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Quintessential Gourmet

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Address: 2001 Western Ave Ste 110, Seattle, WA 98121-2114
Phone Number: +1 206-467-4856
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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The BEST Olive Oil and Balsamic shop ever!!!!!!!!!

My Mom & I were just out wandering as tourists do....and we stumbled upon this shop and decided to go in. It looked inviting and had a friendly appearance, not a 'high pressure to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 September 2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

My Mom & I were just out wandering as tourists do....and we stumbled upon this shop and decided to go in. It looked inviting and had a friendly appearance, not a 'high pressure to buy' appearance. Lynn greeted us and welcomed us to sample and ask questions. She was non-intrusive but wonderfully guided us in creating infusions and they are... More 

Thank erisley2015
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

We were struggling to find a place to eat in Pike Place Market, most places were overcrowded and busy. We found Quintessential Gourmet, a little off the north, it was very clam, relaxing and friendly. We decided to eat here because they had pizzas, salad and sandwiches. We didn't realize it was an Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar tasting room.... More 

Thank rich_james_stevens
SF Bay Area
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015

We stopped in here for a class of wine and beer before dinner the Friday before the Superbowl. The selections of wine are limited but all were excellent choices. The shop is working on getting a selection of draft beers but only had bottled beer when we stopped in. The General Manager, Lynn, told us that within a month, the... More 

Thank Chicharone
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

We stopped by to taste some flavoured oils and vinegars and we really enjoyed the quick experience. The staff were helpful and very knowledgable and we ended up buying a few things that we are frequently now enjoying in our kitchen. It's worth the stop!

Thank Kathryn-and-Rob
Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2014

Very helpful, but not pushy staff. Very free tasting area with dozens of choices. They also serve a light lunch too. We enjoyed their vinegars the most, also tasted their wines from lost river winery across the alley.

Thank joedvet
Brevard, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

Whenever I visit my sister, on Widbey Island, we plan a trip to Pike Place Market. We almost passed by Quintessential Gourmet. Thankfully, we decided to drop in. My sister, niece and I spent an hour tasting and deciding on which oils and vinegars to purchase. I'm almost out of the Blood Orange Olive oil, used mainly on salads, and... More 

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Dickerson, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012 via mobile

Lots of great flavored olive oils & balsamic vinegars. Staff offers good recommendations on combinations and pairings. They'll give you a free sample bottle if you show them your receipt for wine tasting/purchase at Lost River Winery tasting room nearby.

Thank FritzGoat
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

This is a terrific place, just steps away from Pike Place Market. They focus exclusively on gourmet olive oils and vinegars. The staff are very knowledgable and friendly and will help with tastings and selection. You MUST try the white grapefruit balsamic, it is delicious!!!!

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