One of the joys of living and working in Bristol is the ever-increasing variety of street food stalls that keep popping up all over the city. They’re great for fitting in breakfast on the hoof, grabbing a quick bite in your lunch break or making the most of the sunshine, but the difficulty can be keeping track of what’s open where and when. To help you find some of Bristol’s best, we’re compiling a day-by-day guide, so you can satisfy your street food cravings whenever the fancy takes you.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Thanks to the great range of daily street food venues, we’ve made it through to midweek already. On Wednesdays and Fridays, the glorious collection of eateries at St Nicholas Market spills out into Wine Street, and every Wednesday a growing assembly of street stalls gathers at the Bearpit behind Broadmead.
Thursdays are now #StreetFoodThursdays (or #SFTBristol), when you are invited to head to the harbour between noon and 3pm for a fabulous al fresco lunch. If you’re closer to Temple Meads Station, aim instead for Temple Quay Market, where a dozen or so different eateries come together every Thursday from noon to 2pm.
- St Nick’s Covered Market
Open: Mon-Sat 9.30am-5pm
- St Nick’s Food Market, Wine Street
Open: Weds 9.30am-2.30pm; Fri 10am-4pm
- Bearpit Market
Facebook: BearpitMarket; Twitter: @Bearpit_MarketOpen: Weds 11am-2.30pm
- Harbourside Market
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Open: Thurs noon-3pm; Sat & Sun 11am-4pm
- Temple Quay Market
Facebook: TempleQuayMarket; Twitter: @TempleQMarket
Open: Thurs noon-2pm
See below for details of which stalls make a regular appearance where, and visit Bristol Eats (aka BEATS) for more details about some of Bristol’s best street vendors.
St Nick’s Food Market
Regular street stalls include:
Blu-Fire SmokenGrill – American and Caribbean fusion cuisine, The Italian Sausage, Langosh – Hungarian, Los Hermanos – Latin-inspired hot rolls and confit potatoes, Tia Julia – Brazilian stews, curries and wraps, Pippin doughnuts, Momo Bar – Tibetan steamed dumplings, The Kitchen Chef – patisserie, She Sells Sushi
The following places are open most weekdays and Saturdays:
Every Wednesday they are joined by the likes of:
Ah Ma’s Dumplings – Cantonese dim sum, Pastilla House – Moroccan pasties, The Pickled Brisket – salt beef sandwiches, Underdogs – free-range British frankfurters, Wild & Rustic – venison and game, Eatchu – handmade Japanese gyoza dumplings, Big Fish Little Fish – seafood, Smoke Catering – Texas barbecue, Sri-licious – Sri Lankan street food
Thursday Harbourside Market
Angus & Mitchell – British street food, Buckland Venison – West Country street food, Tasty Ragga – Caribbean, Coffee Gondola, Dawsons Pastries & Breads – and salted caramel truffles, Los Hermanos – Latin-inspired hot rolls and confit potatoes, Momo Bar – Tibetan steamed dumplings, Tia Julia – Brazilian stews, curries and wraps, Tuk Tuck – Korean-Mexican fusion, Wood Chop Pizza – traditional Neapolitan pizza
Temple Quay Market
American Kitchen – pies and brownies, Bath Organic Farms – burgers and sausages, Biblos – Middle-Eastern, The Big O Donut Co, Chef de Maison, Eatchu – handmade Japanese gyoza dumplings, Jacob’s Finest Falafel, Little and Long Coffee Roasters, The Little Tacqueria, The Mango Hub – South Indian, Niang’s Thai Snacks, Nutts For – Scotch eggs, The Pickled Brisket – salt beef sandwiches, Uchu Perú – Peruvian food, Wild & Rustic – venison and game, Winnie’s Bakery
And this is in addition to all the fantastic places that are open every day.