More than 50 food and drink stalls will showcase the best of local food and drink in a free to attend street food festival in south Bristol on Saturday (October 1).
The event is being organised by the eat:Bedminster team and supported by the Bedminster Business Improvement District (BID).
Visitors from the local community and beyond will not only be able to browse through the locally sourced food and drink from the West Country, but also chat to the faces behind each individual business.
Bristol-based businesses which will be taking to their stalls on East Street during the festival include local bakeries and pastry specialists such as Creamberry Artisan, Diggity Doughnuts and Dark Matters.
For those with more savoury tastes, there’s Sri Lankan street food caterer Ceylon and Beyond, sustainable seafood specialist King Fin and vegan food pop-up Soy Ahoy.
Gingerbeard Preserves will also be showcasing their farmers’ market classics, from chutneys to sauces, jams and marmalades, while Bristol brewed beverages will be on offer from The Incredible Brewing Co.
In addition to the Bristol businesses taking to their stalls at eat:Bedminster Festival, a range of businesses and suppliers from across the West Country will also be popping up in East Street.
These include farmers’ market favourites such as cheese from Bath Soft Cheese Co. and Somerset Charcuterie.
Visitors can also get fresh with local vegetable produce from Riverford Organic Farmers and Veg Life, or indulge in street food savoury dishes from Big Munch Mac & Cheese and The Bratman and sweet treats from Exeter-based Churros El Quijote.
A variety of local breweries from across the West Country will also be showing off their best ciders, ales and beers at eat:Bedminster, with the likes of Secret Orchard’s cider from Taunton, Harry’s Cider from Langport, Somerset and even Pier and Lighthouse Gin by The Clevedon Distillery showing off just how great the Westcountry is for local brews.
A range of stalls at eat:Bedminster will have food and drinks on offer suitable for vegans, vegetarians, those with gluten-free allergies and those following a keto diet, including Gluten Free Picnic and Kinetic Kitchen Ltd.
Complementing the wide range of locally sourced food and drink on offer, live music and strolling entertainment will provide a lively backdrop to visitors browsing the East Street stalls, whilst also entertaining visitors of all ages.
The festival will see the road closure of East Street during the festival, from 10am till 4pm, to allow a variety of stalls to take over the space. eat:Bedminster will also be fully accessible for all to attend.
Bev Milner Simonds, Director and Founder of eat:Festivals, said: “The partnership with Bedminster BID has given us the opportunity to create a new event for the area - showcasing the bricks and mortar businesses that are here all year round and adding some tasty complimentary producers, makers and entertainment.
“Bedminster is unique – offering us fresh opportunities for making local connections, discovering new producers and creating new habits.”
Simon Dicken, Chair of Bedminster BID said: “eat:Bedminster is a great opportunity in autumn to head out and support local traders and explore all the new businesses that have opened in the area over summer.
“East Street is jam-packed with inspirational entrepreneurs and this event will see the street come alive with independent traders with foods from every corner of the world.”