Exploring Unconventional Pizza Toppings

Pizza is a beloved culinary creation, often adorned with classic toppings that never fail to satisfy. However, sometimes the adventurous spirit within us yearns for something extraordinary. If you're eager to embark on a flavorful journey, consider these unconventional pizza toppings for your next gathering. Beware though, these combinations may either become a new favourite or evoke a tantalising adventure that you may or may not dare to repeat.

Beetroot pesto with goat cheese

Beets and goat cheese are an inseparable pair that tantalize the taste buds. Replace the traditional basil with beetroots to create a creamy and delightful pesto sauce that makes for a sophisticated pizza topping.

Caramelised onions, apples and goat cheese

An unexpected blend of apples and onions becomes a delightful mix of sweet and savory flavors when baked to perfection. Elevate this combination with a hint of thyme and a drizzle of honey for a pizza that will impress everyone at your gathering.

Breakfast pizza

Why not indulge in the marriage of two beloved classics with a breakfast pizza? Experiment with toppings like sausages, Parmesan cheese, and eggs or bacon with eggs to create a delightful morning-inspired culinary creation.

strange pizza toppings - breakfast pizza
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Bacon, sausage, jalapeno and sriracha sauce

For those who crave both meaty goodness and a fiery kick, this pizza is a dream come true. Bacon, sausage, and jalapenos combine harmoniously, with the addition of sriracha sauce adding an extra kick that meat lovers will delight in.

Rhubarb, basil and apple honey BBQ sauce

A seemingly peculiar combination that surprisingly works wonders on a pizza. The tartness of rhubarb, aromatic basil, and the richness of apple honey BBQ sauce create a savoury and mouthwatering culinary experience.

Grilled honey chicken with sriracha sauce

Indulge in the contrast of sweet and spicy flavors with this unique pizza topping. The combination of grilled honey chicken and sriracha sauce creates a delightful harmony that will leave you craving more with every bite.


Dare to embrace the unexpected with crispy fried calamari rings on a pizza. Trust us, the marriage of calamari, a variety of cheeses, and refreshing baby spinach results in a surprisingly delightful combination. For an added twist, consider drizzling aioli sauce over the top.

Red peanut curry

When you're torn between the fragrant flavors of Indian cuisine and the comforting embrace of Italian classics, why not have the best of both worlds right on your pizza? Imagine succulent chicken cooked in a tantalizing red peanut curry, crowned with fresh basil leaves. This fusion masterpiece will transport your taste buds to a whole new level.

Chicken tikka masala

Ah, the creamy tomato-y goodness of Britain's favorite dish! Now, imagine that luscious sauce embracing a pizza with open arms. The velvety texture and harmonious flavors of chicken tikka masala make it a perfect pizza topping. The best part? It's not too spicy, so everyone can revel in its deliciousness.

strange pizza toppings - chicken tikka masala pizza
Photo credit: The Stay at Home Chef

Nacho pizza

Who says you can't bring the bold and spicy flavors of nachos to your pizza party? Picture this: a crispy pizza base topped with delectable seasoned meat, zesty beans, and a generous layer of ooey-gooey cheese. And let's not forget the corn chips on the side, because we're all about that crunch. Add a couple of dollops of sour cream and guacamole in the centre, and you've got a fiesta on a pizza.

Dessert for dinner

Give your taste buds a sweet surprise by turning your pizza into a decadent dessert. Picture a luscious chocolate spread as the base, adorned with fresh slices of bananas, juicy strawberries, and bursts of blueberries. And because we're going all out, let's not forget a delightful scoop of ice cream per slice. If you're feeling bold and ready for a sugar rush, go ahead and sprinkle a few marshmallows on top before popping it into the oven. The result? A gooey, chocolatey, and sugary delight that will make your taste buds dance with joy. Who says dessert can't be the main course?

A golden slice

Gold pizza, anyone? Well, if you happen to have a spare $2,000 lying around, Industry Kitchen in New York City has a dazzling surprise for you. Prepare to indulge in a luxurious feast featuring a golden pizza, adorned with opulent toppings like caviar, foie gras, and truffles. While it may not be on your "must-try" list due to its hefty price tag, it's an extraordinary experience for the curious food explorer in all of us...

Unusual toppings from around the world

Whilst the first country that comes to mind when you think of pizza is Italy, did you know that lots of other countries actually have their own version of this iconic dish? From the exotic to the extraordinary, let's take a look at some of the most unusual pizza toppings from around the world. Get ready to pack your taste buds and keep an eye out for these culinary adventures the next time you go abroad!


In Russia, the mockba is a pizza traditionally topped with fish such as sardines, tuna, mackerel, salmon, red herring and onions.


Whilst peas may not be the first thing that springs to mind when we think of pizza toppings, it's very common in Brazil! Other popular toppings are quail eggs, carrots, beetroot and raisins.

strange pizza toppings - green peas on pizza in Brazil
Photo credit: TripHobo

Costa Rica

Shaved coconut is a popular topping for pizza.


Pickled ginger, paneer and minced mutton are all popular toppings in India. Another typical Indian pizza is tandoori chicken (yum!)


A national favourite in Sweden is the banana curry pizza and includes peanuts, bananas, chicken, pineapple and lots of curry powder (yes, really!)


If you ever find yourself in Japan, try these unusual pizzas. The Japanese like to add Saba, or pickled mackerel fillet on their pizza. Another popular pizza is Ikasumi, or squid ink, which gets blended with tomato pizza sauce to create a dramatic black sauce for the pizza dough with a subtle fishy flavour. If you're after a safer option, go for the teriyaki chicken pizza!

strange pizza toppings - squid ink pizza in Japan
Photo credit: Food Envy


Germans like canned tuna on their pizza, along with other ingredients, such as olives, onions and other veggies.


Crocodile pizza is a dish at The Australian Hotel, at The Rocks in Sydney. It’s mixed with mushrooms, mozzarella, aubergine and olives. Or try the half emu and half pepper kangaroo gourmet pizza with bush tomato, bell pepper and topped with lemon myrtle mayo.


This may not be everyone's cup of tea, but in the state of Missouri, a popular pizza topping is cicadas! They have a nutty taste, but beware! Some people find the legs can tickle on the way down.

Pizza for your next Office Event

Feedr makes ordering pizza really simple, with our wide range of pizza suppliers and easy ordering system. If you need any help, get in touch with our experienced catering consultants who would be happy to assist you in choosing your catering options. We have many great pizza vendors to choose from, including Crust Bros, Quadrata, Theo's Pizzeria, and Green Mosaic.

Order pizza catering for your next working lunch, event or for Friday night drinks with one of our office caterers or email us at [email protected]

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