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.
Saturday and Sunday
It’s the weekend at last – hooray! Time to get out and about for some serious street food indulgence! If you’re an early riser, head to Whiteladies Road Market and stock up on fresh local produce before the crowds arrive. For a more leisurely start, linger over brunch at the Tobacco Factory, the Watershed or one of Bristol’s many lovely lounges before wandering across to the nearest market. And if you’re feeling peckish later, pick up an ice cream from Vee Double Moo on College Green.
- Tobacco Factory Market
w: tobaccofactory.com/section.php/39/1/sunday_market; Facebook: tobaccofactorymarket
Open: Sun 10am-2.30pm
- Whiteladies Road Market
w: sustainableredland.org.uk/market; Twitter: @Whiteladiesrd
Open: Sat 8.30am-2pm
- Vee Double Moo, College Green
w: veedoublemoo.co.uk; Twitter: @VeeDoubleMoo
Open: Sat & Sun noon-5pm
- Harbourside Market
w: theharboursidemarket.co.uk; e: [email protected]; Facebook: harboursidemarket
Open: Thurs noon-3pm; Sat & Sun 11am-4pm
- BS4 Market
w: co.uk/main.html; e: [email protected]; Facebook: BS4market
Open: second Sun of month 11am-3pm
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.
Tobacco Factory Market
Weekly street stalls include:
Absolutely Cakes – award-winning cakes and cupcakes, Agnes Spencer – Jamaican family recipes, Apple Tree – preserves and cheeses, Bordeaux Quay Bakery – bread, pastries, macaroons and more, Chin! Chin! – deli-style picnic boxes and afternoon teas, Country Produce – fruit and vegetables, Fishman with a Difference – sustainable fish and shellfish, Moist – hummus and inventive dips, Pieminster – award-winning pies made from locally sourced ingredients, She Sells Sushi – sushi freshly made from ethically sourced fish
Regular visitors also include:
Ah Ma’s Dumplings – Cantonese dim sum, Big O Donut Co – handmade doughnuts filled with local organic ingredients, Crumpet Cakes! – indulgent, characterful cakes, Gopal’s Curry Shack – vegetarian and vegan Indian street food, The Pickled Brisket – salt beef sandwiches, Rolling Italy – Italian-inspired street food, Somerset Charcuterie – Mediterranean methods combined with West Country ingredients, Sue Carnaby’s Cakes – home-baked biscuits, cakes and slices, Wild & Rustic – venison and game
Whiteladies Road Market
Bordeaux Quay Bakery – bread, pastries, macaroons and more, The Curry Council – samosas, onion bhajis and curries, Just Cracked Roasters – artisan coffee, Leigh Court Farm – fruit, vegetables and dairy produce, The Meraki Way – canapés, dessert tapas, meze, cold buffets, desserts and popcorn, Moist – hummus and inventive dips, Mullion Cove – traditional handmade biscuits, Snowdrop Cottage – cheese and preserves
Vee Double Moo
Local ice cream in an organic cone served from a vintage VW campervan on College Green or from a bicycle stall (Little Moo) around the Harbourside.
Weekend regulars include:
Angus & Mitchell – British street food, Big O Donut Co – handmade doughnuts filled with local organic ingredients, Crumpets and Tea – , Dorset Market Kitchen – , Electric Lemon – , For Mice & Men – , Good Food & Co – gluten-free, Italian Sausage – Los Hermanos – Latin-inspired hot rolls and confit potatoes, Low n Slo – , Lynda’s Loaf – organic bread, Momo Bar – Tibetan steamed dumplings, Pastilla House – , The Pickled Brisket – salt beef sandwiches, Somerset Deli, Tru-Foo – juice, yoghurt and oat smoothies, Underdogs – Wild & Rustic – venison and game, Wood Chop Pizza – traditional Neapolitan pizza
The Eating Room – brunch of granola, jamon, avocado and dropscones, Gaines Juice Bar – from Gaines Greengrocers of Totterdown, The Little Butcher of Totterdown – name says it all, really, Sausagenius – sausages made from British outdoor-raised pork, Special Delights KCR – scrumptious, healthy cakes with a Sicilian taste, Spice Stop – traditional homemade Indian cuisine