Despaña is a gourmet boutique dedicated to authentic flavors from Spain. Despaña specializes in offering you quality gourmet food products imported exclusively from Spain.
Our shelves are stocked with olive oils, vinegars, vegetables, fruit preserves and almond sweets. At our cheese counter you can taste and select from a variety of 50 or more specialty cheeses and at our dry cured meats section you can order hand sliced Iberico ham, Serrano ham, and taste among other pantry items and meats, our famous Despaña Brand cooking chorizos and morcillas.
We directly import and distribute top quality brands of dry cured Iberico and Serrano hams from Spain. From jamon to paletas, to reserva and special editions of these unique specialties- you can enjoy them all at our Despaña stores or in our Tapas Cafes.
We choose to bring in only cheese with denomination of origin seals or those of exceptional artisan quality. We importe artisan cheese from Spain as well as famously known Manchego, Idiazabal and many others among our list of more than 50 varieties.
Our roots begin in focusing on meat specialties imported from Spain or made with high quality recipes with authentic Spanish flavors. We offer from cooking chorizo to dry cured varieties specific to particular regions in Spain, and even luxurious chorizos from iberico.
As the second largest consumer of fish in the world, Spanish cured and preserved seafood delicacies are excellent.
Our short grain bomba rices and dry beans are all cultivated in specific terroirs of Spain following ancestral traditions.
Piquillo peppers, white asparagus, artichokes and many more preserved vegetables are true gems of Spanish cuisine.
Spanish olives are plump and firm in texture with a mild pleasant aroma and flavor. All of our olives are packed in jars or cans.
Learn about our condiments to fully understand the wonderful richness of the mingling of cultures and traditions of Spanish cuisine.
Spain is the leading producer of olive oil in the world. Despaña carries the most exquisite bottled extra virgin olive juice for you to enjoy.
We carry a wide selection of chocolate bars, bombons, Turrón, Holiday Specialties & Nougats and also imported churros.
We have Horchata from Valencia, imported mineral waters from Soria and Asturias, different flavors of KAS sodas and La Casera.
As we take baby steps in becoming fully acquainted with the Princeton community we will be updating our platter menu offerings for “catering” options and delivery routes. At this time you can enjoy our market specialty cheese, meats, almonds, accompaniments, bocadillos, pintxos and tortilla items as you plan your next office meeting or festive gathering. Give us a call and we will gladly assist with special requests.
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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