Watsonia’s many different fish and chip shops are bracing for the busiest day of their calendar year, as anyone with even the slightest hint of Catholicism in their family history keeps with the tradition of not eating meat on Good Friday. While it has been well publicised that our local area is flush with fish and chip options, each store expects to be flat out today filling orders as people forget that there are other vegetarian options other than fish and chips.

Local vegan Caroline Bennett is baffled by the behaviour of the once a year pescetarians, telling The Watsonia Bugle, “Vegetarian food in Melbourne has come a long way in the last 20-30 years, but it seems that anyone with a skerrick of Catholicism in their family tree can’t go past fish and chips on Good Friday. The vegan community really should use Good Friday as a springboard for promoting what we have to offer.”

While we’re open to all kinds of eating habits, we say go for fish and chips on Good Friday. Buy big, and buy local.