UK’s first vegan ‘fish’ ‘n’ chip shop wins award in it’s opening week

Read Time:   |  16th March 2017

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It hasn’t even been a full week since Bristol’s newest vegan takeaway, an all vegan ‘fish’ ‘n’ chip shop, opened its doors and it’s already won an award!

Fat onion rings with tofish and chips. Photo: Matter Fastfoods plant based takeout/Facebook

Matter Fastfoods, which opened on Fishponds Road in Bristol on Saturday, is not your average take away. It has become the UK’s first completely vegan fish and chip shop, so naturally, it’s gained quite a lot of attention from the vegan community!

The highly successful launch on Saturday, which saw queues of hungry diners flocking to try the stores goods, has now been made all the sweeter with the vegan take away receiving its first award, just days after opening to the public. The animal-friendly take-away has been awarded the Proggy Award from PETA, which recognises animal-friendly achievements in commerce and culture.

“As more and more diners are seeking plant-based meals, Matter Fastfoods’ hearty ‘tofish’ and chips has arrived right on time”, said PETA Director Elisa Allen. “PETA hopes this vegan chippy will be the first of many across the UK.”

Family sized battered sausages made with Taifun tofu grill sausages and red skin chips. The batter is gluten-free batter and all organic. Photo: Matter Fastfoods plant based takeout/Facebook

So what can dinners expect to find on the menu? As well as the usual battered ‘sausage’, curry sauce, gravy and ‘burgers’ in a bun that you’d expect, you’ll also find a selection of delicious Chinese stir-fry vegetables, salads, curry sauce and chips, mouth-watering pea fritters and falafel, and they plan to add more to their menu as the store grows.

Jon told the Bristol Post: “It’s about giving people food that is good for them and will nurture their bodies, as well as helping the environment.

“Matter Fastfoods is a stepping stone for people to take into veganism. Of course people won’t want to be eating chips every night, but we have plenty of salads and healthy stir-frys, and we just want to show people that there are options out there if you want to live a healthier lifestyle.”

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Source: Bristol Post

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