Monday, August 2, 2010

We Olive (Long Beach, CA)

I have to admit something.  When We Olive first opened its doors in Southern California I wondered how a store selling only olive oil could survive...especially during these tough economic times. Well folks, don't let the name fool you. We Olive is more than just olive oil. Of course they have an amazing selection of oils and balsamic vinegars but they also stock tapenades, mustards, gift items and more.  A huge number of the items are actually from California companies. 

There are currently 8 charming stores in California. This particular location is situated in the Blemont Shore neighborhood of Long Beach, CA.  I just love this area!


"We Olive is more than just a store with olive oil...it is an olive oil experience." -- We Olive website
I have to agree with the company's quote.  There are tasting stations throughout the store but the "Tasting Bar" is center stage.  The owners are very warm and make you feel welcome  so you don't feel intimidated tasting the products.  In fact they encourage it! It makes for a fun shopping experience.  The owners are also very knowledgeable about the products they carry and can assist you in making just the right purchase.  They helped me choose a chipotle flavored olive oil.  It definitely was the right purchase for me because I recently went back to buy a second bottle.

We Olive has a welcoming rustic feel.  I love the use of rock along the back wall and freestanding "furniture" adding to the charm and character of the store.

Bath and body products as well as other related gift items are also available.

Now where else can you find Peach White Balsamic Vinegar?

8 comments:

True Blue said...

Super cute store and super cute blog. I can't wait to read more!! Thanks for coming back!! :)

Dining and Decor said...

True Blue,
Thanks for stopping by...glad to have ya!

Leela said...

Wow I love your blog. You have such beautiful pictures. Can't wait to see more! :)

Dining and Decor said...

Thanks for popping in, Leela!

susan said...

So excited about your new blog :) Have you been to any stroll and savors this summer? I went to one and started at this store. Loved it! I bought 5 different kinds of finishing salts.

Dining and Decor said...

Hi Susan! So glad you stopped by. I plan on going to the next stoll and savor coming up soon...you can bet I will mention something here about it.

donadona53 said...

Our daughter lives in Long Beach, so we always walk to 2nd Street and shop. Love this store...and their samples. Love your blog...

M. said...

what a great store :)