With his business model disappearing almost overnight, one street food trader has been volunteering for a number of Bristol charities during the coronavirus pandemic.
Ollie Greenhalgh of RaviOllie, who makes homemade ravioli from a kitchen in Fishponds, has now launched the Bristol Vegan Meal Box in collaboration with other independent food and drink businesses across the city.
Ollie said: “We’ve set out with the aim of bringing together some of Bristol’s most delicious independent vegan brands that have been affected by Covid-19 into one mouth-watering meal box for two people.”
All profits from the box, which costs £40, are donated to the Square Food Foundation in Knowle West, who are currently cooking meals for vulnerable communities.
The box contains a vegan antipasti for two from Better Food, a vegan wild mushroom ravioli main course for two from RaviOllie with a sunflower seed pesto from Flip deli of North Street, two vegan brownies from Radek’s Chocolates of Fishponds and two Wiper & True Kaleidoscope beers from St Werburgh’s.
Ollie added: “Bristol has some of the best vegan brands in the country and some of these small businesses have been devastatingly effected by the Covid-19 outbreak.
“We have brought this box together in a collaboration to help support local small businesses, support an absolutely fantastic cause and give customers a delicious high quality vegan meal for them to enjoy at home.”
Main photo: RaviOllie
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