Looking to try the top delis around?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable delis in Tampa, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill.
1. Brocato's Sandwich Shop
Topping the list is Brocato's Sandwich Shop. Located at 5021 E. Columbus Drive, the deli and Cuban spot, which offers sandwiches and more, is the highest-rated low-priced deli in Tampa, boasting four stars out of 505 reviews on Yelp.
Open since 1948, Brocato's Sandwich Shop is a staple in the community and run by family members, Joe and Michael Brocato. Want to know more?
On the business's Yelp profile, the owners note, "We start fresh everyday and make Tampa's best Cuban sandwiches, deviled crabs and stuffed potatoes."
2. Interbay Meat Market & Groceries
Next up is Interbay's Interbay Meat Market & Groceries, situated at 6110 Interbay Blvd. With 4.5 stars out of 109 reviews on Yelp, the meat shop, deli and Cuban spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option.
The site can tell you a thing or two more about Interbay Meat Market and Groceries, which is run by Amman and his wife Maria.
We found this about the business's signature items: "We are a family-owned, small business in South Tampa famous for our Cuban cuisine. That isn't all we have. Come in and check out our menu or visit us online."
3. Cooks Kitchen
Ballast Point's Cooks Kitchen, located at 2902 W. Gandy Blvd., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable deli 4.5 stars out of 103 reviews.
The business is known as a "great little spot for breakfast, lunch, quick to-go dinners and memorable catering for luncheons, parties or business meetings," according to the specialties section of its Yelp profile.
Curious about who's behind the business? The site has lots more information about founders Sally and James Nichols, who picked up and moved from England to Tampa in 2009.
"While James handles everything behind scenes, Sally is our British Cook. Once having been employed as a chef for British Royalty, her resume continues with work running chalets in the French and Swiss Alps," per the history section of the business's Yelp profile.
4. Schiller's German Delicatessen
Schiller's German Delicatessen, a deli and German spot that offers sandwiches and more in Virginia Park, is another much-loved, budget-friendly go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 84 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4327 W. El Prado Blvd. to see for yourself.
If you're curious for more, we found these details about Schiller's German Delicatessen, which was established in 1952 in South Tampa.
The business's signature items include its "famous Reuben sandwich featuring thinly sliced corned beef, our imported wine style sauerkraut and a layer of sharp Swiss Cheese served on fresh seeded rye bread grilled to perfection," according to the business's Yelp profile.
5. Barrow's Gourmet Deli
And then there's Barrow's Gourmet Deli, a Golf View favorite with 4.5 stars out of 52 reviews. Stop by 3660 Henderson Blvd. to hit up the deli, which offers soups, sandwiches and more, next time you're looking to satisfy your cravings on a budget.
The site can tell you a thing or two more about this family owned restaurant—courtesy of Oliver and Norbert—that has been serving up sandwiches, soups and more since 2002.
As to what the business is known for, "We create your custom-made sandwiches with the finest and freshest ingredients. Premium Boar's Head delicatessen meats and cheeses, daily baked fresh breads and our specialty dressings made in house are the building blocks. Our desserts, salads and soups are made with the same attention to freshness and quality," it states on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties.