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May 18, 2008 08:49 PM

Source for Olive Oil

I find Costco has the best price for 3 liter jugs of EVOO. (~$15??)

Can someone suggest another inexpensive but easier to navigate source?

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  1. You didn't say where you are, it wouldn't be logical to direct you Baltimore if you live in VA, but I get olive oil from Trinacria. They have a lot of different kinds and prices, and I've found their "bulk container" better than most brand names. 7.00 for 750 mL.

    1. shop online with friends, and you get one of the best olive oils in the world for the price of crappy EVOO--
      Sitia 0.3 Cretan Olive oil
      $151.00/case (12 750 ml bottles). shipping is $25 per case.

      1. Go to A. Litteri and Sons in the Florida Avenue Wholesale Market area just East of North Capitol. It has probably the largest selection of EVO in the region and some of the best prices.

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        1. re: ChewFun

          There probably isn't anyplace in the DC Metro area with as wide a range of olive oil offerings as Litteri's. From 3 litre cans of some brands you might recognize from supermarket shelves (but at much better prices) to small pressings from California that look home bottled. Some top of the line offerings but a wide selection in the middle range from several countries, although most are Italian.
          The prices are so good that it scares you about the mark-up other stores must be taking.

          They have a terrific selection of vinegars too including high end balsamics and some excellent fruit vinegars, like fig.

          A Litteri
          517 Morse St NE, Washington, DC

          1. re: MakingSense

            I'll third Litteri's. They have some excellent deals on Italian wines as well as olive oil. Some of their canned tomatoes are a steal: .99 cents for a big can. I'm a little wary of some of the frozen pastas, though. ALWAYS check the Best By date or you may end up with a plate of foam rubber.

        2. Mediterranean Bakery in Alexandria also has a pretty extensive selection.