America's Largest

Halal Food & Eid Festival

HalalFest, Inc. in association with ILLUME presents: Halal Fest

Event

Fall Food Truck Fest at SBIA (2345 Harris Way, San Jose) on Sat Oct. 30th from 5pm-9pm

Fall Food Truck Fest at SBIA (2345 Harris Way, San Jose) on Sat Oct. 30th from 5pm-9pm

Follow us  for updates on Facebook: facebook.com/HalalFest, Instagram: @halalfest, TikTok: @halalfest and Twitter: @TheHalalFest

  America’s Largest Halal Food & Eid Festival aka “Halal Fest” is a collaborative event organized by a group of American Muslims from various different backgrounds and ethnicities who have one thing in common: Their love of great food!

What is “Halal”?  You can read below for the full details, but basically, like what “Kosher” food is people of the Jewish Faith, “Halal” Food is for those who follow the Islamic Faith (Muslims). It means the meat has been blessed and is considered pure and lawful for Muslims to consume.

You can read more about Halal Fest and America’s First Halal Restaurant Week in this interview with HalalFest, Inc. Founder, Irfan Rydhan in the San Jose Mercury News!

To become a Sponsor, Please E-mail info@halalfest.com or call (510) 97-HFEST (510-974-3378)

 


SPONSORS

 

Salams the Muslim Marriage App

Salams the Muslim Marriage App

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Use Coupon Code: TARIFE25

 

 

MashAllah Halal Food Truck: Indian & Pakistani Food

MashAllah Halal Food Truck: Indian & Pakistani Food

Arya Steakhouse Redwood City

Arya Steakhouse Redwood City

Falafel Corner Union City

Falafel Corner Union City

 

 

 

 

 

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MEDIA


Local TV coverage of #HalalRestaurantWeek2020 on ABC 7 News


The team

 

Ali Malik

Ali Malik

A California native and a veteran in the Bay Area Halal Food scene. Ali previously co-owned and managed multiple Halal Restaurants in the Bay. He served as a COO of a multinational franchise conglomerate with several brands and hundreds of QSR under his umbrella. Ali is actively involved as an angel/seed investor and a serial entrepreneur focusing on growth in all market segments. Previously Ali served as the Head of Finance and Business Development and now is at the helm as the Chairman and CEO if HalalFest, Inc. Ali is also a Financial Advisor and Consultant to several Business, Political and Community leaders across America. He served on the boards of various non-profits and was previously the President of UMA, one of the oldest American Muslim Political Action organizations. Follow Ali on Instagram @c.ali.ber.

    Irfan M. Rydhan

    Irfan M. Rydhan

    Born and raised in San Jose, CA, Irfan is a well known Halal Foodie with over 1,000 reviews across several online platforms including Yelp, Google, Zabihah and Zomato. Irfan has over 20 years of experience in Event Planning & Management as well as Business Marketing and Promotions. Check out his podcast with co-host Abbas Mohamed called The Artistic Foodies which is available on Spotify, YouTube and Google Podcasts. Follow Irfan's reviews and musings about Halal Food, Media, and Art @irydhan.

      Abbas Mohamed

      Abbas Mohamed

      A social entrepreneur, biotech professional, and SERIOUS foodie. He coordinates the entertainment, cooking demos, and eating competitions at Halalfest, so be sure to swing by the stage and say hello! He is also the director of GAMA, a non-profit dedicated to supporting and empowering artists in the Muslim community. Abbas co-hosts The Artistic Foodies Podcast with Irfan Rydhan. You can see a lot of his food adventures documented on our Instagram @halalfest or on his personal IG @babashamss.

        Nizar Ahmed

        Nizar Ahmed

        A native to the San Francisco Bay Area and has volunteered with many non-profits such as Medina Education Center, Rahima Foundation and the North American Islamic Shelter for the Abused (NISA). From calamari to cocoa Nizar is always up to taste where the next hot spot would be to recommend to all with the affinity for delicious food.

           

          Atif Qureshi

          Atif Qureshi

          Long time American Muslim Community Activist. He was one of the Past Directors of Bay Area based AMILA.org (American Muslims Intent on Learning and Activism), as well as zabihah.com - the World's largest database of Halal Restaurants and Businesses and also The ICCF (Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno). His quest for finding the best gyros has taken him to locales all over the country.

            Zaaim Malik

            Zaaim Malik

            Zaaim is a 15 year old entrepreneur who spent the majority of his childhood in the Bay Area. Zaaim started as the Chief Marketing Officer of HalalFest in June 2021. He strives to provide a keen eye for detail in design, presentation, and quality aspect of marketing in his new role. Concurrent to his first book, The First 15 (which will be released soon), Zaaim is actively pursuing numerous ventures and is amenable to new ideas. You can reach him on instagram at @zaaimmalik.

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              FAQ

              Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

              Q1: What are the date, timings and location for “Suhoor Fest” this year (2021) ?

              A1: The last “Suhoor Fest” will be this Friday Night May 7th from 12 midnight to 3 am (Sat Morning). The location is on Smith Street in Union City. The vendors are Falafel Corner, L’Aziz Pizza + Eatery and The Pop-Up Shop (Smash Burgers) which will be located behind Maqbool Clothing in Union City, CA.

              Q2: Is “Suhoor Fest” Free to Enter?

              A2: Yes, Suhoor Fest is Free to Enter, but we ask everyone to please wear a face-mask and follow all instructions of staff, security and volunteers to make sure everyone has a safe and good experience.

              Q3: Will there be any seating available at the Suhoor Fest event?

              A3: There will be limited seating available at each particular restaurant’s location (Falafel Corner and L’Aziz Pizza + Eatery in Union City)

              Q4: Who are the food vendors at the “Smith Street Suhoor Fest 2021″?

              A4: The food vendors are L’Aziz Pizza + Eatery (3834 Smith Street, Union City), Falafel Corner (31080 Union City Blvd. #101, Union City), The Pop Up Shop: Smash Burgers (Located behind Maqbool Clothing located at 3851 Smith Street, Union City)

              Q5: How do I become a Food Vendor for your next event?

              A5: Please email us at info@halalfest.com

              Q6: How do I become a Sponsor for your next event?

              A6: Please email us at info@halalfest.com

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