I first discovered Mum Foods at the Texas Farmers Market at Mueller. When I heard they had opened their own deli, I knew I had to visit!
Mum Foods makes everything in house themselves, “from the mustard to the bacon” and DANG is it good. They have all kinds of sandwiches, soups, salads, sweets, and barbecue. I had The Rachel, a hot carved 1/2 pound pastrami sandwich on grilled sourdough rye with slaw, Russian dressing, and Swiss. It’s perhaps my favorite sandwich in Austin.
For sides, I had the pickle plate and the Matzo ball soup. The plate was a delicious assortment of house pickled and fermented veggies. I’d definitely get it again! And now I’m thinking about that Matzo ball soup again… so delicious.
Before you head out, make sure to grab a coffee from Talisman Coffee Co. They’re also located inside the deli. The Talisman Coffee team is made up of parents, Sandro and Johanna, the coffee farmers of the whole operation, and brother-sister duo, Fernando & Jo, who roast and handle the state-side operations. Truly a family run business! El Talisman is the family’s thirty-five acre coffee farm located in the lush mountains of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, where their coffee is shade-grown, hand-picked, naturally-processed, and slow-dried. I honestly didn’t know all that about Talisman the first time I visited, and now I really want to go try another cup!