Vegetarian restaurants aren’t hard to come by if you know where to look in Melbourne, but if you’re searching for vegan restaurants it may be more like searching for a needle in a haystack. Enter Smith and Deli! From the same people that brought you Smith & Daughters, Smith and Deli offers up vegan eats that even the most hardcore carnivores will love.
Get in line for a sandwich such as the Buffalo the Vampire Slayer sandwich (buffalo tofu on a roll with celery, ranch), Godfather (a spicy pressed sandwich with pepperocini) Parmageddon, and Hail Seitan. Don’t be confused when your read meat on the menu, it’s not real meat, but instead faux meat made with seitan. Not up for a sandwich? The food doesn’t just stop there. Choose from a selection of bagels, sweet treats, fresh produce and Noisette baked goods to take away.
Open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 7pm, this New York Style deli brings in the crowds every lunch time and just goes to show that vegan food can be loved by anyone, meat eater or not.
Where: Smith & Deli, 111 Moor Street, Fitzroy 3065
When: Monday to Sunday, 8am -7pm