AJ's Fine Foods is "an upscale gourmet market experience" that is based in Arizona.
There are 11 markets throughout the state - 10 in the metro Phoenix area and 1 in Tucson.
Located in the lovely La Encantada Shopping Mall, AJ's Fine Foods offers a gourmet experience. You'll find a fresh and colorful Farmer's Market section, an outstanding Wine Cellar, a decadent Boulangerie (aka bakery), a Sushi Bar, and a Bistro with in-store dining. Outside seating near an elegant fireplace is also available.
AJ's Fine Foods prides itself on creating an atmosphere specific to each store's clientele. As such, each store carries unique and eclectic items from all over the world.
Be sure to look for the "Taste of Arizona" badge in the store aisles to indicate products that are made locally in Arizona.
AJ's is located at La Encantada (NW corner of Skyline & Campbell). The address is: 2805 E. Skyline Drive, Tucson.
Parking is free and plentiful.
Yes. They are along the back wall. There are changing tables in both the men's and women's restrooms.
Floral, catering, and special-occasion delivery are available.
All of the customer service representatives in the Wine Cellar are knowledgeable about wine and are eager to provide recommendations to complement your menu plans. Feel free to stop in and ask what pairs well with grilled salmon, butternut squash risotto, or pumpkin cheesecake.
AJ's holds wine tastings in the Wine Cellar area of the store from time to time. Please check with the store for tasting dates and times.
AJ's Butcher's Corner offers "the most incredible meat selection in the state of Arizona." In addition to prime rib and choice cuts of beef, AJ'S offers other hard-to-find meats - lamb, venison, duck, ostrich, and bison. AJ's also offers aged beef, aged in its own aging room.
AJ's sells only "all-natural chicken," raised specifically to meet AJ's highest standards and to ensure the plumpest juiciest chicken is always available. The chicken has:
-No added hormones or steroids
-Truly fresh, never frozen
-No artificial ingredients
-No added solutions like water and sea salt
-Tested clear of any antibiotics
-Rested meat for greater tenderness
The butchers also have a variety of prepared items ready for your oven or grill, including Italian stuffed pork roast, stuffed flank steak, and marinated shish kebabs.
All seafood is hand-selected from industry-leading purveyors who satisfy AJ's stringent standards. To ensure optimal quality, AJ's seafood is flown in fresh daily.
AJ's Seafood Grotto features a wide assortment of options, including Sashimi-grade Tuna, Red Mountain Trout, Chilean Sea Bass, Hawaiian Opah (seasonal), and Mahi Mahi, to name a few.
Visit AJ's Bistros from 11am-2pm for lunch or 4pm-8pm to take home dinner. The AJ's Bistro also features a salad bar ($8.99/lb) that includes a different made-from-scratch soup selection daily. In addition, from 6am to 9pm you can select from the 15 savory sandwiches on the menu or have one created to suit your special tastes. Average cost per sandwich is $9.99-$11.99.
Indoor and outdoor seating is available on the patio.
AJ's has a Little Chefs Club for ages 4 to 12. Check with the store for specific dates and details.
AJ’s stores give a free cookie anytime (not just on birthdays) to children 12 and under who are accompanied by an adult who gives permission.
Absolutely. There are a variety of menus and services that can be tailored to events of any size or budget.
That just about covers it. Enjoy the gourmet shopping experience at AJ's!