Our Story

Beyond the Olive is one of the few remaining original independent olive oil and vinegar tasting bars in Southern California. With 4 consecutive wins as Best Specialty Food Store and being named "One of the 10 best places in the World to buy EVOO", customers have grown to love and trust this local, family business, founded in 2009.

We stand hard and fast to our Mission and Values. In 2014 Beyond the Olive moved into The Shoppes at Stats to partner with The Bea’s Knees Wine Cheese & Gifts to provide an overall gourmet experience with not just top of the line California olive oils, but small sustainably raised farmstead cheeses and an in-house bakery.  We continue to seek out the best products – depending on the harvest – we have the flexibility and integrity to source from multiple farms for the best flavor profiles.  That means our products will change from year to year and sometimes even month to month.  We are constantly tasting and evaluating oils and vinegars to bring you the best. 

Our Mission

The mission of Beyond the Olive is to provide our customers with the knowledge to accurately assess the quality of extra virgin olive oil and provide you with access to the greatest extra virgin olive oil that California has to offer. We accomplish this by providing education on the production, varieties and attributes of extra virgin olive oils and allowing consumers to taste the subtleties in a comfortable, inviting atmosphere.   

Our Values

  • Integrity in everything we do
  • Quality products and service
  • Building strong relationships
  • Commitment to the community