With plenty of pop ups in Bristol to choose from, your next foodie adventure is never too far away! Check out our list of the best pop-ups you’ll find in Bristol – they’re scrumptiously delicious!
Having just rounded off a stint at Matilda’s Chilli Bar, Plumed Serpent serves up tasty Mexican street food with a creative international twist. Think sashimi tuna tostada with a Wiper & True or tequila cocktail on the side. Look out for husband and wife team Ed and Laura Bevan at The Hillgrove and The Old Bookshop over the coming months.
Next event: 19th July – 13th Aug @ The Hillgrove – Details here
Gopal’s Curry Shack
Recently spotted serving fragrant coconut curries at St Nicks Night Market, this creative outfit has been known to pop-up everywhere! From festivals to pubs, you can even find them at private parties. Why we love Gopal’s Curry Shack? Well, they serve exclusively vegetarian dishes, with a commendable ethical approach. Not sure what to order? Give their Aloo Tikki Chat a go.
Promising to “amuse your bouche” Bosh’s founder Juliet Clarke was last seen cooking up a storm at The Elephant House in Bedminster. I can confirm that her Italian-inspired menu of courgette crostini and slow-cooked pork had me head over heels. What’s more, Bosh likes to dig deeper! Not content with supper club success, they also supply cakes to coffee shops across the city.
Founded by friends Rory Perriment and Oliver Thorogood, Burger Theory can be found at Kongs of King Street 7 days a week. With ethically sourced burgers ranging from the classic (beef with cheese, gherkins and mustard mayo) to the creative (wild boar, venison and apricot with salsa verde), they aim to please, ensuring everyone’s a winner.
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Just for you too dream about the opening night!! The double down and dirty…home made dirty sauce, super crisp bacon, cheddar, mozzarella, two six oz patties and our super tangy home made pink pickled onions…oh yeah and just a bowl of kimchi fries in the background!!! Hunger done! Credit: @fitwaffle thank you for the great pic #burgetheoryuk #burgerlife #newhome #comeandseeus #foodporn #homemade
Durty Gurties Dining Room
Having earned a stellar reputation at Avery’s Wine Cellars, Durty Gurties’ next event is currently shrouded in mystery. The talented Pudsey family will be bringing their unique brand of local cuisine to an as yet unannounced Bristol venue, but you can be sure that you’ll know where the food has come from. From the candied nuts to the lemon curd ice cream, food miles are always kept to an absolute minimum. Proper job.
Cafe Mulino is another family affair, this time hailing from the heart of St Werburghs. With great-value Friday-night suppers featuring sophisticated dishes like courgette and goats cheese fritters with pink grape fruit, samphire and saffron aioli, it’s no wonder the Harveys’ events often sell out.
Single-handedly overseen by Liam Chawdhary, Kansai Kitchen evolved from his time working as a Japanese food guide and cookery instructor. Today, Liam supplies authentic izakaya street food and suppers to Bristolians across the city, with upcoming venues including The Old Bookshop and The Crofter’s Rights.
Smoking buns really know their burgers… and hot dogs. Their bona fide US-style recipes cover everything from buttermilk chicken to slow-cooked brisket and blue cheese dip. It’s indulgent stuff and perfect for festival season – no wonder they have a stall at Love Saves the Day, Glastonbury and every muddy field in between.
I was lucky enough to experience Asian Pop at a recent yoga brunch and my God are they good! I’ve never had anything like their matcha tea waffles and let me just say this… they were a total revelation. What’s more, whenever I’m hungry I still think back on their tangy papdi chaat. A team effort by Yoko, Sarah and Ursula, Asia Pop brings together their wealth of experience to create unique and abundant menus. Rest assured, you will not leave hungry.
Ah Ma’s Dumplings
Anita Cheung hand makes Ah Ma’s authentic Cantonese dumplings and baos using only the freshest of natural ingredients and boy are they worth the effort. The steamed bao buns encasing belly pork and hoisin sauce are out of this world. Best find them at the Temple Quay and Tobacco Factory Markets ASAP!
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Good shot!! Actually salivating! RG @philmanger: Pork and ginger dumplings – Ah-Ma's @ah_mas_dumplings @tfsundaymarket @tobacco_factory #foodism #foodpics #food #foodporn #foodphotography #foodie #foodgasm #bristolfoodie #bristolfood #bristoligers #igersbristol #bristoleats #beats #ahmas #tobaccofactory
The Chocolate Bear
As deceiving as the name may be, the Chocolate Bear isn’t actually a chocolatier! Instead, these guys offer 100% gluten-free menus and are often vegan, too. Chef James can often be found at The Clifton Wine Bar, drawing the masses with his mouth-watering menus of maple-glazed poussin and smoked garlic and tomato stuffed aubergine.
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94% funded on Crowdcube! (link in bio) Such a positive start to the day deserves a beautiful breakfast! Sweet Plantain, Asparagus, Aubergine, Spinach, Red Pepper and Coconut Flour Dumplings. #breakfast #vegan #Paleo #plantbased #glutenfree #dairyfree #health #healthyeating #cleaneats #cleaneating #veggies #chef #Bristol #startup #foodpic #food #foodie #foodporn #share #eat #energy #gym #fitness #fit #Jamaican #British #inclusive #organic #entrepreneur #crowdfunding
Ahhh, Edna’s Kitchen! Always and forever taking city centre lunches to another level, you can find her at the kiosk in Castle Park. Specialising in Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern vegetarian food, Edna Yeffet whips up tempting mezze selections, fresh salads, herby frittatas and a wealth of delicious dips.
The Feastie Boys
Trading at markets across the city, The Feastie Boys made a name for themselves as (amongst other things) the people who brought the beef donut to Bristol. It’s a heady combination of beef and Guinness stew fried inside a paprika and mushroom donut. 100% savoury and utterly unique, this is a must-try for all Bristolian foodies.