After trading at festivals in the UK for close to 15 years, we were surprised and disappointed to find that food traders were all using frozen or chilled/part cooked chips. We made a decision to change this. We converted my beloved psycalelic VW Campervan into what is now known as The Hippy Chippy. This is supported by a purpose built trailer which is where we peel, chop and then triple cook our chips.

About the Chips

We spent a lot of time trialing different potato varieties and finally found one that gave us the results we were looking for. We found that by double blanching the chips at a lower temparature and then finish frying at a higher temparature we were able to create a super crispy chip that was nice and fluffy inside.This triple cooking method is what makes them absolutely delicious. Also we cut the chips chunkier so there's a bit more to bite in to. We offer a selection of traditional accompaniments along side few interesting ones of our own.  We have a lot of repeat custom!



Coming to an event near you

Meet Our spuds

About the Van

Our potatoes are  sourced directly from the grower and washed on site



2017 Calendar is as follows......

  • Kirstys Handmade Fair
  • Bristol Vegfest
  • Shindig
  • Love saves the day
  • Byline Festival
  • Lets Rock Bristol
  • Download
  • Bristol Comedy Garden
  • Glastonbury
  • Grillstock Bristol
  • TRNSMT Festival Scotland
  • Lovebox
  • Citadel
  • Bristol Harbour Festival
  • Womad
  • Carfest Nth
  • Valleyfest
  • Bloodstock
  • Boomtown
  • The Green Man
  • Carfest Sth
  • End of the Road
  • Sheppyfest
  • Handmade Fair London
  • Tokyo World

The Hippy Chippy is a 1972 VW campervan converted to a chip shop and then hand painted by hippies in psychedelic colours. The van always attracts a lot of attention and quickly becomes a memorable location at any festival or event.

The only UK festival trader using real potatoes

All of our packaging is bio-degradable

Our support vehicles run on the used rape seed oil following a bio-conversion.