What are your store hours and nearest subway stop for Queens and Soho Shops?
In Soho we are open 7 days a week for your convenience. Subway line 6 to Spring Street station. In Queens we are closed on Sunday and on special federal holidays. Subway line 7 to 82nd Street or 90th Street station.
Despaña Queens: Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm
Despaña Soho Tapas Café: Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-6pm
Despaña Vinos y Mas: Mon-Thurs 12pm-8pm, Fri & Sat 12pm-9pm, Sun 12pm-7pm
Do all of your stores stock the same items and offer the same services?
Our original small shop in Queens stocks all of our products sold mainly to our wholesale accounts in bulk quantity prices. All of our items in Queens are prepackaged and we do not offer prepared foods or cut or slice to order on site. Our food shop in Soho is exclusively dedicated to retail consumers. It is where we also operate an in store café (not a restaurant) where you can enjoy simply prepared delicious pinchos, tapas and sandwiches on the go. Here you can purchase our house made bocadillos, croquettas, imported beers and next door at Vinos y Mas over 450 selections of wines and spirits from Spain. We hand carve our iberico hams, specialty meats, and cheeses as well as consistently have in store tasting events for you to enjoy.
Do you ship your products nationwide?
Yes, we ship our food products via UPS services. Since our focus is not on web on-line sales, we do request that you call us toll free (1.888.779.8617) to inquire about shipping costs and to place your order for our specialties. Note: Some highly perishable items we do not ship during the hot summer temperatures.
How long can I keep your manufactured Despaña chorizos & morcilla products?
Our USDA manufactured items are fully cooked products. They have a best use by or freeze by date of 45 days. We use natural casings on our products and this makes them a little more delicate once the vacuum seal is broken. Once you open a package we suggest you enjoy them within 2 weeks.
I have kept your chorizos refrigerated and sealed, but there is a white milky-like substance when I open the package. Is this bad?
This means the natural casing on the chorizo has started to break down with the moisture in refrigerated storage. This whitish liquid has a lactic sour aroma and taste produced by the natural casing. You can remove this moisture by washing the link with tap water before you use it to cook.
Can I book a private event in your Despaña Soho Store?
Yes, we have many Despaña fans who love our space in Soho and request this special service. You will need to speak to our events manager to discuss specific details by calling 212.219.5050. All evening events to be held within our store begin anytime after 8pm and can accommodate a maximum of up to 60 guests (standing room only).
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.
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!!
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.
…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.
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.
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.