Planning a trip to Croatia soon and not sure which restaurants to try? Check out this Doha News guide for the best halal spots in the country!
Food is always a crucial element in any trip itinerary, especially when the destination is outside the region’s borders and much different from the halal food culture.
And with Croatia being a hot-summer destination for many travellers eyeing a relaxing and enjoyable trip, knowing where to eat after soaking in the sun for hours or walking across ancient landmarks is always the cherry on top for one’s travel plans to be complete.
Thanks to its proximity to Muslim-friendly neighbours like Bosnia, the European nation has been a popular destination for Muslim travellers, and halal options have grown popular over the past years.
The country has plenty of coastal cities, so Muslim-friendly seafood restaurants are scattered across almost every corner.
But, if you’re planning a trip soon ‘the land of Game of Thrones’ and are not a fan of seafood, here are the best halal food spots to try out.
Taj Mahal Old Town
Taj Mahal is for all foodies who love to indulge in tasty and rich dishes, but keep an eye for the spice level! The restaurant is relatively famous among all Muslim tourists and residents alike thanks to its mouth-watering halal dishes, most of which are Bosnian.
The moment you enter, you are met with a welcoming ambiance reminiscent of a homely Bosnian interior, sevdah music and warm conversations of touristic experiences.
The Taj Mahal quickly rose to the top of Dubrovnik’s list of preferred restaurants and gets filled up quickly, so make sure to reserve or arrive early.
Address: Ul. Nikole Gučetića 2, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Hours: Daily, 10am – 12am
For a luxurious experience in one of the town’s finest hotels, make sure to visit Rixos Premium in Dubrovnik to eat the best halal food there is.
The hotel’s restaurant is located outdoor with a stunning view of the ocean, giving you just the right vibes for your summer trip. The experienced chefs can cook everything you need: from delicious burgers to Turkish grilled food for your liking.
Lokma from Istanbul
When dining at Lokma, Muslim visitors can choose from a variety of Turkish halal dishes. Whether you’re craving a tasty meaty dish or a light vegetarian salad, the menu has you covered!
Located in the heart of the city of Zagreb – on Tkalča, the restaurant provides shish kebabs and kebab wraps, both of which are paired with flavourful Turkish rice. The outside dining area is ideal for peaceful late afternoons and for taking in Zagreb’s lovely ambiance and views.
The prices are very affordable, and the dishes are in sizable portions.
Address: Ul. Ivana Tkalčića 59, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
This restaurant is all about Lebanese delicacy. The menu has various halal and vegetarian-friendly dishes that are absolutely favourable for all those looking for a taste of the Middle East away from it.
Extra tip: like most authentic middle eastern restaurants, Brew House offers a variety of shisha options for those who enjoy an occasional smoke outdoors!
Address: Ulica Ivana Tkalčića 59, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Hours: Daily, 11 am-12 am.