Happy Spring (officially) for some of us! March is also Ramadan, which begins the evening of Wed, Mar 22, 2023 – the evening of Fri, Apr 21, 2023. Ramadan goes by the Islamic calendar, which is a lunar calendar consisting of 354 days, so its 12 months slowly cycle through different seasons.
Find suhoor festivals and late-night celebratory food with the community throughout the month of Ramadan in Detroit and Metro Detroit. Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (sawm), prayer, reflection, and community. “Iftar” is the evening meal eaten by Muslims after the sun has gone down during Ramadan. Several places are halal and offer takeout, delivery, and dine-in. Some of the restaurant hours will also be extended in honor of Ramadan fasting.
Dearborn, MI has the most to offer, but Detroitisit is here to help you find the best spots to break fast this Ramadan in Detroit as well as Metro Detroit.
RAMADAN SUHOOR FESTIVAL
First up on this list of the best spots to break fast in and around Detroit is a filling, fun festival honoring the Ramadan holiday. Bring your family along for this annual event in Dearborn that features more than 75 food, drink, dessert, and retail vendors. There’s even more joy in knowing that the event proceeds will go to support a local charity. Tickets are $7-$24. Click HERE for tickets and more event details.
Location: Fairlane Town Center, 18900 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
For traditional American and Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean cuisine, enjoy a nice sit-down at the Hamtramck locally-owned Boostan Café. You can order refreshing smoothies and juices with tasty sandwiches and subs from their regular menu as well as their food truck menu. There are plenty of appetizers, kababs, skewers, and meat kafta options to go around. They’re open from 10 am-12 am. Click HERE to view their website.
Location: 3470 Holbrook Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212 and McNichols 5101 E. McNichols Detroit, MI 48212
There’s a delicious feast of cultural flavors awaiting you at the one-night sunset Iftar for Ramadan, hosted by MasterChef’s Amanda Saab. Enjoy a carefully-selected menu spread of traditional Lebanese-inspired dishes including kibbe nayeh, stuffed grape leaves, sawrabat adas, lahme, brown butter knafeh, and more. You’ll also find plenty of alcohol-free bar options crafted by Frame mixologist, Jaz’min Weaver. Click HERE to view their website
Location: 23839 John R. Road, Suite 2, Hazel Park
BENGALI RANNA GHOR
There are places for Iftar in Detroit that suit families looking for an at-home celebration. You can order Iftar from the Ramadan menu at Bengali Ranna Ghor in Hamtramck anytime from 2-10 p.m. It’s highly recommended to order a couple of hours ahead of the time food is needed. This month’s specials include pulao, piyazi, chicken biryani, chana, beef biryani, and more. Click HERE for more info on their Facebook page.
Location: 3910 Commer St., Hamtramck
Can’t go wrong with some pizza when looking for places for iftar in Detroit! Get all of your Bangladeshi-American bites at Amar Pizza in Hamtramck. You can always count on this delicious and diverse pizza place to be open late with their regular hours of operation from 12 pm-11 pm. They serve halal food 7 days a week. Spice things up when you’re breaking fast this month with a Spice Pizza or create your own pizza with all the different styles available. Click HERE to view their menu and order online.
Location: 12195 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212
ROYALE WITH CHEESE
Royale With Cheese has been named for having the “best burgers” in Detroit more than once, so it’s definitely worth visiting any day. Not to mention, the Thrillest named it “Top 10 Halal Restaurants in the Nation”. During this holy Ramadan month, the innovative burger joint will be open a little later. Share a large tray of Caesar salad with the family and then choose from their burger/sandwich/fries options. Click HERE to view their website and menus.
Location: 4163 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
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