Findlay Market Biergarten (photo: Cincinnati USA.com)
Findlay Market Biergarten (photo: Cincinnati USA.com)

For fresh food, you'll find some usual suspects like Whole Foods at Rookwood Commons and Deerfield Towne CenterTrader Joe's in Kenwood and all around the area you'll find locations of Cincinnati region favorite grocery stores Kroger and Remke Market. Seek out these local gems for a truly unique experience: Findlay Market and two Jungle Jim's International Markets.

Findlay Market
Findlay Market

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.

Jungle Jim's
Jungle Jim's

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! NOTE: They are voluntarily limiting stores to 1,200 individuals at a time within both locations to make it as safe as possible to shop.

IKEA West Chester
IKEA West Chester

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. Try some of the items available for carryout from the Bistro. And don't forget to browse their vast showroom for decorating inspiration. NOTE: Everyone must wear a face covering inside the store.

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