Monday, Jul. 13, 2009


Photo credit: Jungle Jim's

If you can't find it here, you probably can't eat it. But Jungle Jim's International Market in Fairfield is more theme park than store. The massive food depot stocks 150,000 different items from 75 countries on more than six acres. There's a miniwaterfall, several plastic jungle animals and animatronic displays, including a band made up of General Mills cereal mascots and a lion that sings Elvis songs. Free samples are everywhere, and there are themed aisles as well, including one devoted to bottled hot sauces. Jungle Jim's also has a gift shop. That's right: a shop with a gift shop.