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Global Gardens

380 Bell St, Los Alamos, CA 93440
+1 805-344-2222
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Los Alamos
Type: Specialty Shops
Owner description: Award-winning Certified Organic EVOO producers, with an extensive, educational food Tasting Bar. The Caliterranean Cafe features a hyper-local menu... more » Owner description: Award-winning Certified Organic EVOO producers, with an extensive, educational food Tasting Bar. The Caliterranean Cafe features a hyper-local menu that changes weekly, all organic and over the top fun & creative. WINTER HOURS thru March 31: 11-5 Thursday thru SundayAfter March 31: 11-7 Thursday thru Sunday « less
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Avila Beach
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We visited Los Alamos, CA, a former stagecoach stop, with our two dogs for the day and were directed to this restaurant by a local art gallery owner. It is a combination picnic/haute cousine place with recycled "plates" made out of palm leaves, biodegradable cutlery, paper napkins, and top-notch local wines and delicious food. The menu is limited and changes... More

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Los Alamos, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Global Gardens recently moved from Los Olivos and have expanded to also have a wonderfully creative and delicious cafe! Do an olive oil tasting--it will blow your mind to taste the variety that they have to offer. Theo is passionate about her olives and food...and it shows!

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Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

For my wife and I it was one of those experiences that is almost beyond words. This unassuming shop was far from what we expected. But this is not your typical olive oil and vinegar tasting venue. Here you feel warmth and welcome. It's certainly not a cold and industrial feel you can get from other businesses. Here there smell... More

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Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

$5 for an amazing olive oil and balsamic sampling. Hostess was very nice. I was sorry to hear that shop is moving.

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Knoxville
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19 reviews 19 reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

My wife and I visited this shop on a spring trip through Los Olivos. What an AMAZING 45 minute trip through awesome tastes. The tasting plate is above and beyond the worth. In fact, if you do the tasting plate and truly do not buy something, then message me and I'll buy you something from there. Our guide through the... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

I get so excited every time my Global Gardens shipment comes! It's like Christmas every quarter. At first I thought this would be too much to receive 3 items on a quarterly basis, and although we have a small kitchen, they are now essential items! As a newly wed, this was the best membership, as it allows you to try... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

There is only so much wine tasting one can do! Charming Los Olivos is wonderful for a variety of people. Close to Solvang, the Chumash, and a variety of wineries if you are in the area... Global Gardens is a treat! I am not into olive oil or vinegar... but they make it easy to enjoy. The health benefits of... More

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Loudonville, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

We happened upon Global Gardens through an article in the LA Times while we were staying at the nearby Ballard Inn. We were intrigued by the story of the business' beginnings, and the article's recipes sounded sooo good, so we drove over that morning before hitting the wineries. So glad we did! Their flavored olive oils, vinegars, sauces, glazes, and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2010

This is a pleasant break from wine tasting. It is a small store with mostly gift shop type items. However, they have vinegar and olive oil tasting, with several olive oils and flavored balsamic vinegars. The olive oils, in particular, were interesting because of the very different flavors they had which, according to the staff, depended on the crops that... More

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Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2010

Stopped in Los Olivos for the farmer's market , and was absolutely delighted to find this treasure of flavor! Thank you.

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