One thing about us, we love a chippy tea, and now Manchester’s New Century has welcomed Ancoats based chip shop, The Hip Hop Chip Shop, as the newest addition to the hugely popular ground floor kitchen. The Hip Hop Chip Shop opened their third city centre kitchen at New Century last Friday (10 November), joining the venue’s other indie vendors Banh Vi, The Spice Yard, Koi Sushi, Tallow, and Wild by Ply.
The Hip Hop Chip Shop, which was voted second best chippy in the UK this year, has built up a large and loyal fanbase over the years thanks to its traditional “Chippy Tea” dishes, made from scratch, cooked fresh to order with the best ingredients. The team source their fresh fish from Fraserburgh Port, Aberdeenshire, with an aim of serving up the fish on guests’ plates within 24-36 hours of being caught.
With a philosophy of “simple food, done well”, The Hip Hop Chip Shop’s trademark dish The “Feasty Boys” (battered fresh fish biters, chunky skin-on-chips & minty mushy peas) is just one of the dishes on the menu at New Century. The team will also be serving up their vegan spin on the classic battered sausage – made with chickpea and red pepper, served with chips and mushy peas, as well as their famously good battered gherkins and jalapenos.
With Christmas also just around the corner, a number of festive specials will also be launching, such as Cauliflower Mac n Cheese Balls and Curry Batter Sprouts.
Now returning to their roots of cooking alongside other indie food operators, The Hip Hop Chip Shop’s Managing Director, Jonathan “Ozzie” Oswald, commented: “We’re buzzing to be opening our third Manchester location in New Century’s kitchens on 10th November, and to join all of the other traders knockin’ out some top quality food.
“It’s an honour to be part of this iconic venue steeped in cultural history which aligns with our love for music. We can’t wait to cook some hearty meals for anyone who comes to pay us a visit. Catch you all soon!”
The Hip Hop Chip Shop’s story began in 2014, when three friends Ozzie, Luke, and Holly began by borrowing unused equipment from restaurants in the Northern Quarter and trading on trestle tables at local Manchester food festivals. The business has gone from strength to strength over the last nine years, with the team opening their very own bar and restaurant in Ancoats in 2018, and a catering unit at Etihad for Manchester City Football Club fixtures and music events in 2021.
The Hip Hop Chip Shop, who are also renowned for their uber cool hip-hop themed canteen restaurant, will also be tapping into New Century’s rich history and influence within Manchester’s music scene, and an exciting collaboration event hosted by the two brands is just around the corner. Eagle eyed fans should look out for updates over on the New Century and Hip Hop Chip Shop Instagram accounts.
The new Hip Hop Chip Shop restaurant is located at New Century, 34 Hanover St, Manchester M4 4AH.