Published On: Mon, Jul 8th, 2019

A fish and chip shop is going vegan after learning about the environmental impact of fishing

A fish and chip shop in Leicester has made the decision to remove fish from the menu and adopt a completely vegan menu following an ‘eye-opening’ fishing trip. 

The Fish And The Chip goes vegan

Ocean plastic and its effect on wildlife and the environment is a hot topic, but whilst ditching straws is great, fishing is having the most devastating impact on the health of the ocean and its inhabitants.

A fish and chip shop in Leicester, The Fish and The Chip, which removed meats from its menu last year to become a pescatarian establishment, has now made the decision to removed fish from the menu and adopt a completely vegan menu following an ‘eye-opening’ fishing trip.

According to its website: “There’s not plenty more fish in the sea! Our fishing trip was great but turned out to be a bit of an eye opener…”

“We saw the impact of pollution is having on the oceans and fish stock and we are not comfortable running a restaurant that has an impact on our environment.

“As a result, we have decided to CLOSE to the restaurant.

“But don’t worry. We are still committed to creating gluten-free, plant-based food and are really excited to share our new range very soon.

“Until then, thank you to all our loyal customers that have supported us with the restaurant.”


The Fish and The Chip is no stranger to offering vegan options on the menu, having previously hosted successful vegan takeover events at the eatery, and states that it is “our mission to bring a diverse 100% plant-based delicious vegan menu full of flavour, nutrition and colour to the market.”

The Fish And The Chip Restaurant goes vegan

In fact, since ditching meat from the menu last year, the takeaway has been offering a 100% plant-based menu, The Plant & Bean menu, alongside its non-vegan menu.

The Fish and The Chip joins the likes of traditional London-based Sutton and Sons who recently re-launched its Hackney restaurant as a fully vegan chip shop.

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Image credit: The Fish and The Chip.