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Sep 4, 2007 04:39 PM


I just returned from Greece and am now looking for fresh olives. Anyone know where they have barrels of olives (kosher). I assume barrels are fresher than cans. I've also been told that it is preferable for olives, because they are cured, have heckshers. Send me on my way, please.

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  1. Without sounding too rough on you, you're NOT looking for fresh olives. Fresh olives are some of the worst tasting non-animal foods on the planet.

    That being said, I'd guess there's a kosher market in Brooklyn or the lower east side that has olives (probably the same places that sell pickles).

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    1. re: DeisCane

      Yes, I misspoke. I'm not looking for fresh, raw, inedible olives, but fresh TREATED/CURED edible olives.

    2. I may be totally mistaken about this, but I have a vague memory of seeing olives recently at Gourmet on J in Brooklyn - on Ave. J, between E. 14th and 15th. Not being much into olives myself, I seem to have a fleeting memory of noticing them there.
      I don't think that they were behind the counter, but in a separate area.Can anyone confirm this?

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      1. re: Bzdhkap

        Just confirmed my olive sighting today. Gourmet on J has a stand in the store, with quite a few varieties of olives in brine.

      2. amalya's on main street in queens has great freshly cured olives and other freshly pickeled veggies

        1. Don't know if the is a shlep for you, but Tavlin in Bellmore (Long Island) sells a bunch of types of olives from the barrel. The garlic & lemon is my favorite. It's a shomer shabbas Israeli grocery store.

          1. Sahadi's on Atlantic Ave has some great tasting olives. Not sure if they are Kosher but you can call n find out..