Celebrate Peanut Butter Lover’s Day on March 1 by sampling some of the best peanut-infused treats in the city.
Monkey Business Milkshake
The Monkey Business Milkshake ($7) at BLT Burger is a rich blend of chocolate ice cream, peanut butter and bananas served in a large chilled glass with a generous helping of whipped cream on top.
470 Sixth Ave.
Peanut Butter Cup Cupcake
The peanut butter cup cupcake ($4.50) at Crumbs Bake Shop is a piece of heaven. The chocolate cupcake is topped with smooth peanut butter frosting and a plethora of peanut butter cup pieces, chocolate chips and crushed peanuts.
Peanut Butter Doughnuts
Doughnut Plant offers two types of peanut butter donuts: one filled with dark blackberry jam and the other with banana cream. These delicious square-shaped donuts are made fresh daily with all-natural ingredients.
Peanut Butter Cookies
Not only are the peanut butter cookies from City Bakery the perfect balance between crunchiness and creaminess, but at only $0.75 per cookies, they are the ultimate cheap afternoon snack.
3 W. 18th St.
Fried PB&J Bites
Concrete Restaurant and Bar dreamt up this deliciously decadent snack (four pieces for $10). Bread rolls are stuffed with peanut butter and jelly then rolled in brown sugar before being deep-fried and served with a crushed peanut topping.
320 W. 37th St.
I Am Thai, a cozy restaurant in Queens, dishes up a generous helping of noodles, vegetables and protein, all smothered in a rich peanut curry sauce.
49-08 43rd Ave., Woodside
Elvis Ice Cream Sandwich
Celebrate spring by grabbing a delicious ice cream sandwich from Melt Bakery. The Elvis ($4) sandwich is a scoop of creamy banana ice cream between two fresh-baked peanut butter cookies.
132 Orchard St.
Peanut Butter Sandwiches
This Greenwich Village restaurant serves traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with sides of potato chips and carrot sticks (starting at $5), as well as some interesting combinations, such as the Pregnant Lady ($6.25), a concoction of peanut butter and pickles.
240 Sullivan St.
Candy Bar Pie
Try a slice of this rich, decadent pie ($5.25) from Momofuku Milk Bar. This nutty treat consists of homemade peanut butter nougat, a chocolate crust and swirls of salty caramel.
Bacon Peanut Brittle
Order a tin of The Redhead’s famous bacon peanut brittle ($5), a perfect combination of sweet honey roasted peanuts and salty bacon.
349 E. 13th St.
Bryna Shuman is a staff writer. Email her at email@example.com.
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