Gopal's Curry Shack is a small independent mobile street food business serving creative, colourful & vibrant vegetarian and vegan Indian inspired street food.http://www.gopalscurryshack.co.uk/
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 http://wappingwharf.co.uk/cargo . 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 http://www.indietracks.co.uk/
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.