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Key Limes in Phila?

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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!

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

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

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          1. re: Bigley9

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

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

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

              1. 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.