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The Halal Guys Sets Up Shop on Atlanta’s Buford Highway

The Halal Guys Sets Up Shop on Atlanta’s Buford Highway


This New York City import brings fresh flavors to the ATL

There's dessert if you have room after a falafel platter.

In the early 1990s, the proprietors of The Halal Guys operated a hot dog-focused New York City street cart with one location on the corner of West 53rd Street and Sixth Avenue in Midtown. The Halal Guys offer fast-casual American Halal Food, which is essentially a new category that blends savory Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors. One of the newest locations recently opened its doors on Buford Highway in Atlanta in January.

Start by choosing between a sandwich or platter. The next decision is the protein: chicken, beef gyro, combo, or falafel. I chose the platter of falafel, which the staff topped with fresh tomatoes, lettuce, rice, cheese, pita slices, and sauce. Each bite and combination of ingredients was packed with zesty and spicy sauces.

The Halal Guys sauces are famous in their own right. The proprietary “White Sauce” (the recipe remains secret) is creamy and smooth yet tangy, while the “Red Sauce” is spicy. The two pair perfectly together and complement either the meat or falafel. The lettuce and tomatoes add a fresh crunch.

If you are still somehow hungry after finishing your meal, order the flaky baklava pastry, which is sweet, sticky, and filled with chopped nuts. We encourage you to save room for dessert!


To take a line from Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast”, and our appetites seem to move at a speedy pace as well, which is why the modern lifestyle has brought with it an influx of trendy food options such as food trucks, pop-up joints, and even the do-it-yourself mail ordered meals. All of these food inventions are a response to consumer demands of high quality food within strict time parameters. But there is a more established type of food joint that laid the foundation for these trendy followers and captured where the spirit of the age was heading. This would be the mighty street food vendor.

One of the most prominent of these street food vendors is without a doubt “Halal Guys”, which started back in 1990 with a hot dog cart that was set up in the streets of NYC. The concept quickly grew as they began to offer their now famous Chicken and Gyro Plates which is served over a plate of white rice, veggies, and a choice of either white or red sauce to accompany the meal. This quick, easy, and tasty concept became immensely popular in NYC, and now Halal Guys is sharing their phenomenal food with patrons across the country and have recently opened their first location right here in the ATL.

Fans of Halal Guys brave the cold for the Grand Opening (Photo credit: M2 Public Relations)

Located off of Buford Highway, the Atlanta Halal Guys location offers everything that the original joint became famous for (apart from the Manhattan Skyline). Guests are treated to their convenient menu of gyro and chicken which can be ordered as a plate or as a pita bread wrap. Nothing overly complex: savory gyro and chicken, fresh veggies, and three sauce options (white, red, BBQ). For those who have not experienced the fiery legend of the Halal Guys Red Sauce, be forewarned- this sauce brings the inferno. This simple combination of peppers and spices has brought many a tear to the eyes of those not properly prepared. Anyone who prefers something on the cooler side will enjoy the white sauce, which is a nice accompaniment that allows the savory flavors of the meats and veggies to take center stage. The BBQ sauce is also a tangy twist on the classic dish.

With a distinct menu, great service, and great location, Halal Guys is set up to be a prominent spot on the Atlanta restaurant scene. Disclaimer: Anyone who is brave enough to apply a decent helping of the red sauce to their meal is encouraged to document the experience with words, pictures, and/or video. Share the moment on the Halal Guys social media pages, and tag Roamilicious…we are all interested to see how that goes! Best of luck.

About the author

Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!


To take a line from Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast”, and our appetites seem to move at a speedy pace as well, which is why the modern lifestyle has brought with it an influx of trendy food options such as food trucks, pop-up joints, and even the do-it-yourself mail ordered meals. All of these food inventions are a response to consumer demands of high quality food within strict time parameters. But there is a more established type of food joint that laid the foundation for these trendy followers and captured where the spirit of the age was heading. This would be the mighty street food vendor.

One of the most prominent of these street food vendors is without a doubt “Halal Guys”, which started back in 1990 with a hot dog cart that was set up in the streets of NYC. The concept quickly grew as they began to offer their now famous Chicken and Gyro Plates which is served over a plate of white rice, veggies, and a choice of either white or red sauce to accompany the meal. This quick, easy, and tasty concept became immensely popular in NYC, and now Halal Guys is sharing their phenomenal food with patrons across the country and have recently opened their first location right here in the ATL.

Fans of Halal Guys brave the cold for the Grand Opening (Photo credit: M2 Public Relations)

Located off of Buford Highway, the Atlanta Halal Guys location offers everything that the original joint became famous for (apart from the Manhattan Skyline). Guests are treated to their convenient menu of gyro and chicken which can be ordered as a plate or as a pita bread wrap. Nothing overly complex: savory gyro and chicken, fresh veggies, and three sauce options (white, red, BBQ). For those who have not experienced the fiery legend of the Halal Guys Red Sauce, be forewarned- this sauce brings the inferno. This simple combination of peppers and spices has brought many a tear to the eyes of those not properly prepared. Anyone who prefers something on the cooler side will enjoy the white sauce, which is a nice accompaniment that allows the savory flavors of the meats and veggies to take center stage. The BBQ sauce is also a tangy twist on the classic dish.

With a distinct menu, great service, and great location, Halal Guys is set up to be a prominent spot on the Atlanta restaurant scene. Disclaimer: Anyone who is brave enough to apply a decent helping of the red sauce to their meal is encouraged to document the experience with words, pictures, and/or video. Share the moment on the Halal Guys social media pages, and tag Roamilicious…we are all interested to see how that goes! Best of luck.

About the author

Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!


To take a line from Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast”, and our appetites seem to move at a speedy pace as well, which is why the modern lifestyle has brought with it an influx of trendy food options such as food trucks, pop-up joints, and even the do-it-yourself mail ordered meals. All of these food inventions are a response to consumer demands of high quality food within strict time parameters. But there is a more established type of food joint that laid the foundation for these trendy followers and captured where the spirit of the age was heading. This would be the mighty street food vendor.

One of the most prominent of these street food vendors is without a doubt “Halal Guys”, which started back in 1990 with a hot dog cart that was set up in the streets of NYC. The concept quickly grew as they began to offer their now famous Chicken and Gyro Plates which is served over a plate of white rice, veggies, and a choice of either white or red sauce to accompany the meal. This quick, easy, and tasty concept became immensely popular in NYC, and now Halal Guys is sharing their phenomenal food with patrons across the country and have recently opened their first location right here in the ATL.

Fans of Halal Guys brave the cold for the Grand Opening (Photo credit: M2 Public Relations)

Located off of Buford Highway, the Atlanta Halal Guys location offers everything that the original joint became famous for (apart from the Manhattan Skyline). Guests are treated to their convenient menu of gyro and chicken which can be ordered as a plate or as a pita bread wrap. Nothing overly complex: savory gyro and chicken, fresh veggies, and three sauce options (white, red, BBQ). For those who have not experienced the fiery legend of the Halal Guys Red Sauce, be forewarned- this sauce brings the inferno. This simple combination of peppers and spices has brought many a tear to the eyes of those not properly prepared. Anyone who prefers something on the cooler side will enjoy the white sauce, which is a nice accompaniment that allows the savory flavors of the meats and veggies to take center stage. The BBQ sauce is also a tangy twist on the classic dish.

With a distinct menu, great service, and great location, Halal Guys is set up to be a prominent spot on the Atlanta restaurant scene. Disclaimer: Anyone who is brave enough to apply a decent helping of the red sauce to their meal is encouraged to document the experience with words, pictures, and/or video. Share the moment on the Halal Guys social media pages, and tag Roamilicious…we are all interested to see how that goes! Best of luck.

About the author

Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!


To take a line from Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast”, and our appetites seem to move at a speedy pace as well, which is why the modern lifestyle has brought with it an influx of trendy food options such as food trucks, pop-up joints, and even the do-it-yourself mail ordered meals. All of these food inventions are a response to consumer demands of high quality food within strict time parameters. But there is a more established type of food joint that laid the foundation for these trendy followers and captured where the spirit of the age was heading. This would be the mighty street food vendor.

One of the most prominent of these street food vendors is without a doubt “Halal Guys”, which started back in 1990 with a hot dog cart that was set up in the streets of NYC. The concept quickly grew as they began to offer their now famous Chicken and Gyro Plates which is served over a plate of white rice, veggies, and a choice of either white or red sauce to accompany the meal. This quick, easy, and tasty concept became immensely popular in NYC, and now Halal Guys is sharing their phenomenal food with patrons across the country and have recently opened their first location right here in the ATL.

Fans of Halal Guys brave the cold for the Grand Opening (Photo credit: M2 Public Relations)

Located off of Buford Highway, the Atlanta Halal Guys location offers everything that the original joint became famous for (apart from the Manhattan Skyline). Guests are treated to their convenient menu of gyro and chicken which can be ordered as a plate or as a pita bread wrap. Nothing overly complex: savory gyro and chicken, fresh veggies, and three sauce options (white, red, BBQ). For those who have not experienced the fiery legend of the Halal Guys Red Sauce, be forewarned- this sauce brings the inferno. This simple combination of peppers and spices has brought many a tear to the eyes of those not properly prepared. Anyone who prefers something on the cooler side will enjoy the white sauce, which is a nice accompaniment that allows the savory flavors of the meats and veggies to take center stage. The BBQ sauce is also a tangy twist on the classic dish.

With a distinct menu, great service, and great location, Halal Guys is set up to be a prominent spot on the Atlanta restaurant scene. Disclaimer: Anyone who is brave enough to apply a decent helping of the red sauce to their meal is encouraged to document the experience with words, pictures, and/or video. Share the moment on the Halal Guys social media pages, and tag Roamilicious…we are all interested to see how that goes! Best of luck.

About the author

Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!


To take a line from Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast”, and our appetites seem to move at a speedy pace as well, which is why the modern lifestyle has brought with it an influx of trendy food options such as food trucks, pop-up joints, and even the do-it-yourself mail ordered meals. All of these food inventions are a response to consumer demands of high quality food within strict time parameters. But there is a more established type of food joint that laid the foundation for these trendy followers and captured where the spirit of the age was heading. This would be the mighty street food vendor.

One of the most prominent of these street food vendors is without a doubt “Halal Guys”, which started back in 1990 with a hot dog cart that was set up in the streets of NYC. The concept quickly grew as they began to offer their now famous Chicken and Gyro Plates which is served over a plate of white rice, veggies, and a choice of either white or red sauce to accompany the meal. This quick, easy, and tasty concept became immensely popular in NYC, and now Halal Guys is sharing their phenomenal food with patrons across the country and have recently opened their first location right here in the ATL.

Fans of Halal Guys brave the cold for the Grand Opening (Photo credit: M2 Public Relations)

Located off of Buford Highway, the Atlanta Halal Guys location offers everything that the original joint became famous for (apart from the Manhattan Skyline). Guests are treated to their convenient menu of gyro and chicken which can be ordered as a plate or as a pita bread wrap. Nothing overly complex: savory gyro and chicken, fresh veggies, and three sauce options (white, red, BBQ). For those who have not experienced the fiery legend of the Halal Guys Red Sauce, be forewarned- this sauce brings the inferno. This simple combination of peppers and spices has brought many a tear to the eyes of those not properly prepared. Anyone who prefers something on the cooler side will enjoy the white sauce, which is a nice accompaniment that allows the savory flavors of the meats and veggies to take center stage. The BBQ sauce is also a tangy twist on the classic dish.

With a distinct menu, great service, and great location, Halal Guys is set up to be a prominent spot on the Atlanta restaurant scene. Disclaimer: Anyone who is brave enough to apply a decent helping of the red sauce to their meal is encouraged to document the experience with words, pictures, and/or video. Share the moment on the Halal Guys social media pages, and tag Roamilicious…we are all interested to see how that goes! Best of luck.

About the author

Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!


To take a line from Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast”, and our appetites seem to move at a speedy pace as well, which is why the modern lifestyle has brought with it an influx of trendy food options such as food trucks, pop-up joints, and even the do-it-yourself mail ordered meals. All of these food inventions are a response to consumer demands of high quality food within strict time parameters. But there is a more established type of food joint that laid the foundation for these trendy followers and captured where the spirit of the age was heading. This would be the mighty street food vendor.

One of the most prominent of these street food vendors is without a doubt “Halal Guys”, which started back in 1990 with a hot dog cart that was set up in the streets of NYC. The concept quickly grew as they began to offer their now famous Chicken and Gyro Plates which is served over a plate of white rice, veggies, and a choice of either white or red sauce to accompany the meal. This quick, easy, and tasty concept became immensely popular in NYC, and now Halal Guys is sharing their phenomenal food with patrons across the country and have recently opened their first location right here in the ATL.

Fans of Halal Guys brave the cold for the Grand Opening (Photo credit: M2 Public Relations)

Located off of Buford Highway, the Atlanta Halal Guys location offers everything that the original joint became famous for (apart from the Manhattan Skyline). Guests are treated to their convenient menu of gyro and chicken which can be ordered as a plate or as a pita bread wrap. Nothing overly complex: savory gyro and chicken, fresh veggies, and three sauce options (white, red, BBQ). For those who have not experienced the fiery legend of the Halal Guys Red Sauce, be forewarned- this sauce brings the inferno. This simple combination of peppers and spices has brought many a tear to the eyes of those not properly prepared. Anyone who prefers something on the cooler side will enjoy the white sauce, which is a nice accompaniment that allows the savory flavors of the meats and veggies to take center stage. The BBQ sauce is also a tangy twist on the classic dish.

With a distinct menu, great service, and great location, Halal Guys is set up to be a prominent spot on the Atlanta restaurant scene. Disclaimer: Anyone who is brave enough to apply a decent helping of the red sauce to their meal is encouraged to document the experience with words, pictures, and/or video. Share the moment on the Halal Guys social media pages, and tag Roamilicious…we are all interested to see how that goes! Best of luck.

About the author

Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!


To take a line from Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast”, and our appetites seem to move at a speedy pace as well, which is why the modern lifestyle has brought with it an influx of trendy food options such as food trucks, pop-up joints, and even the do-it-yourself mail ordered meals. All of these food inventions are a response to consumer demands of high quality food within strict time parameters. But there is a more established type of food joint that laid the foundation for these trendy followers and captured where the spirit of the age was heading. This would be the mighty street food vendor.

One of the most prominent of these street food vendors is without a doubt “Halal Guys”, which started back in 1990 with a hot dog cart that was set up in the streets of NYC. The concept quickly grew as they began to offer their now famous Chicken and Gyro Plates which is served over a plate of white rice, veggies, and a choice of either white or red sauce to accompany the meal. This quick, easy, and tasty concept became immensely popular in NYC, and now Halal Guys is sharing their phenomenal food with patrons across the country and have recently opened their first location right here in the ATL.

Fans of Halal Guys brave the cold for the Grand Opening (Photo credit: M2 Public Relations)

Located off of Buford Highway, the Atlanta Halal Guys location offers everything that the original joint became famous for (apart from the Manhattan Skyline). Guests are treated to their convenient menu of gyro and chicken which can be ordered as a plate or as a pita bread wrap. Nothing overly complex: savory gyro and chicken, fresh veggies, and three sauce options (white, red, BBQ). For those who have not experienced the fiery legend of the Halal Guys Red Sauce, be forewarned- this sauce brings the inferno. This simple combination of peppers and spices has brought many a tear to the eyes of those not properly prepared. Anyone who prefers something on the cooler side will enjoy the white sauce, which is a nice accompaniment that allows the savory flavors of the meats and veggies to take center stage. The BBQ sauce is also a tangy twist on the classic dish.

With a distinct menu, great service, and great location, Halal Guys is set up to be a prominent spot on the Atlanta restaurant scene. Disclaimer: Anyone who is brave enough to apply a decent helping of the red sauce to their meal is encouraged to document the experience with words, pictures, and/or video. Share the moment on the Halal Guys social media pages, and tag Roamilicious…we are all interested to see how that goes! Best of luck.

About the author

Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!


To take a line from Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast”, and our appetites seem to move at a speedy pace as well, which is why the modern lifestyle has brought with it an influx of trendy food options such as food trucks, pop-up joints, and even the do-it-yourself mail ordered meals. All of these food inventions are a response to consumer demands of high quality food within strict time parameters. But there is a more established type of food joint that laid the foundation for these trendy followers and captured where the spirit of the age was heading. This would be the mighty street food vendor.

One of the most prominent of these street food vendors is without a doubt “Halal Guys”, which started back in 1990 with a hot dog cart that was set up in the streets of NYC. The concept quickly grew as they began to offer their now famous Chicken and Gyro Plates which is served over a plate of white rice, veggies, and a choice of either white or red sauce to accompany the meal. This quick, easy, and tasty concept became immensely popular in NYC, and now Halal Guys is sharing their phenomenal food with patrons across the country and have recently opened their first location right here in the ATL.

Fans of Halal Guys brave the cold for the Grand Opening (Photo credit: M2 Public Relations)

Located off of Buford Highway, the Atlanta Halal Guys location offers everything that the original joint became famous for (apart from the Manhattan Skyline). Guests are treated to their convenient menu of gyro and chicken which can be ordered as a plate or as a pita bread wrap. Nothing overly complex: savory gyro and chicken, fresh veggies, and three sauce options (white, red, BBQ). For those who have not experienced the fiery legend of the Halal Guys Red Sauce, be forewarned- this sauce brings the inferno. This simple combination of peppers and spices has brought many a tear to the eyes of those not properly prepared. Anyone who prefers something on the cooler side will enjoy the white sauce, which is a nice accompaniment that allows the savory flavors of the meats and veggies to take center stage. The BBQ sauce is also a tangy twist on the classic dish.

With a distinct menu, great service, and great location, Halal Guys is set up to be a prominent spot on the Atlanta restaurant scene. Disclaimer: Anyone who is brave enough to apply a decent helping of the red sauce to their meal is encouraged to document the experience with words, pictures, and/or video. Share the moment on the Halal Guys social media pages, and tag Roamilicious…we are all interested to see how that goes! Best of luck.

About the author

Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!


To take a line from Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast”, and our appetites seem to move at a speedy pace as well, which is why the modern lifestyle has brought with it an influx of trendy food options such as food trucks, pop-up joints, and even the do-it-yourself mail ordered meals. All of these food inventions are a response to consumer demands of high quality food within strict time parameters. But there is a more established type of food joint that laid the foundation for these trendy followers and captured where the spirit of the age was heading. This would be the mighty street food vendor.

One of the most prominent of these street food vendors is without a doubt “Halal Guys”, which started back in 1990 with a hot dog cart that was set up in the streets of NYC. The concept quickly grew as they began to offer their now famous Chicken and Gyro Plates which is served over a plate of white rice, veggies, and a choice of either white or red sauce to accompany the meal. This quick, easy, and tasty concept became immensely popular in NYC, and now Halal Guys is sharing their phenomenal food with patrons across the country and have recently opened their first location right here in the ATL.

Fans of Halal Guys brave the cold for the Grand Opening (Photo credit: M2 Public Relations)

Located off of Buford Highway, the Atlanta Halal Guys location offers everything that the original joint became famous for (apart from the Manhattan Skyline). Guests are treated to their convenient menu of gyro and chicken which can be ordered as a plate or as a pita bread wrap. Nothing overly complex: savory gyro and chicken, fresh veggies, and three sauce options (white, red, BBQ). For those who have not experienced the fiery legend of the Halal Guys Red Sauce, be forewarned- this sauce brings the inferno. This simple combination of peppers and spices has brought many a tear to the eyes of those not properly prepared. Anyone who prefers something on the cooler side will enjoy the white sauce, which is a nice accompaniment that allows the savory flavors of the meats and veggies to take center stage. The BBQ sauce is also a tangy twist on the classic dish.

With a distinct menu, great service, and great location, Halal Guys is set up to be a prominent spot on the Atlanta restaurant scene. Disclaimer: Anyone who is brave enough to apply a decent helping of the red sauce to their meal is encouraged to document the experience with words, pictures, and/or video. Share the moment on the Halal Guys social media pages, and tag Roamilicious…we are all interested to see how that goes! Best of luck.

About the author

Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!


To take a line from Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast”, and our appetites seem to move at a speedy pace as well, which is why the modern lifestyle has brought with it an influx of trendy food options such as food trucks, pop-up joints, and even the do-it-yourself mail ordered meals. All of these food inventions are a response to consumer demands of high quality food within strict time parameters. But there is a more established type of food joint that laid the foundation for these trendy followers and captured where the spirit of the age was heading. This would be the mighty street food vendor.

One of the most prominent of these street food vendors is without a doubt “Halal Guys”, which started back in 1990 with a hot dog cart that was set up in the streets of NYC. The concept quickly grew as they began to offer their now famous Chicken and Gyro Plates which is served over a plate of white rice, veggies, and a choice of either white or red sauce to accompany the meal. This quick, easy, and tasty concept became immensely popular in NYC, and now Halal Guys is sharing their phenomenal food with patrons across the country and have recently opened their first location right here in the ATL.

Fans of Halal Guys brave the cold for the Grand Opening (Photo credit: M2 Public Relations)

Located off of Buford Highway, the Atlanta Halal Guys location offers everything that the original joint became famous for (apart from the Manhattan Skyline). Guests are treated to their convenient menu of gyro and chicken which can be ordered as a plate or as a pita bread wrap. Nothing overly complex: savory gyro and chicken, fresh veggies, and three sauce options (white, red, BBQ). For those who have not experienced the fiery legend of the Halal Guys Red Sauce, be forewarned- this sauce brings the inferno. This simple combination of peppers and spices has brought many a tear to the eyes of those not properly prepared. Anyone who prefers something on the cooler side will enjoy the white sauce, which is a nice accompaniment that allows the savory flavors of the meats and veggies to take center stage. The BBQ sauce is also a tangy twist on the classic dish.

With a distinct menu, great service, and great location, Halal Guys is set up to be a prominent spot on the Atlanta restaurant scene. Disclaimer: Anyone who is brave enough to apply a decent helping of the red sauce to their meal is encouraged to document the experience with words, pictures, and/or video. Share the moment on the Halal Guys social media pages, and tag Roamilicious…we are all interested to see how that goes! Best of luck.

About the author

Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!


Watch the video: The Original Halal Guys in New York