After ten months of selling pastrami, sandwiches, and pies in Cherrywood, the always-temporary deli Mum Foods finally set its closing date. The ten-month-old deli’s last day of business at 2113 Manor Road will be on Saturday, February 29.
Mum’s farmers market stands — Barton Creek and Cedar Park on Saturdays, Mueller on Sundays — will remain open.
Mum’s physical deli was always meant to be a short-lived one. When it opened in April 2019, co-owner Matti Bills told Eater that it would only exist for a year. The next step is to find a permanent space for the deli and barbecue shop.
Mum’s tiny deli was found in the former Elaine’s Pork and Pie space, which had belonged to longtime classic restaurant East Side Cafe. Both Eastside and Elaine’s closed in January 2019 after 31 years. Taking over the properties was Sam Hellman-Mass, the owner of excellent East Austin Mexican restaurant Suerte. He is planning on opening a new restaurant at the address, and had, in the meantime, allowed Mum to operate its temporary deli. There are no new updates on that new restaurant, though, according to a representative.
Just this week, Mum and Suerte collaborated on pastrami taco during happy hour.