Where to Get Halal Meat and Kosher Meat in Chicago

What I love about the medical field is that the student population is ethnically diverse.  I have met students who are Jewish, Hindus, and Muslims. Most of the students I worked with in clerkships are Muslims, even the doctors are Muslims. And they only eat out to restaurants that serve “halal” meat. They will also buy meat from certain grocery stores that provides them.
Nayab MartHalal meat is a clean type of meat that is slaughtered by hand or machine that kills the animal in the most human way where it inflicts the most littlest pain. Halal meat also must be slaughtered in an Islamic way. Muslim students go to the north or the south because unfortunately halal meat is expensive in the Chicago city area. There is one grocery store in hyde park but it’s meat is very expensive.

Usually the stores that serve halal meat have the “Zabiha” word or in Arabic (حلال). Stores that provide kosher meat have the symbols with a U or K in a circle on their packages. Apparently these symbols on packages or in menus define how the animal is slaughtered for consumption.

Halal Meat:
1009 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 363-9810
Prices $5+/pound for both beef and chicken

7289 W 87th St
Bridgeview, IL, 60455
(708) 237-2625
Prices: Around $2/pound for chicken and around $4/pound for beef

2449 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL 60659
(773) 262-9200
Prices: Around $3+/pound for both chicken and beef

2445 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL 60659
(773) 761-5555
Prices: Around $3+/pound for both chicken and beef

Kosher Meat:
Next to “Little India” is also a Jewish community. So for the Jewish students you can get kosher food from there.  The following are stores that provide kosher meat:

2649 W. Devon
Chicago, IL 60659
773 274-0430 or 773 764-1446

2745 W. Devon
Chicago, IL 60659
773 262-3701

2938 W. Devon Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639
773 764-1800

All the stores that offer halal meat also offers Indian spices, I mentioend it since I know half of the medical student population from ALL medical schools are from South Asian origin (Indian, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka).

I know some Hindu students don’t eat meat. Most stores I mentioned above have delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes. But for groceries you can also find a lot of good stores for vegetarian dishes.
2610 W Devon Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60659
(773) 262-777

Also if you live around Hyde Park there is an India vegetarian restaurant.
1459 E 53rd St #5,
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 955-1145

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