Food shopping in Bristol

Bristol is a food lovers’ paradise, especially if you’re into buying locally – there’s so much on offer!

HIDDEN TREASURES (from a local Bristolian!)

Bristol Sweetmartwww.sweetmart.co.uk
Situated on St Marks Road, this specialist food company is legendary – selling all sorts of amazing Asian and Ethnic products.

St Marks Road
This whole street is generally amazing – offering a truly international flavour with great Indian sweet shops, vegetarian and curry type restaurants – here are a couple of favourites.

The Thali Caféwww.thethalicafe.co.uk
This place has won numerous awards and there are a few now around Bristol.

Cafe Maitreyawww.cafemaitreya.co.uk
Eating here has got a good reputation.

Wai Yee Hong Chinese and Oriental Supermarket
A huge Chinese supermarket just outside Fishponds on Eastgate Rd – it has everything you could ever want and need if you love this cuisine!


Turners Farm Shop - www.turnersfarmshop.net
Just past Downend, this is a great place to find reasonably-priced good, local food and drink – the range of ciders and perry’s is huge! You can even bring a container and fill it up with local cider!

On the subject of cider…
Bristol is pretty renown for its traditional cider houses so it’d be a crime not to elaborate on the subject! Here’s a good website – www.bristolciderhouse.co.uk - but be warned:just one glass of the local scrumpy could end up in carnage!!

Don’t feel too guilty though, you’re doing the environment no harm. The orchards are literally just down the road, and there are a few more breweries within 10 miles which also do great beers, so the carbon footprint of these ciders and perrys is nil!

GENERAL SHOPPING LIST

Main shopping areas:

Broadmead / Cabot Circus—main shopping area with high street shops
Gloucester Road—cafes and independent, ethnic, and charity shops
Park Street / Queens Road—independent clothes and shoe shops, cafes and restaurants
Easton—variety of ethnic shops from different countries
Clifton Village—independent shops
Cribb’s Causeway— indoor shopping centre with most high street shops
Frenchay area – Downend: Catellanos Deli, Melanie’s Kitchen, Uncle Irvs Bake House, Cottage bakery

Markets:

St Nicholas’ market – whole range of food and produce – Mondays and Saturdays on Corn Street
Farmers market – on Corn Street every Wednesday from 9.30am – 2.30pm selling all sorts from fresh farm produce to fish, cheese to cakes.

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