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About Jo-El's Kosher Deli

Jo-El's Kosher Deli is a family-owned and operated business serving Tampa Bay and Petersburg with top-quality Jewish cuisine and hassle-free catering services. We provide our customers a comfortable, warm, friendly, and casual atmosphere. We started our business in a 4-car garage in Gulfport more than 31 years ago.

Presently, Jo-El's Kosher Deli is located at 2619 23rd Avenue North. Our shop is not the kind of place you can just run in to. You have to come looking for us. We're St. Petersburg's best-kept secret! A little hard to find the first time, but certainly worth the trouble. 

"We may be hard to find the first time, but we're also hard to forget." - Joel Goetz, Owner

Our store is named after Joel and Ellen, the patriarch and matriarch. Their daughter, Sharon, manages the store and all the catering services and special orders. Our other staff members, Gregory, Kim, Chris, and Terry have worked here for many years. Our friendly staff is here to cater to your special orders and other needs.

We’re family friendly, dog friendly, and handicap friendly. Contact us today for Jewish food, kosher meat, Israel products, and more! Call us at 727-321-3847 to learn more about our lunch special coupons. We offer FREE parking.
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Why Choose Us for Authentic Jewish Cuisine Dishes?

  • A comfortable, warm, friendly, and casual atmosphere
  • Offer personalized service
  • Ideal place to meet new friends
  • At home atmosphere for old friends’ reunion party
  • A Jewish deli for breakfast and lunch
  • Offer best hand-sliced nova and lox, real kosher corned beef and pastrami, homemade pickled tongue, 1/2 sour and sour green pickles
  • Provide bakery goods from top-brand bakeries, including Green's and Shick's.
  • Excellent baking on site
  • Cater events of all sizes
  • Cook for you on all major holidays

An Array of Specialty Products That We Provide

  • Gefilte fish - fresh, frozen, jarred, or canned
  • Chalav Yisrael and other kosher cheeses
  • Many products from Israel - Bamba, Bissli, Bourekas, and more
  • Extensive wine selection from all over the world
  • Corned beef, pastrami, and pickle
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