A variety of colorful crisps and dips show off the range of HipChips' offerings.
The Facts
NAME: Hipchips
IT'S: An eatery with an innovative crisp-and-dip concept

22-11-2016

OPENED: November 22nd, 2016
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Scott Davis and David Morris
LOCATION: Soho
ADDRESS: 49 Old Compton Street, London W1D 6HL
CLOSEST TUBE: Leicester Square
OPENING TIMES: Monday - Thursday 12-11pm; Friday & Saturday 12pm-12am; Sunday 12 - 10pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter

HipChips

OPENED November 22nd, 2016

HipChips, a new Central London eatery with a rather revolutionary crisp-and-dip concept, has just launched in Soho. 

If potatoes are your favourite vegetable, here’s a cool new way to have your five-a-day. What began as a mission to create the best-tasting crisps in the world has culminated in one of the most fun dining concepts yet.

HipChips has paired the UK’s favourite snack with a range of sweet and savoury dips. The best part? Their handcrafted crisps are dished out to diners on a conveyor belt. As if we didn’t already love crisps enough.   

Not-So-Skinny Dipping

Cinnamon sugar crisps by HipChips.

To go with the crisps, head chef Scott Davis (Providores, Mirabelle) has created a selection of one-of-a-kind dips. The dips draw inspiration from British classics as well as from further afield. There’s Katsu Curry, Baba Ganoush, and even a Peruvian Ceviche.

If you’ve always wanted to expand your horizons but find the Eastern flavours of Kiln and Sakagura, with all that emphasis on authenticity, far too intimidating, this one’s for you. After all, we’ve never met a crisp we didn’t like.

HipChips uses five heritage and vintage potato varieties to make its crisps. Grown in the North of England, these include the Highland Burgundy 1936 and the Shetland Black 1923. Please note that we’re talking about potatoes, here – not cars. To say they take their potatoes seriously is a bit of an understatement.

(Spud)ding?

Four different kinds of potatoes, partially sliced, used by HipChips to make their crisps.

HipChips has put the spud in pudding, proving that you can have potatoes for dessert. Drawing inspiration from doughnuts, their sweet crisps are seasoned with cinnamon sugar instead of salt. Davis has also created some sweet ‘pudding’ dips to go with. These include Rhubarb & Custard, S’mores & Chocolate and Chocolate Salty Caramel.

A moment on your lips, a lifetime on your hips? Don’t mind if we do. Besides, a conveyor belt is basically a treadmill of sorts, so you could say all the exercising has already been done for you.

If you’re looking for a more traditional sort of cafe in the Soho area, check our interactive map of places to eat in Central London.

Words by Stephanie Ang

The Facts
NAME: Hipchips
IT'S: An eatery with an innovative crisp-and-dip concept

22-11-2016

OPENED: November 22nd, 2016
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Scott Davis and David Morris
LOCATION: Soho
ADDRESS: 49 Old Compton Street, London W1D 6HL
CLOSEST TUBE: Leicester Square
OPENING TIMES: Monday - Thursday 12-11pm; Friday & Saturday 12pm-12am; Sunday 12 - 10pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter

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