Stoke Newington fish and chip shop launches vegan menu

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Photo credit: Ruth Comerford

Sutton and Sons fish and chip shop has launched a vegan menu at its branch on Stoke Newington High Street.

The menu includes battered ‘prawns’ ‘fish and chips,’ mushroom, spinach and red wine pie and Lincolnshire ‘sausage’ and chips.

The fish substitute is made using seaweed marinated banana blossoms, deep fried in fresh batter.

Owner Danny Sutton developed the idea after observing the huge trend veganuary. “We are selling lots of the vegan range, its doing good,” he said.

Owner Danny Sutton – photo credit Ruth Comerford

The vegan fish and chips cost £8.50, the same as cod goujon fish and chips. One Hackney Post reporter said the flavour was similar to haddock, the ‘best fake fish’ she had ever had.

Danny has been in the business for 20 years, and has two other branches in Islington and Hackney Central.

“I’m a Hackney boy born and bred,” he says, “and what makes Sutton and Sons great is the quality of the food,” he said.

“I don’t like frozen stuff, the fish comes in fresh from Scotland or the South Coast, that’s what makes it restaurant quality.”

Sutton and Sons Vegan menu is available now in Stoke Newington, 90 Stoke Newington High Street N16 7NY, open Monday-Sunday