Breaking Bread was a summer success in Bristol last year, offering a unique al-fresco dining experience on the Downs.

The pop-up restaurants and gardens were launched in direct response to the Covid-19 crisis and the difficulties it caused for the hospitality industry, providing much needed jobs for both hospitality and events professionals in the city.

Now, the team behind the initiative is back with a brand new ready-meal service that also helps the city’s most vulnerable. For #FoodFriday, we’ve been finding out what to expect from Breaking Bread At Home

Tables and diners inside a pop-up restaurant at Breaking Bread Bristol

Image - Breaking Bread Bristol

What is Breaking Bread At Home?

Breaking Bread At Home is a way for locals to play a part in feeding the city and tackling food poverty, while also feeding themselves. It’s summed up as ‘take out to help out’.

People can order top quality dishes created by some of the city’s most renowned restaurateurs: Josh Eggleton of Pony & Trap, Ben Harvey of Bianchis and Team Love. Each meal is a portion for two and every meal bought funds a meal for a Bristolian facing food vulnerability.

It’s not the first initiative by food businesses making sure the city is well fed during this crisis (read about more of them in our Bristol causes to support in 2021 blog post). But the team hopes it’s a step towards more long-lasting solutions and a circular economy in the local food industry.

What’s on the menu?

Eggleton and Harvey have devised a menu of warming winter dishes of Salt & Malt fish pie, Bianchis smoked mozzarella and mushroom lasagne and The Pony & Trap cottage pie.

Pony & Trap cottage pie for Breaking Bread At Home

Image - Pony & Trap cottage pie

These are each created from fresh seasonal ingredients, prepped and assembled by the restaurants’ respective teams while their restaurants are closed.

There are no vegan or gluten-free options right now, but the team is looking to add to the range at a later date – so keep your eyes peeled for new dishes.

When can you order from Breaking Bread At Home?

First orders are live from today!

Place your order by Wednesday 10 February for collection on Friday 12 February. Weekly collections will be each Friday from Pasta Loco, Salt & Malt (Wapping Wharf), Bianchis and Bristol Beer Factory (Southville).

Make your Breaking Bread At Home bookings here. Breaking Bread itself will return to The Downs in spring 2021.

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