Halal Street Food lovers rejoice. The family restaurant is expanding to Camp North End.
What’s happening: The fast-casual Middle Eastern restaurant’s second brick-and-mortar location will open at 701 Keswick Ave. Suite 101 this summer.
Why it matters: Halal Food Cart has been an Uptown staple since 2016 when husband and wife duo Khuram and Damaris Bashir launched the cart.
- They opened their first brick-and-mortar at 4044 Connection Point Blvd. in MoRa Point last year. Now their son, Cristopher Collado, will lead their Camp North End expansion.
Details: Expect the same Halal dishes you know and love, like chicken and lamb over rice, kabobs, gyros and hummus, pita and plenty of white sauce.
- New menu items will include falafel, salads, vegan options, plus breakfast and desserts.
- The atmosphere will reference the original cart truck. There will be indoor and outdoor seating.
Zoom in: Halal Street Food’s wildly popular food cart has been a mainstay on North Tryon for years.
- Its popularity lies in its blend of Dominican and Pakistani flavors.
- “My parents didn’t speak the same language when they first met,” Collado says in a statement, “it’s a love story and you can taste it in the food.”
Go deeper: “Halal white sauce” was Charlotte’s top recipe on Google in 2022.
Zoom out: Halal Street Food joins several other businesses opening at Camp North End this year, including:
- FITTEDS, a popular local custom hat shop.
- A cocktail lounge called Room Service and an upscale specialty market called Stay Inn.
- And a dairy-free ice cream shop called Seemingly Overzealous.