Looking for a sublime halal meal near you?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable halal restaurants around San Francisco, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges.
1. The Kabob Job
Topping the list is The Kabob Job. The Middle Eastern food truck, which can be found in SoMa StrEat Food Park at 428 11th St., is the highest-rated affordable halal spot in San Francisco, boasting 4.5 stars out of 113 reviews on Yelp.
The Kabob Job serves up classic gyro and falafel platters, as well as signature creations, like a chili saffron chicken burrito and the Falafel Debacle — a combo dish with saffron rice, hummus, kebab sauce, tzatziki, salsa and a choice of protein.
2. Z Zoul Cafe
Next up is the Tenderloin's Z Zoul Cafe, situated at 295 Eddy St. (between Taylor and Jones streets). The Sudanese restaurant offers salads, shawarma, traditional lentil soup and entrees like roast chicken and lamb shank. With 4.5 stars out of 97 reviews on Yelp, it has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a budget-friendly option.
3. Halal Shop
Halal Shop, a kiosk on the campus of San Francisco State University, is another much-loved, cheap go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 56 Yelp reviews. Halal Shop, which also has a roaming food truck, serves lamb, falafel and chicken tikka over rice or in a pita. Head over to SFSU's Cesar Chavez center at 1650 Holloway Ave. to see for yourself.
4. Chanvi Eatery
Over in SoMa, check out Chanvi Eatery, which has earned four stars out of 193 reviews on Yelp. The casual Indian and Pakistani eatery offers a full menu of curries, biryanis and vegetable dishes for dine-in, takeaway or delivery. Dig in by heading over to 1063 Market St.
5. The Deli King
Last but not least, there's The Deli King, a Parkside favorite with four stars out of 122 reviews. Stop by 1143 Taraval St. (between 21st and 22nd avenues) to hit up the deli — which serves halal wraps and sandwiches filled with shawarma, falafel and more — next time you're in the mood for cheap eats.
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