Better Food – Wapping Wharf
Cafe and Deli
The arrival of Better Food at the Harbourside’s new Wapping Wharf development has been embraced by residents as well as those using the new Gaol Ferry Steps walkway. Better Food is not only a superb organic supermarket, but also boasts a charming café, complete with an outdoor seating area. The ethos behind the company is very straightforward – they believe that health and food are connected, so promote fresh, organic produce in a tranquil environment. The supermarket is stocked with organic store-cupboard goodies as well as fresh meat, fruit, vegetables, and beautiful flowers and plants. The deli produce features a range of on-to-go food like fresh sandwiches and gourmet Scotch eggs. There’s an equally tempting selection of cakes and biscuits.
We stopped by for breakfast one morning before work and were overwhelmed by the choice of delectable dishes. After careful consideration, I plumped for a hearty serving of huevos rancheros, with baked eggs and ricotta. Clearly the breakfast of champions, this aromatic dish filled me up until well after lunch. My husband opted for a bacon, guacamole and chipotle sauce sandwich, served on fresh sourdough with rocket. This he paired with an immunity booster juice – featuring manuka honey, ginger, carrot, orange, apple and turmeric – while I had a glass of freshly squeezed apple juice. A few days after visiting for breakfast, we were in need of late-afternoon sustenance, so popped back in. We shared a charcuterie board and a vegan salad board, with some delicious cheese and fresh bread. The fennel salami and turmeric chorizo stole the show on the charcuterie board, and the fresh salads and hummus from the vegan board went down a treat. From a range of organic drinks that includes cider and Moor Beer Company beer, I chose a glass of pinot grigio, while my husband enjoyed the merlot. It’s no wonder that Better Food has been welcomed so heartily to its new neighbourhood – it’s a one stop shop for Bristol’s gourmands.