Update: Please note that alla vita is now permanently closed.
Chances are, if you cook, you cook with olive oil. A good quality olive oil is one of the staples of our kitchen – but we also stock a few flavored olive oils from alla vita for special uses. If you’ve never tried a flavored olive oil, you should definitely stop by alla vita. They have an amazing selection of flavored olive oils, exotic oils such as walnut or butternut squash seed, flavored balsamic vinegars (both white and dark), salts, and many other interesting food products. You can try each product in store before you commit to buying a whole bottle, which is a great way to ensure you’ll be getting something you like. They also have a deli that serves sandwiches, soups, and salads made with their products. If you haven’t tried their blood orange brownies, it’s a must the next time you stop in.
We’ve used their Rosemary Olive Oil and Tuscan Herb Olive Oil in our focaccia, their Roasted French Walnut Oil on ravioli, their Harissa Olive Oil in our hummus, and their Garlic Olive Oil for dipping bread. We love mixing their olive oils and balsamics to create easy and tasty balsamic salad dressings. They even have pre-made pairs of olive oil and balsamic that go nicely together, so you don’t have to guess! They even publish many recipes using their products if you want to try a product but don’t know what to do with it.
Overall, alla vita offers many amazing products that are a great addition to any kitchen and also make a great gift for those who you just don’t know what to get for them. Stop by alla vita and be sure to share your creations with their products with us on Instagram using hashtag #economicaleats.