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“Not your neighhood grocery store”

AJ's Purveyor of Fine Foods
Ranked #49 of 2,003 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Not your neighhood grocery store”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

This is a must for anyone that is in the Tucson area. It is not unique for some cities, but for a city the size of Tucson this is a remarkable shopping experience, or just a treat for your tastebuds or feast for the eyes. The many unique selections from jams, mustards, oils, and other staples, to a great deli section, a fabulous bakery as well as fresh meats and seafood. ...not to be forgotten ....some great wines as well..... For those special events.....this is the place to pick up those items you can'l find anywhere else.

Visited December 2013
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English first
Tucson
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Pricey grocery store ,,,,,,,, but some awesome special treats”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

The deserts are divine and deli section has some cheeses and pates i have been unable to find elsewhere in Tucson, that being said i only shop there for special occasions or when looking for a unique item. If you are a jelly, mustard , sauce, condiments and spice person, many nice. Choices. Produce has a nice variety but quality just as good and less expensive elsewhere for your standard veg, berries etc.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Wendy M
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Whittlesea, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A GROCERY STORE? PLEASE!”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

During our first week in Tucson the kids suggested we fetch dinner from a grocery store! Sure; right! That's what we thought when they described AJ's but some grocery stores ain't really grocery stores. Coming from South Africa we find all grocery stores way overboard compared to our expressions back home. So we went to AJ's (the grocery store) to fetch dinner! WOW!!! How much fun was that! I lost the wife in the grocery store window shopping while strolling around the huge selection of prepared choices for dinner. Eventually we managed to make our choices and get out of there. (We did go back the next day for more window shopping and in fact a few groceries). Our dinner choices included the salad bar where the items were very fresh. There was a grilled salmon fillet tried on for size and found perfect. There was the obligatory pizza which was properly done. We skipped the desserts which we also over the top in presentation. If you want convenience and good groceries then remember AJ's Purveyor of Fine Foods right into the evening hours. A grocery store? I don't think so!

  • Visited November 2013
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Tucson
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Love the boulangerie”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

I visit the bakery almost everyday, usually for a tea but sometimes I add a sweet treat. The tea is fresh and they have the best ice. I also get the sushi and it is always delicious.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Linzie C
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Party gifts”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Great place to grab last minute gifts for our hosts. We were quickly able to locate the desserts we wanted to bring. Only wish we had more choices of flowers for an arrangement.

Visited November 2013
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Thank J_GTucson_Arizona
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