Posted 10th January 2016
An ongoing foodie disappointment is that I simple don’t venture into south Bristol often enough. Last week on route to a friend’s for lunch was the perfect opportunity to swap Gloucester Road for North Street for my weekly food shop.
Ashton Fruit Shop
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I love the burst of colour you get from walking into a local greengrocers. It reminds me of being in the fruit market with my Mum as a child (before it was turned into a TJ Hughes). Ashton Fruit Shop is a great place to stock up on well priced fruit and veg with a good selection and good value prices.
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A bit of a one stop shop really – arguably you could get everything you need from Southville deli. From basics such as organic milk and butter, to Herbert’s Bakery bread, takeout coffee, salads and sandwiches and a good selection of refills for storecupboard staples like pulses, grains, pastas and flour. That’s before I start on the brilliant selection of beer, wine and cheese…
Rare butchers of Southville
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I’ve been meaning to try the award winning Rare butchers for ages. Its a lovely butchers shop and the staff are simply so friendly. My free range chicken was well priced (£8 for a decent size). All of the meat here is free range or organic which is great for shoppers looking to make a more sustainable choice. I can’t wait for them to open their second shop in Redland later this year…
Denny’s is how bakeries used to be. Nostalgic but well priced. One with doughnuts and cakes behind the counter and a good variety of loaves to choose from on the shelves at the back.
And for coffee and a sit down?
You are really spoilt for choice when it comes to coffee shops on North Street. I opted for Zazu’s kitchen to sit back and indulge in a spot of people watching and a hot cappuccino.