Fish and chips has a long tradition in Sheffield, dating back at least to 1895
Fish and chips has a long tradition in Sheffield, dating back at least to 1895

National Fish and Chip Day: Looking back in pictures at Sheffield's long-time love of the chippy

Fancy a chippy tea, Sheffield? ‘Fryday’, May 27 is National Fish and Chip Day so we’re celebrating with some retro pictures to whet your appetite.

By Julia Armstrong
Thursday, 26th May 2022, 12:12 pm

The big day has only been going since 2015 but the famous Two Steps chip shop on Sharrow Vale Road claims to be ‘quite possibly the oldest chip shop in Yorkshire’.

The shop’s website says it dates back to 1895, when it opened as a ‘fried fish dealer’.

The name quite simply refers to the number of steps at the front door.

Famously, the dish we think of as essentially English consists of fried potato chips invented in Belgium and fried fish, a delicacy among European Jewish people.

At some point the two met and the rest is food history.

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