’s offers an array of options from its healthy Middle Eastern menu, featuring classic cuisine staples like succulent kebabs, loaded with fresh, tasty salad; as well as pitas, chips and homemade salads and dips.

FalafeLicious

HALAL FRIENDLY

“We are kosher in our 3 units (Falafelicious unit 59, ARNIS unit 44-45, Sushilicious unit 60). We do not have pork and we can offer vegan and vegetarian food. No alcohol used as ingredients.”

FalafeLicious specialises in delicious and healthy middle eastern cuisine with falafel-based dishes with extensive accompaniments such as salads and hummus.

Sushilicious

HALAL FRIENDLY

“We are kosher in our 3 units (Falafelicious unit 59, ARNIS unit 44-45, Sushilicious unit 60). We do not have pork and we can offer vegan and vegetarian food. No alcohol used as ingredients.”

Sushilicious offers a creative traditional Japanese menu that features Japanese soups, rice dishes, and Sushi, all prepared by the chef daily and on onsite.


Boxpark Croydon
99 George Street, Croydon CR0 1LD

T: +44 (0)20 3889 7739 | W: boxpark.co.uk/croydon | E: croydon@boxpark.co.uk

Opening Hours: Mon–Sat 9:00-23:00 Sun 9:00-22:00

Boxpark Shoreditch
2-10 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6GY

T: +44 (0)20 7033 2899 | W: boxpark.co.uk/shoreditch | E: sales@boxpark.co.uk

Opening Hours (Food): Mon-Sat 8:00-23:00 Sun 10:00-22:00

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