Thanks to a constitutional amendment passed at the congressional caucus for condiment rights, oil and vinegar are finally free to legitimize their union and raise a family of adorable dressings and emollients. Relish the rights of relishes with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of oils, vinegars, gourmet gift items, and more at Oil & Vinegar in Bellevue.
Originally founded in the Netherlands, Oil & Vinegar has expanded to the U.S. to deliver international flavors, gifts, and unique cookware to cultured palates. Aside from a wide selection of high-quality vinegars and oils, the store offers up a gourmet selection of sauces, dressings, dried herb mixes, pasta, cookware, and more in a cheerful setting designed to resemble a Mediterranean market place. A jar of bruschetta dried-herb mix ($11.95) combined with a drizzle of Bonsecco Tuscan extra-virgin olive oil ($6 per 100ml) makes a delicious spread atop a crusty loaf of bread or classic novel, and Italian squid-ink pasta ($7.95) is made from Italy's most prolific squid poets. Strawberry balsam vinegar ($4 per 100ml) pairs well with cold-pressed walnut oil ($5 per 100ml) in a colorful ceramic tapas dish ($4.95), and a stainless-steel oil can ($21.95) greases rusty bodies with a quick dose of heart-healthy omega-threes.
Located on the second level of the Bellevue Square Shopping Center, Oil & Vinegar is easily spotted by a striking backlit wall of suspended glass amphoras containing more than 50 different vinegars and oils on tap. Guests are encouraged to ask the friendly and knowledgeable crew for product advice and sample tastings and may bring their empty oil and vinegar bottles back to the store for refills. Recipes are readily available for select products, and all purchases may be gift wrapped on site.
Valid in-store only; not valid on clearance items. Valid at Bellevue location only.
Bellevue News named Oil & Vinegar the Best Neighborhood Boutique. Not For Tourists and the Foodista blog featured the store. Yelpers give Oil & Vinegar an average of four stars and more than 470 Facebookers are fans.
- As the gourmands begin their journey home from Italy carrying their precious cargo, I too, happily returned home with an armful of olive oils and vinegars. Fortunately for me, I didn’t have to use mileage. – Sheri Wetherell, Foodista blog
- If you enjoy cooking and are picky about the ingredients you use, you'll need to stop by Oil & Vinegar at Bellevue Square. Peruse through and sample over 25 types of specialty olive oils imported from around the world, and taste the varieties of pestos, dips, mustards, dressings, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and other culinary essentials to keep handy in your kitchen. – Not for Tourists