Zanzibar also known as Spice Island, has food like nowhere else in the world. Because this Island off the coast of East Africa has had Arabian traders, Indian immigrants, and Portuguese invasions, the regional cuisine is just as much of a melting pot as the island itself.

Zanzibar Urojo:

Zanzibar Mix is tanzanian street food which is very famous in the zanzibar region of East Africa. This dish is also called as Urojo soup. This soup is a bit of process to make as there are toppings which has to be made to go with the soup. Its a meal by itself soup which is loaded with potatoes and in a smooth sauce with some bhajias and fried crispies ( potato or cassava shavings), coconut chutney,hot sauce to top the soup with . This is very popular street food in Dar Es Salaam , and they have all the Indian chaats available there like dahi poori, sev poori, bhel poori and even pani puri. Zanzibar Mix is a typical road side street food which is filled with carb and they yummy when had warm.

Octopus Coconut Curry:

It can be cooked many different ways, but in coconut curry is probably the most popular — with good reason! This classic Zanzibari recipe is so tasty and nourishing, and also works with any fish or seafood you have on hand. The octopus needs pre-boiling in order to tenderise it. Simmering it in the curry afterwards allows it absorb the flavours.

Wali wa Nazi:

Wali wa nazi is a traditional delicacy cooked and eaten by the coastal communities from Tanzania and kenya. It is prepared using coconut milk what is popularly known as nazi.

Coconut Beans Soup:

Coconut Bean Soup is prepared from coconut milk and shredded coconut, blended with tomatoes and kidney beans, and then seasoned with pepper, spices and salt. The dish is rich in nutrient and perfect for vegetarians. It’s sumptuous and loved by both locals and foreigners, and it will definitely be one of your most unforgettable meals on the island.


 is a beautiful unleavened flat Bread eaten in East Africa in Countries like Burundi Uganda, Mozambique, Kenya,… It has a delicious but subtle flavor that is why it can be easily paired with almost any dish whether sweet or savory making it an extremely versatile side dish staple.

Zanzibar Pizza:

Zanzibar Pizza hits the top of the list and one of the most spotted best street food of Zanzibar. You can have it anywhere in the streets to the local restaurants. The delicious pizza is somewhat different from the Dominos or Pizza Hut’s pizza we usually have. To make a Zanzibar pizza few basic things are needed like flour salt, water, ghee, ground meat, eggs, sauces, veggies as you like, cream cheese, etc.


The seafood in Zanzibar is known to be so fresh it was probably still swimming that morning.

Much like spices, you will be able to find an incredible variety of seafood. Tuna, marlin, prawns, calamari, octopus, kingfish, lobster, tuna, snapper, and barracuda are just some of the seafood delicacies that abound on the islands of Zanzibar.


Ugali is a very common lunch/dinner dish in most of our homes. Cooking it is easy and can be served with vegetables, meat, soup or even fish. White cornmeal is the most commonly used grain for ugali. But you can substitute sorghum, millet or coarse cassava flour or even hominy grits.

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