Food Shops in Bristol

Don't leave Bristol without sampling the best food and drink that the city and surrounding region has to offer. Bristol is on the doorstep of some fabulous farms, vineyards, cider orchards and producers, and also has an impressive array of brewers, distillers, coffee roasters, bakers and chocolatiers based in the city.

Food markets in Bristol

There are a range of food markets where you can purchase local goodies, starting with St Nicholas Market in the city centre, which is open six days a week and is home to a range of street food stalls, as well as more traders in the indoor market, including the Hot Sauce Emporium, Treasure Island Sweets and Be Natural products. Bristol Farmers' and Producers' Market runs every other Wednesday outside St Nicholas Market on Corn Street.

You can also stock up on local bread, cake, cheese and more at weekly local markets including Whiteladies Road Market (every Saturday) and Tobacco Factory Market (every Sunday).

Specialist shops

Looking for something specific? If it’s local cheeses you’re after, head to The Bristol Cheesemonger in Wapping Wharf for a fantastic selection – they're just a few doors away from some other local suppliers too: The East Bristol Bakery, Clifton Seafood Company, Meat Box and Swoon gelato.

You’re never far from a brilliant bakery or cake shop in Bristol, the difficulty is knowing where to go first! Some of the most popular in town include Hart’s Bakery next to Temple Meads station, Farro Bakery near Cabot Circus, and The Bristol Loaf, which has a cafe at Bristol Beacon, plus bakery-cafes in Redfield and Bedminster.

Take your pick from a carefully curated selection of whisky, rum, gin, agave spirits, brandy and more at Spirited on North Street, where you'll also find plenty of local spirits represented - you can even take a seat and try a tasting flight, or book on to one of their special tasting events!

Delis and farm shops

Stock up on some of the region's best produce at one of our local delis - you'll find them all over the city from Bedminster to Bishopston, offering a range of store cupboard essentials, locally-made food and drink, and some tasty gifts to take home!

Papadeli in Clifton are best known for their cakes and brownies, but also have a fresh deli counter loaded with salads, freshly-made savouries, local cheese and more.

Flourish Foodhall to the east of the city in Saltford packs in a dazzling selection of local meats, cheeses, pies and even doughnuts on their fresh food counter, which you can also enjoy in their cafe next door. Browse the shelves to find some of the West Country’s best, from cider to chutneys.

The shop at Windmill Hill City Farm not only stocks vegetables and herbs grown in their gardens and eggs from their chickens, but also products from a range of Bristol businesses.

If you’re venturing into Somerset, you’ll probably pass a TOUT'S store, where you can expect a great choice of locally sourced products from over 70+ suppliers in and around the area, as well as some household essentials and bigger brands.

Over in Wapping Wharf, you’ll find Herbivore vegan deli and Better Food, which has hundreds of hyper local products on their shelves, with over 50 suppliers located within 10 miles of their store.

Buy direct from local producers in Bristol

You can also visit many businesses directly or order online through their website (please note that many are limited to UK deliveries only).

Visit local breweries such as Bristol Beer Factory, Lost & Grounded or Wiper and True to order some of their cans to take with you (you can also enjoy a pint or two at their taprooms),

Stop into 6 O’clock Gin’s shop on The Glassboat in the city centre, or the shop at their distillery in Thornbury, to stock up on their range of gins and delicious liqueurs.

Make sure you take home some West Country cider from the Thatchers Cider Shop, where the shelves are packed with their ciders, alongside produce such as local cheeses and chutneys, and gifts. Their draught ciders are available straight from the barrel, so you can try before you buy! You can also buy direct from family-run Wild West Cider, who make organically-certified fine ciders and wines just outside Bristol.

You can see our full list of delicious food shops and delis below. Discover more of Bristol's fabulous food scene on a food tour, or at one of the city’s many food festivals and events

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