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