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I don’t know about you but treats are one of the main things that are getting me through this pandemic. From baking my own sweet treats from around the world to ordering take-away from my favourite restaurants and cafes in Bristol, sugar and decadence has been a staple of my lockdown diet. Yes, I am still eating healthily for the majority of my food, especially as I’m currently pregnant, but a treat or two certainly doesn’t go amiss in making things a little brighter.
For those of you who live in Bristol, here’s my guide to the best Bristol food delivery options if you’re looking for a little pick-me-up. From doughnuts to dirty burgers to gourmet picnic snacks, there’s something for every mood.
Also see my guide to the best restaurants in Bristol.
Best Treats for Delivery in Bristol
A relatively new kid on the block is Millinut who makes probably the best doughnuts in Bristol. She started with baked donuts and has recently expanded into fried. Deliveries slots are limited and on a first-come-first-served basis, so be sure to get in there early. The menu changes each week and I’m yet to try one I don’t like. Favourites so far have been the baked birthday cake doughnut and the fried eton mess.
For the most decadent burger in Bristol, you have to go to Oowee, which began as a tiny take-out and has now expanded to three locations across the city, including two entirely vegan restaurants. It’s OTT dirty take-out at its very best. I am obsessed by both the marmite fries and the Beyond burgers, although to be honest you can’t go wrong with any of it. And to top things off, go for a milkshake too. Delivery is via Deliveroo. Other excellent burger options are Honest Burgers, Asado and Hubbox, also on Deliveroo.
Mrs. Potts Chocolate House
Hands down the best place for pretty much all things chocolate in Bristol is Mrs. Potts Chocolate House where you can find the best cookie sandwiches known to man and the most creamy of all hot chocolates. Also on the menu are delights including milkshakes, cupcakes, cookies and a mighty hunk of chocolate cake.
Oh my, one of the most exciting re-openings for me has been Swoon, which is currently offering delivery or click and collect at the weekends. This is seriously the best gelato in Bristol, rivalling the best we’ve had in Italy. The chocolate sorbet is particularly lush. Available for delivery on Deliveroo.
If you’re a fan of sourdough doughnuts, Pinkmans is the place to go, and I was delighted to find out they’re now delivering. Other things to order include a delicious array of pastries, freshly baked bread and brownies.
The first treat I ordered during lockdown was a pack of pastries and sourdough from Forest Bakery. The almond croissant is especially delicious and they have vegan options too. You can order direct from the bakery or via Good Sixty.
If you want some gourmet groceries and treats, Papadeli is delivering some of its finest, including Tony’s Chocoloney, lots of cheese, antipasti, Italian sweets and some fancy chocolate bars by Prestat, Ocelot and The Chocolate Society. You could put together the most high-end picnic ever from the produce here. It’s all available for delivery from Good Sixty.
The Bristol Loaf
Rejoice! The Bristol Loaf are now delivering all over Bristol (they started with just the local area). Home to some of Bristol’s best bread and sweet treats, this bakery is king of what it does. I recommend all the pastries, the almond polenta rhubarb cake and the chocolate banana, peanut butter slice. They’re also delivering lots of great quality provisions such as cheeses and flour.
Grape and Grind
I haven’t yet been able to indulge in this particular treat, but once the baby arrives, I’ll definitely be placing an order with Grape & Grind for some wine. On Gloucester Road, it’s one of Bristol’s best wine shops and is available for delivery direct from the shop or through Good Sixty.
Pizza is always a good pick-me-up in my books, and Pizza Workshop has continued to deliver throughout all of lockdown, serving A+ sourdough pizzas with inventive toppings. Bosco also delivers over the weekend.
One of my favourite things is going out for a Sunday Roast and the next best thing is having one delivered. The Cauldron does an excellent one, and they also deliver pizza, curries and fish and chips, depending on the day of the week. You can even order a bread making kit.
For some homemade chocolate, you need to try Pionka’s where they make Mexican bean-to-bar chocolate, including bars, truffles, cakes and drinks. It’s a sweet little café on Cheltenham Road, but you can also order their chocolates online for delivery.
Poco Tapas Bar
Poco serves seasonal tapas in one of Stokes Croft’s best restaurants, and to adjust to the changing times, they’re currently delivering a few of their favourite dishes, plus some new burgers too. The number one thing to order here is the punched potatoes – they’re a staple of every visit and it was a pleasure to have them at home. Delivery is available on Deliveroo.
Bakers & Co
These guys aren’t delivering, but if you can manage click and collect from Gloucester Road, Bakers & Co (one of my favourite brunches in Bristol)is definitely worth a visit. Run by the owners of several of Bristol’s best restaurants, such as Masa + Mezcal, you can order meal kits/fresh ready meals to enjoy at home, including a gourmet taco kit, and truffled mac and cheese. They’re also selling provisions such as flour and some excellent baked goods, including banana bread and pastries.
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