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1.Addy’s BBQ – Queens (American)
Originally based in Teaneck, NJ, Chef Adnan decided to venture out to NYC and brought his amazing establishment to Astoria! You can find yourself doing cheese pulls from their super cheesy dishes, getting your hands dirty from their smothered and saucy wings
and finding yourself diving into the gravy drowned mashed potatoes that come with their steaks!
We tried mostly their signature items and everything hit with flavor and packed a lot of unique tastes. From wings, to steaks, to the mac, to burgers, we were in awe of the uniqueness of the selections. Also try the Mango Piña Colada Lassi, that was really good.
2.Farine Baking Company
This relatively new spot, owned by Chef Michael Mignano, specializes in halal versions of classic American dishes, like Southwest egg benedict, Nashville hot fried chicken and waffles, a croque madame, and many others. their Nashville hot fried chicken sandwich is on the sweeter end and accompanied by crunchy cole-slaw that goes great with everything else. Also make sure to try their arugula flatbread, which has roasted herbed mushrooms, baby arugula, gruyere cheese, and white truffle oil – it’s fantastic.
3.Peri Peri Grill House.
In Stuyvesant Heights, Brooklyn, you can find a fast- casual Peri Peri joint that serves spicy, mouth-watering Peri Peri chicken. The food here is bomb. They’ve got burgers, wings, wraps, salads. Their wings are obviously delicious and nothing fell short of flavor. Their french fries are a solid 10 though! It’s seasoned to perfection.
4.The Soul Spot
If you’re looking to try some amazing soul food, try out The Soul Spot in Boerum Hill – it’s been a great choice for Brooklynites and Muslims from across New York for over almost 20 years. From oxtail and jerk chicken to sides like collard greens and mac and cheese, there’s really nowhere you can go wrong on the menu, but the smothered fried chicken is a must-get. It’s crispy- battered and comes smothered in a thick gravy – save some of that gravy for your sides too.
It’s hard to find halal Xinjiang cuisine in NYC, but thankfully – with a huge “halal-friendly” sign on the restaurant’s outdoor awning – Jiang Diner is here to help. Try the cumin sauteed beef that comes sizzling in a cast-iron skillet. We love the hefty cumin flavor and juiciness of the cut pieces of beef, along with the dome of rice soaked with the sauce.