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Aug 2, 2014 07:32 AM

Where to get fresh key limes

I need around 40 key limes. Hopefully its not too expensive as lime prices were quite high earlier in the year due to a shortage. I know Steves Key Lime Pies in Park Slope has them but thats an hour away by subway/bus. Is there any place a little closer to home that sells it, preferably in the Upper Eastside?

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  1. Did you already try whole foods? Otherwise the manhattan fruit and veg exchange in chelsea market. Fairway has organic key lime juice but I haven't seen fresh key limes there.

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    1. re: Ttrockwood

      Called Whole Foods and turns out they have it. Manhattan Fruit Exchange only has an answering machine to talk to so that was disappointing. And Fairway is impossible to call. Thanks.

      1. re: iamreptar

        nevermind...they thought I meant key lime pie. Called every whole foods in the city and none have key limes. Trader Joes...none. I would have been better off going to Brooklyn.

        1. re: iamreptar

          Didn't see any at UWS Fairway earlier today. Had this post in mind.

      2. Trader Joe's sells key limes--and quite inexpensively.

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        1. re: Elisa515

          Their lines frighten me. But i'll check. Got to get some of their gingersnap cookies for a gingersnap crust anyways.

        2. If you're a Costco member, or know one, they have bags of key limes -- probably less than anywhere else.

          1. Do you ever use FreshDirect? They have them right now. There's usually a discount (like free shipping) or first time customers and you can easily throw in some paper goods and soda/drinks to make the minimum order requirements.

            1. Union Market (East Houston and Avenue A) has them... Bags for $7.99, I think.

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              1. re: loratliff

                and now i have to make pie. I wonder if there's a significant difference in comparison to the bottled stuff.