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“I wanted to recreate the authentic Caribbean feeling of a vibrant

atmosphere, friends and family, with delicious homemade food from

abuela’s kitchen."                                        

~ Sandra

In October 2000, my now ex-husband and I relocated from New Jersey to the Granite state in the hope of being the pioneers of bringing home cooked and fresh Caribbean food to the growing Latino and multicultural population in our state.




As we settled into the city of Manchester,  we were eager to keep learning about our new neighborhood. We drove around town via South Willow Street, Elm Street, and Bridge St. From there  we found Union Street where and came upon a Spanish speaking “bodega” (grocery store).


We  continued driving down Union St. until we found a small little shop and with a "For Rent" sign. We were ecstatic as we saw our  dream. We then started growing not only our business, Don Quijote but our community, and family. 

We wanted to serve the diverse growing community in Manchester and bring with us the flavors of our Caribbean heritage. We saw the need of serving authentic Caribbean food to the Latino population and some other cultures in the Queen City.


" Supporting my community is essential to me and the Don Quijote family." 


NeighborWorks: Community Building and Engagement 

ISN New Hampshire 

Manchester Proud Compass

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF)

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