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key lime juice in Toronto?

mike Jul 5, 2002 02:35 PM

Hey all:

I"m trying to make the key lime "pie" from Charlie Trotter's dessert book. Does anyone know where to find key lime juice in Toronto or what ot substitute?

I've done some research and so far, the best substitute I can find is to use a 50/50 lemon lime mixture. Any help would be REALLY appreciated.


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    Ade Jul 5, 2002 04:09 PM

    I think the juice shop in the basement of St. Lawrence market usually sells key lime juice by the bottle.
    have fun with it!

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      Donna - MI Jul 5, 2002 09:08 PM

      I don't know about Toronto, but I live near Detroit MI and I can get Nellie & Joe's Key Lime Juice at my local store. It is wonderful and I recommend you go to their website - www.keylimejuice.com - to see if they can ship it to you. They are out of Key West - no wonder it's so good. I don't know what their delivery area is. Their lemon juice is just as good. Good luck!

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        J.Gorman Jul 6, 2002 06:58 PM

        Yes, Ade is right. I have bought lime juice at the juice bar at St. lawrence Market. J.Gorman

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          Ambiotic Jul 20, 2010 08:54 AM

          IMPORTANT UPDATE re: key lime juice availability at the St.Lawrence Juice Bar

          I spoke to the owner, Nancy. She has never carried it. HOWEVER, due to all of the request calls she has received, she WILL start carrying Key Lime juice (bought from a Florida supplier) starting ~ mid-August (2010).
          I can't wait! So far, I have only the option of using a juice blend of (Persian) lime and lemon.



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          1. re: Ambiotic
            foodie_guru Jul 21, 2010 06:14 AM

            I have seen bottles of it at Whole Foods in Oakville not long ago and did buy, last week at Fortinos in Brampton, a bag of key limes. I used to order Nellie & Joes off ebay, until I have a regular supply brought to me out of Key West!

            1. re: Ambiotic
              foodyDudey Jul 21, 2010 02:05 PM

              fresh key limes are relatively easy to find in those green netted bags. Sun Valley on Danforth sells them.

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                pastina Jul 21, 2010 06:52 PM

                I buy fresh key limes at Fiesta Farms.

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              janegi Jul 21, 2010 11:15 AM

              I've seen Nellie and Joe's key lime juice in the Metro at Yonge and Eglinton-much to my surprise-just make sure to check expiry date

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                Apple Jul 22, 2010 11:01 AM

                Fresh key limes may be had at the wal-mart at warden & eglinton (saw them there this past weekend.) - i have also seen them at the No frills on Coxwell & Gerrard & the Loblaws at Vic Park & Gerrard - but I haven't looked there recently.

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                1. re: Apple
                  crustypizzahead Nov 9, 2010 04:03 PM

                  Update - found Floribbean Key Lime Juice at Cheese Boutique. It made the best key lime pie ever!

                  Cheese Boutique
                  45 Ripley Ave, Toronto, ON M6S, CA

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