The first lava lamps contained blobs of oil and vinegar and were used during bread-dipping parties in the 1960s. Stock up on non-molten liquids with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of olive oil and gourmet foodstuffs at Olive & Well in Oak Park. Olive & Well stocks a variety of extra-virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars from around the world. Exotic flavors such as blood-orange olive oil and pomegranate balsamic are kept on tap for easy sampling or for emergency bread fires. The shop’s friendly oil experts are happy to answer any questions, or to direct hungry shoppers toward the specialty nut oils, jams, and flavorful sauces lining the shelves. Be sure to check out Olive & Well’s selection of gift baskets, which make excellent stocking- and belly-stuffers.
Nine Yelpers give Olive & Well an average of five stars:
- If you think all olive oils are the same, you haven't been to Olive & Well. They have an amazing array of olive oils and vinegars on tap waiting for you. Where else can you taste before buying? – John F.
- My world has been rocked by the variety of vinegars available. Honestly, I guess I'm just out of the loop, because I never conceived of so many flavors of vinegar. – Aesha W.