Location: 204 Van Dyke St., Pier 41, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
Cost: $15 for entire pie. $5 for chocolate covered key lime pie on stick.
On a recently episode of Dexter, he is on a search for the best key lime pie for Camilla while she is on her death bed. He asks his sister Deb where one can get the best key lime pie….her reply is ““You can’t. They all taste like sour dog sh*t.” While that maybe the case for Deb and many other people, me and some friends found a spot worth treking out to for a good piece of key lime pie in Brooklyn’ Red Hook.
Although you can get a slice of this stuff at a few restaurants in the city, the journey to Red Hook is part of the experience that makes the pie pretty tasty. Considering the actual bakery is located in Red Hook you know that you’re getting some fresh stuff. You can get a whole pie or get a key lime pie on a stick dipped in Chocolate. I personally preferred the stick version since it offset the sourness of the pie a bit…and who doesn’t love anything chocolate dipped. Overall, the crust is great and has a great consistency in the lime filling part. I hear that the slices work great with whipped cream which I didn’t do. I suggest anyone planning a trip down to Brooklyn Ikea to stop by this joint. Who knows maybe this pie will go well with the Swedish meatballs?