Shah’s Halal Food opens new Reston location

A national restaurant chain that got its start as a food cart in New York has expanded in Northern Virginia with a new Reston location.

Shah’s Halal Food has taken a spot in the North Point Village Center shopping plaza. That’s the Giant-anchored neighborhood center off Reston Parkway.

The brand was originally started as a food cart in Queens back in 2005. Today, there are more than 50 locations.

Most are in the DC to Boston corridor, but there are a few locations elsewhere in the U.S. as well as a handful in and around London, England and one in Canada.

The new Shah’s Halal Food in Reston.

Here in Northern Virginia, there are already Shah’s locations in Manassas, Falls Church, and Alexandria, according to the company’s website.

The menu at Shah’s includes rice platters served with chicken, lamb, falafel, and other options. There are also gyros, sandwiches, as well as sides such as fries, wings, and hummus with pita chips.