Our Chorizo Factory

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This is where our story begins...

In 1989 Marcos Intriago and partner Jose Pernas bought a small factory on Northern Blvd. that had been producing chorizo since 1971. They knew this product had a great potential for growth and within their first year they more than doubled their sales.

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. It is this product that gave us our prestige in our humble beginnings and is what continues to give us notoriety in the industry. 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.

We have a USDA Inspector visit our plant every day to look over our production and assure that our products are totally safe to be shipped and sold all over the USA. In our 41 years in business our factory has never had a recall. This is something that is easier to be said than done. We are committed to continue making high quality products and servicing the best we have to offer to our foodservice and retail customers.

Our chorizo was taken to outer space by Astronaut Pedro Duque on one of his missions. Check out some pictures he sent us when he returned. Remember that our chorizo and morcilla are fully cooked pork products. All you have to do to enjoy them is warm them up. Welcome to Despaña!

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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