New vegan deli to open at Cargo in Bristol’s Wapping Wharf

It will focus on sustainability and food grown by small artisan producers

A new vegan deli showcasing ingredients from small artisan producers is opening at Cargo 2 in Bristol’s Wapping Wharf.

Called Herbivore, it’s the latest venture by Janice Heskett, the former manager of Café Matiriki in Finzel’s Reach, and her daughter Danielle.

With a focus on sustainability, Herbivore will serve vegan food sourced from small artisan producers.

Janice says: “We are so excited to be opening our vegan deli in Wapping Wharf, it’s a very special place.

“We moved to Bristol ten years ago and instantly fell in love with the food scene here; it’s so refreshing for a community to actually embrace and support small, local independents.”

Herbivore will move into the converted shipping container that was previously home to John Kelly 1880+, a specialist jewellery and silverware retailer.

John Kelly has decided to leave Wapping Wharf after several years to focus on his online business and trade fairs.

How the vegan cheeseboard will look at new Cargo deli Herbivore

Stuart Hatton, managing director at Umberslade, the developer behind Wapping Wharf, says: “Janice and Danielle are hugely committed to creating something special at Herbivore and we feel it will complement the other independent businesses at Cargo perfectly.

“There are several vegetarians in our family and we often eat vegan meals and I’m sure many others are like us so Herbivore will be a popular new addition to our community.

“John Kelly has been part of our Cargo community for many years and will be missed, but we understand that businesses evolve and that he wants to make a change. We wish him and his business every future success.”

Herbivore plans to open in early October.