The key lime was introduced to the Florida Keys during the 1830s by Henry Perrine, a diplomat and botanist who discovered the plant in Mexico. Almost two centuries later, key lime pie can be found on almost every dessert menu throughout Florida. A trip to the Southern state would not be complete without indulging in a slice of this famous delicacy. From Miami Beach to Key West, these are the best places to enjoy Florida’s most quintessential dessert.
Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shoppe
The most famous establishment in Key West for anything involving key lime is Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shoppe. Rated as serving the best key lime pie by the coveted Today Show, Food Network and National Geographic, Kermit’s is a fanatical shop decked out with floor-to-ceiling yellow and green. The store, which was founded more than 20 years ago by Kermit Carpenter, his sister Anita and her husband, has turned into a Key West brand expanding with a second location on the infamous Duval Street. Beyond the traditional key lime pie, Kermit has also invented a chocolate dipped key lime pie, which is pie slice popsicles dipped in chocolate.
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