Happy Birthday Better Food!

30 years of the best organic, local and ethical food in Bristol. 30 years of championing a better, greener way of doing things, from the producer to you.

We’re humbled by every one of you who’ve made Better Food what we are today. Established back in 1992 by our founder, Phil Haughton, we’ve grown into four stores, but our mission has always been the same: a fairer food system for all.

To mark this anniversary, we’re taking a trip down memory lane, back to where it all began!

30 Years of Friendship, Fun and good, honest organic Food


1992 – Phil’s Better Food Campaign

Phil Haughton sets up an organic delivery box scheme – Phil’s Better Food Campaign – in St Werburghs, later becoming The Better Food Company.

2002 – Our first store opens

We up sticks, settling into our current home and first store in St Werburghs.

2004 – The Walled Garden

Phil and the team cultivate a small plot of organic land in Wrington, selling what we produce to customers.


2006 – Our first café opens

True to our organic roots, the food still takes advantage of the best organic, local produce.

2009 – The growing operation moves

The growing side of things moves to a larger plot in Chew Magna. Today, The Community Farm, is a community-owned, not-for-profit open organic farm in its own right.

2010 – Store two opens!

Our second store opens on Whiteladies Road.

2016 – Store number three

Our third store opens on Wapping Wharf.

2017 – We win a Soil Association BOOM Award for Best Organic Retailer

…and our cafés become the first in England to be awarded the Soil Association Organic Served Here Award. We also launch our first company-wide charity campaign: Streets to Kitchen.




2019 – Natural and Organic Products Europe Award

We won a Natural and Organic Products Europe Award for Best Independent Retailer.



2021 – BOOM Award

At the BOOM awards we take home Best of Organic Independent Retailers and Finalist for Best of Organic Eating Out.


2021 – Store four opens!

We open our fourth and newest Bristol shop and café on the vibrant Gloucester Road.

2022 – Plenty more to come!