Nellie’s Deli, Market and Catering began as Forest Lakes Produce in 1979 located at the corner of Webber & Beneva quickly developing the reputation, for top notch produce. In the early 1980’s a vision of existing space added a Deli with Counter Service and shortly thereafter a Salad Bar. Party Trays and Platters, Entrees to go, Wines, and Specialty Baked Goods, grew rapidly in popularity.
In 1994 Craig and Fredda Pohl purchased Nellie’s and added full service off-premise catering, total restructure utilization of managers, staff and employee benefits to enable growth for individuals and business, a natural for the new owners who were not new to the business.
Expanded delivery systems and focus on continued growth in all areas with a sincere desire to maintain old business and create new business.
In 2009 Nellie’s Award Winning, Deli, Market & Catering found its new home at the corner of Beneva and Fruitville expanding the size of the Market and the Deli, offering the same quality service and food.
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Nellie’s is a Full Service Catering Company with the knowledge and experience to guide you through the planning of all aspects of your Event. Nellie’s Catering offers Delicious Food, Customized Menus.
Their Complimentary services are not exceeded by any other Catering Company in the Sarasota/Tampa Bay Area. From the moment you walk in their doors you will feel the love and support of their family.
Sarasota’s Best of the Best and Reader’s Choice Awards
Oversized Sandwiches, Fresh Salad Bar and their Famous Home Styled Soups.
~Nellie’s is famous for mouth-watering, New York style sandwiches, piled-high made from quality named brand meats and cheeses.
~Delicious home-style soups overflowing with flavor are a favorite of Nellie’s Deli customers.
~Baked goods to stop the cravings of any “sweet tooth”.
~They deliver large or small just about to anywhere! (Delivery Fee Applies)
Nellie’s Market is a cozy gourmet neighborhood market. Offering top quality meats including National Deli, Boars Head, and Hebrew National, as well as a selection of domestic and imported cheeses. Nellie’s is also known for a variety of Home-Style Entrees, Salads, Great Soups, Freshly Baked Breads, Muffins, Bagels (Boiled and Baked) and Fresh Baked Cookies, and Brownies. They also make fabulous party platters as well as distinctive Gift Baskets for any budget customized to your specifications.
Nellie’s Mission Statement
To ensure that each guest receives professional, attentive, gracious enthusiastic, personalized service.
To provide delicious, nutritious, well prepared meals, using only quality ingredients at a fair price.
To provide a high level customer service in everything we do.
To thank each guest for the opportunity to serve them and to operate with an attitude of gratitude.
“In a pinch, after our wedding caterer cancelled six weeks before our wedding at home, a friend recommended Nellie’s … thank you, Charlene Parrish! The attention to detail was amazing, Cheryl Pember shames me when it comes to being organized and that is not easy to do! We had guests traveling from the New York metropolitan area, Houston, the Midwest and several other places across the country and each one of them were thoroughly impressed with the food — we would highly recommend the lamb chops as appetizers. Everything was done so well. Cheryl is a master at corralling those that need to be corralled (kind of like herding cats, in this case); not only effective but polite at the same time. Clean-up was just as good as everything that came before. Can’t thank you enough, Nellie’s!” – Cheryl Napier
“Best Casual Fun Deli! Been going to nellies for years. Love all their sandwiches. I am huge fan of their rueban as they toast bread not fry sandwich and totally cuts down on grease and calories. Want a real bagel this is the place! they have super crisp dill pickles too!” – Corvette87
“Nellies did an absolutely phenomenal job at our wedding. The taco bar was an absolute hit! A HUGE thank you to Fredda, Cheryl and the whole team who helped us out and calmed my nerves. Best caterer in town. Hands down :-)” – Emily Peterson
15 S. Beneva Road