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In Search of Great Olive Oil..

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  • tpix Feb 20, 2012 09:32 PM
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I'm a big fan of ethnic markets in LA. I'm on the westside and there are some pretty good Persian markets with great olives and feta. Does any one have a line on olive oil ? I'm a big fan of the cloudy- unfiltered variety, It work like butter, but better...

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  1. Sorrento's in Culver City on Sepulveda Blvd is a family run Italian grocery and has a large selection of olive oils. Also, Surfa's at the other end of Culver City on Walshington also has a large selection of olive oils. Surfas also has an olive oil tasting bar so you can sample.

    1. You may be looking for the Olio Nuevo which is the first press of the first fruit of the season. It is generally unfiltered and is absolutely delicious. I get mine from a farm in Paso called Olivas De Oro (they are also online) but there are other producers that sell nuevo locally as well.

      1. Guidi Marcello on 10th St in Santa Monica carries a some lovely olive oils at great prices. It's closed on weekends.

        1. Oliana is a shop that sells nothing but olive oil. (along with some balsamic vinegars, etc)

          It's in West Hollywood, on Santa Monica blvd and Robertson - part of the Pavillions complex.

          1. Bay Cities also has a good selection of olive oils. For me - the best olive oil quality to price that I've found for everyday cooking is Trader Joes Spanish Olive oil. Can't be beat for the price.

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            1. re: gordo26

              I agree that Trader Joe's Spanish Oil may be the best bang for buck. I seem to recall they were selling an unfiltered first pressing Italian oil over the holidays. I didn't get a chance to taste it though...

            2. I go to We Olive in Long Beach for olive oil.