Team

Our Family

Tanya Barnett - Owner of Midtown Vegan Deli and Market
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Tanya Barnett

Owner

Hi, I’m Avery! I became interested in a plant-based lifestyle as a teenager when I began to learn about the significant environmental and ethical impacts of factory farming and the agro-industrial complex on our society and land. I am thrilled to see an increasing awareness of these issues in Tucson and elsewhere, and even more thrilled to be a part of a local business which helps educate the public and shows how feasible (and delicious!) a plant-based diet can be. I also love to read, philosophize with friends, write poems and music, hike, and nerd out about animals and plants. 

Lydia Darling 

Operations Manager

Hello! My name is Lydia and I was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. My best friend in junior high introduced me to vegetarianism and I never looked back - it’s only evolved from there. I am so excited to be a part of growing the amazing vegan community in Tucson and educating people about a cruelty-free lifestyle and easy ways to take care of our great Mother Earth. 

Avery Lane

Deli Associate

Hi, I’m Avery! I became interested in a plant-based lifestyle as a teenager when I began to learn about the significant environmental and ethical impacts of factory farming and the agro-industrial complex on our society and land. I am thrilled to see an increasing awareness of these issues in Tucson and elsewhere, and even more thrilled to be a part of a local business which helps educate the public and shows how feasible (and delicious!) a plant-based diet can be. I also love to read, philosophize with friends, write poems and music, hike, and nerd out about animals and plants.