Thursday, March 24, 2011

Shopping at Jungle Jim's

When we took our daughter back to school last week, we made a pit stop at this amazing place...Jungle Jim's International Market.  It's not far from Dayton and only about 1/2 hour from the school so I hope we will be stopping there again.

Here is what I bought:

big jar of tahini (good for hummus)
Middle Eastern couscous (the big pearl kind, I love this stuff)
quinoa (haven't tried it yet)
steel cut oats (so different from rolled oats)
red lentils

As well as good ol' American type foods, they have a huge array of international foods and products.
  • World of Rice, with more than 40 varieties
  •  Mercado Gigante - 400 feet of authentic Hispanic groceries
  •  78 olive oils from Italy, Greece, Spain and France
  •  Teas from 15 different countries
  •  Chutneys, dals and spices by the real auto-richshaw from India
  •  Fine chocolates from Switzerland, Belgium, France and Germany, as well as the USA
  •   Biscuits, jams and curds from England
  •   Meet Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest and find more British Favorites
We saw icky pieces of meat such as chicken and duck feet, pig snouts and feet, tripe and tongue.  Enough to make me never want to eat an animal again but of course I have, at least twice since.

I even saw DRIED BUGS.  Yum.

In our not so cosmopolitan town, it's possible to get some of the things I bought but at about twice the price.  The oats are the only item that is reasonably priced here.

If you are ever in the neighborhood stop on by at Jungle Jim's!  You might get lost in there, like I did.  I was going around in circles trying to meet up with my daughter.  Thank goodness for the cell phone!


Jennifer said...

So you were down in my "neck of the woods"? I love Jungle Jims. It's still about a 30 minute drive from where I live, but I try to get there at least twice a year. I love the cheese selection. We have a huge new Kroger Marketplace near us now and they carry a lot of the "international" stuff. It's strange for me since what is considered 'international' here was just everyday food where I grew up.

LindataxPA said...

There was one item that caught my eye - steel cut oats. My Scottish grandmother used to make stuffing for the turkey and a baked biscuit type thing that she called Oatcakes. My brother and I love Oakcakes. So when we go visit DH's brother in Dayton, we'll have to go to Jungle Jims. Sounds like a fun trip. Dead bugs?? I think I'll pass.

Linda B