Best Halal Burgers in Toronto
The best halal burgers in Toronto can be found throughout the GTA — we are in no shortage of a good halal burger these days — a far cry from where we were a few years back!
As Halal Food Fest Toronto comes to a close, I’m going to have to rethink my choices – just a bit! There are some new players in the game and they’ve made their mark in a very short period of time.
I know that there will be a few obvious places that I’ve omitted, however, please note that I only spotlight places on the website that adhere to these factors: hand-slaughtered halal only, no alcohol, no pork. Also, this isn’t just my opinion, it’s a combination of social media listening, polls — and yes, a bit of my own two-cents.
Feel free to add your own suggestions for best halal burger in the comments section below! Adding a meat source with your suggestion(s) would be helpful to other readers as well.
I’ve added the cost of your average run-of-the-mill burger at each location to give a gauge on how the pricing works at each eatery. I’m not including restaurant burgers where a side is usually apart of the price (i.e. Affy’s, Sizzling Skillet, etc) because the list will get way too large. These are burger joints, where burgers are the main attraction.
In no particular order, here are our top picks for best halal burger in Toronto:
On the Bun, 5030 Maingate Dr., Mississauga
Entry level halal burger price: $4.89
For burger lovers in the west, On the Bun is a great option loved by all. Their Apple Butter Burger is popular as well as their masala burger or fries. They even offer options to mix and match. Very friendly atmosphere and great customer service. If you go in with your Halal Card, you get a 25% discount!
Burgernator, 269 Augusta Avenue, Toronto
Entry level halal burger price: $5.00
Toronto Muslims love Burgernator. I don’t know if it’s their cool terminator themed marketing or their exciting menu or their house ground black angus beef, but they seem to woo anyone who visits them. They feature over-the-top burgers similar to non-halal joints like Burger Priest, along with their regular halal burgers which are always consistent and wonderful.
Toppings, 426 Major Mackenzie Dr E, Richmond Hill
Entry level halal burger price: $4.99
One of the first places to offer halal beef bacon/strips as a topping (bacon cheese burger). I do love this place for their quality and price. They’re one of our hidden gems that I’m so glad we had the opportunity to find last year! I hope to see them in a larger place in the near future 🙂
Big Moe’s, 3517 Kennedy Road & 1961 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough
Entry level halal burger price: $4.79
Brought the craft burger bug to halal food lovers in the city and still going strong. They do a fine job at drawing in the “youthful” crowd and offer my favourite dessert – funnel cake! They have two convenient locations and a great weekly deal: $2.50 for their cheeseburger on Tuesday’s. One of their newer menu items is waffle fries, keeping with their carnival/festival fare theme.
Burger Factory, 5130 Dixie Road, Mississauga
Entry level burger price: $4.99
Serving the west end of the city; they’re known for their flat top griddle smash-burger, Juicy Lucy and their “Factory Sauce”. Even though it doesn’t sound too appealing, it’s actually quite good. They also have funnel cake – yay!
Flavors Cafe and Eatery, 2200 Brock Road, Pickering
Entry level halal burger price: $7.00 (comes with fries or salad)
Recently went through some menu sprucing and went in to retry their burger. We highly recommend the 8oz halal bacon cheeseburger with fries. A step up from their entry level 5oz burger but highly flavourful and fresh.
Something to Talk About, 78 Gerrard St W., Toronto
Entry level halal burger price: $4.99
A down town favourite for many years, if you work in the city’s core, chances are you’ve already had them. If not, you need to visit! They make great sandwiches, shawarma – and halal burgers! My only issue here is that they’re only open until 5pm Monday-Friday and closed on weekends. But they are humble and who can blame them — they do well enough just with the lunch crowds.
Fry Haus , 296 Gerrard St. E, Toronto
Entry level halal burger price: $4.49
A tiny little Cabbagetown joint, Fry Haus is an amazing place to try out some German street food – including their freshly ground Deutschen Burgers. I tried this place five weeks after they opened and I’d classify them as a amazing; fresh, great proportions, awesome prices and a quick place to grab lunch if you’re in the area.
Big Mamma’s House, 1 Rossland Rd., Ajax
Entry level halal burger price: $5.89
Big Mamma’s is not your ordinary burger joint, they’ve really gone the extra mile to make both the food and experience memorable. Went back a few months after their grand opening and they’ve really improved. The Big Hawaiian is one of my favourites as well as their chicken poutine and lip smacking ribs!
That’s it for us, we’re all burger-ed out. Would love to hear your feedback and recommendations on anything not listed here (we’ll update accordingly!)