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Pitt answers call for new halal food option

 Market Central now serves expanded halal food options between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Magellan’s food station.

By Janine Faust and Emily Wolfe

November 22, 2019

Waffles. Pasta. A bagel before class every now and then.  When first-year Zainab Akhtar was choosing a dining plan, she said, Muslim friends advised her to get as few swipes as possible, because Market didn’t have much for people who choose to eat halal food.  "They have vegetarian options, but ...

Halal: Is it meat you’re looking for?

 Forbes Gyro, located on Forbes Avenue in Central Oakland, offers specials that contain a generous amount of food for a reasonable price. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Shahum Ajmal | Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

When asked about my diet, I’ve stated the same phrase countless times. “Depending on my options, I'm either a vegetarian, pescatarian or meat eater,” I say. I am a 19-year-old Muslim, so when it comes to eating, the wheres and whys are a little more complicated than deciding between a sweet o...

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