About Us

Regalis Foods is New York City's leading importer of Fresh Truffles, Rare Foraged Edibles, Japanese Wagyu, Caviar, Uni, and Live Exotic Seafoods.

Regalis Foods was founded in 2012 by Ian Purkayastha. Ian began working in the industry at age 15 foraging for wild mushrooms in his small hometown in Arkansas. Ian began cold-calling local restaurants with fresh truffles and eventually built a small portfolio of national chef customers. After high school, Ian moved to New York at 18 and began introducing his truffles, caviar, and wild foraged goods to acclaimed top Michelin starred restaurants in the city. He quickly developed a loyal following and established a reputation as a preeminent expert in his field having only the very best quality goods. In 2016, Ian released his memoir with Hachette Books, Truffle Boy: My Unexpected Journey Through The Exotic Food Underground.  

In 2015, long-time friends and industry veterans David Yourd and Karrie Kimble partnered with Purkayastha in Regalis. This partnership has brought the company a depth of experience that has facilitated a period of unprecedented growth. 

In January 2017, Regalis merged with Dallas distributor, Rare Edibles, to form Regalis TX, managed by Bryan Dunn. Regalis' direct import sourcing combined with Dunn's personal relationships in Dallas and throughout TX has given local chefs a channel for premium ingredients never before seen in the region. 

Regalis opened its 3rd warehouse in Chicago with managing partner, Benjamin Rogers, in May 2018. Regalis Chicago quickly established itself with the most prolific restaurants in the city.   

Today, Regalis has blossomed into one of the nation’s most respected luxury food purveyors. Focused only on premium ingredients, Regalis is the most direct source for our full portfolio of items. Nothing is purchased second hand or from other distributors, Regalis direct sources everything from our trusted collection of small family producers and partners from around the world.

Regalis also manufactures several product lines of bespoke high-quality food ingredients. Regalis’ signature branded Organic Truffle Product range can be found in key retailers nationwide as well as our full line of Caviar & Roes. Regalis Wild, our wild foraged line of bespoke products can also be found nationally.

Regalis currently direct imports products from more than 40 different countries and works with 90% of the Michelin starred restaurant community nationally. These same high-quality products are now available for home consumers nationally with 80% of our portfolio available at wholesale restaurant pricing.

Regalis also works with a select group of distinguished regional specialty food distributors and retailers across the world.

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