Best of Boston

BEST Olives

1998 BEST Olives

Bread & Circus Whole Foods Markets

As with all of B&C’s stock, the prices are a bit higher, but the quality is way higher. So is the variety, which rotates on some regularity. Our favorite: the monster green olives stuffed with cloves of garlic. Funky, but… read more»

1997 BEST Olives

Salumeria Italiana

Boston

There are many tasty reasons to visit Salumeria Italiana, foremost among them the gorgeous mixed-olive antipasto (dressed in oil, caper berries, sundried tomatoes, and garlic) that adorns the countertop. The olives that make up the antipasto, as well as a… read more»

1995 BEST Olives

Arax Market

Watertown

A great source for all things Middle Eastern, but an especially excellent place for olives, with 15 varieties, from oil-cured to Kalamata. And a regular paradise of pickles, including classic cucumber, turnip, mixed vegetable, eggplant, okra, and mushroom. read more»