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Amazing One Stop Shop for Foodies and Novice Cooks Alike!

I have shopped at this store many times and have been consistently impressed this the quality of... read more

Reviewed February 21, 2018
Ashley B
Awesome 😀

Awesome!!!! You have to check this place out...you won't be disappointed!!! Very friendly... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2018
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21 Feb 2018
“Amazing One Stop Shop for Foodies and Novice Cooks Alike!”
20 Feb 2018
“Awesome ”
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1701 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 0C1, Canada
+1 250-882-4210
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Reviewed February 21, 2018

I have shopped at this store many times and have been consistently impressed this the quality of products and exceptional level of service. My last shopping experience was during the holiday season. I was stumped on gift ideas for my foodie friends and husband and...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Awesome!!!! You have to check this place out...you won't be disappointed!!! Very friendly staff...who are very happy to help you find exactly what you need

1  Thank Islandgirl5167
Reviewed October 13, 2017

The store's wonderful, infused, extra virgin olive oils are from trees grown in the owners’ family farm in Italy, and flavored red and while balsamic vinegars are made from Trebbiano grapes. The tastes are unique and delicious, particularly the maple- and blueberry-flavored balsamic vinegars for...More

1  Thank wwalleigh
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Very helpful and friendly staff, who are not intimidating at all. They give expert opinions, will even suggest blends of different oils and vinegars that complement one another. There's even recipe ideas!

1  Thank Brad D
Reviewed January 29, 2017

What a great shop. Tasted many different delicious oils and vinegars. The staff was wonderful. When you stop by, plan to buy more than you expected. My wife and I left with several bottles and a great cookbook.

1  Thank Bonden-in-Florida
Reviewed September 12, 2016

We were somewhat disappointed in the Victoria Public Market until we discovered Olive the Senses. We spent a considerable amount of time sampling all the balsamic vinegars in the shop before we chose two to take home with us. You will be amazed at the...More

Thank wwjd1947
Reviewed May 20, 2016

On a city bus tour of Victoria (from our cruise with Royal Caribbean), we were taken to the Public Market at the Hudson. Right at the entry was this wonderful two-tiered shop full of vats of dark or white balsamic vinegars and oils either plain...More

Thank Lim48
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Olive the Senses is a great destination for challenging your traditional thoughts about olive oils and vinegars. Step inside and the courteous staff will assist you in finding the perfect combination to take home so that you can start experimenting!

Thank alessandra285
Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Regardless of wether you are a foodie or a 1st class chef you will enjoy the selection. You are free to wander around tasting the balsamic vinegars and flavored olive oils from around the world. The staff are knowledgeable and very happy to make suggestions....More

Thank Oldtimetraveller
Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

Having never been to an "Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Aged Balsamic" tasting room, we didn't know what to expect. We certainly had no idea there was a place which featured this quality and selection under one roof, anywhere. These people are artisans, the olive...More

Thank Leslie N
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