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Where to Find Ramadan Food Specials in Austin

Austin-area halal restaurants and food businesses offering specials for iftar and suhoor during the holy Islamic month

A plate of kebabs, rice, and vegetables.
The mixed kebab plate at MezzeMe.
MezzeMe
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Ramadan, the Islamic month when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, begins very soon. For people looking for restaurant-quality halal dining options in the Austin area for suhoor (the meal before sunrise) and iftar (the meal breaking the fast at sunset), several restaurants and food businesses are offering specials for the holy month.

Ramadan began on the evening of Wednesday, March 22, and will end most likely at sunset on Friday, April 21, followed by Eid al-Fitr to celebrate the end of the religious month. Everything below is separated into food specials and events.

Ramadan Food and Meal Specials

Usta Kababgy
9310 North Lamar Boulevard, North Lamar
The halal Mediterranean restaurant offers catering orders and specials for Ramadan feasts, including all sorts of lamb dishes, as well as chicken, rice, dolmas, and more. The regular restaurant menu includes all sorts of flatbreads, kebabs, and falafels. For the month, the restaurant is only open for dinner hours, from 6 to 11 p.m.
How to Order: Pickup orders can be placed online or over the phone at (512) 465-2720 starting at 5 p.m. with pickups starting at 6 p.m.

Zaviya Grill
1212 West Parmer Lane, Unit A, Far North Austin
The Indian-Pakistani restaurant formerly known as Mirchi is offering buffets for Ramadan. There are nightly buffets for iftar for dine-in and takeout orders.
How to Order: Call (512) 284-8298 for information about the suhoor buffets.

Dimassi’s Mediterranean Buffet
12636 Research Boulevard, Far North Austin; 701 East Stassney Lane, Unit B, Southpark Meadows
The Texas chain with two Austin locations will host its iftar-timed buffets for the month, with details to be announced soon.
How to Order: TBA

MezzeMe
4700 West Guadalupe Street, the Triangle
The fast-casual Turkish restaurant will offer a Ramadan iftar special menu for the whole month, with details to be announced soon. The prix fixe $34.50 menu includes dishes like dates, cheese pies, lemon chicken orzo soup, roasted eggplant puree topped with either slow-braised lamb, chicken, or Adana kebabs, basked rice pudding, and Turkish tea.
How to Order: In-person dine-in.

Nanny’s Point
Pflugerville
The halal home catering business put together several iftar food boxes, featuring a mixture of the requisite dates plus snacks like pakoras, samosas, and chaat, plus sandwiches, kabobs, and rolls. Prices range from $12 to $14 depending on the items, and there is a 10-box minimum for orders.
How to Order: Instagram direct message or call (346) 704-6339 with two-to-three-day advance notice.


Ramadan Events

City-Wide Iftar
Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road, North Austin
Texas Muslim American nonprofit Minaret Foundation is hosting an iftar even with city and community officials, including Austin Mayor Kirk Watson and Councilmember Zohaib Qadri. Food will be offered from Bamboo Biryani.
When: Sunday, April 2, with doors at 6 p.m. and programming at 6:30 p.m.
How to Attend: Tickets are $25, with tables for eight people at $200.

ATX Eid Fest
Reunion Ranch, 850 Country Road 255, Georgetown
The first-ever Eid event is co-hosted by the North Austin Muslim Community Center, the Islamic Center of Greater Austin, the Georgetown Islamic Center, the Islamic Center of Lake Travis, the Islamic Center of Brushy Creek, the Nueces Mosque, the Islamic Center of Round Rock, and the Quad City Islamic Center. On deck will be lots of activities and games, plus halal food, chai, and a bazaar.
When: Saturday, April 22, from noon to 8 p.m.
How to Attend: General admission tickets are $10; children three years old and younger can attend for free.

Update, April 4, 10:33 a.m.: This guide, originally published on March 20, has been updated to include additional specials.

Dimassi's Mediterranean Buffet

12636 Research Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78759 (512) 996-8900 Visit Website

Zaviya Grill

1212 West Parmer Lane, , TX 78727 (512) 284-8298 Visit Website

MezzeMe

4700 West Guadalupe Street, , TX 78751 (512) 900-8200 Visit Website

Usta Kababgy

9310 North Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78753 (512) 465-2720 Visit Website