For fresh food, you'll find some usual suspects like Whole Foods at Rookwood Commons and Deerfield Towne Center, Trader Joe's in Kenwood and all around the area you'll find locations of Cincinnati USA favorite grocery stores Kroger and Remke Market. Seek out these local gems for a truly unique experience: Findlay Market, The Friendly Market and two Jungle Jim's International Markets.
Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine is a cherished institution, a bustling public market attracting a diverse crowd that happens to be Ohio's oldest continuously operated public market. Merchants sell a variety of goods like meat, fish, poultry, produce, cheese and flowers. Enjoy a mouthwatering waffle from Taste of Belgium, indulge in a scoop of gelato from Dojo Gelato, or order a glass of wine from Market Wines to sip amid the excitement.
Speaking of Findlay Market, it was the inspiration for The Friendly Market in Florence, Ky., which opened summer 2013. The Friendly Market is an indoor/outdoor market open year-round offering fresh produce, meats, artisan goods and Kentucky-made products.
You could spend hours at the theme park of food known as Jungle Jim's International Market. Now with two locations: the original in Fairfield and the location in Eastgate. Both are a destination, with people driving hundreds of miles (seriously) to buy dried squid, bitter melon and Bavarian mustard. If you can't find it here, it probably doesn't exist. So bring the whole family and make a day of it!
For even more international-flavored fun, check out IKEA West Chester's Swedish Market which offers a variety of Swedish foods like meatballs and other meats, cookies, jams, candy, beverages and more. Taste some of the items upstairs in the restaurant before you decide what to buy.
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