‘Means the world to us’: Sisters’ takeaway food van included in Good Food Guide 2022

Tanya Joseph and Terri Parsons started The Bap Mobile only two years ago

<p>Tanya Joseph and Terri Parsons swapped their careers in retail and finance to run The Bap Mobile</p>

Tanya Joseph and Terri Parsons swapped their careers in retail and finance to run The Bap Mobile

The Bap Mobile in Bristol has won a blue ribbon at the 2022 Good Food Awards - for a second year running.

The takeaway serves baps, jacket potatoes and paninis from a truck at the car park of Gardiner Haskins in the city centre.

It was chosen for the award for its food quality, service and value.

Owners Tanya Joseph and Terri Parsons swapped careers in finance and retail to start the business in 2019.

The sisters chose the site due to redevelopment in the area, which they hoped would bring in extra trade from builders.

Projects nearby include the former home of Gardiner Haskins set to be turned into 243 homes.

Example of a dish served up at The Bap Mobile alongside a certificate for last year’s award

Terri said: “It [award] means the world to us. We worked so hard to build the business from nothing so it’s lovely to get some recognition.”

The sisters said their business has taken a hit during the pandemic as many people started working from home, but Terri said they are now happy to see more and more people returning.

The Good Food Awards recognise hard-working teams who strive for excellence within their field.

The Bap Mobile’s food is available from 7am - 2.30pm from Monday to Saturday.

Among the most popular items on the menu are meatball and cajun chicken paninis.

Asking what their plans are for the future, Terri said: “We’ll be here for another 5 years until the building is redeveloped.”