Below you will find an evolving list of specialty retailers who champion extra virgin olive oil and have enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who can help customers navigate the many options and flavor profiles. Some of these shops offer tasting opportunities.
In California, we are most fortunate to get olio nuovo and new harvest oils as soon as they are available in the fall and early winter. Try different oils whenever you can, and always check for a harvest date to know if you are getting the freshest oil available!
MARKET HALL FOODS | Oakland and Berkeley
Retail with tasting opportunities on request
An acknowledged leader in the field of olive oil retailing, Market Hall Foods has an impressive collection of current-harvest extra virgin olive oils available throughout the year with olio nuovo featured as they become available during the olive harvest.
OLIVE THIS OLIVE THAT | San Francisco | Retail with TASTING
Located in San Francisco’s Noe Valley district, Olive This Olive That is a destination retail and tasting room for California extra virgin olive oils. We work directly with our California farmers throughout the year and offer a wide range of extra virgin olive oils. Every year we offer a Tree to Table harvest event and New Harvest oils. Our customers come to us because of our consistent quality, credibility, knowledge, and tasting experiences. Join our Olive Oil Club, a tasting experience, or come in for a personalized tasting. We are located at 304 Vicksburg Street, San Francisco, CA 94114, or call 415-251-7520.
QUAIL & OLIVE | Carmel Valley | Retail with TASTING
If you're in beautiful Carmel Valley Village, don't miss Quail and Olive, a specialty food store sourcing the highest quality California extra virgin olive oils, co-milled (ﬂavored oils), vinegars, plus a wide variety of specialty food products, kitchen accoutrements, gift selections, skin care, and more, and offers customized gift packages. The shop is proud to feature olio nouvo from Bondolio, Tres Osos, and Wild Groves in 2022–23. Tasting is free. Open daily from noon to 5pm. Whether you are in Carmel Valley for business or pleasure, be sure to stop by. Unable to come? Orders can be shipped throughout the USA.
Here are more recommended California retailers offering new-harvest and finished extra virgin olive oils. Some will have olio nuovo at harvest time. Many of these shops offer opportunities to taste the oils.
AGNES RESTAURANT AND CHEESERY in Pasadena
AMPHORA NUEVA with four retail shops in the San Francisco Bay Area
BI-RITE in San Francisco
BARONS MEATS in San Francisco
CANYON MARKET in San Francisco
CHINO FARM in Rancho Santa Fe
CORTI BROTHERS in Sacramento
DAVIS CO-OP in Davis
DOCTORBIRD MARKET in Pittsburg
DRIVER’S MARKET in Sausalito
THE ECOLOGY CENTER in San Juan Capistrano
FARMSHOP in Santa Monica
THE FILLING STATION, Berkeley
FREESTONE ARTISAN CHEESE in Freestone
IL FUSTINO in Santa Barbara
LE BEAU MARKET in San Francisco
MILKFARM ARTISAN CHEESE SHOP in Los Angeles
MONSIEUR MARCEL GOURMET MARKET AND RESTAURANT in Los Angeles
MORE THAN OLIVES in Folsom
NUGGET MARKET in Various Northern California Locations
OLIVE PIT in Corning
OLIVE THIS OLIVE THAT in San Francisco
OLIVER’S MARKET in Four locations in Sonoma County
OTHER AVENUES CO-OP in San Francisco
PACIFIC TREASURES AND GOURMET in Visalia
PARMA DELI in Concord
PASTA SUPPLY in San Francisco
PRESERVED in Oakland
RAINBOW GROCERY CO-OP in San Francisco
SACRAMENTO CO-OP in Sacramento
SEMOLINA ARTISANAL PASTA in Pasadena
SOIL BORN FARMS in Rancho Cordova
SORRENTO ITALIAN MARKET in Culver City
THE SPANISH TABLE in Berkeley, Mill Valley, and San Francisco
TAYLOR’S MARKET in Sacramento
VILLAGE MARKET FERRY BUILDING in San Francisco
WE OLIVE | currently has nine stores (six in California, one in Texas, and two in Louisiana)