Best Destination Food Market New York 2013 - Despaña Brand Foods
Despaña Brand Foods recalls the northern Basque shores of Spain. Clean, bright, and manicured, the shop is part market, part tapas café, and with Spanish hams, cheeses, and an endless array of specialty items—like vinegar-cured boquerones and guindilla peppers—it's easy to get lost in the splendor. Select a few ready-made bocadillos (try the tortilla and El Quixote) and pintxos (perhaps the cabrales croquette and spicy sardine), grab a few specialty snacks (Marcona almonds, anyone?) and—if you're at the Soho location—head next door to the Despaña wine shop, where Spanish wine bottles line the walls from floor to ceiling.