Peanut Butter & Co is one of those absolutely adorable restaurants that you go to just because you’re curious and it ends up actually being pretty delightful. You might recognize the name because it’s a company that sells its own brand of peanut butters in stores, but if not, it at least tells you exactly what you’re in for–a restaurant devoted to peanut butter.
The company itself has 10 different kinds of peanut butter, all of which you can buy in jars at the restaurant. There’s Smooth Operator (a no-stir, natural style), Crunch Time (for those on the crunchy peanut butter side of the debate, also no-stir style), Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, The Heat is On (peanut butter blended with spices and great for cooking with), White Chocolate Wonderful (blended with white chocolate), Dark Chocolate Dreams (blended with dark chocolate), The Bee’s Knees (blended with honey), Mighty Maple (blended with maple syrup), Old Fashioned Smooth, and Old Fashioned Crunchy.
A majority of the menu is devoted to sandwich combinations based on these kinds of peanut butter. There are classic sandwiches, like the Elvis, which is a grilled peanut butter sandwich with bananas and honey (bacon optional), and the Cookie Dough Surprise, which has peanut butter, vanilla cream cheese, and chocolate chips. Then there are the “gourmet” sandwiches like The Heat is On, which has spicy peanut butter, grilled chicken, and pineapple jam, and the Dark Chocolate Dreams, which has dark chocolate peanut butter, cherry jam, and shredded coconut. Sure, you could probably make these at home for cheaper (the prices vary from around $6 to $8), but there’s something so fun about going to a restaurant and ordering a unique PB sandwich.
You get to choose whether you want white, wheat, or vegan bread, and they proudly state, “Yes, we’ll cut the crusts off for you!” See…it just keeps getting cuter and cuter. I went with the White Chocolate Wonderful Sandwich with their white chocolate peanut butter, orange marmalade, and sliced almonds on white bread and a Cherry Lime Rickey drink just for kicks. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that my order came with a little bag of potato chips and some carrot sticks. Seriously, dying of the cuteness. The sandwich was much bigger than I thought it would be and just really tasty. I normally make meat and cheese sandwiches for lunch rather than PB&Js, but this hit the spot, leaving me unexpectedly full.
If you’re ever feeling nostalgic or want to act like a kid again (and don’t we all every now and then?), then pop on over to Peanut Butter & Co in Greenwich Village and get yourself a meal just like Mom would make.
White Chocolate Wonderful Sandwich, cherry lime rickey
240 Sullivan St
New York, NY 10012