Looking to try something new? Do you love good food? Maybe you're trying to buy more from local businesses? Look no further than The Olive Gallery newly located in downtown Plainfield with the original location still situated in Yorkville.
The two locations do vary in size, selection and feel. The original location is larger in scale and serves up their oils and vinegars in traditional stainless steel containers known as fustis, while the newer location serves them up in retail bottles. The Yorkville location also boasts items such as gelato and pastries. Though the newer location is smaller it is quite charming with many items to choose from including locally made Amish goods. The Olive Gallery fits right in in the quaint downtown village of Plainfield; definitely worth visiting.
According to The Olive Gallery's official site visiting their stores are reminiscent of a Tuscan farmhouse kitchen; you will be able to experience the European tradition of sampling the finest selection of small batch and artisan extra virgin olive oil from around the world and exquisite balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy.
The selection of olive oil and balsamic vinegar can be overwhelming but that’s why tastings are offered. Just remember to cleanse your palate with water, which is provided, between varieties. The owners are extremely friendly and usually on site at the Yorkville location. Employees are knowledgeable and more than willing to offer suggestions. The Olive Gallery also offers complimentary recipe cards located under the appropriate vinegar or oil. Private tastings are available by contacting the store directly.
The extra virgin olive oils are cold-pressed and unfiltered. Varieties include Peranzana, Arbequina, Coratina, Frantoio,Ascolano, Koroneiki, Chemlali, and other traditional olive oil. Each flavor is unique to its Country of origin. The Olive Gallery’s balsamic vinegar range from 18 yr. old aged balsamic vinegar to flavors such as Strawberry, Pomegranate, Tangerine, Sicilian Lemon, and Fig to name a few.
Other products available include specialty foods such as gourmet pastas and sauces, stuffed olives, bruschetta spreads and toasts, tapenades, and olive oil potato chips. Dipping spices, sea salts and seasonings. The Olive Gallery also carries products pertaining to, the olive, such as soaps, lotions, dipping bowls and cutting boards. Gift baskets are available and can be customized. Personalized bottles of olive oil and vinager can bring a distinctive flare to weddings, corporate events and so on. So stop on by for an enjoyable and truly unique experience!
The Olive Gallery in Yorkville is located in the River North Shopping Center, 2671 N. Bridge St., Yorkville, Illinois, just off of Rte. 47 and Cannonball Trail. The Plainfield location is situated downtown at 24123 West Lockport St. Plainfield, IL 60544. For more information please visit their website at The Olive Gallery.