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Market Tours: Despaña, Soho's Destination Market for Spanish Ingredients

Clara Inés Schuhmacher 3 comments

Despaña has one of the best selections of Spanish ingredients and prepared food in the city. Take our tour before you stock up on your next trip. More

A Sandwich A Day: Mallorquín at Despaña

A Sandwich a Day Carey Jones Post a comment

Our latest find is the Mallorquín ($4), a slim roll with a thick layer of sobrasada (a Mallorcan spreadable chorizo), drizzled with honey and pressed. More

A Sandwich A Day: The Gallego at Despaña

A Sandwich a Day Ed Levine 1 comment

What I like most about the various bocadillos at Despaña, the Spanish food market (and prepared food counter) in Soho, is how well they manage the ratio of filling to bread. These are intensely flavored fillings, generally cured meats and powerful cheeses, so you don't need too much of them; at the same time, they're not just a single paper-thin sheet of ham on bread. They're perfectly composed sandwiches. More

A Sandwich a Day: Catalán at Despaña

A Sandwich a Day Carey Jones Post a comment

While it looks like a Spanish food shop, rather than a lunch counter, from the outside, Despaña in Soho is a terribly civilized place for lunch, thanks to three large tables set off in an open room in the back. More

A Sandwich A Day: El Quijote at Despaña

A Sandwich a Day Sarah Kuo Post a comment

In this great city of ours, you could eat a different sandwich every day—so that's what we do with A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York City. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let... More

Lunch for One: Despaña

Lunch for One Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] There are often days when I'm hungry but wholly indecisive. Those are the days when I head to Despaña in Soho. I can nibble and pick, mix and match to my choosing. Their sandwiches are... More

Everything That's Wrong with the $40 Ham Sandwich from Jezalin's Gourmet Market

Carey Jones 21 comments

"Like foie gras on an ice cream cone." [Photos: Robyn Lee] When you are eating the world's most expensive ham, you should not feel like you're eating beef jerky. So we weren't too happy with the $39.99 sandwich of jamòn... More

Sugar Rush: Horchata Chufi at Despaña

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 3 comments

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] Found while browsing through the goods at Despaña in Soho: a Horchata Chufi. The horchata I'm used to drinking is made from almonds and most often found at Mexican places. This Spanish version of horchata... More

Shopping for Chorizo at Despana Market in Soho

Barbara Hanson 5 comments

Editor's note: It's time for another dispatch from Serious Eats community member BaHa, aka Barbara Hanson, who checks in now and again about the various one-of-a-kind food stores and markets in New York. Given all the hoopla surrounding the creations... More

Despaña: A Superb Secret Sandwich Spot

Ed Levine 20 comments

When you walk up a few steps and enter Despaña you leave New York and arrive in Spain, where you will find yourself in a gorgeously minimalist Spanish specialty food store. More

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