You can always count on Ancoats to give you fun, hipster versions of your food favourites, and The Hip Hop Chip Shop is no exception to this expectation. The Hip Hop Chip Shop is a kind of jack-of-all-trades venue, serving up fish and chips alongside a bar, and often live music events. You can choose to takeaway, or you can sit back in a relaxed setting and tuck in when fish and chip cravings hit you in the city.
Described as a ‘fish and chip shop with hip-hop in its soul’, this is a fun and lively spot. Bright posters line the walls, and you’ll often find a DJ taking up a spot in the corner to provide the soundtrack to your meal.
The Hip Hop Chip Shop has become a key player in the Manchester food community, but not only by providing in-house diners with delicious fish and chips. Since the restaurant opened, its owners have donated over 5000 meals to those in need, in collaboration with many of Manchester’s food charities.
As you’d expect, the menu at The Hip Hop Chip Shop has all sorts of fish and chip variations, from classic fish to halloumi substitutes, to vegan banana blossom, all accompanied by sauces like minty mushy peas, curry sauce, meat gravy, tartare sauce, and classic ketchup. You’ll often find specials on the menu, the latest of which is a masala version of all the chip shop classics – a plate of curry batter fish bites, Bombay chips, mint and cucumber raita, and mango chutney (and vegan versions, of course). You’ve also got a selection of pies to have with your chunky chips: beef and onion, cheese and onion, and lentil and vegetables, for instance.
Because it’s a fish and chip shop and bar rolled into one, there are also plenty of beers, ciders, wines, and spirits to wash your food down with – the dream.