Catering Services in Cranford, NJ

Food So Good It Taste Like Your Mom Made It! “I learned to cook from my mother and grandmother in a house always smelling of fresh garlic, basil and parsley,”

said Dominick LaMantia, owner of The Gourmet Deli. “I learned from them that it’s got to be fresh. Don’t cut corners. You want it to taste good. I’m a very picky eater with very high standards. If I don’t eat it, I won’t sell it.”

LaMantia described his place as “an Italian-style deli,” offering both breakfast and lunch. It’s a place where you can sit down for a full meal, take anything out for carryout, or order catering for all occasions.

At The Gourmet Deli, we think you’ll enjoy eating our food as much as we enjoy preparing it And just about anything we create in our kitchen and sell in our restaurant, we can prepare for takeout – from a snack or a sandwich to a full breakfast, lunch or dinner. Just view our menu below and order online for pick-up today.

And here’s a tip: if you’re pressed for time, order ahead. Just give us a call, and we’ll do our best to have your food waiting for you when you arrive.

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“Always a great meal here,” said a reviewer on “Staff is friendly. Owner is there almost all the time. One of my favorites is the chicken cheese steak with spinach and roasted peppers! Angel hair pasta salad is awesome. Nice salad bar. Tons of room to sit down and eat. Biggest bacon egg and cheese you will get for the money!”


“The guys behind the counter were so friendly and helpful. The owner let us try a sample of their famous angel hair pasta, which was the best I’ve ever had. … Can’t wait to come back.”

Catering for Any Occasion

If you want to host the best event, party, meeting or special occasion, you need to have it be catered by The Gourmet Deli.
We’ll design a menu that will wow your guests and satisfy their appetites. From party platters for breakfast, lunch or dinner, to full or half trays of entrees and side dishes, if you can dream it, we can create it.

And yes, we do offer our signature angel hair pasta salad for catering. Of course, we do.

So check out our catering menu below, but view it as a starting point. Tell us what you’re planning and what you think you want and we’ll help you make your event something special. Or better yet, come in for a visit. Talk to our owner, Dominick LaMantia. Let him serve you up some food that will impress you.

So what are you waiting for? Start letting the look of our dishes, the taste of our food, and our legendary service take your event to the next level.
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Commonly Asked Catering Questions

When picking up your order, please make sure to know the name in which the order is under. You may also be asked what your order consists of. This is not because we don’t have your orders, but rather because we need to know where to look for your order. Also, when you come in to pick up a catering order, it will take time to collect your items, check out, and load the items into your vehicle. With that in mind, you may want to give us an earlier pick up time to ensure you get out of the store at the time you need. Also during busier times it may take longer to get your order based on how many people are in front of you in line and how big your order is.

How far in advance should I place my order?

We like to have one weeks notice for catering. Bread & rolls can be ordered up to 24 hours in advance. Whenever possible we try to accommodate emergency situations, so just call ahead. Be aware that during peak seasons (holidays, graduations, communions, etc.) we may be booked and unable to take more orders, so we suggest ordering as soon as you can to ensure you get just what you want. For Party Trays a 48 hour notice is always appreciated, but not always necessary in an emergency situation. However, a week or more notice may be required for some of our catering. We do get very busy at certain times of the year, so i’s always best to get your order in as early as possible to ensure you get just what you want. Also, during holidays we required that you pre-pay for your order, as well as for rush orders or orders placed for pick-up with less than 24 hours notice.

What if I need to change my order?

If there are any changes to your order we must know by noon on Wednesday for all ordinary season weekend orders. For all other days, we required 48 notice from time of pick-up. Holiday orders require a MINIMUM of 72 hours notice for changes and/or cancellations. **IMPORTANT**: during the holidays you may be unable to change your order without incurring an additional charge.

Should I pick up my catering order hot or cold?

If you pick up your food hot, the food should be served immediately. Setting your food on a chaffing set with sternos will help keep the food warm for 2 hours. If you pick up your food cold, you must keep it refrigerated until ready to heat. Remember to allow enough time to heat up your food before your event starts. Also important: sterno fuel is used to keep your food warm; it is NOT used to heat up food. Also, if not specified, your food will be cold at time of pick-up.

“The sandwiches are always fantastic and the help goes out of their way to accommodate you.”