Wriggle: the fairy grubmother for Bristol foodies

2016 has been an exciting year for my family and me. Back in February we moved back to Bristol and one of the things I’ve enjoyed most about being based in this brilliant city is exploring the ever-expanding local food scene.

The temptation is to eat out every day of the week and you’d still never discover all that Bristol has to offer. And, of course, such gluttonous debauchery would break the bank. So I was very interested to hear good things from friends and fellow food lovers about the Wriggle app for picking up a bargain meal, and decided I really needed to try it out for myself.

Wriggle describes themselves as your Fairy Grubmother, on a mission to help people discover the best local places to eat and drink, with the helping hand of exclusive savings. The Bristol app launched in 2014, and there are now versions for Brighton and Cardiff. 

What I love about Wriggle out is their focus on supporting local independents, not just the usual high street chains, which helps these smaller businesses with their efficiency.

The Bristol food and drink scene has changed fair bit since I last lived here a decade ago and with the help of Wriggle I’ve been having a blast navigating the city’s foodie landscape without ending up stony broke.

So how does it work?

It’s simple. Download the app, enter your location on the homepage, and Wriggle shows you all the local places with offers nearby. Choose an offer that tickles your taste buds, purchase through Wriggle, receive a unique code, and enjoy!

Our highlights


Pizza Workshop, North Street, Southville BS3
Bocca and a soft drink for £4.50 instead of £6.50


Bearpit Market BS1
Any main dish from a trader for £4.50 instead of £6


Wisebeans Cafe, Stokes Croft, BS1
Organic soup and raw veg salad for £4.95 instead of £6



The Graff Cafe, Bearpit BS1
Death wish Americano and fresh croissant for £2.95 instead of £4.50

Sky Kong Kong, Bearpit BS1
Korean organic Bento box lunch and fresh pressed juice for £4 instead of £5


Tuk Tuck, St Stephen’s Street BS1
Any hot Thai red curry for £5.25 instead of £6.50

If you enjoy your food, love a bargain and want to discover new places to eat and drink, then I highly recommend Wriggle.

The app is a doddle to use and the range of offers is always pretty varied, including coffee and breakfast, brunch and lunch, dinner and takeaways.  As a South Bristol resident, I find there isn’t always so much on offer near me and I hope that might improve in the new year. But there’s always heaps to choose from in central Bristol, which is where I work, so great for lunchtime deals.

I’m looking forward to eating and drink my way through the best Bristol has to offer in 2017. And here are a couple of local guides I’ll be drawing inspiration from…

Try out Wriggle yourself here: www.getawriggleon.com.

Disclosure: I was supplied with a complimentary gift voucher in order to review Wriggle. As ever all views expressed are mine and only products I genuinely like get featured on my blog. The introductory voucher was for £30 and I have subsequently parted with more of my own hard-earned cash on fantastic Wriggle offers.

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