We’re big proponents of supporting local business at Secret Bristol. And it doesn’t get much more local than this. eat:Bedminster will once again transform East Street in Bedminster into a street market this April 15, after ten thousand people visited the inaugural market festival back last October. Over 60 local food and drink vendors will take over the entire street and showcase the best of Bedminster’s hospitality scene.
Between the hours of 10am and 4pm, the street will come alive (even more so than usual) with stalls offering farmer’s market favourites such as cider and cheese, to award-winning bakeries and patisseries. (The street itself will be completely closed to traffic – including buses – between 7am to 7pm). Expanding on last year’s event, eat:Bedminster will expand onto Dean Street to feature even more stalls this time around.
Visitors can meet the faces behind their local suppliers, sample the best of Bedminster’s businesses, and discover local delights that previously might have slipped under your radar. Live music, strolling entertainment and buskers will also provide a cheery backdrop to those browsing the stalls.
Acknowledging the importance of inclusivity, the street market will tend to all dietary requirements. This includes vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free food and dinks, so that no one misses out on fun. It will also be fully accessible for all to attend, as well as being dog-friendly and free to attend.
eat:Festivals has organised the street market and it is backed by Bedminster BID. The partnership hopes to connect the Bristol community in a celebration of local food and drink. eat:Festivals is a not-for-profit that hosts one-day food festivals across the West Country. The festivals are low-cost for traders to attend, with all profit plugged straight back into local businesses. There will also be an eat:Clevedon on May 20. and eat:Portishead on August 12.
“This is the second edition of eat:Bedminster and our partnership with Bedminster BID has given us the opportunity to grow the festival and keep shining a spotlight on the local businesses that are here all year round with food, drink and entertainment,” said Bev Milner Simonds, founder of eat:Festivals.
Last year’s Bristol-based traders included: The Incredible Brewing Co, Ceylon and Beyond, King Fin, Gingerbeard Preserves, Soy Ahoy, Creamberry Artisan, Diggity Doughnuts and Dark Matters. For more information about eat:Bedminster and other events head here.