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“Jew or Gentile, you should go.”

Jo-El's Kosher Foods
Ranked #109 of 930 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Went to Jo-El's this morning. Had a great lox and bagel with cream cheese and capers with a Dr. Brown creme soda. I had a flash back to NY. I picked up some half baked bagels with whitefish spread to enjoy at home. Also had to have some knishes ]meat]. A quart of matzo ball soup rounded off the deli delights. Housed in a warehouse with hot dog carts, Jewelry, and groceries for sale.How can you not love it. Kim who put together our order was great. I will be returning here again and again.

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Excellent pastrami...get the regular, not lean for that smoky flavor. The knishes appear to be made on premises and if they're not, so what? They are good. There is the widest selection of deli meats and fixings...you'll find something to sustain you during those long absenses from the Carnegie or Ben's, While you are there, shop for some kosher groceries and, at a separate counter, appetizing...chopped herring salad (no sugar), whitefish, schmatlz herring and the like.
The service is friendly and informal and you can have a very good deli sandwich for half the price as in NYC.

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Yesterday we had a craving for a real deli sandwich. Over the years, we've had some really poor excuses for a Pastrami sandwich in Clearwater and St. Petes. Saw reviews of one we'd never heard of before, JO-ELs and thought we'd try it. We'd been picking up some goodies at Mazzaros, and it was just around the corner. Place was a grocery store/Deli. It was very clean, and Kim, the server was very obliging. We both had a Pastrami Sandwich which came with a pickle and a side of our choice. I had Cole Slaw and hubby had Potato Salad. Both were hohum! The Pastrami sandwich was the best we've had in the area. However, as we come from the Toronto area which has several Delis including Centre St. Deli from Montreal, nothing can compare to the Sandwiches we get at home. If the sandwich we had here was a 5 out of 10, the Old Fashioned Smoked Meat sandwiches we get at home are an 11plus!!! I guess we've just ben spoiled!!!!

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1  Thank Beverley O
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Worth the effort to find if you love good Jewish food. No atmosphere but great matzoh ball soup, chopped liver, etc. as well as kosher foods to prepare at home. Closes early Friday and is closed Saturday so plan accordingly.

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Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

Not since I left NY have I had such
Wonderful kosher food! The pastrami was to die for but go early, they had sold out of corned beef by noon

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