A grocery store date night

So it doesn't really feel like I had much of a weekend- since I was in my office working for most of it, but Saturday evening J and I found some time to go out to eat, window shop a little and check out the new Jungle Jim's International Market that opened last month.

 It's a grocery store with MUCH more than groceries. It's huge, with food from all over the world. They offer cooking classes, demos, etc.

Just the map of the store itself is crazy--- you could spend a LOOONG time checking everything out in there, and we did!
The bathrooms; not really outhouses, they open to a regular, full bathroom.

A mini-theatre that plays a short film about the history of the store.



The cheese section was quite impressive- I mean who doesn't love cheese? These pictures are only just a tiny portion of that section.



I was also loving the HUGE selection of fresh veggies!! I definitely stocked up on tomatoes and avocados during our visit- at great prices!

So yes, I did in fact just write an entire blog post about a grocery store. And you know what?! That's fine- because that is about the most excitement my weekend saw. Working weekends are tough, but we still find ways to fit in random fun- even if it means spending 2 hours in a grocery store ;)

Have you been to a Jungle Jim's? Or a store like it?


32 comments

  1. Oh my gosh ... I need that grocery store in my life! I love grocery stores. Crazy, right?

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  2. This is not even fair that we don't have one of these. This is e best invention ever. Free date nights and fun grocery shopping! Heck yes! Looks like way to much fun!

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  3. love it! I think I saw this store on one of those Extreme type shows!

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  4. That looks awesome! We would never get something like that here in my tiny town!

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  5. Wow, that store is amazing. I've never seen anything like it here in WI! We took a family trip to Farm & Fleet Saturday night...exciting stuff! :)

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  6. Wow, that grocery store is crazy! It looks so cool though!

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  7. The 4 of us need to take a little trip there together ;) I love that place!

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  8. This place looks amazing! I will definitely have to check it out. PS There's a tiny chance I will be in Cincy this week. I'll keep you posted.

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  9. That place looks incredible... I think I could spend two hours just in the cheese section!

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  10. WOW! That is QUITE a place! I would love to find a fun store like that.

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  11. WOW!! That grocery store looks awesome!

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  12. Whoa! That place is huge! I have never even heard of it. Looks like you could get lost in there though!

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  13. Um...that would be the highlight of ANY weekend! I love grocery shopping already ( I'm one of those) but this? This is like happiness on crack. Especially the cheese section!! I would live off of cheese if I wouldn't die that way.

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  14. I love JJ's!! :) (That's where my wedding will be in August, at the Fairfield location at their Event Center!) Yup, I'm getting married in a grocery store! (well, kinda) :)

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  15. Wow! I have never heard of this. The closest thing to it in CT would be Stew Leonards. There clearly needs to be a Jungle Jims in CT pronto!

    -Karla

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  16. Yay JJ's! We love that place but haven't been to the new one yet! Can't wait to check it out!

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  17. whatttt - how fun. i need to find me one of these!!

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  18. I'm so jealous. I wish we had a Jungle Jims! I've never heard of it before.. Clearly, I'm missing out!

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  19. Ummmmm this is absolutely insane! Wegmans holds a special place in the grocery store compartment of my heart but this place looks like heaven. I mean it needs its own map?! Good lord

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  20. I warned you at the beginning of the season that my broncos would win! ;-)

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  21. Oh my goodness I would love to have a store like that near me. I've never heard of it before. I'm already weird and like grocery shopping, I would never want to leave that one! Glad you were able to get out and have a little fun even though you were working.

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  22. LOVE LOVE LOVE Jungle Jims! :) It's always SO fun!

    xo

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  23. Ummm this place looks AMAZING! I want one in Cali!!!
    xo

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  24. What a fun grocery store! I've never see anything like that.
    I've gone on dates with my boyfriend at Whole Foods before -- grocery shopping is fun!
    Isn’t That Charming.

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  25. I never thought that I would have such a desire to go to a grocery store...

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  26. We LOVE Jungle Jims, but haven't been to the new one yet though! And we have spent many a Friday night wandering around Jungle Jims. It's the best grocery store ever!

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  27. hahahaha love this post! i wanna go there sooo bad! where is this at?!

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  28. I SO want to visit a place like this. I've never seen a grocery store look so fun!

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    Yüz Germe

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    xo
    Jessa
    lifeofasportswife.blogspot.com

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  31. never heard of it before! looks awesome!

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