D.C. brings has one of the highest number of halal restaurants per capita of the 50 largest U.S. cities, and it's no wonder, given the city's multicultural bent. Halal is an arabic word that means "lawful," and in the culinary realm, halal cuisine is any food or drink that conforms to Islamic dietary guidelines set forth in the Quran.
Halal food enthusiasts have a number of resources out there to help them find the best halal eats in town, from a halal-only food review website to even an app. In the D.C. area, there are kabob houses, socially-conscious cafes, and even a banh mi restaurant.
(Note: There is an official halal certification process restaurants can go through via the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America, should they choose. Not all of the restaurants on this list have gone through that process, but Eater has confirmed with the ownership of each restaurant that their food meets halal guidelines.
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