Where To Find Upscale Olive Oil in Metro Detroit

Whether you’re marinating, sautéing, or dressing a dish, just add a dash of these picks
olive oil
Silky, flavorful, and rich in healthy fats and antioxidants, a little EVOO goes a long way.

Brightland Arise 

In recent years, food entrepreneurs have taken household staples and revived them with whimsical packaging and youthful social media campaigns. When it comes to olive oil, Brightland has become a leader in that realm. The California-based brand crafts custom-blended oils with heirloom Frantoio olives sourced from a family-run farm and clean ingredients from the Golden State. Arise, a basil olive oil, features notes of clove, mint, and anise. Brightland Arise, $45, at Folk, 1701 Trumbull Ave., Detroit; 313-742-2672; folkdetroit.com

Giuseppe’s International Oils and Vinegars All Natural Butter

Giuseppe’s International has developed a reputation for its quality range of single cultivar extra virgin olive oils sourced from northern Italy. For dairy-free dieters, consider the family-owned brand’s butter-flavored extra virgin olive oil. The pale yellow block of olive oil can be used to sauté vegetables or added to baking recipes. It just cuts like — butter.  Giuseppe’s International Oils and Vinegars All Natural Butter, $13, at The Village, 16841 Kercheval Pl., 2nd Fl., Grosse Pointe; 313-926-6301; giuseppesoils.com

Old World Olive Co. Blood Orange 

The possibilities of infused olive oils are limitless, as are the varieties of them at Plymouth’s Old World Olive Co. The fruity Blood Orange variety makes for a great seafood marinade, drizzles nicely over creamy cheese, and adds zest to a bright, citrusy salad. Old World Olive Co. Blood Orange Olive Oil, $18, at Old World Olive Co., 475 Forest Ave., Plymouth; 734-667-2755; theoldworldoliveco.com

Pineapple Collaborative The Olive Oil 

Right down to the product name itself, everything about The Olive Oil by Pineapple Collaborative is designed for the minimalist cook. Though The Olive Oil is available in five colorways, the silky oil inside the monochromatic tin remains the same —
a 100-percent-organic blend of Koroneiki and Picual olives, made 100 percent by women.  
Pineapple Collaborative The Olive Oil, $34, at shopcookette.com

Stamatopoulos and Sons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

Though sold locally, Stamatopoulos and Sons olive oil is sourced from a distant land: Greece. The Stamatopoulos family has operated its olive estates in the southwestern region of the Mediterranean country for centuries, where the verdant elixir is cold-pressed and bottled within just four hours of harvest. The company’s selection of extra virgin olive oils ranges in intensity and flavor. There’s also a line of infused oils, such as Chipotle Infused and Farmako Infused Olive Oils, but the certified organic variety is a cooking essential.  Stamatopoulos and Sons Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, $30, stamsons.com

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