Looking for weird pizza toppings? In the U.S., pepperoni is king. It is the number-one preferred pizza topping, followed behind other perennial favorites like sausage, ham, bacon, mushrooms, onions, peppers, and pineapple. Deviate too far from the norm, and you’re in the realm of gourmet pizza-making. At Detroit Style Pizza Co., we’re not pretentious, but it’s fair to say that even my award-winning Tangy BBQ Chicken Pizza is a flavor sensation many pizza lovers have never tried. Everyone has their own tastes, and as pizza makers we continually experiment with different toppings in the quest for unique flavors. Still, there are some toppings we’ve never considered for our recipes; but if you have a penchant for trying new things and the palate to muster it, you might want to give the following 10 weird pizza toppings a try.

1.  Frog Legs

Eco Restaurant in London served a pizza topped with frog legs. Activists were upset over “The Hopper” pizza, which has since been pulled from its menu. Frog legs are still a popular item in much of the U.S., so there’s still hope if you want to give it a try!



2.  Alligator

This might be a little harder to find, but if you’re in Ft. Myers, Florida you can stop by Evan’s Neighborhood Pizza for a slice of alligator pizza. And I thought we were supposed to be afraid of the gators!




3.  Eel

In Japan, pepperoni takes a back seat to the country’s absolute favorite pizza topping: eel!




4.  Squid Ink (with Octopus Salami)

A weird pizza toppings go, anchovies are the closes our pizzas get to the sea, but some pizza makers embrace seafood in their recipes.




5.  Kangaroo

You might have to go down under to get it, but we hear kangaroo pizza is delicious!




6.  Fried Egg

Not exactly an exotic meat, but far more palatable for most of us. Fried egg is a common pizza topping in France, and it’s gaining favor at more U.S.-based pizzerias.




7.  Mockba

Never heard of mockba? Don’t worry, you probably don’t want to eat it either. It’s a mix of sardines, tuna, mackerel, salmon, and onion commonly served on pizzas in Russia.




8.  Smoked Reindeer

How the Finnish get away with this pizza topping, I’m not sure. Maybe Santa just passes on Finland.




9.  Grilled Corn and Goat Cheese

Popular in Venezuela, this is an odd pizza recipe that would likely find favor in the States.




10.  Cicadas

Yes, the chirruping bugs make a tasty pizza topping for some. To enjoy this insect-ridden dish, you’ll have to travel all the way to… Missouri!




What’s the weirdest pizza topping you’ve ever tried?