Wrights Gourmet House, Tampa
Wright's and get one of their sandwiches. It was worth the trip. I got there, got in a long line (be prepared, lunch hours always have a line) and in about 15 minutes, I had quality deli food, the likes of which I hadn't enjoyed since moving to Florida.
Like a New York deli, they have many named sandwiches, huge round ones loaded with meat, but you can get a half, if you're not that hungry. Each sandwich is prepared to order, so if you want them to switch things out, just ask.
The made to order, gourmet sandwiches are just the start. There's a deli case full of fresh made salads, homemade soup, and decadent desserts, too. I was in luck, because the soup of the day was Manhattan Clam Chowder. I am not a New England style fan, so I had to have it. That soup was awesome, full of large chunks of vegetables and clam in a light tomato broth. It's a winner. Even better, the lady who prepared my sandwich gave me the rest of the onions she sauteed in a little cup and I dumped that into my soup. Wow.
If you're in South Tampa, it's lunch time, and you want a decent meal for around $12 bucks, you can't go wrong with a half sandwich, cup or soup and drink from Wright's. Just know that if you get there between 11:30 and 1:30, there will be a line out the door. Don't worry, you'll have your food in less than 15 minutes, on a par with a sit down meal, and the food will be just as good.