Black Immigrant Daily News – Your favorite Caribbean dish is now also on a pizza

Rhodie Wright, born in Dominica, co-founder of the Caribbean Slice pizza, which comes with toppings like jerk chicken, jerk pepperoni, jerk seafood and oxtail and more. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

By NAN STAFF WRITER

New Americas, TORONTO, Canada. April 14, 2022: Now you can have your favorite Caribbean dish as a topping on your pizza this Easter.

That’s right! Caribbean Slice, run by owners Rhodie Wright and Obi Nwogu, offers toppings like jerk chicken, oxtail, ackee and saltfish, chicken curry, fried plantain, jerk seafood , mango, bully beef and more on a pizza.

Caribbean Slice opened at 1764 Eglinton Avenue West on March 19 and its grand opening was a huge success. The turnout was so high that the store had to close the next day, according to an Instagram post. They had no more inventory and had to prepare.

The company claims it is the “world’s first Caribbean-infused pizzeria” and that its “mission is to fuse the world’s most popular pizza with the authentic, super-tasty taste of the Caribbean.”

Prices start at $15.

Wright was born in Dominica and grew up with a grandmother who had a bakery.

Caribbean Slice, run by owners Rhodie Wright and Obi Nwogu, offers toppings like jerk chicken, jerk pepperoni, jerk seafood and oxtail on their pies in Toronto. April 6, 2022. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

“After all these years of eating pizza, I started wondering why black people didn’t have their own pizza,” he said. byblacks.com/. “A lot of our dishes are very similar to pizza, but they were unrelated. In Caribbean culture, we eat bread, gravy, sauces, cheese, etc. After my wife and I talked about it , I contacted Obi and we decided to take the plunge.

Nwogu added, “I am a pizza connoisseur. Even as a little kid watching old ninja turtle cartoons, I always loved pizza. When Rhodie pitched the idea to me, I thought it was brilliant. This had not been done before. I feel like we in the black community don’t take a lot of risks. For example, if you look at Eglinton West, you’ll see a lot of the same restaurants side by side, which I think is ridiculous. So, I saw Rhodie’s vision and immediately started creating it in my mind. We wasted no time getting the ball rolling.

Michael M. Tomlin