The Glass Arcade
Café Atlas – A visit to Café Atlas grants an insight into the sights and smells of North Africa. Beautiful mosaic tabletops and colourful cushions set the scene while your meal is prepared – just try to resist the tantalising aromas of dishes like Moroccan lamb tagine.
Pieminister – Serving the heartiest pies in crumbly, golden pastry, Pieminister is a veritable foodie institution. Expect fillings such as chicken with ham, leek and thyme and beef steak and Irish stout and pair your pie with a choice of mash, peas and heavenly gravy. A wide range of vegan and vegetarian options is also available.
Chilli Daddy – Committed to introducing award-winning, authentic and original Szechuan food to the UK, Chilli Daddy prides itself on sharing the food experience enjoyed and cherished by thousands of Szechuan families for many years with a loyal following of local foodies. Expect flavoursome hotpots, spicy fried chicken and seasonal specials.
The Kofta Bar – Run by the Real Olive Co, The Kofta Bar focuses on serving healthy meals and Mediterranean cuisine with ample veggie and meat options available. Choose from a range of salads and soups – with flavours like sweet potato and coconut milk – as well as wraps.
Eat a Pitta – For a fresh and healthy lunch that’s packed with flavour, Eat A Pitta is just the ticket. The stall sells superb vegetarian and vegan food, specialising in some of the tastiest falafels around. Pair your lunch with a dazzling array of accompanying salad, flatbread or pitta and a generous helping of hummus.
Grillstock – Famed for its low-and-slow American-style barbecue that’s carefully smoked overnight, the Grillstock crew knows how to entice meat-eaters. Expect classic 18-hour-smoked pulled pork rolls and beef brisket rolls, alongside daily specials and homemade mac and cheese.
Portuguese Taste – If you’re not familiar with Portuguese cuisine, you’re missing out. The likes of peri peri chicken, red beans with pork, meatballs and chicken escalope are all served straight from the lovely Paula’s kitchen. Oh, and the pastel de nata – Portuguese custard pastries – are out of this world.
AHH Toots – This charming stall showcases the very best of baked goods, including sausage rolls, bacon sandwiches, veggie sausage sandwiches, sweet treats like orange and Earl Grey cake, and banana and salted caramel brownies. Vegan and gluten-free options are available.
Big Juice – If you’re looking to get started on a health-kick, Big Juice should be your first point of call. Its countless juices and smoothies have been tried and tested to provide various health benefits. Whether you’re looking to aid digestion or feel in need of vitamin revitalisation, you’re sure to find something delicious and nutritious on the menu.
Sausage Station – For years now Sausage Station has been the place to go in Bristol for top-quality sausages, whether you’re looking for Gloucestershire Old Spot or something more unusual like smoky maple syrup sausages. Take a selection home for dinner or treat yourself for a piping-hot serving of bangers and mash for lunch.
Pure Pasta, Soup & Sandwich – Pure Pasta is the perfect spot for lunch if you want something hearty, fresh and full of flavour. Authentic Italian dishes like pasta served with hearty beef ragu are perfect winter warmers, while in summer you can enjoy an extended menu that includes fresh salads and traditional arancini.
Matina – Just walking past Matina is enough to make your stomach rumble. Quality ingredients are used to make an array of tasty lunch options including fresh feta salads and delicious wraps. Choose from fillings like chicken, lamb and halloumi, and add fresh vegetables, salad and hummus, tzatziki or sweet chilli sauce for a nutritious, reasonably priced and satisfying meal.
Caribbean Wrap – For a taste of the Caribbean without leaving lovely Bristol, Caribbean Wrap can’t be missed. It’s known for perfect jerk chicken served with rice and peas, but also offers brilliant curries and salads. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re a meat-eater or a vegetarian, whether you like spice or prefer to walk on the mild side.
Brozen – With their unique-recipe liquid nitrogen ice cream, the friendly team at Brozen can whip up a batch of smooth and creamy gelato before your very eyes. The shelter of The Glass Arcade means it’s always the weather for a frozen treat. They also serve amazing homemade galettes with a range of sweet and savoury toppings.
Royce Rolls – Royce Rolls has been serving vegetarian and vegan food at reasonable prices since 1979. Hobbs House artisan breads, fillings like Somerset Brie and grape, and local and organic ingredients feature heavily on the menu. Jacket potatoes, soups and veggie sausage rolls make for comforting lunchtime fare, while a ginger and chocolate flapjack is an ideal afternoon treat.
Spice Up Your Life – The team behind Spice Up Your Life makes everything on the premises, so it’s as authentically Indian as possible. You’ll be spoilt for choice by the broad selection of daily changing curries, and up to 70 per cent of the food served is suitable for vegetarians. The bhuna is always popular, so make sure you don’t miss out.
Exchange Hall & Avenue
Eatchu – Serving up delicious handmade gyoza dumplings, miso soup and other delights, Eatchu is the perfect place to enjoy something different for lunch. With a number of different options on offer, it’s worth stopping by for a truly delicious Japanese street food experience.
Be Natural Café – From the team behind the Be Natural Products shop, this lovely café offers a great range of attractively priced snacks, sandwiches and sweet treats. The friendly team showcases delicious, nutritious produce in a selection of fantastic homemade dishes served alongside a wide range of hot and cold drinks.
Source Food Hall and Café – Source is a café, bar, butchers, fishmongers, grocers and deli all rolled into one. The fish and meat counters are piled high with seasonal, free-range and rare-breed British produce, which is also used to create all of their fabulous café cuisine. It’s also the perfect place to pick up your dinner party ingredients or speak to the team about catering a private function.
Exchange Café – Enjoy the view of Bristol’s old city with a coffee and toasted sandwich from Exchange Café. Soak up the atmosphere of the market amidst the historic buildings of Corn Street with reasonably priced fare and friendly service.
Vegan and Wellbeing Market – Our plant-powered market will get your week off to a great start. Expect vegan street food, produce, ferments and more.
Corn Street, Mon 10am-3pm
Tuesday and Friday Street Food Markets – Wine Street’s Tuesday and Friday Food Markets are a real hotspot for local foodies and tourists looking for the perfect on-the-go lunch or snack. Stalls sell some of the best local produce and street food in the city.
Wine Street, Tues & Fri 11am-2.30pm
Bristol Farmers’ and Producers’ Market – Wednesdays see Corn Street taken over by this award-winning weekly food market. Head down for the opportunity to buy quality local produce direct from the producers.
Corn Street, Weds 9am-2.30pm