About Us

How it all started...


Laura and Phil Wayland are the owners of a retail group of gourmet experience stores throughout the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Laura developed her business skills while building an MLM team through a in home wine tasting company as a stay at home mom. After devoting seven years to her MLM company it folded in 2010. She took the knowledge she gained through her experience and purchased Chip’s wine and beer and subsequently opened Outer Banks Olive Oil in 2013. They now own 8 stores in the Outer Banks and Key West.

A Unique Gourmet Experience

Our goal is to provide a unique gourmet experience! We have the widest selection of olive oils, balsamic vinegars, wine,  beer, cigars and gourmet foods on the Outer Banks at reasonable prices along with friendly and fun service, which is why we stock more than 2000 wines and over 600 craft beers. Our store’s philosophy stems from a passion for cooking, wine, beer and all things gourmet. We have a passion that we love to share. Whether you know little to nothing about wine, beer or cooking or are a true oenophile or chef you’ll have a blast at our store!

In 2015 we added a location in Duck at the Waterfront Shops and in 2019, we added a new location in the Outlets in Nags Head.  Our Nags Head location boasts a wide selection of wine, beer, cigars, cheeses, gourmet chocolates and even an espresso bar! And of course lots of tastings of olive oils & balsamic vinegars!

In 2021, we expanded our offerings with the purchase of the locally loved coffee shops, Front Porch Cafe. With 3 locations, (Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Manteo) there is sure to be one right down the street from you! We roast our own beans so you have the freshest cup everyday! .

Our staff is the BEST and we are here to make sure that your experience is one that will keep you coming back! We are always happy to meet new folks. Stop on by.

What's next...

We have just opened our newest location in Key West!  Key West Olive Oil & Gourmet is now open on Duval Street and is a gourmet lovers delight!

We are excited about all the new things we are offering, so please come check us out!