East London fish and chip shop Sutton and Sons have launched their very first exclusively vegan branch in Hackney.
Sutton and Sons reopened the doors to their Hackney Central fish and chip shop back in October – but this time there’s no fish in their fish. (📸 by @fatgirltrim)
Vegan alternatives to fish and chips, scampi and prawn cocktail are all on the menu, as well as vegan burgers, battered sausages, and pie and mash. The “fish” is made from banana blossom marinated in seaweed and samphire to give it a fishy taste, before being deep fried, while the “prawns” are made from Japanese potato starch that is battered and served like scampi. Just look how convincing they look?!?!
Sutton and Sons have a couple of other branches across London, in Islington and Stoke Newington, both of which serve vegan dishes. But this will be the first dedicated vegan venue, allowing the entire kitchen to be 100% meat and dairy free. Danny Sutton, owner of the chippy chain, made the decision to open the dedicated vegan spot after the vegan menu proved so overwhelmingly popular at their other branches. They apparently didn’t have space to provide the vegan menu alongside their usual offerings at the Hackney restaurant, so they just replaced and revamped the whole shop. Simples.
Location: 218 Graham Road, London E8 1BP. Nearest station is Hackney Central. See it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 12pm–10pm. Friday & Saturday, 12pm–10:30am. Sundays, 12pm–10pm.
Price: a portion of ‘fish’ and chips, for example, costs £8.50.
More information: on their website.