Visit their tasting bar and try the freshest Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils and aged Balsamic Vinegars from Modena, Italy. They carry olive oils from around the globe and currently feature ones from California, Chile, Australia, and Tunisia. Located in the heart of the Glebe, on the corner of Bank Street and Second Avenue, The Unrefined Olive is Ottawa’s destination for your Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar needs.
Directly across from Heaven’s to Betsy is FabGear 64, the rock and roll store. Mostly for dudes, this shop sells Beatles t-shirts, retro bowling tops, and enough Hawaiian shirts to wear to all the luaus you’ll ever be invited to. Plus, ladies with a penchant for rockabilly dresses will find something here too. Want to be Slash from Guns N’ Roses next Halloween? This is were you’ll get that hat. Memorable item: retro Pan Am logo bowling bag
With its pink storefront and cutesy name, Heaven’s to Betsy is the perfect place to find fun gift items. While there are plenty of gender-neutral offerings, such as luchador bottle openers, the focus here is definitely on the sparkly and the frilly. The store stocks all kinds of decorative chochkas, as well as lotions, hats, and all of the accessories you’ll need for your Betty-Draper-gone-mad themed cocktail party. Memorable item: doggy patterned tea set
Wunderkammer is like a museum of the strange and beautiful. The main attraction might be the jewelry, but it also offers solid rustic furniture, hip handbags, vintage-looking wall hangings, and faux taxidermied squirrels. With its slightly Victorian atmosphere, this shop will draw you in for longer than planned. Memorable item: jar of tiny plastic babies.