The Stone Soup Company
Tampa, FL
Award-Winning Cuban Sandwiches & Soups

Best Cuban Sandwich in the World 2015!


International Cuban Sandwich Festival, Tampa FL

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Known for their chef-driven specialty soups and “Ybor Chili”, Tampa’s Stone Soup Company is equally famous for their legendary Cuban sandwiches. They’ve won 3 People’s Choice and “Traditional USA” awards at the annual Cuban Sandwich Festival over the past 5 years. Chef-owner Ilya Goldberg packs and ships his “Pure Ybor” Cubans with everything you need to re-create this iconic sandwich experience in your own kitchen—roasted mojo pork, sliced ham, swiss cheese, mayo-mustard sauce, pickles…even mojo juice for dipping!

About the Food

The Stone Soup Company serves up authentic regional specialties like their “Pure Ybor” Cuban Sandwiches, “Ybor Chili”, and a variety of soups created by chef-owner Ilya Goldberg. His focus is on fresh, healthy foods using locally sourced products whenever possible, and soups like Tomato You Basil and Mama’s Chicken Soup fit the bill. His Cuban sandwich has earned countless awards and recognition over the past few years, including being named "Best in the World" at the International Cuban Sandwich Festival in 2015! They were inducted into the Cuban Sandwich Hall of Fame in 2016.

Meet The Owner

Inspired by the “Soup Nazi” episode of Seinfeld, entrepreneur and chef Ilya Goldberg launched the Stone Soup Company in 2013. An industrial engineer by trade, Ilya runs a tight ship. Instead of yelling “No soup for you!,” its staff usually yells “MO soup for you!” They are friendly, welcoming, and lots of fun.

As Ilya watched many restaurants over the years throw away 25-30% of their ingredients this always bothered him and he vowed that at The Stone Soup Company this will never happen. So an interesting concept was born one week before opening the restaurant. All unused produce is made into a vegetable soup and donated to local homeless shelters for redistribution. This became so popular that during Stone Soup’s move to its current location, Ilya simply funded the soup giveaway himself. The Stone Soup Company has since formalized the idea (calling it the “2” Campaign). For every cup of soup sold in the restaurant, a cup of soup is donated at the end of the week. Grants are being applied for and this program will continue to grow. It’s the hope of Ilya and his staff that the idea catches on at other restaurants and more Stone Soup can be made in the Tampa Community.


Best Cuban Sandwich in the World 2015!


International Cuban Sandwich Festival, Tampa FL

Cuban Sandwich Hall of Fame!

The Best Chili in All 50 States! (March 2018)


Mental Floss

Shipping Days

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering Low Flat-Rate Shipping.

$ 9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from Hill Country Barbecue via UPS Ground service within 2 days, you will be presented with the incredibly low shipping rate of $ 9.95 upon checkout.
$ 39.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond 1-day ground reach, you will be presented with a flat rate of $ 39.95 for Next Day Air Saver upon checkout.

*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box. While some packages can be combined into a single box, most packages from The Stone Soup Company require their own shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before making your final purchase.

Next Day Air service and Saturday delivery may be available for an additional charge. Service to Alaska and Hawaii is available for an additional fee (sorry). Service outside the U.S. currently not available.

Orders are shipped Monday through Friday, except holidays. Orders placed by 2:00 PM (ET) can be shipped the following day. The max allowable transit time for all products is 1 day. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected and reflect the max allowable transit time for products from The Shed:

Ground Shipping (1 Day) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via UPS Ground service within 2 days, they will be presented with a $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

UPS Next Day Air Saver - Your package will be delivered on the next business day after it has been shipped - by 3 PM to most addresses, by 4:30 PM to rural addresses. The flat-rate for Next Day Air Saver is $39.95 (per shipping box).

UPS Next Day Air - Your package will be delivered the next morning after it has shipped (or Saturday if upgrading to Saturday delivery), by 12 noon to most addresses. The flat-rate for Next Day Air is $44.95 (per shipping box).

Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All food from The Stone Soup Company is shipped in extra thick recyclable foam containers with sufficient coolant to assure it arrives in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 1 day.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means Fedex will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. Fedex cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Storage & Care

Cuban Sandwiches: Refrigerate immediately upon delivery. Best enjoyed within 1-2 days.

Soups and Chili: Upon delivery, your soup/chili should arrive frozen or partially thawed. Refrigerate immediately and enjoy within two days, or freeze for up to 3 months