Foodie Friday Key Lime Pie
|The Old Customs House|
Now what food goes with Key West?
Key Lime Pie, of course!
In my extensive pretrip research, I had a fairly difficult time locating Gluten Free and vegan Key Lime Pie on Key West. While The Café offered vegetarian and vegan dining, as Key Lime Pie wasn't on the menu, and nothing was gluten free, we decided to continue our hunt elsewhere. I have since read trip reports where The Café lists vegan Key Lime Pie on the menu, so your mileage may vary.
During one of our many evenings watching Food Network (one of Ben's favorite networks) Kermit of Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe gave an interview and tour of his lovely little café. Hoping against hope I pulled up his website. Nope, nothing listed as gluten free. On closer review, I found that Kermit's does offer gluten free key lime pie by the slice. If pie isn't your thing the shop offers about a jillion other tasty key lime based products as well.
The day we cruised into Key West, we took the trolley from the naval dock to Mallory Square and walked over to Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe. Kermit himself was just opening the doors when we arrived and walked us in greeting us with a big smile and a photo with the kids.
|$4.25 for a slice of gluten free pie is actually pretty reasonable.|
Now please excuse me as I'm off to do a little internet based jelly bean acquisition.