About Us

The Natural Olive is a fun, taste-inspiring experience.  We have over 50 olive oils, offering infused flavors, balsamic vinegars, a beautiful wine selection hand picked only to be found at The Natural Olive as well as lots of kitchen and home products.  We are located in the heart of downtown Hickory, NC on the square that has a newly designed city walk capturing our historic charm while inviting patrons to enjoy shopping, wonderful food, and the outdoors.

Our clients have an appreciation for healthy food choices, great taste and unsurpassed quality.  We want to engage our visitors with an authentic culinary experience in which they actively participate..

The Natural Olive is like walking into a charming Italian Olive Oil Store. Everything is right at your disposal, from the 50 varieties of fresh oils to the vibrant taste of fresh balsamic vinegars. All oils and vinegars are displayed in canisters called fusti's. The fusti's are saddled side by side on old wood shelving. Under each fusti are hundreds of bottles that will hold the olive oil or vinegar of your choosing, corked and sealed. We have fresh baked cibatta breads for the customer to use in tasting the oils and vinegar’s throwing their senses into overdrive.  The aroma of fresh baked breads mixed with the flavors of oils and vinegars filling the air will send you into a Tuscany dream. The high ceilings set off the store’s lighting bringing the mood in perfectly.  This paired with rustic exposed brick walls and fabulous old knotted floors will make you want to sing along to Dean Martin’s "Mambo Italiano" that’s playing in the store!

If you are looking for seasonal products, and don't see them listed on the website, please call in or visit us and we'll assist you.  We always have something new and can't keep everything on the site! 

Make sure to say hello to the owner, Noelle Walker. 
She loves sharing her knowledge of all the wonderful products she hand selects for each store.