There is no food more closely associated with living in the UK than fish and chips. Curry might be more popular now but chip shops are still a long-standing tradition. As a child in Australia, I remember watching Eastenders where a lot of the dramatic action centred around the workers and customers in the local chippy. That means chip shop for the uninitiated.
Chippies are everywhere. No matter if you stroll around an affluent suburb or consider the food options near a housing estate, you will never be far from a vendor selling fish and chips. As a vegan, I don’t look twice at these establishments and their very existence is a constant visual reminder of the barbaric fishing industry that is responsible for rapidly-depleting marine life.
But vegans are a crafty bunch and will always find a way to be part of the action without hurting anyone on the land or in the sea. Dear FGV visitors, I give you Something Fishy. Oh yes, this is a vegan fish and chips truck.
I had read about Something Fishy but the food van unfortunately does not a have a fixed location. I was therefore delighted to find out the cruelty-free cafe on wheels was due to be serving up their wares at the Bristol VegFest. It wasn’t like I needed extra incentive to visit this wonderful vegan event, but the presence of Something Fishy sealed the deal.
The food truck is marvelous. By the time I got to Something Fishy I had already eaten more than my weight in food from the other fantastic vendors, meaning I could only snack and not go overboard. I was beside myself with joy as I ordered a battered sausage and a spam fritter. Both items were amazing but I was rather jealous of the customers around me ordering vegan fish and chips. It all looked so delectable.
Check out the Something Fishy website to check which event they will be rolling into next.