Bristol is known for its vibrant food scene, with a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, and bars offering delicious cuisine from around the world. But for those looking for a quick and affordable bite, Bristol’s street food scene is where it’s at. From tacos to falafel wraps, Bristol’s street food vendors offer a diverse range of options that are sure to satisfy any craving. Here are some of the best street food options in Bristol

Sicilian Donkey

Sicilian Donkey is one of the best street food vendors in Bristol
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Sicilian Donkey is a family-run business that specialises in authentic Italian cuisine, including pizza, pasta, arancini, cannoli, panuozzo, and desserts like Tiramisu. Their mobile wood-fired pizza oven cooks pizzas in just 2-3 minutes, using an artisan sourdough base that Chef Umberto slow-ferments for at least 24 hours to enhance the flavour. With over 20 years of experience in professional kitchens and wood-fired pizza cooking, Chef Umberto ensures that everyone is fed with proper Italian food, while Claire takes care of all inquiries and requirements before and after the event. Sicilian Donkey takes pride in their work and delivers the best Italian food made by a true Italian chef.

Chilli Daddy

Chilli Daddy
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Since 2011, Chilli Daddy has been serving up their delicious Szechuan street food in markets and festivals in Bristol and the UK. They have stalls at Tobacco Factory Market, Wine Street Food Market, Bath Farmers Market, and Bearpit Street Food Market. They also have restaurants on Queens Road, Baldwin Street, and St. Nicholas Market.

Chilli Daddy’s mission is to share the authentic Szechuan food experience with the local community. All of their dishes are made from traditional family recipes passed down from Chef-owner Mr. Yuan’s mother and grandmother, who learned them in rural Szechuan in the 1940s-1950s. The mobile wood-fired pizza oven used by Chef Umberto is the result of 20 years of experience in professional kitchens and cooking wood-fired pizzas.

Ah-Ma’s

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Ah-Ma’s is a restaurant founded by Anita Cheung, offering Cantonese home-cooked cuisine that emphasises the nourishing qualities of ingredients based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. The menu features handmade dishes made from scratch using locally-sourced, minimum free range or organic produce from ethical producers, with packaging made from renewable resources. The name “Ah-Ma’s” is a homage to Anita’s mother and generations before her who passed down wholesome food remedies and herbal recipes widely known in Chinese families. Ah-Ma’s mission is to share the experience of delicious food made with love and nourishing qualities, especially through their dim sum that literally means “touch the heart.” You can taste Ah-Ma’s, one of the city’s best street food vendors at different markets in Bristol, such as the Tobacco Factory Market, Finzels Reach Market, Temple Quay Market and Frome Independent.

The Little Taquero

The best street food vendors in Bristol - the little taqueros
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After spending a year travelling in Central America, sampling street food and learning recipes from the locals, Taquero’s founders wanted to bring Mexican and Central American authentic street food to Bristol. They converted a 1978 Renault Estafette van into a mobile taco truck and have been serving their authentic food at street food events ever since. Since their launch, Taquero has been voted the number one street food trader in Bristol by Buzzfeed. They have also been shortlisted for several awards and won the 2018 Crumbs “Trader” award. You can find them at the Bristol Craft Beer Festival and elsewhere around the city – check out their schedule.

Eat a Pitta

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The falafel Bristol street food vendors serve up some of the best Middle Eastern cuisine around. The majority of their food is vegan, besides some of the yoghurt and herb sauce. Plus they use compostable packaging and renewable energy in their efforts to be as environmentally friendly as possible. You can find Eat a Pitta on Too Good To Go app, or at their multiple Bristol locations. These include St Nicholas Market, Broadmead, Queens Road, Gloucester Road and Clifton Village.

Momo Bar

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Specialising in Tibetan Dumplings, are the Taste of Tibet. They’re also known as momos – hence the name. The street food vendor based in St Nicholas Market, Bristol offers a range of mouth-watering fillings and traditional chilli sauces . All dishes are handcrafted at Momo Bar from scratch, where you can find the likes of thukpa noodles, shapaleg, spinach and cheese momos, vegan momos and much more.

These are just a few of the amazing street food options that Bristol’s vendors has to offer. So next time you’re looking for a quick and tasty bite, head to one of these vendors and experience Bristol’s incredible street food scene for yourself.

If you’re looking for more tasty food in Bristol, head to one of the city’s pasta bars!