It’s Seafood Week in Scotland, and here at The American-Scottish Foundation we are celebrating by tucking into some delicious fish!
Seafood Week is an annual celebration of all things Scottish seafood taking place October 7-14. The week-long campaign celebrates the high quality and diversity of Scottish fish and shellfish. And what better way to celebrate than with a classic serving of golden-fried fish and chips?
Although the ASF is located in New York City, we still want to have our fish and chips (and eat them too)! Luckily, New York has plenty of restaurants that serve up an authentic fish fry. One bite of perfectly crispy cod, and you will think you are back in Scotland!
For all of you New Yorkers, or those of you currently visiting the Big Apple, this is the perfect week to give these four NYC Chip Shops a try.
Our first two picks for NYC Fish and Chips are Jones Wood Foundry and The Shakespeare, two restaurants where American-Scottish Foundation Members can enjoy benefits. Just show your ASF Membership Card and you can enjoy a free glass of wine or beer with your entree.
For those of us who are Anglophiles living in NYC, Jones Wood Foundry, a restaurant in the Upper East Side, tastes of home. Walk into to the dark, yet warm gastropub, order up one of their authentic British dishes, and you might believe you have been transported to a cozy UK pub! They serve their fish and chips the traditional way: beer battered cod paired with triple cooked chips, tartar sauce, and lemon. After you give their exceptional fish fry a try, you’ll have to go back for more. In keeping with the Scottish Seafood Week theme, your next order could be their organic Scottish salmon, or their wild Scottish sea trout! Don’t forget to bring your ASF Membership Card!
Browse their menu, here.
Located in Murray Hill, The Shakespeare is about as British as you would expect! Serving up beautiful British beers, classic UK bar bites like Scotch eggs, and weekly Sunday Roasts just like your mother used to make’’, you just know this place wont disappoint when it comes to its fish and chips. Beer battered and served with three-fried chips and tangy tartar sauce, the Shakespeare’s fish fry is among the best in NYC. Bring your ASF Membership Card to enjoy a complimentary beer with you chippy! The restaurant even hosts productions of Shakespeare plays, so you can enjoy your fish fry with a side of Hamlet or Macbeth!
Look at the menu, here.
For a taste of the UK in the heart of Greenwich Village, head to A Salt & Battery. The small spot is authentic down to the decor, with Union Jacks on the walls, a long, busy counter, and comfy, metal stools to balance on as you enjoy your chippy. They serve up a variety of fried fish served with thick-cut chips. With bottles of Sarson’s Malt Vinegar on every table, A Salt & Battery feels like a real UK chip shop. They even serve Scottish treats like deep-fried mars bars and Irn Bru!
Have a look at their menu, here.
Hoping to get a taste of the UK outside of Manhattan? The Atlantic Chip Shop is a great little spot in Brooklyn Heights, with classic British pub decor and plenty of screens to catch rugby, football and cricket games. The golden-fried fish melts in your mouth, and is served with thick chips, mushy peas, and plenty of salt and vinegar. Top it off with a British pint, as their is an extensive lists of English and Scottish beers to choose from, and even a fried mars-bar if you’re feeling cheeky!
Read the menu, here.
So there you have it: The American-Scottish Foundation’s pick of the top four fish and chips in New York City.
Celebrate Seafood Week by tucking into a chippy now, and let us know your favorite spots for Scottish eats in NYC!
Celebrating Tartan Week in New York City this year? We hope you’ll enjoy some of the wonderful offerings of Scottish food and beverage the city has to offer, whether it’s stopping for a post-parade pint of Bellhaven or enjoying a meal at a gastropub.
ScotlandNow has put together a lovely list of their favorite places to get a drink in NYC that include several of ASF’s favorites – though if we’re naming names, we’d have to mention our highlight haunts The Craic – Irish/Scottish Pub and Biddy’s Pub to the selections! Take a look at a few of their selections and start planning the culinary side of your New York Tartan Week adventures.
The Shakespeare, 24 East 39th Street
For wonderful atmosphere, service, and the perfect pint and chips, look no further than The Shakespeare.
Caledonia, 1609 Second Avenue
On Tuesday, April 7, Bellhaven Head Brewer George Howell will be hosting a Tap Takeover at Caledonia, but if you can’t make it then, stop by any time for a pint of Bellhaven on tap, or one of their over 180 varieties of Scotch!
Iona Brooklyn, 180 Grand Street (Williamsburg)
If you’re in the mood for music with your drink, Iona hosts Scottish Session gigs every Monday at 8:30 pm. Their urban beer garden is a wonderful location to kick back after a long day of sightseeing.
Jones Wood Foundry, 401 East 76th Street
A wonderful place not only to grab a drink but a full meal, Jones Wood Foundry is one of ASF’s favorite gastropubs: friendly and attentive service and wonderful cuisine.
Take a look at the full list, with photos, and read the article on ScotlandNow’s website.
On Wednesday, December 3 at 7pm, join ASF members and friends and ring in the holiday season at the Jones Wood Foundry’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at 401 East 76th Street, New York.
Celebrate the holidays with a festive ceremony, and afterwards enjoy mulled wine and hors d’oeuvre with excellent company!
In past years, the event has been profiled by the New York Times and CBS New York. Don’t miss out on this lovely holiday opportunity!
For more information, visit our event page on Facebook. We hope to see you there!