Vinaigrette – An Olive Oil HavenPosted: May 18, 2011
5006 Xerxes Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am – 7pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm
After some plans fell through this past weekend, I found myself all dressed up (at the crack of dawn) with nowhere to go. On a whim we decided to go to the Twin Cities to do some shopping and to grab some vegan pizza at Pizza Luce. Little did I know the gem that awaited me in Vinaigrette – full of things I never knew I needed.
One of the struggles many people have with becoming vegetarian or vegan is that they believe the food is bland or boring. One way to spice up vegetarian dishes is through spices and flavored oils, and Vinaigrette’s oils are nothing short of spectacular.
The store itself is nestled in a seemingly quite neighborhood in Minneapolis and if you weren’t looking for it you’d never even notice it was there. Luckily, my parents were with us and they had been to this gem once before. When we walked into the store we were greeted by a very friendly staff and rows of fresh balsamic vinegars and olive oils ready for tasting.
From Egyptian Olive Oil to 18 year Aged Balsamic Vinegar, this store has everything you need to spice up even the dullest of pasta dishes. All of the products are available to try and the employees are extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the products. You can choose from three different sizes of bottles, all the way up to 750ml, and the prices are very reasonable. I went with a 147ml bottle of the Truffle EVOO and a 375ml bottle of Italian Herb EVOO and I only paid about $23 total.
So, long story short (I could go on all day about this amazing oasis), if you are in Minneapolis and want a delicious and easy way to liven up your next meal, check out Vinaigrette.