Eriks Fish & Chips

Monday4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Tuesday4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Wednesday4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Thursday12:00 – 8:00 pm.

Friday12:00 – 8:30 pm.

Saturday12:00 – 8:30 pm.

Sunday12:00 – 8:00 pm.

54 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

027 570 5514

Novelty favourites like deep-fried Kiwifruit proves that Erik’s NZ-owned and family operated food business is nothing like your usual F&C locale.

With more than 30 years in the food industry, Erik applies decades worth of knowledge and experience to pay homage to the century-old Kiwi classic: fush and chups. As the national dish, it’s a big call to pick a favourite, but impossibly golden and crunchy chips, fresh local cooked and battered to perfection and creative menu additions puts this humble trailer right up there with the country’s best.

The first joint opened four years ago in Queenstown and was followed up by a permanent trailer on Ardmore Street, much to the delight of Wanaka locals and visitors. Plenty of picnic tables offer ample seating or wander down to the end of the road to enjoy your tasty fare lakeside.

Worthy of yet another round of applause, everything on the menu is naturally gluten free and coeliac friendly, nut-free, Halal certified and with plenty of dairy-free options so no one goes home hungry (or with an upset tum). Don’t stop clapping yet because as loyal Southern Lake residents, the team is also committed to sourcing their ingredients from other New Zealand locals. Potatoes from Canterbury soils and fish reeled in from Dunedin waters are delivered daily to both Queenstown and Wanaka locations.

Go traditional with battered Blue Cod, Hoki or Calamari Rings or get a little British and order a side of mushy peas and curry sauce. We’d be doing you a disservice if we weren’t to recommend the popular Cauliflower Bites too. The delicious options are truly endless and there’s a great range of meal deals for solo eaters, couples and big families. Online ordering and payment is also available using Erik’s app or website and the option to have your goods delivered makes dinnertime a piece of cake.

Oh, and if anyone manages to tease the secret chip recipe out of Erik, hit us up.

Words by Maggie Worthington & Photography by Nancy Zhou

54 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

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