Zanzibar Pizza

Zanzibar Pizza : Where Is The Best Place To Try It? The majority of tourists visit Zanzibar to relax on its unquestionably stunning beaches, but the local cuisine, which has been influenced by centuries of trade and migration, is often the highlight for many visitors. Zanzibar pizza is at the top of the list of the best foods to try in Zanzibar. I would advise you never to miss out on trying one of the delicious foods—Zanzibar pizza—if you’ve (wisely) scheduled a few days on this tropical island off the coast of Tanzania to feed your face before or after an African overland safari tour.

In Zanzibar, a stunning island off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar pizza is a well-liked street food. Contrary to what its name suggests, Zanzibar pizza is a savory crepe-like snack filled with a variety of ingredients. Zanzibar Pizza can be found all over the island in a variety of street markets and food stands. Tourists now frequently eat it as a snack, and locals also enjoy it as a quick meal on the go. Zanzibar pizza is one of the must-try foods for anyone visiting Zanzibar because the flavors and ingredients reflect the island’s rich cultural heritage.

A Zanzibar pizza starts with a small ball of dough that is thinned out and topped with your choice of ingredients (such as chicken or beef), onion, capsicum, an egg, a triangle of Happy Cow cheese, a dollop of mayonnaise, and chili sauce (if you like it hot). The corners are then folded to form a square before being placed all at once in the frypan. Once the base has reached the desired crispiness, it is flipped over, cut into bite-sized squares, scooped onto a plate, and served with a toothpick-shaped “fork.” Bliss!


Where to find Zanzibar pizza: There are a few stalls dotted around Forodhani Gardens, which transforms into an outdoor food market every evening as the sun sets. Mr. Mango makes a particularly good chicken and mango version, so it’s worth seeking him out.

Zanzibar pizza is best enjoyed at Forodhani Night Market. Forodhani Night Market, which is in the center of Stone Town, is a well-liked location for both locals and visitors to sample Zanzibar’s street food. The market, which is open from the evening until late at night, has many food stalls selling everything from grilled seafood to Zanzibar pizza. As you eat your pizza, take in the lively ambiance and breathtaking sea views.

Forodhani Night Market is a must-see for any foodie visiting Zanzibar, to put it simply. Their Zanzibar pizzas are definitely worth trying because it is the only reputable location in Zanzibar to try this pizza, and the combination of delectable street foods and a lively atmosphere makes it an unforgettable experience.

How Much Is Zanzibar Pizza? Zanzibar pizza costs anywhere between $3 and $10. Depending on the location where you purchase your pizza, however, $5 should be your average price expectation.


After your vacation in Zanzibar is over, if you want to try making Zanzibar pizza at home, here is how to do it:


  • All-purpose flour
  • Water
  • Yeast
  • Salt
  • Oil or butter
  • Fillings of your choice (e.g., chicken, meat, vegetables, egg, cheese, etc.)

    Zanzibar Pizza
    Zanzibar Pizza


  • Combine the flour, yeast, and salt in a mixing bowl. Add just enough water to create a thin, smooth batter.
  • To allow the yeast to activate and the dough to rise, cover the batter and set it aside for about 30 minutes.
  • A griddle or a sizable flat pan should be heated over medium-high heat.
  • Apply butter or oil to the griddle’s surface.
  • A thin, round crepe will be created by ladling some of the batter onto the griddle and spreading it out evenly.
  • Put your preferred fillings on the crepe’s bottom half. There are many filling options available, including meat, vegetables, eggs, cheese, and even sweet toppings like chocolate and banana.
  • To form a half-moon, fold the remaining half of the crepe over the filling.
  • On the griddle, cook the Zanzibar pizza until the bottom is crispy and golden.
  • The other side of the pizza should also be cooked until it is crispy and golden brown.
  • Serve the pizza hot with the chili after removing it from the griddle.


 If you visit the Zanzibar Islands, you must try/test a Zanzibar pizza. There are many regional restaurants on the island where you can try this mouthwatering snack, whether you prefer a traditional street food experience or dinner. However, Forodhani Night Market is the best place to give it a try.