where to buy good olives?
What's the best place to buy good olives for the right price? Is Bay Cities my best bet?
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.
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.
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.
Bay Cities in Santa Monica is pretty sweet.
Bay Cities Italian Deli
1517 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401