Mo and Shannon knows no bounds, so it won’t come as a surprise to you guys to hear that their new venture, a little inner-city deli full of all your good food needs, was going to shoot to the top of my favourites list.
All bias aside, though, let me tell you why you’re going to love Smith & Deli, too:
Callum’s exceptional hand-lettered signs get me every time. Don’t worry, I’ve already asked him to come and work for me instead, but he’s too busy. Dammit.
Green Press juice of rap-pun fame is anything to go by, you know I’m going to get a kick out of little witticisms.
Plus you can also buy Green Press juice at Smith & Deli, which I duly did. I swear by their little face-melting lemon and ginger Flu Shots.
salted caramel pretzel brownie and the popcorn custard donut made everyone in my family happy (although I was reticent to share) and I think my actual favourite is the challah sticky buns although I’m not usually a fan of sticky buns. It was the sweet, buttery, spicy pecan swirl in the soft bun that got me. Fan for life.
If you want to be a friend (check out the sign above the door as you leave, and if you don’t sing for the rest of the day, you have no soul), you can find them at 111 Moor St, Fitzroy, Tuesday to Saturday, 7am to 8pm, where as Shannon says ” finally vegans, vegetarians, people who can’t eat dairy – or whatever – can come and buy beautiful things.”
You may even see me over in the corner deciding between the Tim Curried Egg Salad sandwich or the Club Sandwiches Not Seals, and ordering coffee in a Soyacidal Tendencies cup because I LOVE FUNNY.