10 Delicious Traditional Food To Fall In Love With, During Zanzibar Holidays

To Escape and Sit Quietly on The Beach- That’s an Idea of Paradise... choose the best accommodation and Taste the best food in Zanzibar.

Probably there is not best feeling on earth than walking down the beach...smelling the saltwater... hearing the waves crashing on the shoreline...and witnessing the golden sun resting behind the sea. A beach holiday is considered a perfect holiday gateway for everyone and when talking about beach holidays how can we forget Zanzibar; the finest beaches on earth.

No matter you are planning for a family vacation or a trip with friends or your honeymoon; Zanzibar has to offer the best for each of your needs. The land provides many iconic attractions like- stone town, Jozani forest, diverse water sport, and many iconic spots to exploring. Among all the charms the spiciest attraction, Zanzibar is the Famous For delicious Food and the world-class accommodations.

Check out the following Mouth-Watering Zanzibar Dishes:

1. Zanzibar Pizza

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.

Must taste this mouth-watering pizza once during your Zanzibar Tour, we are sure you would love the taste of this dish.

2. Urjo

Urjo

Urjo is a soup and more popular food known as ‘‘Zanzibar Mix’’, which is a quite popular dish in Tanzania and Zanzibar regions. The dish can be found in the streets of Zanzibar easily. Originated from Indian recipes Urjo is a rich mashup of flavorful and spicy ingredients offering a delicious taste. The main ingredients of the soup are Bhajias, Mashed Potatoes, Red, grated raw mango, chilly, garlic, and Coconut Chutneys.

Don’t forget to take a few sips of this delicious soup served hot anywhere in the streets of Zanzibar.

3. Coconut Bean Soup

Coconut Bean Soup

This another must-try dish of our list.

Coconut Bean Soup is a creamy, spicy and delicious soup, served as the main course in Tanzania and Zanzibar. Using fresh cuisines like Cornmeal, millet, rice, cassava, plantains, goat, yogurt, beans, fish and coconut the soup is one of the most popular soups of Zanzibar. The texture and test of this soup mostly resemble Bahia soups and stew which is a common dish on the Brazilian coast.

4. Ugali

Ugali

Ugali is the best Traditional food choice between Tanzania and Zanzibar people. The dish is prepared at almost every home in Zanzibar and can be eaten in breakfast or lunch or at dinner. Ugali is usually served to accompany meat or vegetable stews, greens or soured milk. It is made with very basic ingredients like water, salt, White cornmeal (finely ground), and butter. The dish can be found anywhere in Tanzania and Zanzibar.

5. Zanzibar Biryani & Pilau

zanzibar Biryani

Believed to be originated in Indian subcontinent Biriyani & Pilau are the rice dishes that are cooked with many spices. Mostly the spices used in the dish are nutmeg, cloves, pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, and coriander. The only difference between the 2 dishes is Biriyani is cooked with meat while Pilau is made with spices and veggies.

Stone Town is the best place in Tanzania to enjoy Biriyani & Pilau.

6. Octopus and fried cassava

Octopus and fried cassava

Zanzibar is one of the best corners of the world that offers fresh and delicious sea-food. Bite-size soft octopus and chunks of cassava are fried and served together. Mostly it is eaten with chili tomato sauce or you may try it only sprinkling salt over it.

7. Mishkaki

Mishkaki

Mishkaki is another delicious food of Zanzibar, which can be found in anywhere in the streets more essentially in small villages and stone town, It’s a BBQ recipe. The recipe is made out of various meats like Cow, chicken, liver or more rarely fish marinated in various spices.

This is another must-try dish of Zanzibar we recommend to try once.

8. Wali Na Maharage

Wali Na Maharage

Wali Na Maharage can be found in various places in both Zanzibar and Tanzania and it is a good choice among the vegan people. The dish contents no meats or fish. It has a touch of an Indian recipe. The rice and red beans cooked using various spices are basically how the dish is prepared.

One of the filling dishes for lunch or dinner to be tried in Zanzibar.     

9. Vitumbua

Vitumbua

A well-known dish in Zanzibar, Vitumbua is one of the most appreciated dishes between the locals. The dish is made out of rice flour, plain flour, sugar, yeast, cardamom, and coconut powder. It is mostly served warm with tea.

While going for your Zanzibar Beach Holidays make sure to have these with a cup of special Zanzibar tea.

10. Mandazi

Mandazi

Mandazi or the East African Donuts are another must-taste food on our list. It is a type of fried bread that originated on the Swahili Coast. While it is a snack by itself, it also can be eaten with any other dishes of Zanzibar or using various dips.

Using coconut milk, peanuts, almonds, sugar, flour, and yeast this is commonly a dish that comes with circular or triangle shape. Taste Mandazi during your Zanzibar Tours using different dips.

Some Recommended Beach Hotels in Zanzibar

Apart from the delicious food in Zanzibar, it has to offer some of the iconic hotels to stay. Here is a list of a few worlds’ most iconic hotels.

 Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar:

Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar

A simple and elegant place that is counted as the lover’s paradise in Zanzibar is one of the first and foremost choices in Zanzibar. Providing intimacy, privacy, and tranquillity the hotel is a pure retreat for the couples.

Having its private tropical gardens, waterfall, bar, and wide-arched glassless windows that are opening towards the spectacular ocean views is a breathtaking place to spend a few days with your love.

The Z hotel:

The Z hotel

An original boutique hotel of Zanzibar is one of the finest hotels of Zanzibar offering world-class services. The hotel offers serenity and a great opportunity to relax beside the serene Zanzibar beach. The hotel design is London inspired designs blended with Philippe Starck furniture and lighting with Zanzibari features.

If you are someone who is looking for a hotel to avail relaxation in a completely calm environment, then Z hotel is a great choice.

Tulia Zanzibar

TULIA ZANZIBAR

Tulia Zanzibar is a beach resort that is the proud winner of The World Luxury Hotel Awards 2018. Not only was this, the hotel awarded in with the title of TripAdvisor Excellency 2017 based on Guests' reviews.

Offering mesmerizing surroundings, a world-class spa, luxurious villas, and extremely gorgeous surrounding the hotel takes the travelers to a charismatic world.

While planning for Zanzibar Holidays make sure you keep yourself updated with all the information you need to know to make your visit a hassle-free one. The tranquil coastal location, gorgeous spice cultivation field, lust vegetation, and the superb fine beaches deserve to be visited once in a lifetime. If you are looking for a smooth Zanzibar Tour just visit https://jerrytanzaniatours.com/zanzibar-beach-holidays for more detailed information about this magical land. 

Jerry Tanzania Tours

08 Nov, 2019

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