About Us


Joining cultures since1971

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 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 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.

Press Resources

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Photo Gallery

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Video Gallery

Despaña on camera and also some of our fans filming or taking note of our spaces and what we do for the love of Spain.

Despaña in the press

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Serious Eats

Serious Eats Lunchtime Spanish Salad Fix at Despaña  Feb 2014   Shopping for Chorizo at Despaña Market...

Village Voice

Village Voice Best Destination Food Market New York 2013 - Despaña Brand Foods 2013 Despana to Expand-a:...


Sohostrut The Double D’s Dominique Ansel and Despaña Nov, 2013

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony Bites on a Budget: $9.25 Bocadillos at Despaña June, 2011


CNN America's 11 new sandwich heroes, March 2013


Vogue Treasure from Spain, Dec 2012

Inside NY

Inside NY Little Bites and Bigger Munches: A Spanish Dining Experience at Despaña, Jul 2012

GrubStreet NY

GrubStreet NY Where to Get Summer's Best Grillables, Jun 2012

Used York City

Used York City Despaña: A Love Letter From Spain To NYC, Jul 2012


Expansión Cortar jamón, la última pasión neoyorkina, May 2012

Antena3 Tv

Antena3 Tv Los neoyorquinos aprenden a cortar jamón en un exclusivo curso en el Soho, May 2012


Details Indulgences, Nov 2006

Opera News

Opera News Spain, May 2006

Wine & Spirits

Wine & Spirits Cabo de Peñas Cockles, Fall 2007


04 City Guide, April 2007

Food & Wine

Food & Wine Where I’m coming from, Sept 2006

The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal Bocadillos on Broome, May 2010


SpainGourmeTour Find Spanish products near you, Spring 2008 Fine retailers, Spring 2007


Saveur Spanish Comfort, Feb 2007

House & Garden

House & Garden Crowd-pleaser, Sept 2006


Greenwich Iberian Specialties for the Home Cook, Oct 2007

Foods from Spain

Foods From Spain Despaña Expands to New Jersey! June 12, 2013 Despaña Brand Foods, Spain in Manhattan

The Food Section

The Food Section Bocadillos on Broome Street, Jan 2006


Departures Finding Authentic Spanish Food in New York, Feb 2009

Cigar Aficionado

Cigar Aficionado Iberico Ham, June 2010


Elle España se come el mundo entero, May 2008


Zagat NYC Gourmet Shopping & Entertaining 2008

Daily News

Daily News Delectable for Dad, June 2007 Sandwich of the Week, August 2006

Time Out New York

Time Out New York Switch Perfect, May 2008 Jew vs. pig, Dec 2007 Dry-cured Iberian pork loin, Nov 2006

New York Magazine

New York Magazine The Sweet,... Nov 2007 ...And the Pork Fiend, Nov 2006 Market-Driven, March 2006

The New York Times

The New York Times For a Tapas Cafe in Princeton, Some Baby Steps, Nov 2013 Less Gritty, More Gourmet, Sep...

The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post Waiting for Godello: The New Wines of Spain, March 2012


Edible Fine Wine, Meet Design, Dec 2011 Choice Chorizo, Fall 2011 Despaña, a slice of Spain in SoHo, May...


Goop The goop New York City Guide App designed for both iPhone and iPad.- City Guides By goop, December...

Living Martha Stewart

Living Martha Stewart Despaña, an excellent place to eat and shop, March 2009 The Recipes, July 2007 The...

Despanafinewines.com New Arrivals

Yelp Reviews

Make sure to try the small tapas, the sample of cheeses and take home a loaf of bread for making sandwiches for a picnic at the park. You won't regret it.

Heru M. 10/18/2013 Read more

Our best find this year. A low key lovely dining room to wile away the hours nibbling at delicacies of Iberia. With Spanish beers in the cooler and a whole wine store next door, you can complement your croquetas with uncommon cervezas and vinos.

Luke C. 12/7/2013 Read more

Despana is an awesome place to grab a quick lunch. The sandwiches and tapas were full of taste and are perfection! As my coworker pointed out...this place was made for Soho (Soho chic!).

Lana T. 3/27/2013 Read more

There were little nibble samples of olive oil, olives, and bread, and staff working both counters were incredibly friendly. We sampled some of their fresh gazpacho, which had a wonderfully creamy texture, and was unique among gazpachos I've had. Highly recommend.

Evan G. 9/17/2012 Read more

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.

Seth G. 1/13/2012 Read more

Truly amazing! Feels & taste like your back in Spain.

Danny A. 1/29/2012 Read more

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.

Jerry B. 1/20/2012 Read more

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.

Seth G. 1/13/2012 Read more

Really, really good creamy cheeses, manchego and packaged breadsticks. The chorizo on sample was pretty delicious. They sure are very generous with the samples! Most high quality imported packaged food from Spain you can seem to find here. Haven't tried one of their made sandwiches yet but will!

Alexandra C. 10/6/2013 Read more

I've had the Pescador (good) and Picante (excellent) bocodillos and the navarrico pintxos. So delicious and prices are very fair. There isn't much room to sit and you will most likely end up sharing a part of the table with others but it's worth it!

Lily W. 11/2/2013 Read more

I'm a huge fan of Despana. Last year I ordered 15 ($200) holiday gift baskets from here. Lee was incredibly helpful and recommended great wine, sweets, and cured meats/cheese. The gift baskets were a huge success!

S L. 10/16/2013 Read more

The Despana sandwich is one of the best things ever. When I'm in the city, it’s a non-negotiable.

Dan B. 7/2/2013 Read more

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.

Nikki L. 6/8/2011 Read more

In the back is a tapas cafe with some seating and cookbooks sold. Some of the tapas are already prepared and displayed, and range from $5 and up. It looks like a good place to try a wider variety of small dishes. They also sell Spanish flan.

8/13/2013 8/13/2013 Read more

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.

Vivian H. 3/15/2011 Read more

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.

Maddie O. 6/16/2011 Read more

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.

Seth G. 1/13/2012 Read more


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