Halalivery's Tawfiq Abu-Khajil, Rawan Abu-Ishira and Amur Anzorov

Tawfiq Abu-Khajil, Rawan Abu-Ishira and Amur Anzorov

A new delivery service is specialising in bringing halal food to customers’ doorsteps.

Halalivery is an iOS and Android app partnered with three butchers, three grocers and more than 25 restaurants to provide on-demand delivery of halal food in Nottingham.

The three founders, who met at Nottingham University, came up with the service after experiencing difficulty sourcing halal food in the area.

Amur Anzorov, 24, from Russia, Rawan Abu Ishira, 26, from Palestine, and Tawfiq Abu-Khajil, 22, from Jordan, have ambitions to quickly expand the service to other cities.

Nottingham retailers signed up include Mogal Express and Bilal Stores, both selling ranges including rice, beans, beef and chicken through the app.

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Restaurants include Mama’s Kitchen and Dixy Chicken.

Contracted couriers use a separate ‘Halalivery Rider’ app and deliver orders in as little as 20 minutes.

In June this year, Halalivery became one of 24 ideas to win recognition from Ideas Mean Business, a competition run by the government’s Innovate UK project with The Prince’s Trust, aimed at inspiring young people from any background to innovate.

“Our main aim is not to be another commercial app in the market - we aspire to build a clearer image on halal meat and build a long-lasting community that truly reflects the image behind halal food,” said chief operating officer Abu-Khajil.