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Farmers Market Stand Fave Mum Foods Is Opening a New Meaty Deli Again

Find stellar pastrami on Manor Road starting in November

A board of whole meat being sliced.
Sliced meats at Mum Foods.
Mum Foods
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Farmers market meat stand Mum Foods is opening a new deli restaurant again. It’ll be found at 5811 Manor Road in the Pecan Springs-Springdale neighborhood starting on Thursday, December 1.

Mum’s excellent pastrami will be served, by the pound and within sandwiches with house-made breads such as the Rachel (a Reuben with pastrami, slaw, emmental cheese, and sauce), as well as other barbecued meats, smoked chicken salad, sides, and desserts. For drinks, there will be local beers, wines, and coffee. The new space includes an in-house smoker/smokehouse.

When the new deli opens, Mum’s farmers market locations — Mueller, Lakeline, and Barton Creek — will remain in operation. Currently, Mum’s items are available through online preorders.

Mum owner Geoffrey Ellis started Mum with Mattison Bills in 2014 in Austin-area farmers markets. Bills left in 2018, and Ellis opened a temporary deli from April 2019 through February 2020, where the team was able to expand the menu with sandwiches, pastries, sides, and salads. That brief operation had taken over the former home of Elaine’s Pork and Pie on Manor Road, part of newer property owner Sam Hellman-Mass’s goal of using the spaces while he and his team worked on the forthcoming Mexican coastal restaurant Este (which actually opened this month).

Mum’s deli hours will be starting from 11 a.m. to either 4 p.m. or until everything is sold out, Wednesday through Sunday. The address had been home to Fowler’s Smokin Soul Food.

Update, Tuesday, November 29, 9:44 a.m.: This article, originally published on October 26, has been updated to clarify the co-founders' roles in Mum Foods and the deli’s new opening date.

Mum Foods

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