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Bull City Olive Oil

4.9

905 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (984) 888-0549
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Photo of Kaitlin Briggs Kaitlin Briggs
Jun 3, 2019 5

Bull City Olive Oil knocks it out of the park when it comes to gifts, especially if you need anything customized. They set the bar high when it comes to customer service, providing not only a wonderful experience but also high quality products. We worked with Julie to put together a gift for a group of high end clientele, and everyone absolutely loved it! We even heard feedback that people started visiting the shop themselves to see what else she carried. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience, and we continue to utilize the store for gifts both personally and professionally while also encouraging our friends and family visit too. There’s not enough that can be said to recommend Bull City Olive Oil. Visit now!

Photo of Jennifer Summe Jennifer Summe
Mar 19, 2019 5

This is my favorite store in town! Julie, the proprietor, is amazing and always has free goodies to try and knows her stuff when it comes to olive oil and food in general. Not to mention she plays some great jams in the store! I love the refill program, and am always experimenting with new flavors and combinations. Definitely stop in for yourself or buy some gifts for friends!

Photo of Jules P Jules P
Apr 6, 2019 5

This store is fantastic. My husband and I go in ahead of every holiday and trip to see our families. The olive oils and vinegars are delicious, and you can sample them to find your favorite. We love the baklouti green olive oil on popcorn, bread, Indian dishes, and salad. The white vinegars are fab for salad dressings. Julie, the owner, has great recommendations for using all of the products in recipes, including cocktails. We’re having mules with the honey ginger balsamic at her recommendation. Cheers!

Photo of Samantha Pearce Samantha Pearce
Jun 8, 2019 5

As a cook, I have incorporated their products into my recipies. Sample most of their products and you will not be disappointed. Great staff

Photo of Sharlene Simon Sharlene Simon
Feb 16, 2019 5

Love this store! Julie, the owner, is friendly and knowledgeable about all her products. Tasting various olive oils inspired new recipes for me. The Mandarin orange fused EVO is amazing on sauteed chicken. We use the garlic infused EVO nearly daily for cooking. Most delicious are the honeys with flavors from the bees' source. Raspberry is incredible!

Photo of Mike Hammock Mike Hammock
Jun 18, 2019 5

Best olive oil you can find anywhere! Try the picual.

Photo of Doug Morhac Doug Morhac
Aug 25, 2019 5

Extremely friendly staff that is always offering a helping hand or pairing recommendation. The best pairing so far was the cherry balsamic with vodka. All the spices and other items are fun to try as well. Great place to find gifts for the cooks in your life.

Photo of Ryan Cawley Ryan Cawley
Sep 11, 2019 5

Amazing experience. Great service, knowledgeable personnel, and even better oils and vinegars.

Photo of Brian Han Brian Han
Oct 5, 2019 5

Best olive oil in the triangle. Love the taste.

Photo of Amy C Amy C
Nov 13, 2019 5

One of the best shops of the Triangle! Stop in to sample and support a local trade. Highly recommend for gifts.

Photo of Chris Howarth Chris Howarth
Nov 26, 2019 5

Wonderful selection of balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Julie, the owner is wonderful knowledgeable, very enjoyable experience.

Photo of Jen Johnson Jen Johnson
May 23, 2020 5

GREAT SHOP!! Julie is incredibly kind, helpful, and knowledgeable, and we were incredibly pleased with the gift package she put together for us! It was the perfect, special gift to give, and we so appreciated the help and kindness Julie gave us. Wonderful experience - thank you!

Photo of Hanna Lyons Hanna Lyons
Nov 7, 2020 5

Julie is wonderful - very knowledgeable, helpful, generous hearted and responsive. I have not had the olive oil, but I have had a number of the Balsamic vinegars and I can attest that you cannot go wrong! Pick any one of them -- or, really, three or four -- and you will love them! I use them on salads, on Bruschetta, on baked potatoes -- The combinations of flavors are simply amazing! I've never seen anything like them anywhere else. And working with Julie makes it all even better!

Photo of Mary Luckenbaugh Mary Luckenbaugh
Oct 31, 2019 5

I stopped in this week for my first visit to Bull City Olive Oil. It was thoroughly enjoyable! Julie Steinhauer took time to introduce me to her wide selection of high-quality, delicious balsamic vinegars and olive oils. Everything I sampled was excellent, and it was hard to walk out of the store without buying everything in sight. Julie's friendliness, knowledge, and eagerness to deliver excellent customer service are definitely the reason why I will be a repeat customer. I just wish that I had gone to Bull City Olive Oil sooner!

Photo of debrah kp debrah kp
May 1, 2020 5

I first heard of bull city olive oil in a fb group a few weeks ago. I placed my first order for grapefruit and pinapple balsamic vinegars. after receiving and tasting the vinegars I placed another order for a couple of their honey. I then saw a recipe they posted on Instagram and commented how yummy it looked. The owner replied how I can use my recent purchases to make the dressing. I used the grapefruit balsamic and holly honey as dressing fir the chicken and goat cheese salad. I love the vinegar and the honey and am impressed how the owner connects to her clients. I also purchased the raspberry honey which is amazing on instant pot Greek yogurt. Another item I purchased was the olive tapenade I just tasted a spoonful it is also delicious.

Photo of Teisha Teisha
Dec 2, 2020 5

Excellent selection of cooking oils and vinegars, as well as unique home gifts. I follow a low FODMAP diet for medical reasons and these oils make the diet delicious. Julie offers great customer experience and always exceeds expectations.

Photo of Sophie Brittain Sophie Brittain
Feb 26, 2021 5

This is a lovely shop offering far more than simple olive oil its name implies. Not only do they have an amazing variety of olive oils and specialty vinegars to add some zing and depth of flavor to your pandemic limited cooking, there are all sort of cooking, baking items and specialty treats. The proprietress of this shop helped me meet all my holidays shopping goals of giving people unique and useful gifts they could really use. There are even simple baking kits that kids can easily make for the family so no one is left out. Support local and give this shop a try- many of her products are local specialties. Mother's day is coming up....

Photo of ozgun erdogan ozgun erdogan
Feb 26, 2021 5

I really enjoy this little gem of Durham. They have a great selection of European olive oil as well as a great variety of balsamic vinegar. These make great Christmas/birthday gifts! I love trying a new flavor every time, but the pomegranate white balsamic vinegar is to die for! I recommend mixing it with some olive oil as a simple but delicious salad dressing. Bonus: You can clean the glass bottle and bring it to get a nice discount for your new bottle, no bottles wasted & yay sustainability! That is not all. Soup mixes, specialty pasta, candy, local honey/jam... It is one of my favorite local places and my first go-to if I need a quick gift. I love that they are always nice and helpful, great customer service. Don’t forget to try their local honey, you won’t regret!!

Photo of Maggie Wilkins Maggie Wilkins
Mar 1, 2021 5

Julie was absolutely delightful to work with for our 2020 holiday gifts to clients! We received great feedback about the quality and presentation of the gifts she sent out for us. Julie patiently answered my questions with great transparency throughout the process. She included special touches like out of the box recipe recommendations with the oil and vinegar and REAL greenery in the packaging. I highly recommend BCOO and the wonderful selection it offers for your gifting (or personal!) needs and wishes. Thank you, Julie and Bull City Olive Oil!

Photo of Ellen Farber Ellen Farber
Feb 26, 2021 5

I love this place! The freshest olive oil anywhere and the owner couldn’t be nicer. I purchased holiday gifts from her for my clients. I was prepared to pretty them up but I didn’t need to do a thing. They were beautiful and gift ready.

Photo of Samantha Fiske Samantha Fiske
Feb 26, 2021 5

So many delicious things packed in to this store. I went in for the peach balsamic vinegar after seeing it featured in a cocktail, but walked out with much more. The espresso balsamic vinegar is now my go to. I admit it, I scoffed at flavor infused olive oil. How much of a difference could that make? Yeah, I was wrong. The knowledgeable staff guided me through a couple of combinations and I was hooked. I’d say that the vinegar and olive oil would make a great gift, but the “gift” I purchase ended up being consumed at my house. Sorry not sorry.