5 to Try: Peanut Butter & Jelly in Austin

April 2nd marks National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day--an occasion worthy of glorification that makes the lunchbox-toting kid in us jump for joy. We've rounded up Austin's best offerings for that ooey-gooey, simplistically yummy classic--and, with gourmet and dessert reincarnations, even the most grown-up palates can appreciate a stellar PB&J fix.

Updated: May 25, 2010

Best Places for Peanut Butter and Jelly in Austin


3201 Bee Caves RD., Austin, TX 78746

In the world of tried-and-true comfort sammies, there's nothing more dependable than the classic arrangement of creamy (or crunchy) peanut butter paired with oozing jelly. In the case of this Westlake bakery, owner Becky Nichols adds strawberry jam and kettle chips as a nod to her son's favorite lunch.

Thunderbird Coffee

1401 W Koenig Ln, Austin, TX 78756

The standard PB&J earns a touch of gourmet at this East side jewel. Boasting a healthy dollop of quality peanut butter and strawberry jelly, the warmly grilled ciabatta panini is well-paired with Thunderbird's honey-nut latte.

Austin GourDough

1219 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Leave it to Gourdough's humble trailer to churn out dense yet flakily light donuts worthy of a lunchtime trip down South Lamar. Grape jelly filling and peanut butter icing, topped with crunchy peanut butter morsels--it's an instant hit for lovers of this old-school flavor combo.

Delysia Chocolatier

3129 Burks Ln, Austin, TX 78732

Peanut butter and jelly just got fancy-pants on us. Delysia Chocolatier offers a delicate Parisian-style PB&J truffle from their "Childhood Collection," which comes complete with elegant design, beautiful packaging and top-tier ingredients.

Amy's Ice Creams

600 N Lamar Ste 1012-B, Austin, TX 78703

We're not exactly sure what goes on in the test kitchen here, but we certainly adore what emerges from it. Combining two treats emblematic of nearly everyone's youth, Amy's serves up its traditional peanut butter ice cream with strawberry jelly at each of their outposts around town.