The Bay Area’s largest halal food organization is partnering with eight restaurants and food vendors to increase awareness of Black-owned businesses and the community’s needs.
Black Muslim Food Week runs today through Monday.
The three-day culinary fest will offer deals and pop-up events followed by a day of fasting and community fundraising.
Its coordinators are Abbas Mohamed, founder of the Bay Area Halal Foodies group on Facebook; Jabir Faqir, of Ansar Partners; and Irfan Rydhan, founder of Halalfest.
On Friday and Saturday, culinary deals will be offered at individual restaurant locations.
On Friday, 523 Southern Halal BBQ will participate in a Jummah Pop-up at the Tracy Islamic Center.
On Saturday, Cafe Salaam and other restaurants will offer a special at its Oakland kitchen.
And on Sunday, six vendors will gather in the East Bay for a pop-up event hosted by the Ta’leef Collective, a nonprofit Islamic community group.