The annual CityBeat Best of Cincinnati Award Nominations are NOW OPEN, and we would be honored if you would vote for Jungle Jim’s International Market! We were excited to earn first place in 6 - yes 6! - categories last year, as well as a few second places, but with your help, we can do even better this year - and even earn first place as Best Grocery Store! You’ll see our name in quite a few categories already, but if we don’t show up where you think we should, you can always write us in.
Best of Cincinnati voting will remain open through Thursday, February 1, so vote now, and vote often! Winners will be publicly announced in the annual glossy Best of Cincinnati issue, available March 28, 2018.
Thanks so much for your continued support, and for coming along with us on this crazy ride. We’ll see you in the aisles!
A sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our awesome customers for voting us "Best of" in 6 categories for the 2017 CityBeat Best of Cincinnati!
1st Bottled Beer Selection
1st Cheese Shop
1st Craft Beer Store
1st Cooking Class
1st Smoke/Tobacco Shop
1st Fresh Seafood Store
We're also honored to have been voted 2nd in an additional 3 categories!
2nd Specialty Food Market
2nd Grocery Store
2nd Butcher Shop
Oh, and by the way, if you're looking for a place to bring your friends and family who have never been to Cincinnati, we were voted the 3rd best place to take visitors to show them just how fantastic the area is!
Congratulations are also in order for our friends Red Sesame Korean BBQ for 3rd Best Food Truck in and 2nd Best Korean in Cincinnati! Be sure to stop by and see why they're so well-loved!
But that's not all! The newest addition to our Eastgate location, Abby Girl Sweets, was given the honor of BEST cupcakes in Cincinnati! WOW. Cupcakes, anyone?
Jungle Jim's International Market is so excited to have received this recognition and are proud to be included among so many great, thriving and awesome businesses! Thank you, Cincinnati!
Recently, members of the Jungle Jim's team were able to sit down with Wailin Wong, of The Distance, a podcast about long-running independent businesses. Wailin came down from Chicago for a quick visit to our Fairfield location, where she learned a bit about the history and the day-to-day of Jungle Jim's International Market. What followed was a great series of conversations about the almost infinite number of things that Jungle Jim's what it is - a question we still have a hard time answering ourselves.
You can listen to the podcast here: https://thedistance.com/jungle-jims/
Or, if you're unable to listen, you can read the transcript.
Our sincere thanks to Wailin and The Distance Podcast for asking us to tell a bit of our story. We think there's still so much to talk about and hope to have them back for another round of discussions about the past, present and future of Jungle Jim's.