Jungle Jim's Fairfield Reviews
Foodie Paradise May 01, 2011
If you're a foodie like I am, and you just can't get enough food, whether its basic American staples or food from around the world, Jungle Jim's just outside of Cincinnati is a must-stop. Yes, I realize that Jungle Jim's is a grocery store. But it's not just any grocery store. It's a foodie destination.
It starts from the moment you arrive in the parking lot, with a zoo or even serengeti feel to it, complete with a mockup of a monorail. Once inside, you can tell that you're at a destination instead of just another grocery store, with a ton of animatronics as you make your way around the store.
When you first enter, you find yourself in the domestic section, no different than a lot of other grocery stores. But you can find more domestic groceries here than a lot of other grocery stores, more unique candy, cheeses from around the world, a wine section, coffees, etc, produce, etc. As you make your way through the store, you come across a second produce section with fruits and vegetables from Asia, and then it seems as if you're in an Asian grocery store. And it doesn't stop there. Jungle Jim's is like taking your regular grocery store and combining it with every other type of specialty grocery store that you can find in the US, whether that's Asian or European or Latino, and even organic co-ops. There is a hot sauce section, an Italian section (where you're more likely to find your pastas instead of in the domestic section), lots of different drinks, etc. There is a kitchen supply section near the back as well.
The first time we stopped here, it took us three hours to go through this store and still didn't see everything. As you leave the store, you go past a fake zoo exhibit of some more exotic animal figures.
Like I said, if you're a foodie, you don't want to miss this mega store.
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