Smith & Deli
Smith & Deli is the new adventure of the two girls behind Smith & Daughters, and it’s always filled to the rafters. At the weekend a 20 meter queue forms in front of the brick facade of this popular new vegan greasy spoon. The decor is somewhat retro, New York corner store style - the kind of place where you pick up your groceries as you’re coming home from work - but above all a place where people enjoy a quick bite or lunch. No kale juice to be seen, but rather inviting vitrines displaying a rich variety of croissants, doughnuts, bagels and sandwiches. A sure-fire winner: the Little Havana (Cuban ham, turkey, mozzarella, cheddar), the Free Willy (tuna and lettuce) and above all the Reubenstein (pastrami, sauerkraut, gherkin and Russian dressing). Naturally, all non-vegan ingredients (such as cheese or meat) are substituted with a vegetable-protein based alternative, just like in Smith & Daughters.