Photo courtesy of Todd Andrew Feit /Conchtastic Key West
Key West is a unique place, from it’s Cuban history to endless supply of fresh seafood. Whether you’re a local or just a Key West “resident” for the weekend, there’s no limit to the different foods you can try, either freshly caught in the ocean or freshly dipped in chocolate!If you’re looking to eat your way around Key West, here are five things you should make sure to try:
- Stone crab. Key West is known for fresh seafood, and their stone crabs don’t disappoint. Get the napkins ready and crack open a mouth watering stone crab at Half Shell Raw Bar, right on the water.
- Key Lime Pie. Nothing helps you cool down from a day at the beach like a delicious slice of chocolate dipped authentic key lime pie from Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shoppe.
- Fresh shrimp. Caught locally and served the same day, you’ve never had shrimp like this before. Pull up a chair and dive into a large basket of fried shrimp at Eaton Street Seafood Market.
- Cuban coffee. Key West has a strong Cuban culture, which means their coffee is just a strong. Get yourself a caffeine jolt and pick up a Cuban coffee at Key West Cuban Coffee right on Truman Avenue.
- Conch fritters. Of course this had to be on the list, Key West is the Conch Republic after all. Taste some of the best conch fritters at B.O.’s Fish Wagon.
Whatever you end up eating in Key West, either it was caught off the coast or made in a kitchen right on the key, you won’t be disappointed.