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‘Possibly world’s smallest vegan deli’ opens at Wapping Wharf

Updated: Jun 5, 2023

Former manager of Cafe Matiriki, Janice Heskett and her daughter Danielle has recently opened

their much-anticipated vegan deli, Herbivore Vegan Deli, at Wapping Wharf's Cargo 2.

The latest addition to the Wapping Wharf community is now situated in what was previously John

Kelly 1880+, and opened this weekend to an excellent reception from customers and social media

users, and now joins Bristol's ever-growing list of plant-based and vegan eateries; something which

in 2019 saw Bristol crowned the Vegan Capital of the World.

With a focus on seasonality and sustainability, they stock small, like-minded producers who share a

passion for food and eliminating animal suffering, as well as an exciting range of vegan and plant-

based Christmas goodies, perfect for festive occasions, including their impressive vegan Christmas

cheese boards.

Speaking about the opening, owner Janice said:

"We've been longing to join the amazing community at Wapping Wharf for a couple of years and

jumped at the unit when it was offered to us, and we love being surrounded by independent,

passionate traders" explains Janice.

"We are an independent, family-run vegan deli and are so proud to be specialising in artisan produce,

in house-made chutneys and jams with home-cooked lunches including soups and toasted

sandwiches, savoury strudel and rolls, focusing on seasonal produce packed with flavour" she


"We're so excited to bring a totally vegan foodie experience to Wapping Wharf, with food to go,

hampers and treats alongside deli favourites olives, oils, and pasta, and we'll also be offering vegan


As well as a wealth of plant-based store cupboard staples and ingredients, customers will also be

able to indulge in home-baked sweet treats and cakes, and have proudly called themselves 'possibly

the world's smallest vegan deli'.

Stuart Hatton, managing director at Umberslade, the developer behind Wapping Wharf, says:

"It's wonderful to be able to bring Wapping Wharf's first totally vegan deli to our community, and

we've loved seeing the amount of love and support Janice and Danielle have had not only in their

opening over the last weekend, but in the run-up through social media."

"We've always wanted to be able to offer something for everyone here at Wapping Wharf, so to be

able to announce our first exclusively vegan and plant-based destination, as well as arguably the

world's smallest vegan deli, is something we're very proud of."

Herbivore Vegan Deli will now be open Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm and Sunday 11am to

4pm and is specialising in artisanal produce, in-house-made preserves and home-cooked offerings.

Wapping Wharf is in the heart of Bristol's historical and cultural quarter, with its tree-lined

pedestrian and cycle route, Gaol Ferry Steps, providing an essential connection between south

Bristol to the city centre.

Now home to around 45 independent businesses, many of which are based within CARGO – a

popular hub made of temporary converted shipping containers - Wapping Wharf is home to some of

the city's best independent restaurants, shops, cafes and lifestyle businesses.


Eat & drink at Wapping Wharf




Wapping Wharf in the evening




Serving a cocktail at Seven Lucky Gods


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