London Halal Food Festival in pictures
From luxury wedding cakes to camel milk ice cream, the food and lifestyle expo showed a fast-evolving halal food sector. Photography by Saima Khalid
Thousands of people visited the London Halal Food Festival, held in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 24-25 September. More than 100 businesses — including caterers fashion brands and lifestyle companies — showcased a range of products, from fast food to perfumes and clothing. With the global halal economy projected to double from £2.15 trillion to nearly £4.7 trillion by 2030, we present some of the weekend’s highlights.
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