I made a quick stop in Key West last week. What a lovely island full of great people! It reminded me of my visit of Hawaii back in October but it’s definitely easier to get to Florida 😉 Considering it’s only 140km away from Cuba, the weather is amazing too. I only had the chance to stay for 5 hours approximately, including a 3h30 catamaran trip to snorkel in their intense deep sea. I never had to deal with waves that high but it was all worth it to see the only living coral barrier reef in the United States!
In the little time I had to shop, I discovered two great places:
Kermit’s Key West Lime Shoppe
Kermit Carpentier’s key lime shop is simply amazing! From key lime jellybeans to key lime meat marinades, you will find a gift for any type of person. Of course, the most important item sold is definitely the key lime pie. I picked up a slice that I ate later and instantly regretted not getting a second portion!
Peppers of Key West Hot Sauce Store
My second stop was at the biggest hot pepper sauce store I have seen in my life. The four walls are covered with different types of pepper sauce, it definitely felt like paradise! The middle of the store has a big counter where it is possible to do tastings to find the perfect match for you.
I sadly couldn’t buy any normal-size bottles so I ended up leaving with 2 packs of different spicy popcorn (!!) and a travel-size bottle of The Hottest Fuckin’ Sauce.
I’m sure there are many more cool little stores like these and I can’t wait to get back to discover them. Do you have any recommendations?