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 9:30am-6pm, Sat 9am-4pm Sunday: CLOSED
Despaña Fine Foods & Tapas Café (SoHo): Mon-Thu 10am-7pm, Fri 10am-9pm, Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-6pm
Despaña Vinos y Mas: Mon-Fri 12pm-8pm, Sat 11am-9pm & Sun 12pm-7pm

Do all of your stores in NY stock the same items and offer the same services?

Our original small shop in Queens operates in front of our chorizo manufacturing plant on Northern Blvd. and stocks most of our product specialties. All of our manufactured and imported items including meats and cheese are prepackaged. We do not offer prepared foods nor do we provide delicatessen style slicing and cutting services at this location. Our Saturday tasting days have become a popular and lively destination for those wanting to experience a bit of Spain in Jackson Heights.

Our food shop in Soho is exclusively dedicated to servicing retail consumers. It is at this location where you can purchase hand carved Iberico hams, and have specialty meats, and cheese sliced to order. Here is where we service all of our catering platters and make special deliveries throughout Manhattan. We also operate an in store café (not a restaurant) where you can enjoy delicious pintxos, tapas and sandwiches to go or to eat in at our communal tables. We also offer a wide selection of imported beers and wines served by the glass and sangria. At our sister store next door, Despaña Vinos y Mas you will find over 450 selections of wines and spirits from Spain to choose from.

Do you ship your products nationwide?

Yes, we ship our food products within the contiguous United States via UPS services for purchases made in our online shop. For further information read “Shipping”.

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 from date of manufacturing. 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).

When in Despaña SoHo, can I eat the grocery items and deli products I have bought in store in the communal seating area?

Our seating area is reserved for those enjoying prepared foods ordered from our cafe menu. Store bought items from the specialty meats & cheese counters or from our prepackaged grocery store are serviced as “take away” foods and not to be consumed at our communal tables. Our seating area is very limited and reserved for those who want to enjoy a glass of beer or wine served alongside our delicious cheese and meat board platters, pintxos, tapas and or bocadillos.

Do you serve beer or wine in Despaña SoHo?

Yes, we do have a wine and beer license from NY State to serve alcohol at our establishment. Our wine selections are poured by the glass and change seasonally. If you prefer to purchase a full bottle of wine, we do allow you to purchase bottles at our sister store, Despaña Vinos y Mas and enjoy it with our foods in our café seating area without charging a traditional “corkage fee”. Our beers are imported from Spain and can enjoyed in store or purchased to go as six packs or as a mix and match selection.

Do you sell take away food?

Yes, we do. All of our menu items can be ordered to take away.

Can I make a reservation to dine in Soho?

Unfortunately we don’t take reservations at Despaña Fine Foods & Tapas Café in SoHo. Our seating area is an inviting and lively setting comprised of communal tables shared by all of our customers. Space is used on a first come first served basis.

Other questions

If you have any other questions that are not included on this list you can reach us through our Contact section. Thank you.

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