5 Halal Food Hunting Apps That A Muslim Traveller Needs To Have

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Are you’re not familiar with a place or are you new in a city? You’re hungry but you have no idea where to find any halal eateries nearby or if they’re any good. Your tummy needs to be replenished after hours of exploring a new city and you have had enough of instant noodles?

 

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Fret not, check put these 5 mobile apps developed especially for your quest of finding halal food!

 

HalalTrip

 

App Store | Google Play

 

Living up to its name, this app is essential to plan your halal travels. It will assist you in finding nearby halal food, halal restaurants and also offer halal food reviews.

Check out the other tools that they provide for you to plan your halal travel easily such as the nearby prayer spaces and travel etiquettes.

 

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HalalTrip also offers a prime feature that is known to be the world’s first prayer tracker. This feature allows you to track the percentage of times you pray alone or in Jamaath (congregation) or where you have prayed (mosque, home, workplace, etc). You are also able to compare your stats with your friends and other users from all around the world.
 

Source: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id680194589

 

Grab Halal

 

App Store | Google Play

 

On days that you’re exhausted after your explorations and don’t feel like dining outside, this app should be ideal for you. Grab Halal is known to be the first halal online delivery system.

 

 

Source: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grab-halal/id1085091481?mt=8

 

You don’t only get to order food on-the-go from a great variety of carefully selected halal restaurants, but you’re also able to save money by using their exclusive deals and vouchers. For fussy eaters, after you have added your desired dish to cart, you get to customise your meals with all sorts of sauces and toppings by simply adding special instructions. However, for now this app is only accessible in Bangkok but in shaa Allah, they will expand to other countries soon!

 

Source: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grab-halal/id1085091481?mt=8

 

Halal Spot

 

App Store | Google Play

 

Halal Spot makes it super easy for you to search for halal restaurants, takeaways and cafes near your location. What’s special about this app is that you get to join that Halal Spot community and share your favourite halal discoveries for everybody to enjoy.

Another good news, with this app, you also get to check the halal status of different eateries right at your fingertips!

 

Source: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/halal-spot/id832866928?mt=8

 

Bonus: You are also recommended to visit their blog if you’re interested to read more in-depth halal food reviews at places such as Istanbul, London, Italy and many more! Their write-ups can give you some prior knowledge about where to find halal food at the foreign places that you are planning to visit.

 

Source: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/halal-spot/id832866928?mt=8

 

Halal Navi

 

App Store | Google Play

 

Halal Navi is a wee bit different than most of the halal food apps. This app enables you to join and connect with a Muslim community that provides a platform for you to socialise with them. It’s more fun when you can exchange and share new halal food discoveries right? So get in touch and talk about food with the community and make new friends through this app!

 

Source: https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/halal-navi/id887385257?mt=8

 

If you still have doubts, read reviews from other Muslim foodies in the community so you can avoid any dining mistake. Also, when you travel to a foreign country and are clueless about the directory, you can seek help from the Muslim community to make your travelling experience at ease.

 

 

Source: https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/halal-navi/id887385257?mt=8

 

 

 

Verify Halal

 

App Store | Google Play 

 

Halal food hunting does not limit to searching for halal restaurants or cafes alone but also when shopping for food products. We also need assurance about the food products that we purchase from stores especially when travelling to foreign countries.

Certified by Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM), Verify Halal allows you to make an informed decision when shopping for their halal products. You can either scan or search for product, brand, company, or country of your choice.

 

Source: https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/verify-halal/id1256351297?mt=8

 

Verify Halal empowers you to check the status of halal product and services. For now, the app can only verify product information from Malaysia, South Africa and India that have listed their products from other countries.

Why is this app reliable? All the listed products are certified by certification bodies that are all accredited and recognised by JAKIM.

 

On a side note, you’ll also get to keep yourself updated by receiving halal news from this app.

 

Source: https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/verify-halal/id1256351297?mt=8

 

 

 

Ultimately these apps will take the hassle out of your dining choices and where to eat halal food. The development and innovation of these apps will make finding Halal easier. It’s that simple.

 

Featured image source: halaltrip.com

By: Suraya Sidek

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