Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!

We'll be observing the Labor Day holiday and will be closed on Monday.

Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Balsamic Vinegars, Pasta, Sea Salts and Delicious Gift Ideas

Welcome to Olive This Olive That, a boutique retailer and tasting bar featuring fresh extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegars, artisan pastas and much more.

There is a lot of misinformation, confusion, and discussion about olive oil these days and we exist to answer questions, clarify confusion, and educate to understand what extra virgin olive oil is, how it is tasted and, of course, how to pair and use it with food.

We source olive oils ourselves developing relationships with growers (instead of going through a single distributor or franchise who controls our inventory selection), giving us flexibility to pick and choose from the many growers here in California and throughout the world. We are proud of the relationships we've established with our growers and millers and the quality of the olives oils we offer.

Our welcoming shop is located in charming Noe Valley between Castro and Mission neighborhoods in San Francisco.

We are proud members of the California Olive Oil Council (COOC).

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Olive This Olive That San Francisco Wonderful 5 Star Review by Eric A.

Top 10 Really Good Reasons to Eat More Olive Oil

As promised, here is the rest of the list of 10 really good reasons to eat more olive oil. Feel free to send me an email adding to the top 10 list!

1. It tastes good! Pleasure — one of the best reasons to do anything. Olive oil just tastes good. Extra-virgin olive oils range in from delicate to robust and more people are discovering their interesting taste characteristics.

2. It can help you lose weight:  It appears that monounsaturated fats, the kind found in olive oil, when replacing saturated fats, may encourage weight loss. Olive oil consumption has been shown to breakdown fats inside fat cells, get rid of belly fat and reduce insulin insensitivity.

3. You may live longer: Because it is rich in monounsaturated fats and antioxidants, olive oil has been shown to help prevent or lessen the effects of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer as well as a host of other illnesses and conditions.

4. You might get smarter: Studies have shown that diets rich in monounsaturated fat (the sort of fat in olive oil) can prevent the cognitive decline associated with aging and in diseases like Alzheimer's.

5. You will glow from inside out: Olive oil contains vitamins A, D, K and E, which help protect against free radicals and cell oxidation which can lead to premature aging. Some of the best beauty benefits of olive oil come from the inside out.

6. Healthier Babies: Studies have shown that the consumption of olive duirng pregnancy can improve a child's pyschomotor reflexes and give them other developmental advantages.

7. Less Pain: Olive oil can act as a natural Ibprofen because it contains oleocanthal, a  substance with anti-inflammatory agents.

8. More Energy: Your circulation will improve and you'll be able to breath easier. Olive oil can increase blood flow and help lessen the effects of illnesses such as asthma.

9. More Resistant to Infection: Olive oil contains high levels of antioxidants including polyphenols, vitamins E, chlorophyll and carotenoids.s Antioxidants are key to strenthening the immune system and protecting the body.

10. Better Sex! Geez, I could stop right there but I know you want to know why. First, we all know that a lovely fragrant oil makes for a fabulous massage, but there's another benefit - Omega 3. Omega 3 is known to improve circulation which helps both men and women perform better. Stock up!