Many people associate fish and chips with Great Britain, and it’s become almost a symbol of the country. This classic British produced food is still incredibly popular, with residents and visitors, and around 300 million portions are enjoyed each year. Some of the best fish and chips can be found around the coast, at the country’s fishing ports and seaside resorts, and aficionados will tell you it tastes better when wrapped in newspaper. Several different families in the UK claimed to have invented the dish and first served fried fish and chips (fries) together as a meal, and it originated in the middle of the 19th century. A restaurant in Leeds claims to be the oldest fish and chip shop in the UK, having been serving the delicious meal since the 1860s. Today, if you’re visiting Great Britain, a visit to a traditional chippy is a must.