After the closure of a couple of award-winning shops in Palmerston North, it’s becoming more difficult to identify clearcut choices when it comes to finding the area’s best fish and chips.
But nearby Fielding boasts the region’s Best Chip Shop with Fish King Takeaways a national finalist in the 2013 awards.
To help identify the best fish and chips in New Zealand, we’ve drawn on many sources including which fryers have taken awards at the national Best Chip Shop competitions. These awards have run since 2006 and are a useful guide to identifying the best in the country and in each region.
Fish King Takeaways
26 East Street, Fielding, Manawatu
Noted for cooking with clean oil and using cardboard boxes for serving up fish and chips. The reputation of this takeaway joint draws many customers from Palmerston North who think it’s worth the 36km round trip for award-winning fare. Winner of the regional title at the 2013 Best Chip Shop awards, and a finalist in the regional awards in 2010.
Our guide to the best fish and chip shops in New Zealand
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