No, my name is not Jan. I’ve come to answer to Jan – and some may be embarrassed to learn this – but I am Brenda, the owner of JAN’s Northside Deli & Market and Jan’s Deli and Catering.

Before buying our building, I would drive by every night and think, “that needs to be a deli with convenience shopping.” Not long after I began envisioning how I could provide the best meats and cheeses, make all the sides, salads, soups and desserts from scratch, I maybe started peeking in the windows of the vacant building. I was designing the kitchen and store in my mind. Yep! A deli was going to open on North Center Avenue!

We are located inside the beaten path, between the  turnabout at Gaylord High School and Gaylord’s Main Street … a stone’s throw from Otsego Memorial Hospital, and easy to find smack dab on North Center Avenue.

We have the privilege of serving our regulars, our locals, and tourists enjoying hunting, snowmobiling, camping, golfing, and skiing. We are across from the Otsego County Fairgrounds and serve the patrons of their festivities. Of course that’s not all. We stock our kitchen full of the best chefs in pastry and cooking, and our store with friendly, knowledgeable assistants to make sure you get what you came for.

As for your meetings, holiday parties, weddings and other special events, we pack up our kitchen and staff and go to you! Be sure and check our other links and find exactly what you need. Listed are our most requested menus. If you want us to cater something not on the menus, let us know and we will create a menu perfect for your function.

Oh! And “JAN?” That’s an acronym using the first initial of each of our children’s names.


Brenda Working the Deli



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Monday - Friday 6 am to 7 pm
Saturday 8 am to 4 pm

902 North Center Avenue
Gaylord, Michigan 49735
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