Monday, July 8, 2013

Eating Tunis - Doughnuts at Sidi Bou Said Market

I was in Tunisia a couple of weeks ago and I am still craving the donuts (doughnuts) I bought in the Sidi Bou Said market.

The market is set in atop the blue and white village of Sidi Bou Said. It's a tourist market which means it is bustling on most days of the week. I found it as expected slightly over priced, as it is geared for tourists, although with some serious haggling you can get good deals, bring your A game.

The market offers beautiful ceramics, rugs, jewellery and normal knick knacks like fridge magnets. I of course opted to buy something to eat instead. the DOUGHNUT!

Ceramics at the Sidi Bou Said market
The doughnuts are piping hot fresh out of the fryer tossed in sugar. They are light, sugary and also have an unexpected salty element which makes them a real treat. I love unexpected savoury sweet combinations. If you find yourself at the Sidi Bou Said market in Tunis, make your way to the top street and buy that doughnut, thank me later!

Sidi Bou Said Market
Best for Doughnuts, ceramics and trinkets


  1. Looks like an amazing experience! Love Bailey (

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  3. That Tunisian doughnut is called "bomboloni" or "bombolone" locally. It's an italian word that stands for doughnuts.

  4. Mmm...doughnuts. Any other foodie tips? We're heading to Tunisia in March. Thanks!