Jungle Jim's International Market
Jungle Jim's International Market is a Cincinnati original. What started as a roadside fruit stand has grown into two stores, each about 6.5 acres in size, with over 180,000 different products from... Read More
Jungle Jim's International Market is a Cincinnati original. What started as a roadside fruit stand has grown into two stores, each about 6.5 acres in size, with over 180,000 different products from over 70 different countries. Jungle Jim's carries over 1,400 international cheeses, 4,000 different beers and 1.5 acres of produce. A Tasting Bar allows visitors to sample wine and beer before they buy. The seafood department has live fish tanks to insure the freshest possible selection. The décor is outrageously fun. In Fairfield, visitors are greeted by life-size animal in a pond with a waterfall while Eastgate features an old monorail. Fun props are displayed all around the store, including an animatronic singing Elvis lion and fire trucks in the hot sauce department. Restroom doors fool you into thinking you are walking into a portable toilet. The Fairfield location also offers a cooking school.
- Best Shopping: "Consider taking a one-hour tour to learn more about the history of Jungle Jim's and taste some food samples at this fascinating grocery store. Tours cost $5 and include a $2 store gift certificate. Advance reservations are required and are available Monday - Friday. Fairfield: 513-674-6023, Eastgate: 513-674-6000, Option 1, 7756."
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: Jungle Jim's International Market is a grocery store unlike any other; you have to see it to believe it.