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Let’s start with the name. How did we come up with it?

So, Foodiependent is all about food / foodies, and our Bristol local indies / independents and by combining them together… FOOD + FOODIE + INDIE + INDEPENDENT = tada, Foodiependent!

What’s the story behind Foodiependent?

I’ve been really lucky to have built many great relationships through my food blogging hobby in the past few years. Getting to know many restaurant owners and managers, I now understand the financial hardships one has to go endure as an independent business. Althought despite that, they are still filled with positivity, work harder than ever, and have endless amounts of enthusiasm to please their customers! Honestly, I just don’t know how they do it.

Sadly, COVID-19 hit Bristol hard and all these amazing hard working people have to make tough decisions to furlough their staff and close their restaurants down. Some may even be for good and this won’t stop until life returns back to normal, which may well be quite a long way away – this was when I thought it was a good time to step up and hopefully make a difference.

Wouldn’t it be great if food lovers could discover Bristol’s best & trusted independent places to eat & shop, at the same time support them AND benefiting them as well?

…alas, Foodiependent was born! 

You can make a difference and support our Bristol indies!

Did you know many third-party website and devliery apps charge up to 38% comission fees with many added costs on top? That’s why our Bristol food scene really needs your full support. By making a decision to purchase or dine with our Foodiependent Partners directly, you are supporting them fully! We do not charge commission fees, which means all our Foodiependent partners get to keep what they make.

When can I start using my Foodiependent card?

IMMEDIATELY! All you need to do is sign up as a member here – it takes you no more than 10 seconds (honest!) and your e-card will be in your inbox instantly for you to download and use.

We really hope you enjoy Foodiependent Card and remember to always try and eat, drink, and shop local whenever you can!

By Cherine (Creative Director & Founder of Foodiependent)