PETA Rounds Up the UK’s Best Vegan Fish and Chips

For Immediate Release:

5 April 2017


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London – Diners can find vegan food just about anywhere, from the corner shop to the chicest restaurants – and that goes for fish-free “fish” and chips, too. That’s why PETA set out to identify the UK’s Best Vegan Fish and Chips, and you’ll find below some of the mouth-watering options which earned their plaice on the list.

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The Veggie Chippie (Birmingham): Soya “vish”, battered “vod”, and “vish” fingers are all available with hand-cut chips.

The Orange Tree (Leicester): A hearty fillet of caper-infused tofu, wrapped in nori seaweed and coated in gluten-free batter, is served with minted mushy peas and chips.

Vegan Express (London): Featuring hearty seaweed-marinated tofu, triple-cooked chips, and classic mushy peas, the vegan fish and chips is one of the most popular choices on Vegan Express’ lunch menu.

Ship Ouseburn (Newcastle): Delicious beer-battered marinated tofu wrapped in nori seaweed comes complete with chunky chips, minted peas, and homemade tartare sauce.

Holy Cow and Mono (both Scotland): Holy Cow offers a delicious vegan fish burger made from celeriac – wrapped in seaweed, with chips on the side – while Mono serves up a hearty portion of protein-rich “tofish” ‘n’ chips.

“With the demand for plant-based food higher than ever, vegan fish and chips is a smart addition to any restaurant menu”, says PETA Vegan Corporate Projects Manager Dawn Carr. “PETA is calling on caring people everywhere to let fish live in peace and to enjoy some delicious, hearty ‘tofish’ instead.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that plant-based dining spares fish the immense pain of being impaled, netted, and gutted. Vegans are also less prone to suffering from cancer, obesity, and diabetes than meat-eaters are and have a lower carbon footprint. These are just some of the reasons why more and more British people are enjoying vegan foods and why the number of requests for PETA’s free vegan starter kit increases every year.

Other eateries winning a mention on PETA’s list are located in Nottingham, Sheffield, Southend-on-Sea, and elsewhere in the UK.

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