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Enter Providence’s Foremost Food Lovers’ Paradise

Sample first-press 100% extra virgin olive oils (EVOO), flavor-infused olive oil, nut oils, seed oils and authentic balsamic vinegars imported from Modena, Italy. Also discover locally-crafted edibles, seasonings, sweets, cocktail fixings, sauces and tasty tapenades throughout our sprawling gourmet hub, where there’s always something new on tap.

Whether you’re a budding food enthusiast or the city’s top chef: we invite you to come and play, grab a piece of freshly-baked bread, dip, sip, create personalized dressings and flavor mashups, and discover something that inspires your tastebuds. Organic White Truffle Olive Oil, toasty farm-cultivated ghee, aromatic Imola Apricot Balsamic, and magical Dark Chocolate Balsamic are just some of our latest obsessions.

Those trying 100% EVOO for the first time or those curious about elevating from grocery store choices are invited to test our staff of culinary authorities, always ready with recipe ideas or scientific data on health benefits, smoke points and infusion techniques. Listen for just a few seconds and you’ll sense the pride we have in each and every product, hand-picked by our cozy Providence team after “tasting by committee”, with input from customers on favorite flavors and seasonal cravings.


Regular visitors love dropping by to score a biscuit and a pat for their dog, discuss a meal idea, or come watch a cooking show in our back-of-store nook. And, those who make The Olive Tap a culinary destination delight in our critically-lauded weekly Friday Night Tasting Events, Saturday cooking classes, and special private dinners.

As the seventh The Olive Tap location, and the first to be entrusted to an owner outside of the original business family, we are honored to share a legacy of expertly-sourced, carefully-authenticated, artisanally-crafted oils and vinegars with Rhode Island. We also truly love playing a role in this illustrious foodie community, be it by consulting and collaborating with local restaurants or helping students hone new culinary traditions away from home.

Whatever your culinary interest (from boxed mac n’ cheese to white truffles), we look forward to meeting you. Visit us at store in Wayland Square, open every day 11AM-7PM (11AM-9PM on Fridays), on social media 24/7, at a seasonal farmers’ market or a community event!

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The Olive Tap’s unique products, staff and events are regularly celebrated by local media. Here is just a sampling our our appearance in Rhode Island publications:

EAST SIDE MONTHLY: Tapping into Greatness

RHODY BEAT: A New Chef Inspired Experience in Wayland Square

BLOG DAILY HERALD: Amuse Bouche at The Olive Tap

MOTIF RI: “Stunning, Simple and Fantasmic Foods”

EAST SIDE MONTHLY: Knowledge on Tap