Despaña Brand Foods
For more than four decades we have been promoting and selling high quality food products from our homeland. We are proud to say that throughout these years and to those in the specialty foods industry, the name “Despaña” has come to represent a reliable and respected source for those looking to find authentic flavors and ingredients imported exclusively from Spain.
The majority of our imported items are sold to chefs, purchasing directors, restaurants, catering companies and gourmet stores through our network of select distributors nationwide. In 2006 we began to establish additional food boutiques to offer retail clients the opportunity to shop like a chef and enjoy our specialties at home.
Our chorizo factory and original small retail storefront is still located in the historic district of Jackson Heights, Queens, and our corporate headquarters and warehouse facility for imports/distribution is located in Woodside, Queens.
Asturian born Marcos Intriago and his former Galician business partner Jose Pernas built the strong foundations for our future business journey by purchasing a small chorizo factory on Northern Boulevard, Queens in 1998. The business rapidly took flight with their strong work ethic, determination and organizational skills. It is in 2001 when Marcos Intriago’s longtime business partner passes away and he decides to push forward and continue investing to expand the reach of Despaña. This time coupled with the renewed vision, support and youthful enthusiasm of his wife Angelica, a new chapter for Despaña begins.
Despaña is constantly evolving to meet the needs of a demanding and diverse marketplace and it is with the first chorizo factory and store in Queens that our company began to project the brand and expand our reach in the specialty foods sector.
Northern Boulevard has been our home for more than forty years and continues to be where the heart of our company remains in memories; a place where customers have become friends and where anyone can come in and feel welcome in our piece of Spain in NY.
Despaña in the Media
We are fortunate enough to consistently draw the attention of different media outlets; newspapers, magazines, TV channels and blogs that have positively highlighted what we love to do at Despaña. Our unique business models and the quality of our manufactured and imported products have been featured in all of the press noted here…