Located on bustling King Street this delightfully unpretentious eatery makes the best vegan fried food in town. It is easy to misunderstand the vegetarian ethos of the store as the logo features a fish. I must admit that I had walked past many times not realising that vegetarian food was on offer.
The modestly furnished establishment usually has a line of eager customers waiting to be served at the counter – which is a good sign for a chip shop. It only takes a few minutes to be served and as you approach the counter you will realise that they not only have a wide selection of chips, potato scallops and the like but also have more exotic treats like sweet potato chips.
The vibe is loud and boisterous and suits those wanting a substantial meal with good company. The wait for your food might be ten to fifteen minutes. So keep a keen eye out for your order, as they serve the food to customers by saying what was ordered and then bringing it to you. This can be a little confusing if more than one table has ordered the same thing. However the food is brought to your table by the chef herself, a nice touch, and the food is worth waiting for. Nevertheless be prepared for the fact that they do not provide water at the tables, which is a little disappointing, if you don't want to waste plastic by using bottled water – so it is best to factor drinks into the cost of the meal.
If you discover the delights of their battered fried pineapple you will not be disappointed. Each one comes served at your table with a generous dusting of cinnamon sugar and is very hot, with a thick crunchy coating and juicy, sweet pineapple inside. Don't make the mistake of ordering more than two per person. It is a large enough portion for you to wish you had worn clothing that stretched more.
a little misleading perhaps - so the photo of the lumps on top of the chips which I first assumed to be fish - (some interpretation required - guess vegans don't eat fish - not sure - it's not something I've thought about in living memory) - would be not fish ?