Despaña Brand Foods is a multifaceted corporation that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of a demanding diverse marketplace. We remain true to our mission of sourcing the best Spain has to offer for export. 86-17 Northern Boulevard, NYC, has been our home for 41 years. Our space was originally founded as a chorizo factory in 1971 and today this address is also where our administrative offices are located. This wholesale/ retail space is a destination for consumers longing to purchase authentic products from Spain at the best prices.
For many years we have been primarily servicing the foodservice industry but we have also gradually grown to make our specialty products more accessible to the general public. In 2006 we opened a retail food boutique and tapas café in SoHo NYC. We continue to expand and cross bridges from New York onto neighboring New Jersey and Despaña Fine Foods & Tapas Cafe opens doors now in Princeton, NJ. We love to be the bridge between two cultures and hope you will enjoy browsing through our website. Thank you for visiting Despaña, The Finest from Spain.
As a USDA inspected facility, we have been manufacturing chorizos and morcilla in New York since 1971. We carefully select our pork meat cuts and import our spice blends from Spain to follow authentic Spanish recipes. Although today we carry a range of more than 400 different items, our Despaña Brand Chorizo continues to open many doors for us because it is so unique. We are proud to say that the best restaurants and most recognized chefs in the nation choose to use our Despaña Brand Chorizo in their recipes. Thanks to our network of distributors, Despaña chorizos can be enjoyed all over the USA.
Despaña is a key player in the foodservice industry as the primary source of specialty imported products from Spain on the East Coast and all over the USA. Our products are also available nationwide at fine food retailers and boutiques where quality and authentic flavors of Spain are appreciated as an added value for a true gourmet shopping experience. We arduously work to support our clients through educational and in store sampling programs.
Shop like a Chef. Many well-known chefs from New York and all over the USA take the flavors from Despaña right into their kitchens.
Our business has grown through our biggest fans and consumers- our star chefs. Some of the most prominent chefs and restaurants in NYC and throughout the USA cook Despaña and continuously support our brand and philosophy. Word of mouth recommendations, is the best complement we can receive from our customers.
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Despaña Brand Chorizos & Morcilla are proudly manufactured in the U.S. since 1971
This is my favorite food spot after a soho shopping trip! I always feel like I took a mini culinary trip to Spain when I step into Despana. Everything is delightful here. You can't go wrong.
The combination of the serrano ham and the creamy goat cheese provided carnal pleasure for my mouth.
With lots of lots savory items to sample like cheese, salami, chorizo, dips and olive oil, you can't help but purchase something, and the impressive array of products create an inviting environment worthy of more than a quick look. There's no room for disappointment or regret.
Everything here is amazing, this is the place to go and have spanish delicatessen or buy the best ingredients to make the best paella!
Their counter o' pork has some real treats: the morcilla (blood sausage) and lomo embuchado (cured pork loin) are among the best I've had in NYC,...and they slice their Iberico by hand.
Truly amazing! Feels & taste like your back in Spain.
Everything here is delicious, made properly and is such high quality. I absolutely love that I can pop in here for a snack anytime. Their gazpacho is summer is like other-worldly-seriously awesome.
Their selection of canned and jarred seafood is incomparable in the city - high-quality brands that are above and beyond what you'll find elsewhere, and at very reasonable prices for said quality.
Nestled in between Soho, Despana is a hidden treasure. Try any of their food, but the sandwiches, flan, and various chorizo are heavenly.
The tradicional with manchego and jamon serrano is out of this world and loved all the meat samples and oodles of cheese and olive oil that were out to try. This place totally transports me back to Spain which I totally love and the staff is super friendly!!
Oh my goodness, these sandwiches were just delicious. The bread was perfectly sort of hard on the outside and chewy and amazing.
What can I say about a place fills my stomach with the deliciousness that I have not had since living in Madrid or traveling to San Sebastian? All of the pintxos I have had are superb.
ADORE this place...makes me feel like I'm really back in Spain,...It's perfect for a casual lunch or dinner and all the delicious looking goodies will inspire your next dinner or cocktail party. I would bring a buddy so you can share one of every item in that wonderful tapas display.
This place is so amazing. They have just about everything I could ever want to purchase for cooking up spanish foods. Chorizo, Jamon, Pulpo, olive oil, etc... They also have a great selection of small lunch plates to eat which are also amazing. Definitely worth going to!
The serrano ham (aged 15 months) melts in your mouth. Cured to perfection and excellent in a bocadillo. I also thoroughly enjoyed the Manchego Joven cheese. Light and mild, just the way I like it. Throw in a handful of Marcona almonds and a glass of Tempranillo and I am in paradiso.
I try something new most every time I go, but my stand out favorite is the El Quijote, a pork and manchengo cheese sandwich with some sort of quince spread that nails the savory/sweet flavor profile.
…the place has brought back some great food memories when I was in Malaga and Seville. It's probably one the best bocadillos I have eaten since I left Spain. The meat was really juicy and flavorful, almost better than the Morcilla I had in Malaga. I believe I have eaten some of the tastiest Spanish food in New York so far. I love Spain. I love New York. I really liked eating at this place.
Despana's sandwiches consistently bring me to my knees. Thinking about them now, my mouth is watering. And make sure to get your sandwich to-go so you don't feel self-conscious about the o-face you will undoubtedly make upon biting into it. You will. You will! Don't fight it.
I am officially in love. This place is so cozy, clean and unique in its own ways. Very attentive staff, positive vibe, delicious dishes, relaxing ambiance-a little heaven in a middle of stormy soho.
The Sandwiches are superb, try the Chistorra Flauta, and the Catalan, and if you really want something special, the Butifarras sandwich. I can only find my favorite cheeses there. The only place I know of in the tri-state that carries Cabrales, a mixed milk blue with deep veins and a peppery flavor. Real cheese eaters cheese though. And the Chistorra sausage to go is a must. Great for a summer BBQ.
Despana es delicioso! I adore Gazpacho. It was creamy, well-balanced, and delicioso, with the perfect amount of fresh tomato flavor. Volvere!
The goat cheese combined with the flavorful jamon serrano, plus the garlic spread, gave my palate and tongue an amazing sense of euphoria and bliss. I'm talking about the kind of really amazing euphoria and bliss that you get as if you just kissed the lips of a really gorgeous girl that you would want to hang out with quite often.
This store is your go-to if you are missing Spain. Here you will find: Bocarones, Turrones, Aceite de Oliva, Acetunas, Jamon Iberico, Jamon Serrano, Quesos de Espana, Pate, Almendras Marcona, Chorizos,... How I miss you Spain. Thanks to Despana for helping me to relive some of those good memories.
Great place to grab a quick bite or put together a meal for later at home. One of NYC's newest treasures, there's no other store quite like them.
Market and Restaurant Full Service Lunch Mon. – Sun. 11am to 4pm
Market and Restaurant Full Service Dinner Fri. – Sat. 4pm to 10pm
Market and Restaurant Full Service Dinner Sun. – Mon. 4pm to 9pm
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