Today, new vegan deli Galioto’s opened in New York City, serving plant-based versions of Italian deli classics. Created by the team behind popular vegan restaurant Jajaja Plantas Mexicana, the deli will specialize in a variety of sandwiches, including Impossible meat-based The Meatball Parm, mozzarella-stuffed The Eggplant, and The Portobello featuring dairy-free feta cheese. Galioto’s also offers a selection of pasta dishes and sides such as marinated artichokes, grilled eggplant, and giardiniera. For the morning crowd, a selection of vegan pastries made by Brooklyn-based French bakery L’imprimerie and coffee by local shop Nueva York are also available. In addition to a food menu, the deli sells a variety of Italian pantry items made by local NYC businesses. 

Veganizing NYC Traditions 
The idea for Galioto’s—located on Mulberry street in the historic Little Italy neighborhood—was born out of the COVID-19 pandemic and is meant to evoke the feeling of classic Italian delis of NYC’s past. “This whole concept came together because of the pandemic. It’s based around grab and go and it’s pretty on track for what we wanted it to be,” co-owner Nima Garos told Eater. “This is what Mulberry Street looked like in the 1920s. It was all one big marketplace.”

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