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Best Selection of Olives in TC

MarkG Mar 15, 2013 10:23 PM

i have been going to the olive bar in the edina byerlys. any better selections??

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    karykat Mar 21, 2013 07:36 PM

    I've seen a pretty good selection at Whole Foods in the past.

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        foreverhungry Mar 16, 2013 07:10 PM

        My bias for olives is just olives, plain and simple. I'm not a fan of stuffed olives (unless for a martini), or olives with hot peppers, spices, etc.

        Given that, I think Surdyk's has a solid selection across the black and green range, as well as the best quality olives, of the places in the area I've tried.

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          sandylc Mar 16, 2013 05:47 PM

          I don't know who is best, and I'm sure many of these have been mentioned but I'm too lazy to read it tonight.....but:

          Buon Giorno
          Holy Land
          Bill's Imported Foods


          I haven't been to the new Cossetta's, but maybe they might have some as well?

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            DaKing Mar 16, 2013 11:37 AM

            Well, what is 'pretty good'? :)

            Surdyk's always has about a dozen olive choices in bulk.

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              JimGrinsfelder Mar 16, 2013 09:18 AM

              Broder's is pretty good.

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                Pwmfan Mar 16, 2013 07:06 AM

                It's been a while, but I remember Buon Giorno in Lilydale having really good but pricey olives.

                Not until June but for selection you can't beat St. Martins LLC at the Bloomington Farmer's Market (used to be at the Mpls Farmer's Market).

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                  ChancesR Mar 16, 2013 06:29 AM

                  Some of the olives at Bill's Foods in Uptown are interesting, especially the olive medley with hot peppers. Also, Joe's Market on Como used to have a nice little olive selection, but I haven't been there in quite a while.

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