Olives Gourmet Grocer

★★★★☆
  • 3510 E Broadway

    Long Beach, CA 90803

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  • 562-439-7758

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Sat-Sun 9am-7pm, Mon-Fri 9am-8pm

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Olives feels like a little bit of New York here in LB. Amazing food, a perfect addition to the neighborhood, a great market to stop in and pick up dinner, grab lunch or have cater a party. Those few mourning the loss of the mexican place; the place was simply unsanitary. I LOVE Olives food, people and lively atmosphere. BRAVO!

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Olives feels like a little bit of New York here in LB. Amazing food, a perfect addition to the neighborhood, a great market to stop in and pick up dinner, grab lunch or have cater a party. Those few mourning the loss of the mexican place; the place was simply unsanitary. I LOVE Olives food, people and lively atmosphere. BRAVO!

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olives is this cute, little gourmet grocer down on broadway near the library cafe, the reno room and the potholder cafe. it's so cute. they have a good deli with plenty of pre-made foods. there are tons of specialty cheeses and meats. there are pre-made salads, pastas, dips and desserts. they have a good amount of wine and even have chilled wine and champagne. there's an olive bar, a salad bar and some hot food. there are lots of special sauces, spices, jams, salsas, dried pastas and breads. the people are really helpful and nice. it's like a minature trader joe's/bristol farms/wild oats. i like to go there when i'm going to have people over, so i can buy pre-made things and pretend i made them. haha!

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★★★★★

olives is this cute, little gourmet grocer down on broadway near the library cafe, the reno room and the potholder cafe. it's so cute. they have a good deli with plenty of pre-made foods. there are tons of specialty cheeses and meats. there are pre-made salads, pastas, dips and desserts. they have a good amount of wine and even have chilled wine and champagne. there's an olive bar, a salad bar and some hot food. there are lots of special sauces, spices, jams, salsas, dried pastas and breads. the people are really helpful and nice. it's like a minature trader joe's/bristol farms/wild oats. i like to go there when i'm going to have people over, so i can buy pre-made things and pretend i made them. haha!

Pros: the pre-made foods are great

Cons: they don't have much produce, but the avocados are always ripe.

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Olives has some of the best grub in this part of Long Beach. I love the simple selection of gourmet sandwiches and the quality of meats used. I also love the cold salads that they offer. My favorite is the tailgate slaw, as it is crispy and not salty. On occassion I have purchased a rotisserie chicken for dinner. I can honestly say that they have the best rotisserie chickens around, as they are seasoned properly, not fatty nor salty. I suggest that all purchase at least one to understand what I am talking about. As for the prices, they are comparable to those at Bristol Farms so they aren't high enough to scare one away.
Whenever my friends ask about Olives, I always tell them about the rotisserie chicken and sandwiches, which are a must.

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★★★★☆

Olives has some of the best grub in this part of Long Beach. I love the simple selection of gourmet sandwiches and the quality of meats used. I also love the cold salads that they offer. My favorite is the tailgate slaw, as it is crispy and not salty. On occassion I have purchased a rotisserie chicken for dinner. I can honestly say that they have the best rotisserie chickens around, as they are seasoned properly, not fatty nor salty. I suggest that all purchase at least one to understand what I am talking about. As for the prices, they are comparable to those at Bristol Farms so they aren't high enough to scare one away.
Whenever my friends ask about Olives, I always tell them about the rotisserie chicken and sandwiches, which are a must.

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When I want that something special I head over to Olives... many times without an idea what I'm going to pick up. I always find something delectible! I normally don't write these kinds of testimonials but I happened across this site and read how people were upset about the closing of Linda's Mexican food. I don't know what is going on business wise but I can say that I ate at Linda's twice and found the food to be quite awful... I'm surprised that they're still in business to be honest. If you're looking for gourmet groceries you probably understand that they will probably be higher priced than your local chain grocery store but it's a 'specialty retailer'... the people who are upset don't really understand how business works.

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★★★★★

When I want that something special I head over to Olives... many times without an idea what I'm going to pick up. I always find something delectible! I normally don't write these kinds of testimonials but I happened across this site and read how people were upset about the closing of Linda's Mexican food. I don't know what is going on business wise but I can say that I ate at Linda's twice and found the food to be quite awful... I'm surprised that they're still in business to be honest. If you're looking for gourmet groceries you probably understand that they will probably be higher priced than your local chain grocery store but it's a 'specialty retailer'... the people who are upset don't really understand how business works.

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I think OLIVES is great! They've got great cheese, bread, olive oil and desserts. Linda's is the worst Mexican food I have ever had! I'm glad OLIVES is taking over!

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I think OLIVES is great! They've got great cheese, bread, olive oil and desserts. Linda's is the worst Mexican food I have ever had! I'm glad OLIVES is taking over!

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Im not surprised that Olives destabilized the nice folks at Linda's Mexican food, Olives is shrewd and practices price fixing.

Price fixing and restricted arrangements with landlords and distributors creates an unequal market place in which the consumer loses. We, the consumer lose BIG by not benefiting from competitive (fair) practices. Olives' overpriced items are an insult to our communitys intelligence.

Ill walk the extra blocks to Ma & Pas or Vons which prices and competes fairly.

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Im not surprised that Olives destabilized the nice folks at Linda's Mexican food, Olives is shrewd and practices price fixing.

Price fixing and restricted arrangements with landlords and distributors creates an unequal market place in which the consumer loses. We, the consumer lose BIG by not benefiting from competitive (fair) practices. Olives' overpriced items are an insult to our communitys intelligence.

Ill walk the extra blocks to Ma & Pas or Vons which prices and competes fairly.

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Olive's, who was given the grace and help of Linda's restaurant (they're still using Linda's refrigerator), has offered more money to the landlord to takeover Linda's space. Linda's was given two month's notice to vacate!!

If you are a fan of Linda's, I urge you to show you're support of them in this underhanded and heartless action.

PROS: overpriced and dasterdly
CONS: the above

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Olive's, who was given the grace and help of Linda's restaurant (they're still using Linda's refrigerator), has offered more money to the landlord to takeover Linda's space. Linda's was given two month's notice to vacate!!

If you are a fan of Linda's, I urge you to show you're support of them in this underhanded and heartless action.

PROS: overpriced and dasterdly
CONS: the above

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