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Where to get new harvest olive oil?

bonvivian Mar 23, 2013 01:02 PM

Where can you get new harvest 2012-2013 olive oil in Seattle? I’m much less concerned about the country or region of origin than the freshness and overall quality of the oil. I’ve been frustrated by the lack of harvest date on most bottles, so I was hoping a good purveyor could help steer me in the right direction. Any help you could provide would be much appreciated!

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  1. MsMaryMc RE: bonvivian Mar 23, 2013 03:08 PM

    I haven't ordered from these people--waiting for my budget to look a little better--but they're advertising a Spring 2013 pressing. I'd call that fresh.


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      FoodDee RE: bonvivian Mar 23, 2013 03:18 PM

      The Nov/Dec 2012 Kirkland brand Toscano is available at Costco. Don't know how it compares to the more expensive brands but get good reviews.

      1. gingershelley RE: bonvivian Mar 24, 2013 12:41 PM

        There is a shop on Queen Anne hill called Olive OIL that sells at least 30 different olive oils from bulk containers - including 'new oils' from several countries.

        You can taste them ALL before purchasing as well.

        They also have infused oils, varying grades of Balsamic (bulk as well), salts, jams and pestos.

        Top of the hill on QA Ave. I haven't been yet, but have heard raves!

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          PaqpIn RE: bonvivian Mar 24, 2013 04:26 PM

          If you are downtown I would try either Big John PFI

          Or 11 Olives in Pacific Place

          1. klsalas RE: bonvivian Apr 2, 2013 09:13 AM

            I haven't really looked recently but I would immediately think of DeLaurenti or Spanish Table.

            Spanish Table
            1426 Western Ave Seattle, WA 98101
            (206) 682-2827

            1435 1st Ave Seattle, WA 98101
            (206) 622-0141

            I haven't been to Big John's PFI for awhile (mentioned by paqpin). I always forget about them down there in SoDo. As I recall though they have a ton of olive oils.

            11Olives has California olive oil. The website lists harvest dates. It looks like the current batch was harvested December 2012. http://www.11olives.com/oliveoil.html

            Here is some information on Queen Anne Olive Oil.

            1. knowspicker RE: bonvivian Apr 2, 2013 10:21 AM

              Costco has Olio Nuovo a November 2012 harvest California olive oil for $7.99 per liter and it's really good. Has a nice grassy, vegetal taste and creamy mouth feel and the finish is pretty smooth. Much less bite than the Tuscan.

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