Shopping local in Southville

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.

Southville Deli
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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…

Refills anyone? Lots of choice at Southville Deli

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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…

Loved #shoppinglocal on North Street this week. Can't wait for these guys to expand into Redland soon

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Denny’s bakery
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.

3 thoughts on “Shopping local in Southville

  1. Eleanor Reply

    I like Dennys and it is exactly like the one I went to growing up but it is a shame you didn’t venture a bit further down the road and try Marks bread. It really does live up to its good food award. Oh… and Zaras chocolates are terrific and do insanely good ice cream in the summer. #southvillefangirl

    • Gemma Reply

      Jag & Eleanor – thanks for your comments.

      I think I perhaps stopped too early North Street (I finished up with Coffee in Zazus) hence why I missed the others… No worries… I’ll just have to make another trip!

      Gemma x

  2. Jag Reply

    Can’t believe you missed Mark’s Bread

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