a taste of olive

A Taste of Olive

by John Lauber on October 11, 2009

After a great breakfast and during our photo walk this weekend, we were passing a store I’ve seen while driving often through West Chester and I couldn’t stop myself from going inside. The smell of olives hit me as I entered the doorway and I was in heaven. A Taste of Olive has an incredible selection of olive oils, balsamic vinegars, salts, and many other unique culinary items.

olive oil

Olive Oil

From their website:

Our oils are grown and pressed by artisans and small farmers, in Italy, Greece, Spain, Australia, Chile, California, Morocco and Tunisia. Many of our balsamic vinegars are harvested in Modena, Italy and are aged up to 18 years. We want our customers to share the concept of incorporating, a more flavorful and healthy cuisine, into their way of life

It’s a unique place that allows (and encourages) you to go from stainless steel drum to stainless steel drum and sample before you buy. Believe me, 2 olive oils and 1 balsamic vinegar later, I was buying! I can’t wait to go back and sample purchase more. They even have a frequent buyer club. The bottles are wrapped and bagged in such not only for protection, but would make a great gift, as well. They do have samplers that looked nice, too. They also do tastings (look for an announcement here soon).

So, if your driving (or walking) through West Chester along High Street. Stop in. If it’s a Saturday and the West Chester Grower’s Market is open, go get some crusty bread from Big Sky Bread to go with it, like I did. You won’t regret it!



by John Lauber on August 7, 2009

It’s OK. It doesn’t hurt.

Photo courtesy dobenjamin via Flickr and Creative Commons.


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