Move over, sunflower butter. Take a seat, almond butter. Because today is about the original sticky spread kids can’t get enough of—peanut butter. Celebrate the ooey-gooey good stuff on March 1, National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, with a new take on a PB&J, a peanut butter-slathered burger and sweets that’ll make your teeth hurt just by looking at them. Here’s where to find the best peanut butter dishes in Seattle.
Shake it up with a peanut butter shake
Just south of Alki Beach under the West Seattle Bridge is where you’ll find this Seattle original. Dressed from top to bottom in kitschy diner flair, Luna Park Cafe serves delicious food and unforgettable milkshakes to those willing to make the trek (or are lucky enough to live on this accidental island). It's the best spot to get your peanut butter fix with a thick peanut butter milkshake (vegan version available), complete with whipped cream and a cherry.
Hours: Daily, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Luna Park Cafe
2918 S.W. Avalon Way
Try a different kind of PB&J
A staple of kid-food everywhere, PB&J is universal. If it’s what your kiddo craves on National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, you can give them what they want with an unexpected twist. Head to Valhalla Sandwiches in Greenwood for a grilled PB&J. It’s the warmed-up version of the original, featuring blackberry jam and fresh sourdough bread. Eat it in-house or head to nearby Alice Ball Park for a picnic.
Hours: Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thu.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
8202 Greenwood Ave. N.
Grab a piece of PB&J pie
The Pie Bar is where you’ll find a sweet version of your mini peanut butter lover’s favorite sandwich, PB&J pie. Order a slice after gobbling up one of the Pie Bar’s savory dinner pies. The dressed-up version of their traditional peanut butter pie, this slice includes drizzled marionberry compote hidden under a mound of whipped cream.
Hours: vary by location
7402 Greenwood Ave. N.
2218 N.W. Market St.
Wake up with a cinnamon roll
Get your March 1 morning rolling when you pick up a Shake, Rattle & Roll cinnamon roll from Cinnaholic. This totally decadent treat is 100% plant-based, although you wouldn’t know it by looking at it. One of Cinnaholic’s featured winter flavors, this beauty is slathered with peanut butter frosting then piled high with homemade peanut butter cups, bananas and pretzels. Sweet and salty, much?
Good to know: If you miss this seasonal special, don’t worry. You can still pile peanut butter on your cinnamon roll when you build your own. Just order peanut butter frosting then top it with your favorite goodies.
Hours: Sun.-Thu., 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 8:30 a.m.-midnight
816 E. Pike St.
Bite into a peanut butter bacon burger
Come for the peanut butter-slathered burger, stay for the ambiance. Whether your kiddo loves peanut butter, firefighters or both, McCoy’s Firehouse Bar & Grill in Pioneer Square is the place to go. The walls are lined with firefighter memorabilia kids go gaga for (hint: the patch wall will keep them busy for a while). And the combo of sweet peanut butter mixed with salty bacon on this burger is not-to-miss. Don’t forget your firefighter hat for this one, kids.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
McCoy’s Firehouse Bar & Grill
173 S. Washington St.
Indulge with slice of salted peanut butter cake
Scratch cooking is the key to this popular Eastside eatery where you can score a slice of salted peanut butter frosted cake to cure your peanut butter craving. Currently serving take-away only, families can get everything they need for a healthy meal, so you don’t have to feel too guilty about that celebratory slice at the end of the day.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Take-away only.
723 9th Ave.
Chill out with a scoop of Hunk-a Chunka PB&B
Consider Hunk-a Chunka PB&B “The King” of peanut butter ice creams. In an ode to Elvis, the folks at Salt & Straw use honey banana ice cream as the base for this creative flavor. Then they drop in marionberry jam and peanut butter melted with white chocolate to finish it off. Be sure to check out their monthly store flavors to make sure they’re scooping it in-store. If not, you can grab a pint of the good stuff to go.
Hours: Daily, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Locations in Ballard, Capitol Hill & Totem Lake
Salt & Straw
Stick with a traditional peanut butter cookie
There’s a new bakeshop in town, and National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day is a great reason to check it out. Grab the kids and head to Madrona where you’ll find an array of fresh-baked cookies, including the delish (gluten- and dairy-free) peanut butter cookie. Pick one up before hitting nearby Madrona playground where you can burn off all that sugar.
Hours: Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cookies with Tiffany
1123 34th Ave.