About Jungle Jim’s International Market
Past: From the beginning, Jungle Jim’s was an idea bigger than the sum of its parts. Starting out as a roadside produce stand and slowly growing into what we are today has given us a unique perspective – not just on groceries and how to sell them, but what kind of experience that should be. Jungle Jim himself has always been a bit larger than life, so starting small only means we appreciate where we are now that much more.
Present: With two locations, more than 500,000 square feet combined, hundreds of thousands of products, and over 70 countries represented, Jungle Jim’s International Market is locally grown, but internationally known. We’re a destination for foodies, tourists, and weekly shoppers alike; from just around the corner to across the pond and beyond. Everyone who walks through our doors can shop without borders, and they share that experience with so many others.
Future: We’re always looking for the next big thing; not just to get on the shelves or into your carts, but unique and challenging projects that will make your experience at Jungle Jim’s International Market that much more memorable. Every time you walk through the doors, we want you to find something new to be excited about, and, of course, give you a reason to come back.
Jungle Jim Story
James O. Bonaminio was born in 1949 in Lorain Ohio, 30 miles outside of Cleveland. His father, Clem, was a steelworker; his mother, Marie, a housewife and sometimes saleswoman. For a while, she peddled Fuller brushes door to door. Pushing a baby buggy, she discovered, was a terrific ice-breaker. Jim swears he remembers hearing sales pitches from inside the carriage...
Plan Your Trip
Our stores are big, so take time to plan your trip! The best way to enjoy your first visit is to take a map, located at the entrance. Follow the map to make sure you see everything as it’s easy to miss those out-of-the-way areas and attractions. Also, take a look at our calendar to see what events and festivals are coming up.
Video & Photo Gallery
It’s hard to put into words the fun, excitement, and overall wildness on display at Jungle Jim’s, so we thought some photos and videos might be best. Here are some shots from around the Jungle, featuring attractions and scenes from around both locations!
We think we’re a lot of fun, but don’t take our word for it. See what others have to say about Jungle Jim’s International Market, then plan your trip and visit us to find out for yourself!
Big Cheese FestivalOur Big Cheese Festival is the ultimate two-day homage to fromage! During this highly anticipated two-day festival, we bring out the best and the brightest of the cheese and charcuterie world for you to taste, enjoy, and savor with expertly-selected beer and wine pairings. Family-friendly and crafted for enthusiastic amateurs, connoisseurs, and fanatics alike, the Big Cheese Festival is the premier event for fromagers everywhere! This year, we’re going Big (Cheese) by moving the exclusive VIP area to The Oscar Station, our brand new event space accessible by the famous Jungle Jim’s monorail! We have a great festival in store for you, so we hope you’ll join us for the 7th annual Jungle Jim’s Big Cheese Festival!
Whiskey Night: Frontier StyleThis year, we’re taking it back to the earliest days of American history to pay homage to whiskey’s rich American heritage! As one of America’s signature creations, whiskey, especially bourbon, is a celebrated cultural artifact that transcends generations. Rediscover your love for America’s classic spirit with Jungle Jim’s Whiskey Night: Frontier Style as we celebrate the vibrant, time-honored tradition of American whiskey. We’re bringing together more than 60 bourbons and whiskeys from across the country and inviting you, whiskey connoisseurs and enthusiasts, to The Oscar Station, our brand-new Jungle Jim’s venue, for a night of good, “old fashioned” fun. Don’t be “sour”! Join us for the most exciting evening of the year: Jungle Jim’s Whiskey Night!
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