Halal Chicken Sandwiches in UK’s Train Stations…!

I was in Milton Keynes Train Station waiting for the train to arrive and take us to London… i was in the little cafe on the platform buying something to munch on in the train when i saw not one but three different chicken sandwiches in the cafe with the label Halal on them!

To say i was surprised is an understatement! I know many muslims live there and open their own halal restaurants. But to actually take a step towards providing halal sandwiches to travellers is a very considerate move indeed from the UK’s part! It is very good news for my husband and my family member -i am a vegetarian doesn’t differ to me- … i also know that many local chains serve halal chicken in their restaurants like some branches of Pizza Express and KFC! Also i found halal certification on cereal boxes the other day and posted about it (here)…


25 responses to this post.

  1. seriously, you just found out that there a halal food market (the business sense of a market) in the UK ??



  2. great to hear, makes hunger alot more convenient when staying there


  3. Posted by Kinz on December 12, 2010 at 4:12 PM

    The halal foods industry has huge potential. What we do if we can’t find it is look for kosher which might not be as tasty but at least its edible. I’ve also heard in the US it’s many times Muslim immigrants who work in slaughterhouses so maybe we are getting accidentally halal food?


    • Posted by danderma on December 13, 2010 at 12:07 AM

      Actually they have been giving out halal food without putting a label on it… by halal i mean halal halal that is being sold some times in places like M&S, Tesco, Asda and more… it is making some people furious as in they should have been told or given a choice seeing they do not have to consume halal food and they would rather make the choice… I found about Pizza Express when the chef told me i can have chicken on my salad because their chicken is Halal… i know many people don’t mind eating Kosher but for my family and my husband kosher alone won’t do it has to be slaughtered by a muslim who recites el basmala or they cannot consume it therefore to actually have Halal popping everywhere is very convenient… imagine that the day may come when you stroll with your cart into M&S and pickup a chicken kiev microwave meal or a beef lasagna that is 100% halal? wanasa 🙂


  4. I remember these sandwiches well. cardboard taste usually 😦 But as you say, providing halal versions is a good convenience.

    How can you be vegetarian.. I can’t survive a day without eating animal flesh :-p


    • Posted by danderma on December 13, 2010 at 12:02 AM

      Can you imagine that my siblings are carnivores who cannot go one day without meat :p I don’t know i never liked the taste of meat, fish, or chicken…


  5. Thats great! Its about time that we see more “halal” products, not that it matters to me either but I like to see a country recognizing its diversity…i believe it is more recognized in London than NYC (if u want to compare two diverse cities) we see Kosher all the time, but rarely “halal”


    • Posted by danderma on December 13, 2010 at 5:54 PM

      that’s it… country recognizing it’s diversity!

      For the UK to have taken this step means more integration and acknowledgement of the muslim needs into their society… it’s such a big difference from say, Bern in Switzerland where people could barely hide their rude astonishment upon seeing me because i was wearing a 7ejab and you cannot even eat french fries because it’s being cooked in porks oil… i was even mocked in the train to Zurich once by an old man because i was wearing a 7ejab…


  6. it’s nice!
    bs eb 9ara7a i don’t trust all the halal market around the world


    • Posted by danderma on December 13, 2010 at 5:50 PM

      If they say halal i would usually believe them… especially if you go and check the websites and the details of a restaurant that claims to be halal… slaughterhouses with muslims who recite el shahadatain while killing chicken is popping up everywhere… even GBK have halal chicken burgers in the UK and they put it in the menu… a quick google would tell you of you can trust them to be actually as Halal as they advertise or not…


      • t9dageen sis
        lamma nro7 london ma nakel wayed
        o blnsba le mo mshkla l2nee mo wayed m3a l meat o l chicken bs ma adry laish ma atheq eb kl mkan

        bs 9ajja shkly hal marra going to make my homework gbl la asafer

        bs realy i like ur londons post
        am going to collect them all and print them for my next visit en sha Allah !


        • Posted by danderma on December 13, 2010 at 6:36 PM

          Shakle basawee kotayeb asameeh Danderma’s London Guide 😉

          Ako awadm ma yhemhom meat o chicken… awalhom ana kilish ma farag ma3ay… bs ako awadm in mar 3lehom yom ma feeh edam yet2azemoon fa it’s good news 7g ele ye7tajon edam bs lazim yero7on ma6a3em mo3ayana yatheqoon feha 3shan yakloon at least it’s more available for people that way…


  7. Posted by Fatimah on December 13, 2010 at 3:40 PM

    Walla I’m a student here for the past 3 years and a half, and never saw these sanwiches (in particular these plastic boxes)…Thanx Danderma…I’ll keep an eye on them when I travel 🙂


    • Posted by danderma on December 13, 2010 at 5:47 PM

      I think they are very new because i always check sandwiches everywhere and never before have i seen the Halal sign on any of them… if you find more let me know plz!


      • Posted by Fatimah on December 13, 2010 at 6:30 PM

        Sure…will do…and since you’re still here in the UK…yala come visit me in Surrey 🙂
        7ayach anytime 🙂


        • Posted by danderma on December 13, 2010 at 6:38 PM

          thank you for your invitation next time insha2 Allah because i came back a week ago 😦
          Where in surrey exactly? I know Richmond, Twickenham, o Kingston… i love love LOVE Richmond 🙂


  8. Posted by Fatimah on December 13, 2010 at 6:44 PM

    ooohhh 7asafa…hamed allah 3ala salamtech..
    Wow a Kuwaiti who knows Surrey…cool…
    I’m in Guildford…
    Yalla inshalla next time..


    • Posted by danderma on December 14, 2010 at 1:09 AM

      Allah yesalmich… many Q8ies studied in the American University of Richmond by the way.. next time insha2 Allah 😀


  9. I can live without meat.. I don’t eat meat like I used to, and I actually enjoy vegetarian options .. but its good for those who can’t go without meat.. I find some here but in co-ops in france, not in train stations or airport..


    • Posted by danderma on December 14, 2010 at 11:16 AM

      ee entay 7alatkom kasefa in switzerland i don’t think they allow islamic slaughtering mo? You must go to France to get your meat…
      bs china ako galaw a slaughterhouse in loussane china ele does islamic slaughtering once a week?! Then again elwa7ed ya3 faj2a yabi la7ma shesawee? My siblings o cousins would go nuts if they had to live without meat for too long :p


      • La walla ti6awwiraw! LoL la la la laaaaazem I change your idea about Switzerland 😛 O tara in Manor ako fresh Halal meat in the fridge to buy.. Ready cut pieces.. O in ramadan they have a Ramdan special section the Manor Jam3iya, ybe3oon Libanese hala o halawiyyat 86ayef o hal siwalif ..

        My brothers are like that too.. can’t go many days without meat, chinna achievement, lol ..shda3wa ya3ni no meat what’s gonna happen :S lol


        • Posted by danderma on December 17, 2010 at 12:40 PM

          Masha2 Allah wallah te6awerah? All of switzerland wella bs geneva?!!!

          Ee madry shino feha if a person doesn’t eat meat for a few days!? Mo tharory abdan!


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