If you can, buying through local, independent food producers and retailers now will help secure the future of Bristol’s food community, and ensure our city’s food system is more resilient in times ahead.
Bristol City Council have produced an Essential shopping map allowing you to search by Postcode, Street name or ‘Near Me’ for the location of shops providing essential items in your area.
Bristol Food Union have pulled-together information on restaurants and caterers that have adapted their businesses to offer takeaway and delivery; independent greengrocers, butchers and bakers that are still trading – many of whom are now offering pay and collect or delivery services; and on direct sales from brewers and farmers.
The Lockdown Economy website allows you to discover independent businesses in Bristol that are continuing to supply during the COVID-19 crisis, including many food and drink businesses.
Bristolpantry.com connects Bristol food lovers direct to producers. Orders are taken up until Wednesday afternoon, then delivered on the Friday (currently BS1-BS9).
Bedminster Business Improvement District has created the We Are BS3 website for BS3 residents to order online from BS3 shops, including lots of food and drink options.
Bristol Live (March 25th) looks at Bristol pubs and restaurants that have launched delivery services due to coronavirus.
B24/7 (March 26th) on which Bristol food and drink businesses are still open.
Further afield, farms offering national delivery can be found on the Farms to Feed us website.
Whiteladies Road Market opened on May 24 with a small version of the market and the Tobacco Factory Market re-opens on Sunday, July 5 starting with food stalls. A scaled-down version of Finzels Reach Market opened on Friday 5 June.
You can find out how busy places are before you go using the new Crowdless App (in development) that features some of Bristol’s smaller shops.