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.

Chorizo Factory

Spanish Style Chorizo Proudly Made In New York

Following a family recipe from Northern Spain we have been manufacturing chorizo in New York since 1971. We carefully select our pork meat cuts and import our spice blends from Spain to obtain authentic Spanish flavors. Despaña chorizos can be enjoyed all over the USA thanks to our network of distributors.

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Four Locations Within Reach of Spanish Food Lovers

Our company is a vivid example of how a demanding and appreciative is the “foodie” culture in New York. They will push to encourage you to do more to reach as many as you can.
As the tapas culture began to gain popularity and the demand for our chorizo and imported products increased, our small retail store on Northern Boulevard (Queens) proved to be very limited in space. We had the drive, the passion, the knowledge, the solid following of fans, the high quality brand products and the channels for distribution to give us that final push as we embarked on the adventure to invest and open additional retail stores under our trademark “Despaña”. To date these locations remain one of a kind establishments: Our flagship retail store, Despaña Fine Foods & Tapas Café in SoHo, a sister store: Despaña Vinos y Mas, dedicated to offering one of the finest and largest selections of Spanish wines and spirits in NY, and Despaña Princeton, a marketplace and restaurant in Princeton, New Jersey.

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Providing the Food Service Industry for Decades

Our strong ties to the foodservice industry have always been the hallmarks of our success in the manufacturing, importing and distribution business. Many of our items are packaged in bulk quantities and several of our specialties are tailored to service restaurants and gourmet stores which value quality over quantity.

As a solid company and respected importer in the specialty foods sector, we represent many important brands from Spain in this market. Through our key partnerships with select distributions in different cities of the United States, we are given the opportunity to keep promoting and reaching new markets that long to obtain the best in food products that Spain has to offer.

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Gourmet and Chefs Suppliers

Proud to be Trusted by Some of the Best Chefs and Gourmet Stores

Our business has grown substantially thanks to the support and word of mouth exposure in recommendations from our biggest fans and consumers: our star chefs, who have brought Spanish delicacies closer to many food lovers. In addition home cooks and gourmands can purchase our products nationwide at fine food retailers and boutiques where quality and authentic flavors of Spain are appreciated.

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Our History

An Adventure That Started In A Chorizo Factory

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.

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Read What The Media Has Written About Us

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…