Traditional fish and chip shop launches vegan menu and sells out in a day

Read Time:   |  2nd October 2020

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A chippy in Bristol launched a new vegan menu this week that has proved so popular with customers that the store sold out of every option in just one day!


When it comes to veganism, Bristol has long been ahead of the curve with the city’s first all-vegan ‘fish’ and chip shop opening its doors in 2016.

With more people than ever before ditching meat in favour of plant-based alternatives, one of Bristol’s most popular fish and chip shops, The Clocker Tower, has launched a new vegan menu.

In order to make sure their menu was as accessible to as many people as possible, owners Ebony Kenington and James Harris made the decision to launch a completely vegan menu on 29 September.

Clock Tower’s vegan menu includes everything you’d expect to find in a chippy such as burgers, sausages and battered sausages, all of which are made using meat substitutes.

The menu has proved popular with customers flocking to the store in Kingswood keen to try the vegan fish, which is made from banana blossom.

In fact, the plant-based menu has been such a hit with customers that they sold out of the vegan options in a single day.

‘Response was amazing’

Speaking to local news outlet Bristol Live, co-owner Ebony said: “We’ve been thinking about launching a plant-based menu for a while as there are so many vegans in Bristol and we often get asked if we have vegan options.

“I guess we put it off is because we weren’t sure how it would go down, but after we were named one of the best chippies in Bristol by Bristol Live readers it gave us the confidence to finally take the plunge and do it.

“We launched the new menu on September 29 and the response was amazing. We sold out of every option, which we really weren’t expecting.”

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