Enjoying Ramadan Food in a Post-COVID World
Author: Arsalan Iftikhar
After two years of celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan quarantined in our homes, we are thankfully beginning to see the world slowly start to open up again. Whether you are commuting back to the office or still working remotely from home, there are many options when it comes to finding delicious ready-to-eat halal meals to feed you during Ramadan and the rest of the year.
If you are still working from home remotely and don’t have the time (or energy) to sweat over the kitchen stove making a complex ethnic meal while fasting for over 14 hours a day, then you should grab an awesome delicious ethnic meal from Saffron Road which you can eat at any time- morning or night. What could be better than a delicious Saffron Road Chicken Biryani ready-to-eat meal for the pre-dawn suhoor meal when you need a full hearty meal before starting a day of fasting while working remotely from home.
For those people who have to commute and return to work in the office, the good news is that you can take a ready-to-eat halal Saffron Road entrée with you to work and fire it up in the office microwave for the evening iftar meal. They also come safely and conveniently packaged in individual and family size portions, in case you want to safely drop some packaged meals via social distancing at your family or friend’s front doors for them to enjoy as well.
By providing ready-made delicious halal-certified meals available at many of your local grocery stores, the wonderful folks at Saffron Road are hoping that their diverse culinary slate of halal meals can help bring the world together through the common language of food. Whether you like Thai, South Asian, Mexican or Middle Eastern food, you will find a Saffron Road product that is made for you.
For example, some of my own favorite Saffron Road entrees include chicken pad thai, enchiladas al chipotle and chicken biryani (depending on which part of the world I want to represent that day). If you are looking for a midnight snack, Saffron Road also offers a range of yummy snacks like crunchy chickpea snacks (Korean BBQ is my favorite) that you can munch on anytime of the day or night.
Given inflation at restaurants and supermarkets around the country, Saffron Road is a GREAT value and it’s a ready to eat halal meal for a complete evening iftar dinner from culinary tastes around the world. For millions of American Muslims like myself, we can still clearly remember the days of celebrating Ramadan growing up in the 70's, 80's and 90's when our parents (& grandparents) faced great challenges trying to find halal zabiha food anywhere. Now with halal food trucks and zabiha restaurants seemingly at every corner, our next generation of young millennial Muslims can now easily find halal food options at their local grocery stores thanks to companies like Saffron Road.
As our Muslim communities grow across the United States today, we need to support companies like Saffron Road which accommodate our halal dietary needs while also maintaining the best quality of ethically-produced meals from around the planet. Since our parents and grand-parents spent much of their lives traveling long distances trying to find us halal food during the month of Ramadan, we should be grateful for companies like Saffron Road who provide high-quality (& ready-to-eat) halal meals at our local grocery stores right around the corner every single day of the year.
Arsalan Iftikhar is a human rights lawyer, founder of TheMuslimGuy.com and author of the book Fear of a Muslim Planet: Global Islamophobia in the New World Order.