Halaal food is hard to find in Rio De Janeiro and apparently the fish and vegetable dishes contain alcohol or animal fat. After eating snacks that we had carried with us for two days, we found Mohamed’s Food Cart in Copacabana. Mohamed is an Egyptian Muslim and he assured us that his meat was Halaal and told us who his sources were. He sells Middle Eastern foods like Kibbehs, olive and zaatar breads, mini pizzas and meat pies. We were so glad to find him. If you are travelling to Rio, you can find his address here.
Read about what we did in Rio here.
In Foz Do Iguacu, there is a beautiful mosque called the Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab.
Opposite the mosque is a Muslim bakery selling delicious Middle Eastern pastries.
Near the mosque is a halaal Lebanese restaurant called Castelo Libanes . We ate here twice. On our first visit, we ordered a la carte. Our second visit was on a weekend and they were only serving a buffet. The food was really good on both occasions.
Read about what to do in Foz Do Iguacu here.