You Should Visit: Great Lakes Olive Oil Company
The Great Lakes Olive Oil Company is one of Eastwood Towne Center's newest additions, but you might have also seen it along Main Street in Frankenmuth, the olive oil store's other location.
The store is filled with different-flavored olive oils and balsamics, from Tuscan Herb to Strawberry.
I first discovered that there was such a thing as an olive oil store when I lived in Chicago. Old Town Oil was down the street from my apartment, and I remember visiting the store with my mom whenever she came to visit. The balsamics are syrupy and so yummy - unlike anything I've found at the grocery store.
What makes these stores fun to visit is that you can sample the products in little cups. Old Town Oil didn't have anything to dip into the oil or balsamic - they figured you couldn't taste the product as well with the bread in the way - but Great Lakes Olive Oil Co. does have little pieces of bread for dipping.
The olive oils and balsamics come in beautiful bottles, and would be wonderful as a housewarming gift alternative to a bottle of wine.
The Great Lakes Olive Oil Company is located next to Bravo at the Eastwood Towne Center, across from Maggie Moo's.