With Donostia Foods we hope to bring a sampling of the culinary culture of Donostia-San Sebastián to kitchens across the United States. A reminder of, or introduction to, the city's home cooking, txokos (gastronomy clubs), world-renowned pintxo bars and restaurants, and the tradition of good food, friends, and family.
Selected ingredients for authentic pintxos and tapas, including Spanish conservas like high-quality tinned seafood, olives, piquillo peppers, guindilla peppers, olive oil, and more, all delivered directly to your door.
"Basque cooking is at its heart a cuisine of simplicity made exquisite." - Alexandra Raij, The Basque Book
Premium loins from Bonito tuna (Thunnus alalunga) line-caught in the waters of the Bay of Biscay and prepared in Basque Country. Described as “one of the great gastronomic pleasures of everyday life,” Bonito tuna is renowned for its delicate texture and flavor. For a simple pintxo flake apart the pieces with a fork and serve on crispy slices of toast with piquillo peppers, topped with a little of the... View full product details
Octopus in Olive Oil, prepared and packed by hand. These succulent pieces of pulpo (octopus) are moist and delicate and preserved in just olive oil and salt to retain and enhance the natural flavors of the sea. Excellent directly out of the tin, you can also lightly heat the octopus and add a touch of piment d'Espelette or paprika to taste for a simple pintxo. Featured on The Feed... View full product details
A traditional pepper of the Basque region, these guindilla peppers in wine vinegar are also referred to as piparras. Yellowish-green and narrow with an elongated shape, they’re mild, spicy-sweet peppers that add a subtle heat to numerous Spanish dishes. Spear on a toothpick with an olive and anchovy for the classic "Gilda" pintxo found in bars throughout San Sebastián, or add them to a Bloody Mary for a unique garnish. You'll save... View full product details
Naturally fermented and cured Sevillian style, these manzanillas are the highest quality available of the most popular Spanish olives, handpicked in Andalusia and stuffed with piquillo peppers roasted over embers for a unique, piquant flavor. How good are these olives? One customer supplied this story about her visit to a fine restaurant in Bend, OR: On a whim I ordered a martini and wow, it was the best! I... View full product details
Mussels in Escabeche, or Pickled Sauce, from the waters of Galicia in northwest Spain. The region’s rugged shores provide an abundance of crustaceans and mollusks, many of the best harvested for canning and preservation to capture and accentuate the flavors of the sea. The escabeche is a marinade of sunflower oil, vinegar, paprika, nutmeg, garlic, cinnamon, and salt. These mussels make a simple, flavorful tapa straight from the tin... View full product details
Premium Cantabrian anchovies from the waters of northern Spain, wild-caught via sustainable fishing techniques and delivered fresh to the factory, presalted, cured in a "salmuera" brine of water, fat, and sea salt, and ultimately hand filleted and packed in olive oil. Cantabrian anchovies are renowned for their quality, meaty fillets ranging from reddish brown to light caramel with flavor that is the ideal balance of oil, sea salt, and fish; nothing... View full product details
Piment d'Espelette, known as Ezpeletako biperra in Basque, a dried red chili powder from the French Basque region. A protective designation of origin mandates the peppers only come from in and around the town of Espelette, in the province of Labourd, and are grown, harvested, and prepared according to strict guidelines. The peppers are harvested in late summer and early autumn, strung by hand to dry in the sun, and dried... View full product details
Our most difficult product to keep in stock as it's quickly become a best-seller; get them while you can. Plump and tender sardines wild-caught in the waters of Galicia in northwest Spain, hand-packed fresh from the sea in olive oil and salt only, the traditional Spanish method. Full of healthful Omega 3s and harvested via sustainable techniques. You can eat them straight from the tin or skewer them on a toothpick... View full product details
100% extra virgin olive oil is derived exclusively from the first cold pressing of ripe picuda olives without any water or heat, to preserve all nutrients, flavor, and aroma. The oil has a medium intensity, fruity taste, with hints of almonds and herbs that starts smooth and finishes with a small snap of spiciness. Try it on mild and white fish, salads, carpaccio, grilled vegetables, pasta, in sauces and emulsions, or... View full product details
Donostia Foods Manzanilla Olives appeared in Bon Appétit Magazine, mentioned as second only to olives found in a secretive shop hidden along a tiny, secluded street in Paris. Not too shabby. Donostia Foods Bonito del Norte Tuna, Octopus in Olive Oil, and Sardines in Olive Oil are enjoyed on-air on The Feed Podcast, 2015 James Beard Award-Winner for Best Podcast, with chef Rick Bayless & food journalist Steve Dolinsky. "This stuff is super special..." said the chef.