Everyone is being told about the benefits of olive oil these days. Whether it’s a Mediterranean-style diet, or TV host Rachel Ray cooking with her favorite “E-V-O-O”, it’s a proven health benefit to incorporate in our diets. Seattle has several gourmet olive oil shops where you can enjoy free tastings, recipes and more!. Here are some of our favorites.
1532 Pike Place
Seattle, WA 98101
This family owned business has been making their delightfully infused balsamic vinegars and olive oils in Spanaway, WA since 1991. Located in the Triangle Building next to the Pike Place Market, Sotto Voce (soft voice) uses local NW herbs and spices in their olive oil harvested from Puglia, Italy. Come in to sample the vinegars and oils, often served with samples of breads and cheeses. If you’re picking up fresh produce, fish or meat at the market the well-versed sales associates can help you with combinations and recipes to take home. Try the original Olio Santo – a tasty blend of rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, peppercorns, garlic and mild chili flavors – which remains the perennial, all-purpose favorite, or mix and match your own. They also offer to ship for you if you’re picking up a gift.
Pacific Place Seattle
Seattle, WA 98101
A proponent of splendor boards a vessel of longevity to bring the most treasured commodities on earth to within easy reach of your dining table. 11 Olives provides extremely high quality olive oil and related products through local markets, restaurants, and tasting rooms in the Seattle, WA area. Their goal is to give you total transparency right to the fields where it is grown. For your health, for your community, for your prosperity experience 11 Olives.
Plan on visiting King Tut Exhibit – “Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs”? After the viewing stop in to 11 Olives at Pacific Place Seattle, show your Pharo’s Gold card and get a great discount on any of their Limited Edition King Tut olive oil products.
Seattle Olive Oil
16431 NE 74th St.
Redmond, WA, 98052
Stop in at Seattle Olive Oil in Redmond Town Center for a great selection of olive oils. Find the pefect olive oil for any occasion, even have oils to put on desserts! You are welcome sample all of the fresh, high quality products. It is really about the tasting experience and you will taste what you are missing. You are welcome to ship bottles as gifts to friends and family. All products ship within 5 business days. Free shipping for six or more bottles except for Alaska and Hawaii.
Oil & Vinegar
2086 Bellevue Square
Bellevue, WA 98004
Come in and find an assortment of specialty oils with a distinct Mediterranean flair! The focal point of the store is the “amphora wall”, where an international selection of over 40 oils and vinegars are dramatically suspended in glass containers on a backlit wall. Choose a bottle or bring in a previously purchased Oil & Vinegar bottle for a refill, and their staff will help you with your selection on-tap. Plus you’ll find imported delights like bottled and “on-tap” oils and vinegars, mustards, sauces, salad dressings, olives, grilled vegetables, sun-dried tomatoes, honeys, fig spreads, fondue chocolates, dried herb mixes, spices and a variety of flavored pastas.
Paradiso Olive Oils and Vinegars
16717 Redmond Way, Suite 150
Redmond, WA 98052
Come in and try some of Paradiso’s 43 flavors of olive oil and balsamic vinegar from the finest quality supplier. Paradiso’s fresh oils and vinegars are available any time of the year. Each olive oil is 100% extra virgin, filtered, and cold pressed. Plus, you’ll find Pappardelle’s pasta in seven flavors, with two gluten free options, and Samadhi Chocolates in four different varieties. They’ll be happy to put together a gift basket for a special occasion, too!