21 June 2016

Temple Quay Market, Bristol

I'm a creature of habit, but not when it comes to food. Since starting this blog nearly three years ago I've been eating out at least once a week and I've realised there is always something new to try. I am 100% okay with this, but my imagination only stretches so far when it comes to making my packed lunch for work. It was to my absolute joy, then, that my colleague discovered Temple Quay Market, and so began our weekly excursions and my weekday lunches became a lot more exciting.

A stone's throw from temple meads station and smack bang in the middle of Bristol's business quarter (is that what we call it?), this market is ideally located for us office workers, and such a treat. Always local, always fresh and absolutely always delicious, the food is the kind you'd get at a food festival or the best independent cafe in Clifton, and I love it all. Thursday has officially become the new Friday thanks to Temple Quay Market. 

From falafel wraps and tacos to stroganoffs and burgers, there's something for all tastes and appetites. My favourites so far have been Niangs Thai's yellow chicken curry (there is nothing, NOTHING, that compares to that Thai, coconutty goodness), Ah Ma's pork baos and, featuring in this post, Eat Like A Greek's halloumi pitta wrap.

There's something so satisfying about biting into food you've seen prepared right in front of you. A simple combination of fresh salad, grilled halloumi, balsamic glaze and homemade tzatziki stuffed in a soft, warm pitta is the perfect lunch for me. And to finish, a doughnut from The Big O Donut Co, because, let's be honest, it's always good to end meals on a sweet note.

My dad and I found these doughnuts shortly before I moved to Bristol last summer. A woman was selling them at Whiteladies Road market and they looked so shiny and big we had to get some. Thank goodness we did – they are honestly the best doughnuts on the planet. I've been to New York and I've tried all its trendy offerings, including Dough, and trust me, these are better.

Good doughnuts don't make you feel like you're gonna die after you've eaten them. These are so light, fresh and perfectly flavoured without being too sweet. I could eat one after the other at any time of day and nothing and no one could stop me. I'm just waiting for The Big O Donut Co to open up a shop so I know they're here for good.

Lime & coconut
Lemon curd cream

Let me just say, these two doughnuts were eaten on separate occasions, but I'd have no trouble scoffing both in one sitting. The salted caramel rings were also calling my name but alas, my pocket money only stretched so far. If anyone fancies ordering a crate of these to my office I'll probably let you have one :)

Have you been to any of the food markets in Bristol? They are the absolute best and just one of the many reasons I love this city so much. There's often one in the Bearpit, on the Harbourside and, of course, St Nick's. Check out the full list here. Temple Quay Market takes place every Thursday from 12-2pm and I'm there every week, without fail.



  1. Replies
    1. They are they are! Big O Donut Co need to expand!

  2. Oh MY!! I'm literally drooling on my screen right now! I love doughnuts. I'm usually a plain glazed kinda girl but these look so good!

    Kirsty - Life in Excess

    1. The good thing about these doughnuts is they're not at all sickly, otherwise I'd stick with the plain glazed, too :)

      N xo


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