Delivering fresh fruit to Bumbles children for nearly 30 years!

It’s hard to believe Bumbles Day Care has been working in partnership with Michel’s Fruit and Vegetable Shop on the Ormeau Road in Belfast for nearly three decades.

Michel’s Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Michel’s quality-driven, reliable and friendly local service delivers an abundance of fresh fruit to our door every week. Hundreds of children at Bumbles enjoy the freshest produce everyday in our settings, feasting on seasonal fruits at snack times. Over the years, staples such as red and green apples, bananas and oranges have been complimented with watermelon, pears and more exotic options allowing our children to try new fruits and to give our children choice.

“It’s a privilege to see the wonderful institution Bumbles has become. I’m grateful for having been given the opportunity to supply you through out your journey.” – Michel of Michel’s Fruit and Veg (pictured below with Patsy)

Michel's Fruit Shop - Ormeau Road

Supporting Local

Michel’s Fruit & Veg shop is located on the vibrant Ormeau Road, just opposite the Errigle Inn. It’s bustling with shoppers from the local community everyday including some of our families who are local to the area.

“My family grew up in the St Johns and Rosetta area of the Ormeau Road and have fond memories of Michel’s fruit and veg van pulling up kerb-side at the weekends. We would have ran outside like it was the ice cream van, chatted with our neighbours and purchased some healthy produce from Michel in the Fruit Van! It is so wonderful all these years later Bumbles continues to benefit from such a good local service. Thank you Michel and team.” Patsy Maxwell, Bumbles Director

At Bumbles, we order the rest of our food and ingredients for our menus from a retail supermarket. Although convenience and cost is important to us and especially in today’s climate, we want to continue to support the local economy by shopping local, which is why we always welcome conversations from local producers and suppliers. If interested in speaking with us, please email