Restaurants Adjust to Rising Lime Prices

Next time you head to the grocery store you may notice lime prices are up and that has restaurants making some changes.

Union Cantina in Traverse City is a Mexican restaurant that uses limes in virtually everything from drinks to food.

The restaurant says a case of limes has gone from $80 a case to $120 or more. They attribute the cost increase to a drought in Mexico and drug cartels disrupting supplies.

To compensate they say they’re stretching the fruit as far as they can and developing different options that aren’t so lime intensive.

Union Cantina says they hope the cost will fall soon, but it’s not clear when that will happen.