HipChips is a brand new concept for Soho in London, an eatery producing fresh, crunchy crisps and fresh savoury and sweet dips daily…
HipChips in Soho
At the end of last year, I visited HipChips in Soho with my friend Jade to check out the brand new eatery.
HipChips sell fresh crisp and fresh dips. It’s really THAT easy!
The menu is limited, but it’s easy to follow and choose.
There are 3 different sizes. small, medium and large. The small box has 2 dips, the medium box has 3 dips and the large box has 6 dips.
The dips are fresh and prepared daily, with a mixture of sweet ones and savoury ones.
There’s a range of drinks available too, including to beverages like coffee and hot chocolate, as well as soft drinks, beers and cocktails.
It’s not a restaurant that warrants big groups to go to as there’s limited seats, but it’s a great place to grab something small to eat as a filler if you’re exploring London or seeing a show nearby.
Because it was out first visit, we let the guy serving the food (sadly didn’t catch his name!) chose which potato and dips and would be good to try.
You can choose from 6 different types of potatoes, including the Highland Burgundy 1936, Violetta or the Red Duke of York 1942 – who knew there were so many varieties of potato?!
Next up, choose the amount of dips you would like.
The dips are prepared on site daily and vary slightly, but you can expect to try savoury dips like moroccan yoghurt, katsu curry and smoky cheese fondue. For those with a sweet tooth, you can try dips like chocolate praline mousse, campfire s’mores and creme brûlée.
All of the potatoes are fresh and crunchy, just like a posh crisp. The potatoes for the sweet dips are coated in a deliciously sweet sugar however, so you’re getting a double sweet treat!
So with that in mind, Jade and I went for the large box with 6 dips.
We wanted to try a mixture of potatoes and a mixture of dips, so we opted for a mixed box of chips and 3 savoury and 3 sweet dips.
For the savoury dips, we went for Katsu Curry, the Smoky Cheese Fondue and a sweeter curry which doesn’t seem to be on the online menu.
For the sweet dips, we went for the Lemon Tart & Raspberries, Chocolate Praline Mousse and Chocolate Salted Caramel.
The Katsu Curry was deliciously flavoursome and really reminded me of my favourite wagamama dish, Katsu Curry. It was a smooth consistency and packed a little spicy kick.
The cheese fondue was smoky and thick, and paired so well with the crunchy crisps. The taste was a little overwhelming so only a little bit was needed – but then I’m someone who has to be in the mood for cheese!
I was mostly excited for the sweet dips because I’m definitely more of a sweet toothed person.
The chocolate salted caramel dip was my absolute favourite. The chocolate was warm and silky, and paired so well with the sugary potato crisps. There was a biscuit crumb at the bottom but we didn’t even reach it, the pots of dips are super generously filled.
The lemon tart and raspberries was incredible too, the lemon tart had the right amount of sharpness, and paired with the sweet raspberry topping made it the right balance of sweet and tangy!
Would I visit HipChips in Soho again?
If I was to visit again, I would opt for the small box with 2 dips. The boxes are generously filled with chips, and the dips are filled to the brim, so I’d feel less guilty about leaving so much behind.
I would also either go for 2 savoury dips or 2 sweet dips, because mixing the 6 different dips made us feel a little queasy… but we wanted to give both types a go!
Would you like to try HipChips? What dips would you go for?
HipChips invited me to their restaurant in exchange for a review. All words, thoughts and photos are my own!
Oh I'd definitely be excited for the sweet dips too – the way you've described the chocolate salted caramel dip sounds SO dreamy haha!
Sounds perfect. I love the idea of crisps and dips for lunch. When I'm in London I usually don't have enough time for a proper lunch and this is something I would love to try.
ive heard about this place and it is unique for sure! I would love to try the sweet dips!
Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥
oooh this is right up my street (not literally but you get what I mean!) I'm always looking for new places to meet up with friends in London so I'll be suggesting this next time!
Yummy this sounds so so good! It's a bit controversial calling it "Chips" in the UK though haha 🙂 I love the sound of the smoked cheese and the chocolate and salted caramel, yummmm! xxx
Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy
I read about it this opening in the paper a few weeks ago and wondered what it's like – not sure if it's a step too far having a restaurant for crisps but it's a fun idea!
this sounds like a really fun idea!