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Here’s what happened when I tried ordering halal meat online

I will be the first to admit it: I eat meat.

There is nothing better for me than a rare, burnt medium steak Thus only On the cast iron pan.

Despite this fact, I spent many years of my life replacing vegetarian alternatives (hey, I don't hate those who follow vegetarian meals!) For no other reason than not getting halal meat.

Halal has always been important to my family.

I am sure you are there: searching for desperate for any halal sacrifice in grocery stores, hoping that you will not need to drive a long hour after your long working day to a halal butcher, only to find that the grocer Just Run out and will not come again tomorrow?

Halal has always been important to my family.

As a recent Muslim immigrant living in Japan, my parents used to travel once a month to one halal grocer in the area – a five-minute drive away. Meals will be coded to preserve meat throughout the month. When my family moved to the United States, my parents continued our commitment to the halal sacrifice, because they saw it as a reminder of our faith and cultural identity.

But accessing halal meat was not easy – especially in the isolated areas where it originated. Let's be real, there is nothing more draining than returning home after a long week of work, just to make another trip in search of groceries.

It came to a point where my friends often had to hear my screaming about how honest the struggle was (and if I was hungry, things were a little worse. Sorry, I have!). That is, until the day when my best friend Amina found the perfect way to shut down because she just started using this meat delivery company that was already I sent her halal meat.

Skeptical? Doh. Nosy? Of course, of course. It was too good to be true – or so I thought.

It turned out that Not Very good to be true.

Amina sent me the link the same day that she told me about Boxed Halal, and in the end, I did my best to get the meat, I decided to check it out.

OK, I thought. This may actually work. The company has talked about how to deliver halal carcass meat anywhere in the united states, so why not give it a chance? On the store page, include all available meat options. This was a relief – nothing more stressful for me than standing in the halal counter trying to decide what I needed for the week in less than a minute.

Let's be real – The man behind the counter is usually terrifying AF.

The order – the request

I took a deep breath and a huge jump in ordering an unknown internet food, I chose ground beef (classic!), Ground chicken (luxury at local halal store!), And chicken breasts (part of a recent obsession, don't hate).

And Unboxing

I've never ordered meat online before, so I was excited to know what the shipping process would be.

(I'm saying this as someone who was literally ordered by H&M and never wore his clothes because … New Hampshire.)

Only two days after the request, the charity fund arrived.


(Photo description: Boxed Halal Box on arrival, before opening.) With permission from the author.
(Photo description: Boxed Halal Box on arrival, before opening). Submitted by the author.


(Photo description: Meat and packing inside a boxed halal package, after opening.) With permission from the author.
(Photo description: Meat and packing inside a boxed halal package, after opening.) With permission from the author.

Boxed Halal turns out to be bundling meat in vacuum-sealed bags, then packed next to ice packs. Although it was there Some Waste (reusing ice packs is not really a thing), the meat was fresh and cold.


I got cooked right away and started with some of my favorite food, butter chicken. It was the end of the workday, and I didn't feel the intense process of making it from scratch, so I cut and cooked chicken breasts and issued a ready-made butter chicken sauce on top.

You know, the authentic way. I served the plate with pilaf rice (yes, yes, the wrong kind of rice, but cravings always win, okay?).

Butter and rice chicken sits on a white plate.
(Photo description: Pilaf chicken and butter sit on a white plate.) With permission from the author.


It was an instant hit.

The chicken breast was absolutely soft and wonderful, as if it had never been frozen. My mom, usually picky, shook over her and was in shock when she learned it was the meat that was ordered by mail.

The next day was a special day. Since I was at my family's home and my brother (who has the appetite of five ordinary people) coming for dinner, I decided to go out with the remaining two producers.

The first dish that I made is the Syrian dish bearing the trademark of my family, and canned (often known as Maqloubah as well). This dish uses rice with fried eggplant and our favorite meat. Usually, we use ground meat, but I decided to be bold and venturing with ground chicken. Red chicken was carefully cooked into the rice bowl, and I only sneaked a few bites in the meantime. Ground chicken met all my healthy desires, with a little bit of fat in the meat and a clean but delicate chicken taste. It was clear that this would be the winner of the shifting.

The quality of meat makes a big difference to a dish like kofta, so I wanted to put the prepacked halal on the test.

As it was cooked, it started over minced meat.

I decided to make kofta (meatballs), a dish that I usually refuse due to the manual side of work (lazy cooking, well), but minced meat looks very good to avoid such limited spices as a dish. The quality of the meat makes enormous The difference is for a dish like kofta, so I wanted to put Boxed Halal on the test.

In a slow cooker, go with some mashed tomato.

Kofta in a frying pan.
(Photo description: Kofta is ready and ready to go.) With permission from the author.

When the meal came, we were all excited to savor the results of the late night endeavors. The first dish to be devoured is dried (not surprising there). The ground chicken was tender and complimented the flavor of the canned.

However, the real winner, down, was the kofta. Ground beef cooked halal in contrast to that found in local halal stores, and each bite had the perfect taste that only comes from high-quality meat.


Overall, Boxed Halal was all I had dreamed of before. I used to think that eating halal was synonymous with making compromises – be it sacrificing extra time or quality. Halal boxed may change that for me.

As a young professional who has almost no time to sleep, and yet grocery shopping, Boxed Halal makes it easy for me to monitor my halal "diet" diet from my bed. The constant pressure of having to drive to the halal store or frustration with the low quality of meat served to me is over.

The constant pressure of having to drive to the halal store is over.

Alternatively, I can now log in quickly online and create an order for the groceries I have prepared weekly, all without leaving my home.

Since my initial request, I have been publishing a halal boxed Bible like nothing else.

It doesn't seem to me looking back to the days of searching for halal on my own. If you've been traveling on long haul looking for a replacement, think about this my official seal of approval for Boxed Halal and all the delicious meat offers.

And let's be real – there's no better time for this the next time you crave a good burger. When is the best time to try it now?

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