Key West is just 120 miles away, so why do most Miamians think about the island only when they happen to hear a Jimmy Buffett song? Well, there's that other little reminder: the tangy deliciousness of the island's namesake pie. Fortunately for us city slickers, Whitney's in the Redland brings Key West a little closer with its homemade take on the dessert. Owner Glenn Whitney and his wife Christina, residents of the area for more than 50 years, make the pie from scratch using local key limes. They have never altered the original recipe. The pie is thick, creamy, and exudes a citrus aroma that lingers over each slice. Not only is there the crumbling moist crust, but also each wedge is topped with homemade whipped cream. At $2.50 per slice, it might be the best food deal around. The market sells several other items at a concession stand, including tomato soup and fresh bread, all of which are predominately made from ingredients grown in the market's neighboring fields. In summer 2006, Florida made things official between residents and the limey goodness, finally naming it our state pie. So, Miami, represent the Sunshine State and have a slice of key lime pie at Whitney's. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Location Details

13981 SW 232 St.
Cutler Bay FL 33170


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