Bristol is brewing up something brilliant.
Kombucha, kimchi and kefir. We may have just got our head around these fermented products but turns out there are so many more out there to help promote gut health, plus get that deliciously tangy taste.
This new fermented food shop in Bristol has got it all. A scientist with a background in microbial genetics is opening Bristol’s first shop dedicated to fermented food. Set to open in early October, Every Good Thing, will sell cultures and equipment and provide advice to help people make their own ferments from home. Move over banana bread-making and hello fermenting, as this could be your new lockdown hobby if you haven’t tried it already.
Every Good Thing will be joining the likes of Indian street food restaurant, Gopal’s Curry Shack, and salt beef bar, The Pickled Brisket, to name a few, at Cargo in Wapping Wharf. The shop will also be selling plenty of fermented products including kombucha, kimchi, chilli sauce and kefir grains. Every Good Thing plans to operate as a production kitchen and workshop space on Mondays and Tuesdays and be open for people to buy ferments and equipment for the rest of the week.
Shop owner Dr Caroline Gilmartin is a fermented food specialist, whose interest in fermented foods came after a friend gave her some milk kefir grains after she fell seriously ill with suspected pneumonia in 2014. Through a series of workshops and demonstrations, Caroline began to spread the word about how to make and manage your own kefir and ferments. From her home in Clifton Wood, she supplies Every Good Thing fermented foods to Bristol shops, Hugo’s Greengrocers and Two Belly, plus customers across the UK and has written a book, A Practical Guide to Fermented Foods, which will be published in October.
Every Good Thing, Cargo 2, Unit 6, Wapping Wharf, Gaol Ferry Steps, BS1 6ZA