The team behind vegan restaurant Smith & Daughters is opening a New York-style deli, complete with home-style Jewish cuisine, fresh fruit and veg grocer, takeaway coffee and sandwiches.
Following the success of Fitzroy strictly vegan restaurant Smith & Daughters, Mo Wyse and Shannon Martinez are now opening a deli nearby to not only expand the range of food they offer, but also grow their production kitchen.
|Smith & Deli founders Mo Wise and Shannon Martinez|
We were invited to the media launch of Smith & Deli last weekend. The deli has a small shop front and focuses on convenient, grab-and-go, homemade dishes. The idea is to offer take home meals like lasagne, pizzas and soups) and breakfast and lunch options to takeaway, as well as vegan cooking ingredients.
|Fresh fruit & veg|
|Vegan turkey sausages|
Given how much I love my meat (and cheese and butter), a vegan deli would not necessarily be my first point of call for convenient foods, but I have to say I enjoyed what I tried.
I'm definitely not a fan of the fake meats and decided to stick to the - super tasty - vegetarian salads. Filling and full of flavour.
The sweets are also winners. The girls loved their apple pie and I was pleasantly surprised with the butterless almond croissant.
Smith & Deli opens to the public tomorrow and is definitely worth a visit for anyone travelling through Fitzroy.
Thanks Luke from Curated Control for the invite!