HOME > Chowhound > Philadelphia >

Key Limes in Phila?

flashy8 May 11, 2010 01:39 PM

Hi, I've been searching everywhere for key limes in Phila, but even though they're in season, they are no place! Does anyone have suggestions of where to find them? I've checked with Superfresh, Whole Foods, Wegmans, Trader Joe's, and Essene Market and I'm stumped. Thanks!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. u
    urbanfabric RE: flashy8 May 11, 2010 02:13 PM

    Did you try Iovine's in the Reading Terminal Market? I haven't personally seen them there recently, not that I've been looking, so it might be worth a call.

    1. joluvscards RE: flashy8 May 11, 2010 02:25 PM

      I've seen them in Whole Foods on Hamilton recently.

      1. m
        Mr. Peabody RE: flashy8 May 11, 2010 07:31 PM

        Hmm, I haven't looked for them in the city, but I remember seeing them in the suburbs. Try calling Giant, Genuardi's, & other larger stores. Did you try Great Scott's Rittenhouse supermarket or the Fresh Grocer stores in Phila?

        1. b
          Bigley9 RE: flashy8 May 12, 2010 06:24 AM

          They do periodically have them at Iovine's in the RTM as urbanfabric said. You can call them and ask. http://www.readingterminalmarket.org/...

          1 Reply
          1. re: Bigley9
            gakski RE: Bigley9 Jun 17, 2010 10:48 AM

            Because of new technology key limes are being phased out for the keyless versions.

          2. n
            nitepflyer RE: flashy8 Jun 18, 2010 06:36 PM

            If you contact the exact Wegmans store produce department and request key limes, they usually will order them in for you.

            1. w
              walrus024 RE: flashy8 Jun 19, 2010 09:29 PM

              Check your local Chinese/Asian grocery. I can usually find them at mine.

              1. d
                danbee1 RE: flashy8 Jun 22, 2010 06:01 AM

                I think if you find those net bags of small "key" limes you'll see that they were grown in Mexico. I'm under the impression that florida key limes (which are slightly larger than those from Mexico) rarely make it out of the keys except as bottled juice.

                Show Hidden Posts