Sneak Peek: Sapore Oil and Vinegar Opening Sunday on Capitol Hill

660 Pennsylvania Avenue SE

In late Feb. we learned that Sapore Oil and Vinegar was coming to the old Quiznos space at 660 Pennsylvania Avenue SE by Eastern Market. I took a sneak peek yesterday and lovers of olive oil are going to be in heaven.

They had 18 olive oils and 15 vinegars:

They even have one honoring the local fire house:

Here are all the details from a press release:

DC’s first fresh oil and vinegar specialty store opens March 18 at 660 Pennsylvania Avenue SE in Capitol Hill’s Eastern Market neighborhood. Sapore, Italian for “taste” or “flavor”, will feature 30 types of single varietal and flavor infused extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars plus gourmet pastas, olives, sea salts, spice blends, accessories and cookbooks. According to owner Renee Farr, Sapore is a boutique culinary retail store designed to capture the growing trend of customers wanting pure authentic foods that are healthy.

She says that true extra virgin olive oil, fresh from pressing, has a flavorful taste that grocery store oils do not. Sapore’s oils will be available in traditional varietals and flavor infused selections along with white and dark balsamic vinegars. “Sapore will round out the oils and vinegars with complementary gourmet products like sea salts and handcrafted spice blends.” she said.

Customers will be able to sample every oil and vinegar. Displayed in Italian-made stainless steel containers, called fustis, the oils and vinegars encircle the 950 square-foot store. Farr has developed recipe cards that detail creative uses for the international

660 Pennsylvania Avenue SE – Washington, DC 20003 – 202.544.4133

Monday – Friday 11 am – 7 pm;
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday 10 am- 4 pm

SAPORE – products and origins after the jump.

25 Year Aged Balsamic – Modena, Italy
Traditional Balsamic – Modena, Italy
Blackberry Balsamic – California
Champagne Mimosa Vinegar – California
Dark Chocolate Balsamic – Modena, Italy
Fig Balsamic – Sonoma, California
Late Harvest Riesling Vinegar – California
Peach Infused Vinegar – California
Pomegranate Vinegar – Southern California
Winter Fruit Harvest Vinegar – California
Roasted Red Pepper Blackberry Vinegar – California
White Balsamic Vinegar – Modena, Italy

Arbequina EVOO – Tarragona, Spain
Avocado Oil – California
Basil EVOO – California
Frantoio EVOO – Tuscany, Italy
Garlic EVOO – California
Italian Herb EVOO – California
Koroneiko – Greece
Lime Olive Oil – Sonoma, California
Meyer Lemon Olive Oil – Sonoma, California
Organic Mission EVOO – California
Porcini Mushroom Oil – Umbria, Italy
Red Merken Chile EVOO – Araucania, Chile
Ripe Tomato EVOO – Tuscany, Italy
Rosemary EVOO – California
Sicilian Blend – California
Smoked Olive Oil – Napa, California
Tuscan Blend – Central California Walnut Oil, California
White Truffle Oil – Umbria, Italy

Himalayan Pink
Alea Hawaiian red
Sel Gris (French Grey Salt)
Fleur de Sel (French)
Murray River (Australia)
Indian Black (India)
Bali Coconut & Lime
Lemon Twist
Wood Smoked (Washington State)
White Truffle
Herbs de Provence
Lemon & Lavender

Classic Fettuccine
Garlic Fettuccine
Wild Mushroom Fettuccine
SW Chipotle Linguine
Saffron Linguine
Italian Spice Linguine
Garlic Chive Pappardelle
Sweet Potato Pappardelle
Spicy Thai Linguine
Lemon Chive Angel Hair
Whole Wheat Garlic
Tomato Basil Fettuccine


10 Comment

  • SouthwestDC

    Oh man– I love interesting olive oils and salts, and I only live two blocks away. I am going to spend a fortune here.

  • Nice shout out to the Fmen! I didn’t see anywhere on that sheet how much from each purchase they plan to donate to the Fireman’s Fund.

  • What a shame…they got rid of the Quizno’s for this?!

    Kidding. How exciting!

  • The wife and I went to one of these down in Shirlington (not sure of the Shirlington store’s name so it may be a sister location) and it was AWESOME. Be prepared to spend a lot of time and money in this store.

  • I’d prefer an extensive olive selection personally

  • My wife is going to absolutely love this. I have a feeling this is going to cost me though…oh well.

  • This place looks great. I can’t wait to check it out.

  • This place looks great. I’m a bit skeptical from a business prospective though. How many bottles of oil and vinegar do you need to sell to cover your rent? A couple thousand? Is that possible?

  • Looks pretty cool, sure looks better then the Quizno’s that was there. I will try to go check it out. I like that they honored Engine Co. 18 on Capitol Hill on Eighth Street SE

  • WOW!!! You really did it up! Congratulations again. I am trying to get your website. I plan on purchasing some unusual gifts to have on hand for housewarmings, weddings and of course my Mom. Not to mention having something for those people who have everything–we all have some of those!
    Great shop!

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