We like to imagine there are people out there who dedicate their lives to finding the perfect burger. They skip job interviews and their mum’s birthday because they heard about an otherworldly ½ pounder in Pontypridd. They rinse their overdraft on a flight to middle America because a patty-master’s creation just got crowned the ‘Best Burger in the Midwest’ by an obscure blog. They’re obsessed, and they’ll sacrifice everything to find the burger to rule them all.
We reckon the dude behind the Halal Hunt Instagram is one of these guys. OK, maybe he doesn’t risk his job and/or relationships for the sake of burger, but if his feed is anything to go by, he’s certainly more proficient in beef-or-chicken-between-buns scenarios than most of the eaters we’ve been dealing with on Halal Food Instagram Heroes.
For example, here he is struggling to grip a burger that looks like it’s about to seriously succumb to the will of gravity:
? Stax Diner ? Located near Regents Street. Sister branch of @boondocksldn and @thefamousflames. I don’t think I need to write anything about this place. My loyal followers will know how much I love stax. Have a great Monday and just droll over the cheese. ??? #halalhunt #halal #food #foodie #foodlover #foodjunkie #foodgalore #foodstagram #instagood #instafood #instacool #instamood #instadaily #instalike #halalburger #halalburgers #yummy #delicious #28daysaged #staxdiner #staxeats #boondocks #thefamousflames #regentstreet #carnabyst
And here he is about to embark on a patty that looks like it’s been marinated in cheese. Good job that avocado’s quaking beneath the weight of the beef-softball above it, otherwise the man on the street might think this dinner didn’t constitute a balanced meal.
? Lokkum ? Located in Woodford. New Turkish and Mediterranean fine dining restaurant. The decor and the venue itself is beautiful. A lot of work and thought has been put into this place. It’s competing against the likes of Sheesh and Tarshish. I will be posting the things I’ve had and the dishes I will look forward for next visit. Pictured above is ◾️ Lokkum Burger, I know a lot will avoid a burger at a place like this, but I couldn’t resist it but to try it. It definitely was a wise choice. The burger was the best mains of the night. It was tasty, flavoursome and cooked to perfection. The cheese overload was just what I needed. The meat they serve is 28 days aged beef. I would definitely recommend this burger. Definitely recommend to choose this starter if you visit. Also the Scallops looked amazing when I saw some other table ordered it. But wasn’t too sure if I was allowed and was too hungry to check online and ask a scholar. This place is definitely worth the visit and experience. The service was on point, and it’s definitely value for money. Love the meat display when you enter the restaurant. Ideal for special occasions. #halalhunt #halal #foodie #foodlover #foodjunkie #foodgalore #foodstagram #instafood #instagood #instacool #instamood #instadaily #instalike #yummy #delicious #finedining #turkish #halalburger #halalburgers #steaks #agedbeef #Lokkum #woodford
If you’re not down with the cow, Halal Hunt is also privvy to the occasional bird. This chicken burger from Burger UK, Camden, looks so filthy we’re surprised this photo didn’t violate Instagram’s community guidelines.
? Burger UK ? Located in Camden. ⏪⏪ Swipe Left For More Pics and Starters ⏪⏪ I’ve been hearing so many positive reviews about this burger place and I finally decided to go and give it a try. The place is quiet small and a very very simple menu. Pictured above are ◾️ Chicken Burger and Chicken Strip Bites (plain and teriyaki). Chicken bites, tenders currently available most burger joints and most places I’ve tried seem to have pretty tasty ones. This place however done the same, but with chicken thigh piece which I like. It was super soft and tender. But I did not like the teriyaki sauce. I think plain is much better choice. This is probably the only side they serve. But they were damn tasty. Now the chicken burger is something I avoid. But this is probably the best chicken burger I have had. It was super tasty and soft which was made with thigh piece. I loved the seasoning on the batter. It was actually better than the beef burger, even though the beef was super awesome. Definitely recommend this place. Let me know what you guys think… More pics to follow soon ???? #halalhunt #halal #foodie #foodlover #foodjunkie #foodgalore #foodstagram #foodpics #instafood #inatagood #instacool #instamood #instalike #instadaily #halalburger #halalburgers #burgerlover #burgertime #yummy #delicious #chickenburger #burgeruk #camden
Also, we’re not sure what’s going on in the below photo, but you may as well pre-book a week’s worth of spin classes before embarking on this leviathan, because failing to work off this bad boy will result in a BMI that resembles a ten-pin bowling score.
? Mak Grillz ? Located in Leyton. Those who been following my snaps weekly can figure out that this place is currently my fav spot. Check my older posts for more in depth review of this place. But pictured above is my compulsory regular items. Which are ◾️ Big Ben Burger and ◾️ Mak Fries. The fries is currently the best fries for me. And the pulled beef is just flawless. The burger is simple yet effective. Do make sure to ask to get it cooked medium if you like the pinkness. I always have my burgers with mayo instead of house sauces. Up to you guys really. But the burger is something you won’t complain. It’s actually addictive for me. The buns are just the icing on the cake. So soft and squidgy, compliments the meat. You guys have to try it and let me know what you guys think. A massive shout out to @makgrillz for the warmth hospitality when I come here. And a place that has excellent service. Keep it up guys. #halalhunt #halal #food #foodie #foodlover #foodgalore #foodjunkie #instalike #instadaily #instacool #instamood #instagood #instafood #yummy #delicious #halalburger #halalburgers #cheeseburger #pulledbeef #messyfries #makgrillz #leyton
But if burgers aren’t your thing, Halal Hunt does occasionally treat himself to a bit of variety:
? Lokkum ? Located in Woodford. New Turkish and Mediterranean fine dining restaurant. The decor and the venue itself is beautiful. A lot of work and thought has been put into this place. It’s competing against the likes of Sheesh and Tarshish. I will be posting the things I’ve had and the dishes I will look forward for next visit. Pictured above is ◾️ The Rib Eye Steak a 28 days aged steak. All steaks are aged meat. However I did not like the rib eye steak. I think it was probably on this occasion the steak was too chewy and overcooked. However the Filet of Beef is something I definitely definitely look forward to order next time and the Lamb Cage. These two dishes look sublime. So recommend these instead of Rib Eye. But overall this restaurant is up there with the great fine dining. Overall this place is up there with the great fine dine experience. This place is definitely worth the visit and experience. The service was on point, and it’s definitely value for money. Love the meat display when you enter the restaurant. Ideal for special occasions. #halalhunt #halal #foodie #foodlover #foodjunkie #foodgalore #foodstagram #instafood #instagood #instacool #instamood #instadaily #instalike #yummy #delicious #finedining #turkish #halalburger #halalburgers #steaks #agedbeef #Lokkum #woodford
? Rustix Gourmet ? Located in Barking Road. ◾ SCROLL LEFT FOR MORE PICTURES ◾ It’s been a while I haven’t eaten here. Always love a bit of Rustix. Pictured above are ◾ East Meets West and ◾ Rustix Bandit Burger with Dirty Fries. The burger was very tasty and moist. You can tell they have improved it even more. However this visit was all about these Lamb Chops. This is the first time I’m trying Their Lamb Chops and I never try Lamb Chops from anywhere apart from Sahara Grill. Rustix has now won me over. This is probably the best Chops I’ve had. The only thing I will complain about this is ‘give me more.’ They have a very hearty menu for every single tastebuds so I definitely recommend everyone to visit this place. Love the decor as well as the food. Do give them a try everyone. ?????? #halalhunt #halalfood #food #foodies #foodlover #foodgalore #foodstagram #instafood #instagood #instalikes #instadaily #instamood #instacool #instadaily #halalburger #halalburgers #lambchops #yummy #delicious #rustixgourmet #barking
? Creams Whitechapel ? The home of authentic Italian Gelato. Creams have recently opened in the Whitechapel Area. So much competition around tower hamlets. Pictured above are ◾ White Chocolate and Strawberry Waffle ◾ Hungry Jacks Apple pie and Custard Waffle ◾ White Chocolate and Stuffed Rasberry Crepe and ◾ Coconut, Blubblegum and Snickers Gelato. You can never go wrong with classic dessert dishes unless the place is a massive flop. However here they have paid attention to their desserts and hence why I really enjoyed it. All desserts were delicious even the apple pie waffle which I tried the first time, it definitely worked. I definitely recommend this place. Nice and big and even have space downstairs. Also they have photo booth for those couples who love taking pics or even friends and family. Do give them a try ?????? #halalhunt #halal #desserts #dessertlife #desserttime #dessertlove #desserttable #dessert #sweettooth #chocolate #yummy #delicious #waffles #crepes #gelato #instalike #instacool #instamood #instadaily #creamscafe #whitechapel
After looking at all that, it kind of feels like we’re in the initial throes of renal failure. Still, those burgers all look great, though.
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