linkedin icon

About Crave

The story of Crave Gourmet is one of passion, friendship and discovery.

The owner of Crave, Catherine Parrino, has a passion for artisan foods, fine wines, gourmet cheeses, and healthy, high quality olive oils and balsamics. She is on a mission to share that enthusiasm with everyone who walks through her doors.

Located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Crave is a specialty food and gift store featuring over 40 premium extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars from around the world. Our goal is to provide the freshest extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamics, knowledge of our product and unsurpassed customer service.

In addition to fine olive oils and balsamics, Crave offers custom gift baskets, a wide variety of wines, cheeses and gourmet foods, along with soaps, serving pieces, home decor and other unique, artfully crafted gift items.

We also offer weekly tastings, classes, private tastings, trunk shows, seasonal events and other educational opportunities.