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Christchurch & Canterbury Halal Guide

Where to find Halal food in Canterbury

Halal in New Zealand

In New Zealand, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has oversight of companies exporting halal meat products and also certifies approved halal organisations in New Zealand that offer assessment, approval and certification services, with the approval of the importing country.

These include the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ) and New Zealand Islamic Meat Management.

The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand works to provide a unified voice for the New Zealand Muslim community as well as operating an internationally recognised halal certification procedure. FIANZ's halal certificates are acceptable in the Middle East, USA, Europe, South East Asia and all other countries where New Zealand products are exported

Christchurch & Canterbury Halal Guide

Explore our guide to the best halal and Muslim-friendly eateries, cafés, restaurants, food courts, confectioners and food stores in Christchurch and Canterbury.

These food establishments provide a range of halal food and fall into four categories.

Establishments that:
• are halal-certified by a certification authority (e.g. FIANZ)
• purchase meat from halal-certified butchers
• have at least one Muslim owner
• serve vegetarian and / or vegan food.

Due to this variety it is best to confirm your requirements at your chosen restaurant. Alcohol may also be served at these establishments.

Addington & Sydenham

Casbah – A Taste of Morocco
30 6 / 303 Colombo Street
Sydenham
+64 3 943 3952

Mythos Greek Souvlakis
Good for groups
466 Colombo Street
Sydenham
+64 3 379 6860

Mosaic by Simo
Can take reservations
3 / 300 Lincoln Road
Addington
+64 3 338 2882

Central City

Bloody Mary's
30 Latimer Square
Central City
+64 3 943 5937

Mediterranean Taste Food Court
South City Shopping Centre
555 Colombo Street
Central City

Nando's 
Capacity 78 pax
145d Colombo Street
Central City
+64 3 332 3207

Topkapi Turkish & Persian Restaurant 75
Capacity 75 pax
64 Manchester Street
Central City
+64 3 379 4447

Edgeware

Mainland Turkish Food
204 Hills Road
Edgeware
+64 3 386 2374

Hornby

Kinara Indian Restaurant
Capacity: 30
413 Main South Road, Hornby
+64 3 344 5353

Ilam & Riccarton

Ad Lib
Capacity 60 pax
10 University Drive
Ilam
+64 3 343 1511

Arjee Bhajee
Capacity 50 pax
13c Riccarton Road
Riccarton
+64 3 365 6633

Kebab Land Food Court
Westfield Mall
129 Riccarton Road
Riccarton
+64 3 343 0301

Mosaic by Simo
251 B Riccarton Road
Upper Riccarton
+64 3 3 3416700

New Brighton

South of India
Capacity: can take large groups
217 Marine Parade, New Brighton
+64 3 388 0898

Papanui & Redwood

Curry Time
Capacity 50 pax
284a Main North Road
Redwood
+64 3 354 5485

Merry Thai Restaurant
Capacity 30 pax
231 Papanui Road
Papanui
+64 3 355 0355

Richmond

It's Indi
Capacity 72 pax
345 Stanmore Road
Richmond
+64 3 389 9997

Belfast

Nomad's Ethnic Foods
Takeaway only
5 / 812 Main North Road, Belfast
+64 3 323 4233

Christchurch Halal Food Stores

Aroma (NZ) Ltd
Specific products only
12 Senior Place
Bromley
+64 3 389 9005

Claridges Organic Ltd
2 Ivan Jameison Place
Christchurch Airport
+64 3 358 3155

Gelita NZ Ltd
135-145 Connal Street
Woolston
+64 3 384 3093

Independent Fisheries
Staunton Street
Woolston
+64 3 384 2344

Loranto Limited
108 Major Hornbrook Road
Mount Pleasant
+64 3 960 6069

Maihan Supermarket and Halal Meat
303 Colombo Street
+64 3 382 1897

MEFCO Middle Eastern Food Company
24b Archeron Drive
Riccarton
+64 3 343 3025


Original Foods NZ Ltd - specific products only
89 Sturrocks Road
Redwood
+64 3 354 4456

Serra Natural Foods Ltd
21 Brixton Street
Hornby
+64 3 349 6062

Southern Seafoods Ltd
24 Klondyke Drive
Hornby
+64 3 349 3321

Spice Heaven
86c Riccarton Road
Riccarton
+64 3 961 3030

Van Heiningen Chocolates Ltd
4 Halwyn Drive
Hei Hei
+64 3 432 8438

Halal restaurants around Canterbury

These restaurants can provide halal meals on request.

Aoraki / Mount Cook Mackenzie

The Hermitage Hotel
Terrace Road, Aoraki / Mount Cook Village
+64 3 435 1809

Peppers Bluewater Resort
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
+64 3 680 7109

Hanmer Springs & Hurunui

Heritage Hanmer Springs
1 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs
+64 3 315 0060

Mid Canterbury

Hotel Ashburton
11/35 Racecourse Road
+64 3 308 3059

Selwyn

Langdale Vineyard Restaurant
161 Langdales Road, West Melton
+64 3 342 6266

South Canterbury

Aoraki Cottage B&B / Adventure Farm
Stay - Wellspring Farm
246 Gualter Road, Geraldine
+64 3 697 4866