Downtown Naperville is host to plethora of shopping options. From chain stores to independent and local offerings, it’s a great place to browse and pick up gifts for all occasions. Twisted Olive is one of the many charming retailers you will find lining Washington Street. However, their location may not be as apparent as Barnes and Noble Bookstore or Beidalman’s Furniture.
Hidden in the alley next to Potbelly’s Sandwich Shop, nestled with other small restaurants and gift stores, Twisted Olive Imports prominently features a large selection of olive oils and vinegars as well as wine and craft beers and ciders by the bottle. Try tarragon, blood orange, truffle, and other specialty flavors, as well as elegant classics, great for cooking, dressing, and dipping. Whatever your taste, don’t miss the White Peach Balsalmic Vinegar, best served on vanilla ice cream! On weekends, wine and beer are also available to sample.
Oils and vinegars are poured while you wait and are available for purchase in three different sized bottles, depending on your preference. Other gift items include barware, gourmet food items, and seasonal and occasion-related decorations. Gift wrapping is available. On a recent visit, wine sippy cups were in stock, a perfect companion for relaxing on the porch or enjoying a fall concert in the park.
In addition to the great products, the store space is filled with elegant, yet rustic French Provencal furniture, inviting customers to linger and sample awhile. The welcoming environment is an ideal location to host small meetings or casual events.
Twisted Olive Location & Phone
- 232 S. Washington St. – Naperville, IL, 60540
- Phone: 630-778-9550
- Monday-Wednesday 10:00-5:00
- Thursday-Saturday 10:00-7:00
- Sunday 11:00-4:00.
This article was contributed by Your Naperville community member, Ridgely Dunn.