We're pioneers of vegan fish 'n' chips

March 31 2017

FISHPONDS is now home to the UK's first vegan fish and chip shop.

FISHPONDS is now home to the UK's first vegan fish and chip shop.
Matter Fastfoods opened its doors on March 11 and its vegan dishes  - with no fish or animal products in sight - are a big draw.
Favourites include “tofish” and chips, falafel, mushy peas, curry sauce and Chinese stir-fry - all of which are entirely plant-based.
The shop, which opened in a former Chinese takeaway at 660 Fishponds Road, is run by Jon Luke of Matter Wholefoods in Easton.
It has already won a 'Proggy' award from animal charity PETA in recognition of its animal-friendly achievements in commerce and culture.
PETA director Elisa Allen said: “As more and more diners are seeking plant-based meals, Matter Fastfoods’ hearty ‘tofish’ and chips has arrived right on time. PETA hopes this vegan chippy will be the first of many across the UK.”
The charity says that choosing a vegan takeaway spares animals suffering and that vegans are also less prone to develop cancer and diabetes than meat-eaters are and have a lower carbon footprint.
Over time, the business plans to introduce vegan fried “cheeken”, fresh juices and salads.