Some of the best things in life arrive fully assembled, such as motorcycles and newborn babies. Solve the puzzle of what to serve for dinner with today's deal: for $5, you get $10 worth of gourmet deli fare and groceries at Olives Gourmet Grocer. This Groupon is valid at both locations in Long Beach.
Olives offers up fresh, homemade sandwiches, dinners, breakfast options, and groceries in a casual, welcoming store outfitted with seating for in-store noshing. Snack on sweet and savory breakfast items, such as the Milano panini, a mix of egg, prosciutto, provolone, tomato, and pesto aioli ($5.99), and the Italian Classic, served with nutella on Italian country bread ($3.99). For later eating, the Santa Fe sandwich paints roasted turkey, monterey jack, avocado spread, green chilies, and chipotle aioli on a white country bread canvas ($7.29), and the veggie caprese sandwich stacks fresh mozzarella, vine-ripened tomatoes, basil, and a signature parmesan spread on top of a ciabatta platter ($6.29). With a rotating menu that changes nightly, patrons also can pick up freshly prepared dinner, such as teriyaki salmon with rice and steamed veggies ($12.49) and turkey pot-pie with a dinner roll ($7.99). The Second Street location serves up oven-baked pizzas and features an expanded produce and dairy section.
Olives Gourmet Grocer finished in second place for Best Gourmet Grocer in 2007 from CityVoters. Specialty Food Magazine, the Grunion Gazette, and Eat: Los Angeles featured Olives Gourmet Grocer. More than 110 Yelpers give the Broadway location of the popular specialty food store an average of four stars. Yelpers also give the Second Street location an average of 3.5 stars:
- This clean-lined store is as much a deli as a grocer, with a terrific sandwich counter, a salad bar, an olive bar and a different dinner-to-go every night: perhaps chicken and dumplings on a Sunday, or pan-seared salmon with rice and roasted broccoli on a Wednesday. – Colleen Dunn Bates, Eat: Los Angeles
- Olive’s Gourmet Grocer continues to keep the bar high. Their food offerings are always tasty and well prepared — just what you need after a long day’s slog when you don’t feel like cooking. – Larry Hill, Grunion Gazette