On a recent trip to Cincinnati we traveled to the north side to re-visit one of our favorite foodie destinations. Jungle Jim’s is a true landmark and worth a 2-hour drive from Indianapolis to the Queen City (we were in town for the Fourth of July holiday and a mini-summer escape).
Only until you get inside can you understand the size of this place. Think 3 Big-Box stores stuffed with row upon row of grocery supplies to cater to all corners of the earth. No matter what you are looking for it can be found at Jungle Jim’s
After you get through the huge deli and liquor sections (including $4000+ bottles of wine) you are greeted by a larger than life produce section with products from all over the world. A lot of it is unrecognizable at first but the price tags help you get it figured out.
One of the many unique things about Jungle Jim’s are the sections dedicated to world regions. Indian, Asian, Mexican products are all well represented. A new addition (since my last visit) are the hot sauce isles (yes more than one) with products grouped by alphabet.
Smaller countries get their own little rooms packed with their unique products. Looking for something unique to Holland, France, or Greece? Chances are you will find it. The British section has teas and sauces that will make an ex-pat feel like they are home again.
I was even able to find the “Tiger” seasoning I have been looking for since my last trip to Madison, Indiana where it’s used on the outstanding burgers at Shipley’s Bar & Grill.
A new 2nd location in the Eastgate area is scheduled to open in 2012. I’m really looking forward to this as it’s close to where we visit and will save me the 30-minute plus trip to the north side.
Below are some random pictures and comments from our last trip.