18 Treats You Need to Order in Bristol – The Perfect Pick-Me-Ups

Last updated on January 22, 2024

I don’t know about you but treats were one of the main things that got me through the pandemic. From baking my own sweet treats from around the world to ordering take-away from my favourite cafes and restaurants in Bristol, sugar and decadence was a staple of my lockdown diet.

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. Plus some of these deliver outside Bristol too.

Also see my guide to the best things to do in Bristol, best Bristol restaurants, and best cafes in Bristol. Bristols best independent shops.

If you’re coming to visit, also see our guide to the best Bristol hotels and most stylish Bristol Airbnbs.

Best Treats for Delivery in Bristol

Millinut, Bristol

Millinut

A relatively new kid on the block is Millinut who makes the best doughnuts in Bristol. She started with baked donuts and then expanded into fried. Delivery 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.

Best Bristol Restaurants: Oowee Diner

Oowee

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 with 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.

Best Bristol food delivery - Mrs Potts Chocolate House

Mrs Potts Chocolate House

My favourite place for pretty much all things chocolatey 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. You can order some treats , like chocolate bars and larger cake/cookie orders, for delivery from the website, and they’re also on Deliveroo for smaller orders of individual cakes, drinks etc.

Things to do in Bristol - Swoon Gelateria

Swoon

Oh my, one of the most exciting re-openings for me during lockdown number one was Swoon, which offers delivery and click and collect. 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.

Things to do in Bristol - Pinkmans Doughnuts

Pinkmans

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.

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Best Bristol food delivery - Forest Bakery

Forest Bakery

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.

Best Bristol food delivery - Papadeli

Papadeli

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.

Ahh Toots

Ahh Toots holds the crown for most impressive cake display in Bristol. It started in St Nick’s Market and now has a proper cafe at the bottom on Christmas Steps. During lockdown, they’re open for take-away and you can also order postable treats, including blondies, brownies and cookies.

Best Bristol food delivery - Bristol Loaf

The Bristol Loaf

Rejoice! The Bristol Loaf is now delivering all over Bristol and even nationwide (they started in just the local area). And, better yet, they now also deliver lots of extra goodies, such as cheese and chocolates, since opening their new shop in Bedminster in collaboration with Hugo’s Greengrocer, Two-Belly Cheesemonger and The Bristol Vine. Home to some of Bristol’s best bread and sweet treats, the Bristol Loaf is king of baked goods. I recommend all the pastries and the chocolate banana, peanut butter slice. They’re also delivering a great selection of natural wine from The Bristol Vine.

Best Bristol food delivery - Grape and Grind

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.

Best Bristol food delivery - Pizza Workshop

Pizza Workshop

Pizza is always a good pick-me-up in my books, and Pizza Workshop continued to deliver throughout all of lockdown number one, serving A+ sourdough pizzas with inventive toppings. Now, in lockdown two, nearly all the usual pizza places are open and delivering, including my other favourites: Pizzarova, Franco Manca, Bosco and Bocabar.

Zaras Chocolates Bristol

Zara’s Chocolate

For some homemade chocolate, you need to try Zara’s Chocolates where they make small-batch chocolate, including bars and truffles, as well as the best hot chocolate in Bristol (obsessed by the spiced orange flavour!). You can order the chocolates from the website, including hot chocolate stirrers to make your own drinks at home.

Best Bristol Restaurants: Poco

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.

Best Bristol food delivery - Bakers and Co

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 Cargo Cantina, 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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Bakery Number Eight

Bakery Number Eight is new on the scene and I haven’t managed to try it yet, but the photos look promising! Selling boxes of cookies, cakes and brownies that fit through your letterbox, these are perfect for sending as gifts when you can’t guarantee the recipient will be at home. I have my eyes on the matcha cookies and choc orange brownies.

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