Welcome to Paella Depot. Located in Minneapolis, MN, we are your one stop shop for all things paella. Whether it is paella ingredients and equipment, a private party or you just want to eat some of our famous paella we have you covered. All summer long you can catch us at the state’s largest events cooking up our paella for all of Minnesota. Many of our followers, including those who have had authentic paella from Spain, say ours is the best they’ve had. Our team takes pride in our craft. Our paellas are freshly prepared on-site using traditional cooking techniques and the finest local and imported ingredients available. We bring interactive food experiences to your event anywhere in Minnesota and the surrounding area.
What is Paella?
Paella (pai·ei·uh) – The Hot Dish of Spain℠
Paella is a traditional rice dish from Spain named after the pan in which it is cooked. In its simplest form, paella consists of rice, local meats, fresh vegetables and rich spices such as saffron, turmeric and pimenton. Since local and fresh are key, paella recipes vary tremendously, especially as you travel throughout the various regions of Spain. There are as many variations of paella as there are hotdish from the Midwest.
Paella has been wowing street festivals and markets since the turn of the century. In the cooking process a shallow, uncovered, carbon steel paella pan is used. The rice is allowed to slowly caramelize and crust, creating the dish’s signature socarrat. We crust our paella multiple times to create its signature flavor. The process creates an impressive show.
All of our paella’s are gluten free*.