Wandering into Bliss and Chips looking for some greasy seafood after a couple of cold ones and you’d think nothing of it. All your fish and chippie standards are there: fish cocktails, deep-fried prawns, calamari, pluto pups, burgers and even deep-fried Mars bars. But hidden behind the mustachioed fish logo of this Newtown fish and chips shop is a pretty awesome secret. It’s the first vegan (and gluten-free) fish and chip shop in Sydney. Say what?!
That’s right, this is a total fish-free zone because fish are friends not food. Instead, the food is all made from ocean-flavoured soy-based proteins and konjac, a vegan substitute for gelatin that maintains that calamari chewiness so you can’t even tell the difference between the real thing and this vegan version.