Seattle Twists on a PB&J

The Emerald City may be more focused on whole grains, seasonal veggies and organic meats, but even when you're on the SLO diet, there's always room for a little PB&J. In honor of National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day (April 2), we give you some of the most creative Seattle restaurant interpretations of this favorite childhood dish normally prepared at home.

Updated: March 26, 2010

Peanut Butter Jelly Time in Seattle

Bluebird Seattle

1205 E Pike St # 1a, Seattle, WA 98122

Order: The PB&J. The extra-thick shake combines two all-natural ice cream flavors--peanut butter and triple berry (blueberry, boysenberry, raspberry). The glass of milk is built right in.


3416 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Order: The Bluffernutter. Two grilled slices of white bread are filled with chunky peanut butter, sticky marshmallow sauce and (get this) two strips of Zoe's bacon. A match made in salty-sweet heaven.

Specialty's Cafe & Bakery

505 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

Order: The Peanut Butter and Stuff. The "stuff" refers to the whole cranberry sauce, Granny Smith apple slices and banana that are sandwiched between layers of gooey peanut butter on whole wheat bread.

Nervous Nellie's Espresso Co

1556 NW 56TH St, Seattle, WA 98107

Order: Toast with PB&J. It's just the way Mom used to make it, with thick-sliced Grain Harvest Bread, Adams' peanut butter and choice of raspberry, strawberry, blackberry or boysenberry jam.

Shelter Lounge

4910 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Order: PB&J Jalapeno Poppers. Panko-crusted jalapenos are filled with a combo of cream cheese and peanut butter, served with a side of spicy-sweet jelly. Defibrillator costs extra.