This stall regularly makes an appearance at the St Nicholas and Temple Quay food markets, much to the delight of the Bristol locals. Satiating hunger since its first appearance in the city, Niangs has been cooking up a storm ever since. Traditional Thai cuisine transformed into healthy, organic treats – it’s not hard to see why this pop-up is such a local favourite. The emphasis here is on authenticity and all the dishes are the result of recipes that have been handed down from mother to daughter for generations.
The aromatic scents wafting out the door of this Bristol takeaway simply invites customers in, leaving passers-by helpless to the temptation of coming to try the host of authentic Indian dishes on offer. With gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and meat options available, the menu at Tiffins truly caters to all. The husband and wife team behind Tiffins have been making waves in Bristol’s Indian scene since 2003 and their dazzling fusions of flavors have earned them many dedicated fans in the city. This regional Gujarati cuisine is famed for being healthier and more nutritional than traditional Indian cooking.
Find them at: 151 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, UK
Unlike Tiffins, Gopal’s doesn’t have a permanent location, but making sure to catch these guys at one of Bristol’s fascinating food fairs, or in one of their regular pop-up locations is certainly worth the effort. With its entirely vegetarian menu, sole use of local, organic produce, and emphasis on recyclable materials, Gopal’s ethical principles are evident in all aspects of their business. The ingredients of these delicious curries reflect the best of the British seasons and are guaranteed to be bursting with freshness. Love and principles also shine through in the food’s stunning flavours and delicate spices. Crispy spinach and sweet potato pakoras, piquant vegetable curries, sweet mango lassi, beetroot samosas, and spicy chai brownies will leave your mind boggled about where to start on this incredible menu.
Find them at: Many Bristol Eats events including Temple Quay Market, as well as at other events round Bristol
The passion of owner Darrin Dart for Vietnamese street food was the inspiration behind this Asian pop-up. Zestiness, tang, spice, sweetness…every mouthful of the Vietnamese delights at Viet Vite is sure to be an adventure. Let the aromatic phos, and crunchy noodle salads transport you far away to Asia. With fascinating creations such as Asian scotch eggs, innovation, as well as amazing flavors, simply burst from each bite. The light and wholesome broths are a far cry from greasy Asian takeaways and will leave you feeling healthy and nourished, but certainly satisfied.
Find them at: various Bristol Eats events and pop-up locations round the city
This family-run Jamaican pop-up dishes up platefuls of aromatic Caribbean cuisine, using recipes from their grandmother, the stall’s namesake – Agnes Spencer. With jerk chicken and delicious patties aplenty, if it’s authentic flavors you’re after, look no further than this stall. Forget napkins at Agnes’, the finger-licking goodness of everything on the menu will have you savoring every mouthful. With the meat marinated for a day and a half, you can practically taste the love and passion that go into every plateful here at Agnes Spencer’s.
Find them at: Temple Quay market, Bristol’s Tobacco Factory Market, and various other pop-up locations round the city
The Cantonese delights at the street food pop-up are home-made from scratch by the stall’s fabulous owners. Using only free-range local meat and the freshest regional vegetables, founder Anita Cheung succeeds in bringing the delicately light and wonderfully natural flavours of traditional Asian cuisine to the streets of Bristol. Forget greasy Chinese takeaways and any mediocre takes on Asian cuisine – Ah Ma’s Dumplings is the real deal. Try the incredibly fresh seafood for a taste of the British waters, enhanced by expert Cantonese flavoring.
Find them at: Temple Quay Market, The Tobacco Factory Market, and at other markets round Bristol