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Newtown's First Vegan Fish and Chip Shop Is Open

Not one sea creature was harmed in the making of Bliss and Chips.
By Imogen Baker
November 12, 2015

Newtown's First Vegan Fish and Chip Shop Is Open

Not one sea creature was harmed in the making of Bliss and Chips.
By Imogen Baker
November 12, 2015

There may have been a time when veganism was considered an extremist sub-genre of the #cleaneating crew, but that time is no more. In our forward-thinking society, vegans have plentiful greasy options to chow down on after a big night on the brews and that now include a classic basket of fish and chips.

Yes that’s right, a deep fried fish smeared in aioli is possibly one of the least vegan meals out, but somehow the team at Sydney’s new fish and chippie, the wonderfully-named Bliss and Chips, have worked some plant-based magic and made it happen. Just opened on King Street, Bliss and Chips uses soy-based protein or konjac to create the texture, which is then flavoured with oceany goodness.

Check out Facebook user Roxy Moon's shot of the goods:


Looks pretty legit, right?

The owner, Liss Harry, told Good Food that she spent three years researching the winning formula, to ensure the texture has that characteristic chewy bite and is indeed vegan and gluten free. And the menu is almost indistinguishable from a standard fish and chippie, with fish cocktails, crabsticks, pluto pups (!), fish fillets,prawns, calamari, burgers and even a deep–fried Mars bar. Plus, they're all at super reasonable, fish shop prices.


Sydney's first ALL VEGAN FISH& CHIP SHOP will be opening in the next week! More information coming soon....Watch out...

Posted by The Cruelty Free Shop on Sunday, November 8, 2015

The venue is (so far) also social media free too, with limited Facebook and no Instagram presence but is doing pretty damn well for itself regardless. The Cruelty Free Shop in Glebe, a spot celebrated for their vegan answers to meaty foods like pies and sausage rolls, announced the opening to widespread online applause. We also very much dig the sassy fish in disguise on their signage.

Looks like Newtown's vegans have much to celebrate of late, especially with King Street pizzeria Gigi's all-vegan transformation.

Via Good Food. Image: Dollar Photo Club.

Find Bliss and Chips at 215 King Street, Newtown, open seven days from 11am–9pm.

Published on November 12, 2015 by Imogen Baker

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    WISDOMSBLISS@GMAIL.COM - December 10, 2015

    Haven't been here yet.... might even go tonight!!! I am sooo freakin excited!!! I am a vegan going on 3 years!!!! Will never look back. Newtown has some great options for US, not as GREAT as NYC, BUT we are slowly getting there. Will come back with a review once I've tried the food. Yum, mouth is salivating!!

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