For all that Tampa has to offer from a culinary perspective, a true New York- style Jewish deli hadn’t been part of the mix in recent years. No more, as the hotly anticipated Cass Street Deli opened in June near the University of Tampa. They’re serving up hot and cold sandwiches, matzo ball soup, bagels with lox (regular and vegan), Wagyu beef hot dogs and a selection of pastries, all made with homemade or locally sourced ingredients from vendors like Jamison B Breadhouse and Tambuzzo Sausage Co. On the weekends, a small breakfast menu includes challah French toast, corned beef and hash, and a pastrami and Swiss omelette. Keep your eye on the deli case, where the team stocks corned beef, pastrami and turkey by the pound, plus other homemade specials (slaw, hummus and pickles have all made an appearance). Cass Street Deli also keeps a dry goods pantry, where you can pick up loaves of challah, egg noodles, deli mustard, Kedem grape juice and other take-home items.
WHAT TO KNOW: CASS STREET DELI | 1331 W. CASS ST.
(813) 609-6316 (CALL-AHEAD ORDERS ACCEPTED) | CASSSTREETDELI.COM
WED-FRI, 11 A.M. TO 7 P.M. | SAT & SUN, 9 A.M. TO 3 P.M.