The Dutch – New York, NY
I was actually raised near the land of Key Limes and so I’ve had my share of stars and duds. But at the tippy, tippy top of the star heap, there can be only one, to quote “Highlander.” And this would be that one. A salted key lime pie that will send your mouth to the Florida Keys faster than you can say Jimmy Buffett.
California Pizza Kitchen
Okay, stop rolling your eyes. Like I said, I call ‘em like I see ‘em. And I don’t care if they’ve got three stars from Michelin or only one from Yelp. When you can produce a pie this good, on such a massive scale, it deserves some lovin’. Especially when there are SO many other restaurants and bakeries out there who only have one location to worry about and still serve up a FAR less impressive key lime pie. So, check your snooty taste buds at the door and be prepared to eat a little crow along with some kick ass key lime pie.