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Blonde Girafe Key Lime Pie
Blonde Girafe is a pretty big Key West company that baked and ships Key Lime pies around the states. They also have a small shop in the historic area of Key West where they sell lime pies, cookies, cakes, and other treats. We stopped in for a piece of the Keys' most famous dessert early one afternoon. The small shop was all but deserted, so we went straight to the counter and ordered a single slice of key lime pies with whipped cream for about $5. The slices of pie are packaged in small plastic containers, so are ready as soon as you pay.
We thoroughly enjoyed this, our first real piece of key lime pie.
blonde giraffe: key lime pie
there are several blonde giraffee pie shops located in key west. pictured is the one on duval street. the blonde giraffe is a local chain of restaurants specializing in key lime pie. key lime pie is a tart custard pie with a meringue topping made with the juice of local key limes. this local treat should not be missed when on a visit to key west and the florida keys.
- Historical Travel
Key Lime Pie on a Stick
Blond Giraffe is famous for its frozen key lime pie on a stick (also available dipped in chocolate). These are quite decadent, and eating a whole one on your own is difficult (but I did seem to manage). Key Lime is highly acidic, though, so by the end of this frozen treat, I felt like I just drank a gallon of lemonade. Bring your Prilosec!
They also offer coffee and my favorite variety of tea, Mate, as well as a large selection of key lime products to take home.
If you're going to be on the island for a few days, I recommend making a note of the key lime treats you'd like to purchase and take home, because they offer many of them all over the island, and you're likely to find a better price elsewhere.
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The Blonde Giraffe: Some of the best Key Lime Pie
EVERYWHERE in Key West serves Key Lime Pie. You could probably buy a slice at a funeral home. And most are quite good, as these folks are serious about their KLP. It is, after all, the official state pie of Florida, thanks to our hard-working state legislature.
But, if you want the democratically selected "best of the best", visit one of the many BLONDE GIRAFFE outlets in Key West. For 5+ years running, BG has been named Key West's best Key Lime Pie. I know, I know, they might have stuffed the ballot boxes. But after a few days in Key West, it's hard to believe that these laid-back Conch Republicans would waste their time trying to influence a pie election.
There are literally more Blonde Giraffe outlets in Key West than there are McDonalds and Burger Kings combined. So, you won't have any problem finding one.
Favorite Dish: Key Lime Pie
You can buy it by the slice or by the whole pie, and you get your choice of toppings...either merengue or whipped cream.
BTW, I'd hoped to ship a pie home for my dad. It seems that these days, ANYTHING can be shipped. But not Blonde Giraffe Key Lime Pies. They're meant to be enjoyed fresh, and letting them warm up again after they've been refrigerated just doesn't work. So eat it here, folks and then tell the friends and neighbors back home what they've missed.
The Blonde Giraffe: Blond Giraffe is reopening in Tavernier
Blond Giraffe will be reopening this Summer 2014 in Tavernier, FL. It will be our ONLY location at 92220 Overseas Hwy Tavernier, FL (305) 922-2400.
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Blond Giraffe Key Lime Pie Factory: Where it Begins
Watch pie being made according to a recipe handed down from the owner's grandmother; features a delicate pastry crust with a tart custard filling and wonderful rich meringue topping.
Favorite Dish: Key Lime Pie
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