Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse
You know it’s good when there’s always a line around the block. Smith & Deli is a trailblazing vegan deli, a Melbourne gem that outgrew its bricks from day one. Fortunately for you, these pages help you skip the queue and go right to the good stuff: mac and cheese, spanakopita, meat pies, doughnuts and more.
From the creatives who brought you the innovative Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens to be Vegan), Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse are proud to present: Smith & Deli-cious: Food From Our Deli (That Happens to be Vegan) — an insight into the hundreds of DELIcious dishes they turn out regularly as well as a sneak peek into their thriving community.
Ditch your bland, preconceived notions. This is DELIcious food. Vegan or not.
Smith & Daughters on Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, opened in 2014. An instant success (both in a full dining room and media attention), almost immediately the restaurant grew to 40 staff and was doing 400 covers a night. In July 2015, Shannon and Mo opened Smith & Deli, the world's first all-vegan deli, in nearby Moor Street. Their shop offers up a carefully curated selection of all-vegan groceries, freshly made pastries, salads and take-home meals as well as a long list of made-to-order sandwiches – and has queues out the door. Their need to expand is verging on desperate, and the next locations are in the works with big, big dreams for the 'Smith & ...' enterprise to expand.