Our Favourite Fish and Chips Spots in North Canterbury

We’ve been inundated with requests for our list of best Fish and Chip shops in North Canterbury. You ask, friends, and we deliver!

Fish and Chips are a rite of passage for any kiwi. Most of us are familiar with the Friday night tradition of heading down to the local chippie for a range of deep-fried goodies. Here’s a list of our favourite Fish and Chip shops who serve ethical and locally sourced seafood. Let us know who we’re missing!

Waikuku Beach General Store

Headlining our list is the Waikuku Beach General Store. Nestled in the township of Waikuku, the Waikuku Beach General Store offers fresh fish from North Canterbury Seafood Market, crunchy chips, and epic burgers. Unlike other Fish and Chip shops, Waikuku Beach General Store freshly batter their fish onsite. They’re a destination that you can’t miss.

Vineyard Valley Food Cart

Another local food champion dishing out amazing fish and chips is the Vineyard Valley Food Cart. Perched on the hill in front of Carrfields, in Waipara, the Vineyard Valley Food Cart open every Friday to treat locals and travellers to some of our region’s most delicious fish and chips. Vineyard Valley Food Cart source their blue cod from the Chatham Islands, where they fish ethically and sustainably. Always fresh and crispy, you won’t be disappointed.

If you’re looking for a top-shelf, dine-in, fish and chips experience then we highly recommend Fools of Desire and Brick Mill Café.

Fools of Desire source fresh fish from North Canterbury Seafood Market. They have nailed the beer batter and serve with seasonal green salad and homemade tartare. Fools of Desire have paired their fish and chips with Greystone’s Organic Riesling.

Brick Mill Café also offer a mouth-watering fish and chip dish through the week. With fish sourced from North Canterbury Seafood Market, their generous portions will be sure to leave you full and content.