Our fresh habanero peppers come from the Yucatan Peninsula in Southern Mexico and are much hotter than the common habaneros available at the grocery store. We offer a Single, Double or Triple Habanero Pizza, depending on the level of adventure you’re seeking. With a variety of antidotes, we guarantee your safe return to life as you currently experience it.
While our Habanero Pizzas are incredibly hot, we never compromise the excellent quality and flavors that you expect from Flying Pie. In 1994 when we were designing this pie, we tasted it with waaaaay too much habanero on it. Then we worked down from there to find “incredibly hot and still tastes great”. That’s one of the things that makes Flying Pie different from many restaurants that make spicy food only spicy, not spicy and tasty. When you can’t tell an olive from a piece of chicken, it’s too spicy ! Because we use fresh habanero peppers, you’ll notice a delightful citrus flavor that complements the chicken perfectly.
Habanero Pizzas are too intense for most people who say they like spicy food. For the uninitiated, the huge dose of capsaicin (the spicy component of peppers) overwhelms the senses and confuses the digestive system.
A top original dough and our special red sauce, this flaming pizza has cornmeal, mozzarella, chicken, olives, and just the right amount of habaneros. The cornmeal soaks up the flavors from the chicken, olives, and habaneros and carries the rich flavors throughout the pie.
Single 12” Habanero Pizza:
Approximately 6 fresh habanero peppers (heat equivalent of 5 pounds of jalapeños).
Double 12” Habanero Pizza:
Approximately 12 fresh habanero peppers (heat equivalent of 10 pounds of jalapeños).
Triple 12” Habanero Pizza:
Approximately 18 fresh habanero peppers (the heat equivalent of 15 pounds of jalapeños). “It’s like licking a sea urchin,” exclaimed Adam Richman of Man v Food, after eating one bite!
1. August is when the peppers are the hottest and most flavorful.
2. To minimize the danger to our crew. They are trained to safely handle the peppers, use separate utensils in the kitchen (to avoid cross contamination with non-hab pizzas), and to watch for and wash hab dishes separately. We have to be super vigilant for an entire month – that’s enough!
Because the danger to our oven people, our dishwashers, and civilians is outside of our comfort zone.
You can order a Habanero Pizza without the chicken or with one additional topping.
(Cream cheese or pineapple are delicious options!)
Yes, with a waiver.
If you take a Habanero Pizza out of the building, we need you to sign a release waiver. (This includes frozen pizzas, leftovers, and home delivery.) Unless you’ve eaten this pizza multiple times, we strongly encourage you to eat it here where we can ensure your safe return to life as you usually experience it.
The pizza we ate on that fateful night was VERY hot. It seemed hotter to me than the pizzas we had on last Wednesday.
I thought that the kitchen had given me ‘special’ treatment since I am an employee, but Mo said she weighed it out correctly.
My friend KC said it was noticeably hotter than last year, as well. He said, “Last year I ate seven slices, no problem, this year I can barely get through 2.”
Download the Habanero Release form (pdf format)