Gopal's Curry Shack

Help us create a permanent home in a shipping container at Wapping Wharf Bristol. We need to raise funds to fit it out and buy equipment.

We did it!

On 10th Apr 2017 we successfully raised £10,220 with 187 supporters in 28 days

Gopal's Curry Shack is a small independent mobile street food business serving creative, colourful & vibrant vegetarian and vegan Indian inspired street food.

We have been popping up at markets, events and local establishments with our unique & seasonal take on Indian street food for the last three-and-a-half years. We are now going to take the plunge and set up our first permanent home for Gopal's Curry Shack in one of a number of shipping containers on Wapping Wharf at the new Cargo 2 development - an exciting hub of small independent shops, restaurants & bars . We need your  help to make our dream of a permanent base for Gopal's a reality.

We are hoping to raise £12,000  to pay for the fit out of the shipping container, equipment & marketing.

The funds will help us pay for electrics, plumbing, flooring, kitchen build, lighting and decoration. It will also help us to pay for key items of equipment such as fridges, water boiler, induction hobs and sinks. It will also allow us to invest in some marketing.

In return for your pledges we are offering a range of rewards. These include limted edition Gopal's T Shirts, cooking demonstrations , recipes, meals & the chance to have your name painted on our pledge wall. The Pledge wall will be a key feature of the fixtures and fittings and take pride of place in our new home at Cargo 2 at Wapping Wharf.

Gopal's was started  by Heather and Mel in 2013 as a part time project run from a Horfield home kitchen and a gazebo. We started the business with just a £100 each and have gradually expanded the business year on year to cater at multiple  street food events, weddings and markets and some of the most prestigious local and regional events such as the 6 Music festival, Love Food Festival, the Frome Independent, Street Food Circus & Food connections. We also venture further afield and travel to

We serve colourful  & creative dishes such as our Curry box, chaats & Mumbai toasties. We also have a range of snacks including seasonal pakoras such as wild garlic or parsnip & ginger & our legendary Onion Bhajii Scotch Eggs.

The ethos behind our business is about being local, seasonal, organic, sustainable, a fair employer and about being a part of and contributing to, the local economy and community.

We do this by;

Using seasonal & local produce

Buying organic as much as possible

Using compostable and recycled packaging

Recycling our used frying oil to become bio diesel

Sending our veg peelings to a local allotment

Keeping food waste to a minimum

 Creating jobs & striving to be a living wage employer

Working with a local charity that works with young people

Accepting and using the Bristol pound

Buying from other small, local & independent businesses

Most importantly we want to serve delicious, colourful and creative food to the people of Bristol.

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