Olivedipity is a locally-owned shop that first opened in Temecula about five years ago, according to owner Nicole Kelleher.
Kelleher’s passion for olive oils and vinegars began as a hobby; she would visit various olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting rooms on family trips, experiencing a wide variety of flavor-infused olive oils and vinegars. Eventually, this sparked the idea to turn her passion into a career selling her own products.
Seven years ago, Kelleher began selling her olive oils and vinegars at farmers markets in the Riverside and San Bernardino area. Two years later, Olivedipity opened its doors in Temecula. The location in La Jolla just opened last month.
Olivedipity markets their olive oils and balsamic vinegars as being entirely free of added sugars and preservatives, making them healthy alternatives to sugary salad dressings and perfect for dipping bread in, or even using them as toppings on ice cream.
The shop offers more than 50 different infused oils and vinegars to satisfy any particular flavor cravings you might have. Don’t worry if the options are a bit overwhelming, tastings are free to everyone.
So come on in, try the Raspberry Balsamic, the Bacon Olive Oil, the White Cilantro Lime Balsamic or whatever tickles your fancy.
“Taste the difference” is Olivedipity’s slogan, because as Kelleher knows, everyone has different taste.
“Everybody’s taste pallet is different and everybody’s product is different,” says Kelleher, “and that’s why we want you to taste it before you buy it. So you can make sure you love it before you walk away.”
Not only are Olivedipity’s products affordable and diverse, but they’re high-quality as well.
According to Kelleher, most of the shop’s infused olive oils are imported from the Mediterranean, depending on where the harvest is, and the balsamic vinegars come primarily from Italy.
Kelleher says she’s made connections with many other great local businesses through the farmers markets, and offers their products in her shop as well.
So don’t stop at olive oils and balsamic vinegars – check out the honey, loose leaf teas, stuffed olives, sauces and jellies offered at Olivedipity as well. There are even lotions, soaps and other beautifully-scented beauty products, along with hand-carved wooden art and kitchenware.
“We are very passionate about our store and everything that we do sell,” Kelleher says, “and hope that the public in La Jolla, the whole community, will jump on board as well.”
Olivedipity has its loyal regulars, says Kelleher, and there are currently no plans to expand her company or turn it into a franchise.
“We are keeping our family-owned business,” she says. “One step at a time. Right now we’re just going to focus on the two stores.”
Kelleher’s olive oils and vinegars have a multitude of uses in the kitchen, so don’t feel like you need to be a salad eater to enjoy her products – simply walk into Olivedipity, “taste the difference” and get hyped about some truly incredible flavors combinations.
For more information, visit olivedipity.com.
Where: 7863 Girard Avenue Ste.107.