Try a taste of We Olive

All things olive — and a whole lot more — are to be found at We Olive, which has added an outdoor viewing deck and wine tasting bar.

Manager Chris Swain in We Olive. Dave Schwab photo

“Our focus has always been specializing in the extra virgin olive oil certified from California from artisan farmers,” said Chris Swain, store manager at We Olive at 1158 Prospect St.

Olives make a perfect pairing with California wines, which have grown in prominence worldwide in the last few decades. Now you can enjoy both at We Olive.

“We do happy hour Monday through Friday 4 to 6 p.m. on beer, wine and cheese with no corkage fees on bottles at the wine bar,” said Swain, thumbing through a menu of two dozen California artisan-inspired wines from “really small cases” of whites, reds and reserveds.

“We offer them retail so you can come in and pick up a bottle or sample them by the taste, the half glass or the glass with one of the best ocean views in town,” he said adding wines selected won’t be found at local restaurants or wine shops.

We Olive also has local microbrews and a “small bites” food menu including salads, hummus plates, cheese platters and Italian-food selections.

Swain noted olives are a healthy, all-purpose food.

“It’s excellent for cholesterol,” he said. “The FDA recommends 2 tablespoons a day to reduce the risk of heart disease. It also goes in a lot of things — salad dressings, marinades, it’s become a condiment for people.”

The olive store has plenty of great gift baskets for the holidays.

Open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., We Olive offers complimentary tastes of olive oils as well as a wide variety of related products including salts, dipping dishes and spoons, bowls and decorative items.

For more information call (858) 551-8250 or visit

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