02/11/2013 04:47 pm ET Updated Apr 13, 2013

10 Best Halal Dishes In Los Angeles - Los Angeles - Restaurants And Dining - Squid Ink

Los Angeles can, yet again, boast about having the most variety, if not depth, of something. Home to the most diverse Muslim population in the United States, Los Angeles County is full of halal restaurants. Halal means permitted or lawful according to Sharia (Islamic) laws. In the realm of dining out, the key factor for observant Muslims -- besides avoiding pork and its byproducts -- is halal meat or meat from animals slaughtered according to religiously proscribed procedures.