Is Fish And Chips Vegan?
Have you been wondering if your next trip to the seaside can include fish and chips if you’re vegan? Keep reading to find out.
Can vegans eat fish and chips?
The short answer is no, vegans can’t eat traditional fish and chips. This is because anyone on a plant-based diet, or who is vegan, won’t eat meat, fish, animal products or anything that’s been made using animal-derived ingredients – and the ‘fish’ element to fish and chips is a non-starter.
However, there might be vegan-friendly options at your local chippy or if you’re recreating the magic at home there are many ways to do so just from plants.
What is vegan fish and chips made from?
The chips part is easy so long as they’re not fried in oil that’s been used to cook meat or fish, but if you’d like to have something battered then we need to get a little more creative.
A few popular vegan ‘fish’ ideas include:
- Banana blossoms – the flowers that grow at the end of bunches of bananas
- Tofu – pressed soybean curds
- Palm hearts – harvested from the centre of a cabbage palm tree
Vegan fish and chips ideas
Fancy making some yourself at home? Check out our plant-based fish and chips recipe made from banana blossoms.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
By Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.