In June of last year Sky Apple, one of Newcastle’s veggie-vegan cafes, launched a meat and fish-free chip shop on a Friday night. We popped along to try it out on its inaugural ‘fry’ to try out its vegan fish and were a little disappointed. Because we live a distance from Heaton and ended up stuck in traffic on the way home, by the time we got back to Gateshead our food was cold and on the greasy side. You can read about it here.
We heard that due to its popularity the chip shop was also open on a Wednesday night which was great news for Sky Apple. As Gavin hadn’t experienced a chippy tea I decided we needed to visit again to see if there were any new menu items and whether the chips had improved.
Due to how busy they’d been that evening I missed out on giving their pie a try and opted for Battered Sausages instead. The Teen had Halloumi – which he chose on our last visit – and Gavin ordered the seaweed covered Tofu fish substitute.
We managed to get home quicker than last time but the food still wasn’t hot. It is a problem for us living so far away from Heaton, which seems to be a veggie hub, and food doesn’t always work as well once reheated. We found the chips weren’t as crisp as we’d have liked again and felt the portion size for £2 was stingy.
Gavin enjoyed his ‘Fish’, although he said he’d not ordered the mushy peas again. He said they should be renamed to ‘Squashed Peas’ and, judging by their appearance, he is probably right.
As he also wanted to try the sausages I kindly shared with him. We were both impressed with how meaty they were and we’d definitely recommend you give them a try. The coating was light and crisp, which also meant it wasn’t too greasy either.
If you live in the vicinity of Sky Apple we think the chippy is definitely worth a visit. If you live further away, like us, we think it’s probably better to try and eat the food there and then rather than transporting it back.
Thanks for reading,