Jungle Jim's International Market

by Kevin October. 03, 2010 2242 views

Jungle Jim's Overview
Often described as an adventure in grocery shopping, your senses will be stretched to the limit from the delectable food samplings, the tantalizing smells emanating from the scratch bakery, brightly colored food displays and the bustle of carts weaving in and out of the amazing assortment of products. Little did owner and store namesake, Jim Bonaminio know when he started his market that he would take grocery shopping to a new level. Jungle Jim??s has grown over the years from a simple roadside stand to a 300,000-square-foot food extravaganza and tourist destination, offering 150,000 different items from over 75 countries around the globe and employing an average of 350 employees.

Jungle Jim's International Market is described as a theme park for foodies. Founded in 1974 by “Jungle” Jim Bonaminio, the store started as a small produce stand and has grown to over 6½ acres. Jungle Jim's is noted for having one of the largest wine collections in the United States, live seafood tanks, and an in-store cooking school in addition to a 1000 person Event Center. Each week, the store is visited by approximately 50,000 shoppers, who are known as “Foodies”. Many of the 50,000 specialty products in the store's International department are difficult to find elsewhere in the Greater Cincinnati area, and customers have been known to drive from other cities, and even states, for the store's wide variety of foods and unique shopping experience.

Steph with the comedy team of Corn & Butter…

Unfortunately, the gigantic Cholula was not for sale…

This is the house my family lived in in the late '70s.

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Claire 8 years, 11 months ago

very nice set !

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