Apr 14, 2019

Celebrating Extra Virgin Olive Oil in April and May

Celebrating Extra Virgin Olive Oil in April and May

Where & When

Market Hall Foods in Rockridge
5655 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618 (map)
April 14, 2019 9:00 AM until May 31, 2019 7:00 PM

Market Hall Foods on Fourth
1786 4th St.‎, Berkeley, CA 94710 (map)
April 14, 2019 9:00 AM until May 31, 2019 6:30 PM

It’s no secret, here at Market Hall Foods we love extra virgin olive oil. We have a lot of favorite foods, but Extra Virgin Olive Oil is sort of our thing. We carry only the finest extra virgin olive oils from producers we know personally, and we offer only current harvest oils in order to bring you the freshest possible product. This means scouring the globe for the best tasting oil, every year; working directly with producers and visiting their estates; and meticulously tasting and evaluating to bring you the best range of olive oils to suit any palate or purpose.

Stay tuned for our EVOO tasting schedule!

  • Taste extra virgin olive oils at our tasting stations every day 
  • Learn from the EVOO experts—from how to know your olive oil is really extra virgin and the best ways to store your olive oil to our favorite ways to pour and cook with EVOO
  • Olive oil tastings with the producers every weekend (stay tuned)
  • Enjoy special prices and prizes (Yes, weekly EVOO giveaways!)
  • and more!

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Our kitchens proudly use Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Almost 10 years ago, we made the decision to switch to using extra virgin olive oil exclusively in the Market Hall Foods kitchens. Our Prepared Foods Director (and resident EVOO expert and master taster), Sandy Sonnenfelt, works every year to develop a special blend for just for Market Hall Foods.

The blend is well-balanced and the quintessential all-purpose olive oil. It's ideal for everything from cooking and sautéing to dressings, marinades and sauces. This special blend is also essential to our bakery and is the key ingredient to customer beloveds like the Orange-Scented Olive Oil Cake and Challah. 

Want to cook with our special blend at home? We sell it in bulk in our retail shops!


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From Our Test Kitchen

Some of our favorite recipes featuring extra virgin olive oil


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Rockridge Market Hall
5655 College Avenue, Suite 201
Oakland, CA 94618
phone: 510-250-6000


Office Hours
Mon–Fri:  9am–5pm

Store Hours
Mon–Fri:  9am–8pm
Sat:  9am–7pm
Sun:  9am–7pm

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