The world likes potatoes. We like them fried, baked, mashed, sauted and boiled. In it’s most convenient form — the fried, salted, artificially flavored — is a wonderful snack or a side dish to a sandwich. Hopefully, we’re all on the same page.
That’s why we don’t consider potato crisps as a main dish. It’s not filling, satisfying and not healthy. Not a part of a nutritious meal by any stretch of the imagination.
That didn’t stop some London entrepreneurs from opening up an all crisps and dips cafe on Old Compton Street in Soho called Hipchips. That’s right, you can spend £12 for a big pile of artisans crisps and some dipping sauces. You’ll have to excuse me while I scream into a pillow.
Now that’s done, let’s look at the menu. You can pick from seven varieties of potatoes like Shetland Black, Highland Burgundy or Salad Blue. These all seem like colors you’d find in the J.Crew catalog. Then you can either go savory or sweet. The savory are veggie ceviche, cheese fondue or katsu curry. The sweet are chocolate, peanut butter & jelly or caramel. Wash it down with a fizzy soda and you can hate yourself for spending a lot of money on upscale, hipster chips.
Now, I need to open a nachos only cafe.