ExCel Centre to host Halal food festival

A Halal food festival is giving curious diners the chance to tuck into treats from around the world this month.

The festival, celebrating foods prepared in accordance with Islam, will feature more than 100 exhibitors, as well as cooking demonstrations from top chefs.

Its founder, Imran Kausar, said: “The growing British Muslim middle classes have greater needs and demands from food producers, retailers and restaurateurs and command significant spending power.

“The Halal Food Festival will bring together consumers and businesses in a festival format that can be used to showcase new brands and to raise the range and quality of Halal offerings to the consumer.”

The festival will be held at the ExCel Centre in the Docklands from Friday September 27 to Sunday, September 29.