Hi! My name is Constance Mims and I am grateful to see you here at Travel, Treats & Treadmills! Join me in my quest to find the best desserts all around the world and staying healthy while doing it!

Nashville, TN: Lucy's Kitchen

Nashville, TN: Lucy's Kitchen

In 2015, I started an every Monday night trip to Whole Foods to buy healthy staples for the week: protein shakes, almond milk, eggs, oatmeal, water, etc.  While I am there, I also grab dinner from the hot bar.  If you are familiar with the Whole Foods layout, you know the bakery is usually ver close to the Hot Bar, so I find myself perusing through to see if I can find anything interesting.  One day, my eyes locked in on this section of small cheesecakes with names such as Strawberry Dream, Very Vanilla, and Spicy Mexican Chocolate.  So, I stopped to take a closer look and discovered one called Luscious Lime.  

Key Lime Cheesecake?? Oh, I had to take a closer look.

Is that a sour cream layer I see??? I really have to try it now!

My obsession with Key Lime started in college when I discovered Edward's Key Lime pie at the grocery store.  So, I am always in search of a good Key Lime pie dessert.  I am also a cheesecake snob.  This is all due to my Aunt Dot's Cheesecake recipe that calls for a sour cream topping, which adds a little something special and is really rare these days.

 It turns out that these mini cheesecakes are made by a local Nashville bakery called Lucy's Kitchen.  After the first bite, I was hooked! It is a traditional cheesecake with the key lime flavor baked in, with a graham cracker crust and sour cream topping.  The flavor and texture is amazing!  The lime was not fake or overbearing - it was just right.  The filling is light and fluffy, and of course, the sour cream topping provides a flavor and texture balance.  

I have lost count of how many of these I have eaten.  For MONTHS, I would get one every Monday night!  And sometimes they are sold out and it ruins my night!

Luscious Lime Cheesecake - Lucy's Kitchen, Nashville, TN

Luscious Lime Cheesecake - Lucy's Kitchen, Nashville, TN

So, I became curious and wanted to know where Lucy's Kitchen was located so that I could try other treats.  They don't operate out of a store front but sell their goodies in Whole Foods, some select restaurants/coffee shops, and at the Franklin Farmer's Market on Saturdays.  I must say...this made me sad.  I am never in Nashville on the weekends and I would love to one day taste some other desserts.  

FYI - the Whole Foods in Green Hills sells larger slices than the Whole Foods in Franklin :)

Now, I am off to my second workout of the day to work of SOME of this deliciousness!

 

 

Washington D.C.: Baked & Wired; Pitango Gelato

Washington D.C.: Baked & Wired; Pitango Gelato

It Almost Didn't Happen...

It Almost Didn't Happen...