Hugo’s Greengrocer Deli

73 North Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 1ES

A Greengrocers opening in the heart of Bristol supplying fresh fruit and vegetables almost entirely from a 15-mile Radius, the most local greengrocer in Bristol.

Hugo’s aims to keep locality and quality at its centre, not margins and prices. The shop will use 6 key suppliers, so we will always clearly display the supply chain from the soil and grower to how it has ended up in the tray the customer is considering. This transparency allows our shopper complete trust in the fact that what they are eating is from a sustainable source, local and either organic or non-organic.

In addition to trust in the produce, Hugo’s local aims to serve a variety of healthy extras, such as coffee roasted Bristol, Fresh Pasta made less than 200 metres away and great pro-biotic products like Kefir and other exciting items.


VBites franchise opportunity

Dear Bristol Vegans,

I work for VBites, manufacturers of the world’s widest range of vegan meat, fish and dairy substitutes, and operators of the famous VBites Café restaurant on East Street, Brighton.
We are looking for potential franchisee’s who might be interested in opening a vegan pub kitchen in the Bristol area. If you might be interested please register on our website and we’ll get in touch.

Best Wishes


The Capability Cafe (veg)

Fresh & delicious vegan & vegetarian food; lentils are our thing. Waiting for a pitch in Bristol street markets… In the meantime, developing recipes!

“Cucina povera” is a phrase in Italian which literally translates to “peasant cooking” or the poor people’s way of cooking. It means using fresh ingredients you have to hand to make delicious, healthy meals, rather than spending a fortune on expensive foods or fad products. I grew up with my Italian Mum who taught me the beauty of this way of cooking. Inspired by the “cucina povera” way of doing things, we decided to set up our own market stall and offer fresh, delicious, local, and ethical vegetarian food at an affordable price.

We offer a range of flatbread patty sandwiches made from pulses and grains, and seasoned with fresh herbs and spices. Accompanying our unique patties is a range of slaws, fresh salads and delicious dips – all home-made with our love and lots of thought put into them!

Roots Lounge (veg)

6-8 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UQ

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Roots Lounge is our Vegetarian and Vegan Lounge bar that we have been trying to open now for 18 months! Please can you help us in the end stages of getting Roots Lounge open?

What we are asking is that you make a small donation and in return we will offer you a voucher, for coffee, cake, a beer, chips or whatever you fancy on the day. We desperately didn’t want to crowdfund however due to unforseen circumstances we’ve been left with no other financial options.

I am happy to supply anybody with more information but in short the following has not gone to plan. We weren’t informed the building was grade 2 listed until we were 5 months into the process of opening so have had to pay out architect fees of over £10,000. We were told the electrics were sound, they weren’t and we’ve had to rewire at a cost of £7,000. The lease was overly complicated we were quoted solicitor fees of £2000. We ended up paying £7,500.

Just as we were due to open there was a water leak from upstairs, which meant the grade 2 listed ceiling had to be repaired this has put is back 6 months and counting. Due to this we have lost both the summer and the Christmas trades. During this time I have been working full time to cover the costs but unfortunately I managed to contract whooping cough and I have had a close family member pass away so I have missed a couple of weeks of work.

Please understand that we are not asking for money for nothing we will give you back a voucher so that you can get your money back but at this point we have become financially desperate and are at the point where we may have to walk away. We are a small family business and our intention is to serve good food and drink, treat our staff well and donate some of our profits to Bristol community projects.

If you can help us we would genuinely be very grateful and ask that you please share this page amongst your friends and family.

Thank you so much in advance xxx xxx

See the Crowdfunding page HERE.