Smith & Deli

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111 Moor St, Fitzroy, Victoria

From the owners of Smith & Daughters, comes this deli and sandwich shop which is loosely based on a traditional New York-style Jewish deli except that the food is all vegan. Opened Jun 2015. Expect pastries, sandwiches, coffee, bagels, groceries, ready-to-go meals. Serves made-to-order sandwiches and pies until 4pm only. Open Tue-Sat 8:00am-6:00pm.

Category: Vegan, American, Fast food, Take-out, Israeli

Reviews (38)

First Review by sarah m

I can confirm vegan heaven exists - Edit

I am in love with this place. I honestly wish I could eat here every day.

Freshly made sandwiches, cakes and pastries, inventive flavours and combinations, gorgeous pies and regular specials (that sell out fast!). Delicious hot chocolate (I tried the hazelnut special - it was like a liquid fererro rocher topped with vegan marshmallows!).

The groceries on offer are pretty extensive too; harder to find vegan goodies such as black salt, soy cream and condensed milk, loads of vegan meats, ice creams and cheeses, and of course chocolate (all of which I found to be significantly cheaper than the cruelty free shop - e.g. 150g Vego bars are $7.50 at S&D, but $8.40 at the CFS). Deli and vegan Grocer? Best concept ever.

The service is also super friendly. Vegan vibes all round!

Pros: vegan deli heaven , vegan grocery heaven

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VEGAN HEAVEN - Edit

The people who have rated Smith & Deli less than 5 stars are honestly bonkers. This places is everything you could wish for, the biggest selection of deli style made to order sandwiches! The menu is honestly massive and they have daily specials also. Everything down to the type of bread they use is tasty and fresh and heaven! I highly reccomend the Maury Ballstein, its a take on a meat ball sub and the pesto is so so good. The cakes are out of this world too, especially their hand pies. And the selection of stock they sell is awesme too. I LOVE THIS PLACE!

Pros: EVERYTHING

Cons: Usually a que out the door! It is that good!

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Smith and Deli is making me poor - Edit

I wish this were a joke but I am OBSESSED with smith and deli. Almost everything I have ever bought from here is amazing. The menu changes frequently, customer service is great and most importantly the food is to die for. This is the place to take meat eaters if you want to convince them that vegan food kicks ass.
Also the prices for vegan groceries are much cheaper than other similar places.

Pros: Everything is freaking delicious

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amazing vegan food - Edit

This was an amazing experience in such a quaint little shop full of amazing products. There menu is great and there food is delicious. I would definitely go there every day if i lived in the area 😂😂

Pros: Full Vegan with heaps of variety

Cons: if i had to pick one maybe a whole food dessert op

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The Earls of Sandwiches - Edit

Though a little heavy on the mock meat, Smith and Deli are filling a gap and providing much needed tasty deli-style sandwiches to the Vegan masses. The cakes and slices are also in a class of their own, albeit pricey. Expect to spend some serious cash when you clap eyes on the various cakes, slices and pastries you may have longed for since saying farewell to their less than kind counterparts.

On a recent visit, I noticed the distinct lack of shelf and fridge price labels. When it was queried with a staff member, I was told they don't have time as stock changes so frequently. Aside from a couple of new cheeses, I don't believe much as changed since they first opened their doors. It is disappointing that this extremely popular establishment cannot make the effort with something so simple.

Updated from previous review on 2015-10-04

Pros: Generally high quality food

Cons: Too many mock meat options, Lack of shelf labelling

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Moor - Edit

Shelf labels (prices) would be handy and would generate more sales (unless the prices are a joke).
Generally decent quality food, Smith and Deli offer something that other Vegan establishments appear to have forgotten... sandwiches.
There is however an unfortunate lack of options (about 2 sandwiches) for those who do not (for whatever reason) desire imitation flesh. Hopefully this will change in time if the demand is there.

Pros: Decent bread

Cons: Pricey food/lack of prices on shop items, No seating, Over-faux

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heaven - Edit

Awesome food, and vegan products, like snacks, chocolate, different types of "cheese" and dressings and more. must go.

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Best chocolate brownie EVER! - Edit

Popped in here to see what all the fuss is about and were definitely not disappointed! We purchased a few non-perishable items to take back to QLD and a chocolate brownie which was better than any brownie I have ever eaten (vegan or not)!.
Would very much recommend this place, if we lived in Melbourne, we would definitely be regulars here ?

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Popular vegan deli - Edit

Smith and Deli was busy today and after having my doughnut and fruit mince pie I can see why! They were very tasty! The only thing that would make me a less frequent visitor is that it's takeaway only... I'd like the option of eating in, but I guess there'd not enough space and I have the option of eating in at Smith and Daughters...

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small but perfectly formed - Edit

Can be quite busy, but they've excellently recreated a New York style grab and go sandwich bar. Staff are friendly and the atmosphere good. They have a small but diverse selection of groceries including some hard to find items like the non-dairy Ben and Jerry's!

Pros: good food, hard to find groceries, lots of choice

Cons: can get very crowded, nowhere to sit

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My mouth still craves! - Edit

What a sandwich! BLT with avocado. My plan was to eat half then and half when I got back to where I was staying. The half sandwich had other plans. It sang to my mouth at every traffic light. Soon it was reunited

Such is the overpowering deliciousness of Smith and Deli.

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Best deli ever - Edit

Come here regularly, and the food never dissapoints

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The best - Edit

Heaps of options, all good so far. They also have a heap of vegan groceries I haven't been able to find anywhere else. Get the So Delicious Cashew Ice Cream! There's nowhere to sit, most people turn left and go up to the park to eat.

Pros: atmosphere , food , heaps of options

Cons: bit of a wait sonetimes, prices can be a bit high (but worth it)

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Everything Vegan Everything Delicious - Edit

Tasty vegan deli. Lots of options for rolls, sandwiches and more. They do good coffee too. Go just go!!!!

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Delicious! - Edit

Best vegan sandwich I have had with vegan cheese and mock meat! Wished I lived in Melbourne so I could try all of their sandwiches and baked good! It was busy when I went but the service was great and we didn't have to wait too long for the food.

Pros: Great mock meat, friendly staff

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The best Vegan breaky to date! - Edit

Egg and bacon muffin...

Soy Chai Latte!

What more could you want!!!!

Pros: all vegan, no body dies today!, cool hip outfit, mega friendly staff??

Cons: nil, none, unknown

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Greatest vegan breakfast in the world! - Edit

This place in incredible! Vegan croissants made on-site, so many pastries and great products to buy. I love the Croissant of Eastwick (ham and cheese), the Bacon and Egg pastry roll and they sello big vego choc hazelnut bars which is the greatest vegan chocolate bar in the world, made in Germany!

Updated from previous review on 2016-05-07

Pros: So much amazing all vegan food! , Good stuck of products too

Cons: Be quick to get the Egg McMartinez! Sells out, Line can be long at peak times

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Great Place - Edit

Have been here several times since it opened.The sandwiches are generally tasty and filling,although the amount of filling can vary.It is our favourite Melbourne lunch place,despite the very lengthy waits.The cinnamon donuts are excellent.The staff are friendly and efficient.There could be more gluten free options.

Pros: All vegan, Tasty European fare, Friendly staff

Cons: Long waits, Not enough gf options

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awesome - Edit

Smith and Deli is all of my dreams come true. Imagine freshly baked croissants, subs which are out of this world and creative desserts which are changing by the hour!

Pros: Variety, 100% Vegan, DELICOUS

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5/5 - Edit

Had the godfather and my boyfriend has the wiggum. Definitely would recommend if your in Melbourne

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best vegan toasties - Edit

Worth the wait ! Amazing toasties I especially like the egg mcmartinez ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Vegan Heaven - Edit

The whole trip to Melbourne worth it just for this place! Incredible sandwiches, perfectly constructed desserts - I can't even describe the magical texture of the opera cake. Great range of vegan pantry items with large refrigerated section. 10/10 would recommend

Pros: Magic opera cake - mouth doesn't understand this h, so many sandwiches , all the groceries

Cons: only in Melbourne- please franchise

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A life-saver! - Edit

I happily drive over half an hour to buy from here. I only wish they stocked more ingredients like creams and cheeses to take home and use.

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Favourite place! - Edit

Smith and Deli isn't near me however I'd be happy to go out of my way any day to visit this place!
I've tried the Maury ballstein, the friend zone as well as two different pies from their specials board (one was a take on a four n twenty, the other a chicken and mushroom) nothing has ever disappointed. Each visit I've had to treat myself to one of their bakery treats and they are always so delicious!!

Pros: EVERYTHING

Cons: NOTHING

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Best grilled cheese ever! - Edit

This place is life changing! everything is vegan, everything is amazing, I couldn't have asked for more!

Pros: Amazing food , Reasonably priced, All vegan!

Cons: No seating, Busy

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Delicious - Edit

This place was PACKED with a line out the door when we went, and they did a great job at managing the crowd.

The food was really delicious, prices aren't bad, and there's a HUGE selection. Definitely enjoyed it.

Pros: All vegan, Friendly, Lots of options

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Be prepared to be wow-ed! - Edit

There's so much hype about this place, I simply had to try it out.

It's just off Brunswick Street, not far from Smith and Daughters. When I arrived there were a lot of people standing near the entrance and I wasn't sure if this was the queue. In fact, service is pretty quick and friendly. But if you are ordering something fresh, the sandwiches or rolls, they will make it up while you wait. And you are welcome to wait outside.

Food - what an amazing choice. They have fresh pastries, salads, soups, and pies on display and you can have sandwiches made up from 11.30 to 4pm. Breakfasts are served all day. Some examples of the sandwiches include the 'Foghorn Legless' which is a chicken schnitzel, bacon, lettuce, tomato, ranch and celery salt or a BLT. Gluten free options are available on most items. See the photo on this site of the menu to give you a better idea.

There is no seating.

There are groceries as well, so you can pick up cheeses, readymade meals, spices, flour, chocolate, and many other yummies...yeah, it's a great shop and you don't have to check all the labels because it is all vegan!!

Pros: All vegan, Innovative menu, Vegan pantry/fridge items

Cons: No seating, Pricey ($12+ for a sandwich)

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