Monday, September 19
Pizzarova Crate @ M Shed – 12″ Margherita Pizza (Upgradable)
On Wriggle: £5
Pizzas don’t need to be piled high with toppings when the sourdough (from a 69 year old ‘starter’ – that’s a big deal) is this damn fine, and the mozzarella is this good. But if you’re feeling fancy then you can add any additional toppings for just £2 extra paid to the nice folks serving (which would bring the purchase amount to £7 instead of £9).
A new contender for the Bristol pizza crown. These fine folks have honed their craft from their converted landy, but having already graduated into a stylish location of their own – they’re now opened up in the new Bristol food hotspot that is Wapping Wharf, in a built for purpose ‘crate’ bang on the waterfront. Their pizza is made from slowly fermenting sourdough that has been rising for 69 years, resulting a light and airy dough giving it a distinctive taste. Their toppings are sourced from sustainable suppliers and change weekly.
Tuesday, September 20
Plumed Serpent Cantina @ The Old Bookshop – Any 3 Tacos & A Small Plate
On Wriggle: £8
A firm Wriggle favourite. Get down to the brilliantly quirky Old Bookshop on North Street for 3 Tacos (choose between beef, chicken, cod and mushroom) and your choice of any small plate to accompany them. Serves 1, in style.
The Plumed Serpent Cantina is very excited to announce a new stint at The Old Bookshop in September, which is rapidly becoming a hotbed of great food. Delivering their own brand of tacos, tortas, chips & specials, expect some PSC classics such as beef shortrib & red ale tacos or ancho mushrooms, side to side with new dishes like the Korean pork tenderloin taco. To wash it all down there’s a great selection of booze to try from the Old Bookshop Bar
Wednesday, September 21
Any Main (Pastilla House/Smoke Catering) – Bearpit Market
On Wriggle: £4.50
Get on down to the Bearpit to see either Pastilla House or Smoke Catering for any of their lunch main courses. Will you BBQ it or will you take the pasty train? 10 available at each – first come first serve!
BEATS is a true Bristol based street-food collective, created by a group of street-food traders. You can find a changing selection of them down at the regular Wednesday Bearpit Market – a wonderful foodie oasis in the middle of town.
Thursday, September 22
Old Market Assembly – 2 Pints of Craft Ale!
On Wriggle: £5
Any 4 pints of Bristol Beer Factory craft ale (3 options to choose from) for just £10, unlimited. Expect live music later in the evening at the weekend and a cracking outdoor terrace to soak up the last of the summer sun.
From the team behind The Canteen and No.1 Harbourside, The Old Market Assembly is first and foremost a place for people to meet. Their aim is to create an environment where cultures collide and meld to create new connections between people and ideas. This runs through the design of the space and into the shaping of the menu, bakery and theatre and music.
Friday, September 23
Bagel Boy (Gloucester Road) – Any 2 Bagels & 2 Beers & Chips
On Wriggle: £12
Welcome, Bagel Boy to their brand spanking new(ish) premises. While you’re welcoming you may as well enjoy a couple of bagels (any), a couple of beers (selected) and some fries to boot. It’s like a housewarming. But good. Long live Bagel Boy.
At the vanguard of a new wave of Bristolian food is Bagel Boy. Owners Mitch and Leo are the bagel boys – initially creating Bagel Boy as a pop-up in Shambarber, a barber in Stokes Croft – before finding their permanent home on St. Nick’s Street. And since then they’ve developed a cult following.
The idea is simple but original – freshly-baked bagels, hearty fillings (including patties that basically make a bagel-burger) and fries – all given memorable names such Party Boy and Lady Boy. The style is cool, with minimalist chipboard sides and Bristolian graffiti, and endearingly chaotic. The food is quite simply delicious.
Saturday, September 24
Hope & Anchor – Any Pizza & Pint
On Wriggle: £10
Here we go. A homemade stone baked thin crust and delicious pizza, alongside any pint up to the value of £4. Hot tip: cool off in their fabulous beer garden, a truly hidden gem – lush, verdant and secreted away.
The Hope & Anchor prides itself on serving only the best in craft and real ales, fine wine and locally sourced, homemade food. On Sunday, they serve roasts made with free range and organic ingredients from local farms. They cater for all tastes and budgets and there are always vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. A real gem.
Sunday, September 25
The Phoenix – Any 4 Burgers or Pizzas
On Wriggle: £19
Gather up your friends, colleagues and lovers for a mountain of delicious, freshly prepped burgers and pizzas. Choose literally any combination of 4 burgers or pizzas from an extensive menu which caters for all dietary requirements. Check out the great selection of beers, wines and spirits at the bar whilst you’re at it.
This is a proper hidden-gem. A beautiful haven of a pub risen from the hustle, bustle and shine of Cabot Circus (behind the Future Inn) serving quality pub grub in a truly welcoming atmosphere. Make sure you say hello to Sy the owner and sample some of their fine selection of local ales and imported lagers.