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National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day Is April 2 and Here's Where To Find The Best Versions In The Country
You may not get the day off, there may not be parades in its honor, but National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day is still a holiday worth celebrating – It’s peanut butter jelly time!
It may be years since you’ve tasted the perfected combination of this beloved sandwich, but today, there are a few spots around the country proudly serving up creative varieties of this classic sandwich.
PB&J with Tay – San Antonio, Texas
Five-star rated PB&J with Tay opened in October of 2019 to serve nostalgic classics to all as San Antonio’s first peanut butter and jelly shop. The shop is family-owned and operated, serving up some interesting takes on classic favorites like the Texan with peanut butter, jalapeno jelly, and bacon, and The Pooh Bear with peanut butter, banana, walnuts, and honey. You can also create your own concoction from a list of jellies and toppings.
PBJ.LA – Los Angeles, California
At PBJ.LA, they aim to delight peanut butter and jelly lovers with inventive combinations of organic, exotic nut butters, superfoods, artisanal jams, and more. PBJ.LA is not your mom’s peanut and butter jelly. They take something that was already great and make it exponentially better with surprising, mash-ups of flavors and organic, healthy ingredients – every item being house-made from scratch, like their Red Eye made with espresso peanut butter and dark chocolate raspberry jam, or their Chocolate Haze made with chocolate hazelnut butter and dark cherry chianti jam.
The Peanut Butter & Jelly Deli – West Allis, Wisconsin
The Peanut Butter & Jelly Deli™ is the World’s Largest Peanut Butter & Jelly Shop. Located in the Six Points neighborhood of West Allis, the PBJ Deli specializes in classic and gourmet peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as well as other specialty foods and treats that feature their classic Peanut Butter and Jelly combinations. Their focus is on fresh, locally made peanut butter spreads, jellies, jams, and breads. All of their nut butters are made every day in-house, their jams and jellies are packed with fruit and are made at local jelly farms, and their breads are brought in fresh, from local bakeries.
Hey PB&J – Denver, Colorado
Hey PB&J launched in 2011, selling unique, grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches out of a funky, jam colored, 1979 Chevy truck. The menu consists of an array of sandwiches that run from sweet to savory to spicy. Chef, Matt McDonald, mills his own nut butters, from peanut to almond to pecan and cashew, and makes many of his own jams and preserves, like his wild blueberry jam or sticky date jam. You can go with a classic option like the Nutella Banana with peanut butter, Nutella, and bananas, or go a little, well, bananas with something like the Mother Clucker, made with mo’ pecan-peanut butter, fried chicken, homemade green tomato jam, goat cheese, and spicy hot honey.
BCK – Houston, TX
Although temporarily closed due to coronavirus restrictions on dine-in restaurants, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich at BCK is certainly one you’ll want to experience once they reopen. If you’re looking for a PB&J that’s as extravagant as it is charitable, this is the one. Priced at a whopping $100, customers who order the gourmet sandwich will receive a $100 gift card to a Houston Heights area business of their choosing.
Pom Pom’s Teahouse and Sandwicheria – Orlando, FL
At Pom Pom’s Teahouse and Sandwicheria, they have two very unique spins on the PB&J that you can choose from. There’s the Spicy Elvis, made with banana, bacon, strawberry jelly, & cayenne peanut butter, and then there’s the fan-favorite Colossal PB&J made with peanut butter, strawberry jelly, marshmallow fluff & banana.
Doughnut Plant – New York City
Prefer your PB&J in the form of a donut? According to reviews, Customers can’t get enough of Doughnut Plant‘s PB&J donut. They make their own peanut butter glaze in-house with a delicious blackberry jam. It’s a must try!