HOURS: MONDAY – SATURDAY 10 A.M. – 6 P.M. Closed Sundays.
32 Biltmore Avenue Asheville, NC
Olive & Kickin’ sources the freshest extra virgin olive oils (EVOOs) and balsamic vinegars from select respected growers around the world. We store these products in stainless steel containers called fustis that ensure excellent preservation, while allowing you to sample each oil and vinegar prior to making a purchase decision. You will be able to discover your favorite individual flavors and your favorite combinations! In our store you will also find a variety of chili pepper products from Asheville’s Smoking J’s Fiery Foods, as well as pottery and other arts and crafts items created by local artisans.
Olive & Kickin’ is a brew of amazing tastes, a passion for exploration, an appreciation of world culture, and the infusion of plain, simple fun into everyday living! As such, it is a reflection of the founders, Vic Cavallaro and Karen Kortendick. Karen and Vic have each traveled the world, and lived and worked in a variety of locations abroad. Over the years they have become well-versed in the universal language – a smile and the sharing of good food! They are happy and excited to bring their vision of sharing the freshest extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars to the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, the place they call home.
We guarantee our customers the freshest, finest, purest olive oils and balsamic vinegars available on the market today. We want you not only to enjoy the amazing tastes of these products but to have the opportunity to learn where they come from, how they are made, how their chemical make-up offers abundant health benefits, and why you should and how you can include them in your diet. Ultimately, we hope to inspire you to explore new food adventures and flavors while you re-discover fun in your kitchen!
Come in to Olive & Kickin’, wander and browse, ask questions, read the various descriptions, taste, and IMAGINE! Then invite your family and friends to share in your new culinary creations – you too will experience the incredible power found in a simple smile and the sharing of great food prepared with passion and fun!
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Karen & Vic, Olive & Kickin’