Better Food was established by Phil Haughton in 1992 as an organic delivery service, operating from a warehouse in St Werburghs.
In 1998 Better Food became a limited company.
In 2003 Better Food moved to its current location in the Proving House, and became a more conventional retail outlet, still committed to its organic and local principals.
Since 2004 Better Food has also sold fresh produce grown on a 24 acre site 8 miles from Bristol in Chew Magna, originally managed by the company and now managed by/in collaboration with The Community Farm. The Community Farm is a not-for-profit community organisation founded by, among others, Phil Haughton, Better Food’s MD, which aims to put people back in touch with the land. The Farm manage the Better Food Company’s wholesale business and veg box scheme.
In 2006, the St Werburghs shop extended to fill the entire ground floor area of the Proving House so as to increase its product range and open the café.
In October 2010, we opened a second store on Whiteladies Road. The Clifton-based food hall and deli remains true to the company’s local, organic and ethical principles and increases accessibility to organic food in the city.
In 2016, our third store opened at Wapping Wharf, in Bristol city centre. With the best offer on organic, local and independent produce in the area, the latest store and cafe is the perfect stop for residents in south Bristol.
Our history is your history
Better Food represents the environmental, creative and entrepreneurial spirit of the city. Its staff, customers and suppliers have shaped its past as much as we hope we have shaped them. We don’t know what the future may hold but if it is anything like the past 25 years then we say bring it on!