Smith & Deli-cious: Food From Our Deli (That Happens to be Vegan) (Hardcover)
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You know it's good when there's always a line around the block. Smith & Deli is the world's best 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, mince pies, doughnuts and more.
From the creatives who brought you the innovative Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens to be Vegan), chef Shannon Martinez and business partner, 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 the deli turns out regularly as well as a sneak peek into their thriving community.
Ditch your bland, preconceived notions. This is DELIcious food. Vegan or not.
About the Author
Shannon Martinez has cooked since she can remember and, due to the influence of her Spanish paternal family and her innovative outside-the-square talents, she's contributed to kitchens across Melbourne for around 20 years. Shannon eats meat, but has perfected her vegetarian and (latterly) vegan repertoire, saying this is what makes her food so good; she tries to replicate the tastes and textures of meat, rather than putting out bland, predictable, vegan food. Smith & Daughters on Brunswick Street, Fitzroy began in 2014. Food lovers went nuts. Almost immediately, the restaurant had grown to 40 staff and were doing 400 covers a night. In July 2015, they opened Smith & Deli, an all-vegan convenience store and deli, in nearby Moor Street. The idea here is a carefully curated selection of all vegan groceries, and freshly made pastries, salads and take-home meals. There's also a long list of made-to-order sandwiches, 'cheese' and 'meat' by the kilo – and, often, queues out the door.
Mo Wyse is a Seattle and New York expat. She studied journalism and has a background in production, but dedicated her passion for creative, plant-based food to creating Smith & Daughters and Smith & Deli, where she is the logistical, front-of-house and marketing brains behind this gun team.
'Smith Daughters is one of the most enjoyable dining experiences in Melbourne-and arguably one of the coolest vegan restaurants in the world.' -Conde Nast Traveler