Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The Chippery bringing fish and chips to 1st Avenue



Signage is up for the Chippery, coming soon to 85 First Ave. between Fifth Street and Sixth Street. (Thanks to Goggla for these pics!)

This will be the first Manhattan outpost for the New Jersey-based chainlet, which currently has four locations in the Garden State...



The quick-serve establishment offers a variety of fried seafood platters and sandwiches. You can find their menu here.



No word on an opening date just yet.

Some recent history for this address: This storefront was home to the offbeat boutique Mod World between 1994 and 2006. Most recently, it was Shinbashi Sushi, where the chef smoked outside and gave passersby dirty looks.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

That Sushi chef was such a jerk. He tried to kick my dog once. Bad energy...no wonder his place closed. Good luck to the Chippery.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't find anything indicating what type of fish is served. Looks to be cod/cheap white fish?

Anonymous said...

@10:11am: Since there's no reference to the type of fish used, on what possible basis would you say "looks to be cod/cheap white fish"?

PS: What's wrong with cod??

Anonymous said...

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m2ndSt said...

An inexpensive white fish like cod is traditional, nothing wrong with that. Also, why doesn't New York do whole belly clams! clam strips are pointless but the only place you can find whole belly clams in the city is grand central.

MrNiceGuy said...

This is a welcome addition to the neighborhood! I usually go to A Salt and Battery when I need a Fish 'n Chips fix -- now I can get it in the EV.

As for what's used in fish n' chips, it's generally cod or haddock. Cod is perfectly fine here, it's a firm, white fish with a neutral flavor (as far as fish go anyway)

Anonymous said...

"@10:11am: Since there's no reference to the type of fish used, on what possible basis would you say "looks to be cod/cheap white fish"?"

Cod and haddock are most commonly used when a menu doesn't specify the type of fish. Especially at places specializing in fish and chips. These fish are so common in American cuisine that they are often cheaper in price. So that's the possible basis. Why I was asking is because I'd like to know what I could be eating rather than just "fish".

"PS: What's wrong with cod??"

I'm not sure. What is wrong with cod? I can't find anything in the article or comments claiming anything being wrong with cod, haddock, or other cheap white fish.

Anonymous said...

I remember when A Salt and Battery was in the EV, they didn’t last very long (2nd Ave and maybe 4th or 5th?) good luck to the Chippery and cod or haddock is what is traditionally used in fish and chips

Anonymous said...

@12:49pm: If you have nothing against "cheap" fish, then why bring it up in the first place? Traditional fish & chips in UK uses cod.

Anonymous said...

@2:48 I'm not sure what you're talking about, but if it was tilapia I wouldn't be interested. I find some other types of cheap white fish to be less desirable. Cod is okay in my book. Walleye would be magnificent. I think I should also clarify cheapness carries a lot more meaning for me. Sometimes businesses use farmed fish which would mean a lower quality fish, thus the fish is cheaper in quality and price. I didn't see anything on their website indicating the type or quality of fish. I did notice that it was a chain of restaurants, thought someone might know.

I do not have anything against cod or white fish in general! It's my turn to assume that you work for the secret fish police, please don't report me!

marjorie said...

Mod World was delightful -- weird bejeweled clocks made out of cereal boxes, snarky action figures made out of disassembled Barbie/Ken/Batman bodies in drag and Sesame Street characters with chainsaws in pools of plastic blood, lots of different lil robots, jewelry made out of tiny baby doll heads, etc. A relic of a different East Village.

Anonymous said...

And haddock

Anonymous said...

Mod World was awesome indeed.

Anonymous said...

Could you please link it here? I can't find it on their site.

Peachy McPeachface said...

Menu link doesn’t work. Nothing wrong with cod. I loved A Salt & Battery, esp. the haddock. And I would also love whole belly clams.

EV Grieve said...

The menu link works for me in the post.

Anonymous said...

Whole belly clams are too expensive to sustain a business in NYC. Not sure you could even source a sustainable supply. I wouldn't eat a clam or lobster from long island sound willingly, delicious outflow from Plum Island!

Anonymous said...

Sign me up! It is hard to find good fish and chips in New York and A Salt and Battery is only o-kay in my opinion. Looking forward to trying these guys.

Anonymous said...

OMG that sushi dude was crazier than a shithouse rat. I know some people in that building and they were sure he'd burn the place down one day.

David said...

Good luck to them! I have been waiting for a good Fish and Chip shop in the East Village.
But, No mushy peas! Scandalous!

Carol from East 5th Street said...

Loved It's a Mod Mod World. Loved A Salt & Battery on Second Ave between 4th & 5th Sts. (the best fried shrimp ever!)

That sushi chef was scary. He'd stand out in front talking to himself and write strange things in chalk on the sidewalk. Spooky.

Looking forward to a new fish place!

Anonymous said...

Funny, I was thinking the exact same thing. Then I saw your comment.

Anonymous said...

How soon before they start applying for a liquor license citing that their business cannot survive without pairing their fish and chips with Dogfish?