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Mar 14, 2009 03:53 PM

where to buy good olives?

What's the best place to buy good olives for the right price? Is Bay Cities my best bet?

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  1. Depends on were you are located. I like Papa Cristos (C&K Importing) on Pico at Normandie. Sorrentos has some good stuff, Jefferson & Slauson. Whole Paycheck has a great selection at even GREATER prices.

    1. I think it just depends on the batch.

      I had mind-blowing picholines at WF one time... maybe because it was so mind-blowing, nothing else could compare, but I feel like I've been chasing those revelatory olives for a long time.

      Bay Cities has pretty good prices.

      1. Just came back from Joan's on 3rd, and they had what looked like a good selection, though I'll be honest that I didn't investigate thoroughly.

        1. Bay Cities in Santa Monica is pretty sweet.

          Bay Cities Italian Deli
          1517 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

            1. re: Local

              Guidi Marcello has a great selection and is reasonably priced. Bay Cities is a little more expensive but it has different mixed olives, if that's what you're looking for.