Tourism New Zealand Halal Food Guide has been updated in a bid to improve the overall visitor experience for Muslim travellers and provide them with a more comprehensive overview of halal culinary options around the country.
Since the launch of the Halal Food Guide in 2016, the 2017/18 edition now includes 289 more restaurants and cafes, an increase of 51% more listings from the previous edition, which are either halal-certified or offering vegetarian/vegan cuisine, in new regions such as Whangarei and Marlborough. Travellers can also use the guide to identify halal-certified grocery stores and takeaway outlets.
The guide was curated in partnership with the Kiwi Muslim Directory and the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ) and provides general tourism information, together with a total of 567 halal-certified listings. Tourism New Zealand’s Regional Manager of South and South East Asia, Steven Dixon, said the updated guide demonstrates the organisation’s on-going commitment to better cater to the dining needs of Muslim travellers and further enhance New Zealand’s position as the preferred holiday destination among this audience
Some of the recommended halal food places to try while visiting New Zealand include Bawarchi Indian Restaurant in Central Auckland, Garudas Food Truck in Wellington, The Herb Centre Café in Christchurch, and KL Aroma Restaurant in Dunedin.
The Halal Food Guide is available for download on the Tourism New Zealand website.