If any food can make us feel like kids again, it’s good ol’ peanut butter. Sure, you can slap some on some sliced bread with jam and have the easiest lunch ever…or you could take your love of PB to the next level by hunting down these 14 delicious eats in Vancouver that are made with peanut butter.
It’s hip to be square at Lucky’s Doughnuts. One of Vancouver’s favourite “fancy” doughnut spots is known for their PB&J, which is a square doughnut featuring raspberry jam in every bite, a peanut butter glaze, and crushed peanuts on top for that extra crunch.
Address: 2902 Main Street, Vancouver (at 49th Parallel Cafe)
Address: 2198 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Available as a whole cake, or in an individual serving size (round, not sliced) the Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse Cake at Sweet Obsession is worth obsessing over. It’s got all your basics: Peanut butter and white chocolate mousse surrounded with chocolate ganache.
Address: 2611 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver
Though it’s hard to go wrong with a classic grilled cheese from Mom’s truck, they have an indulgent sweet side of the menu. The highlight is the Fat Elvis, which is a grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich with a sprinkle of smoked sea salt on white bread. Make sure to add bacon to take it to that next level of Elvis-style indulgence.
Address: Howe & Robson, Vancouver
To Dine For is a little off the beaten path, but they have an impressive roster of traditional burgers, and several signature creative creations. One standout is their PB & Bacon Burger, and the PB is exactly what you might guess it is: Peanut Butter. It’s a 6 ounce patty that’s “oozing” PB, with bacon bits, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, and house sauce.
Address: 333 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver
For a next-level Peanut Butter Cookie sandwich experience, Beaucoup Bakery has the ultimate PB treat. Their Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookie takes a pair of their perfect peanut butter cookies and and presses them together with a smooth, creamy peanut butter filling. Got milk? You’re gonna need it.
Address: 2150 Fir Street, Vancouver
Peanut Butter Dumplings are a Canadian creation, thought to come from Montreal originally, when decades back a traditional hunan dumpling with a spicy peanut sauce was westernized to suit Canadian palates. You can find a rendition at Vancouver’s Floata if you’re curious to try this riff.
Address: 400-180 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Scandinavian food: Check. Wild waffle creations: Check. Peanut butter goodness: Check. Scandilicious makes Monkey’s Munchies Waffles with peanut butter, bananas, Scandilos peanut butter caramel drizzle, cookie dough, and whipped cream.
Address: 25 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
It’s no wonder Peanut Butter is one of the flavours Rain or Shine has on their “keeper” menu of every day options. Get your fill in a cone, cup, or shake.
Address: 3382 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Address: 1926 West 4th Avenue. Vancouver
Included among the impressive roster of rotating flavours available at Bon Macaron in Kitsilano is their yummy Peanut Butter & jelly, which puts the classic sandwich into the classic French treat.
Address: 2823 West Broadway, Vancouver
For elegant, modern sweet creations, head to Gastown’s Mosquito. The dessert and champagne bar makes a sumptuous Peanut Butter Chocolate & Banana Bar with sea buckthorn berry sauce, banana tuile, and miso caramel ice cream. You so fancy.
Address: 32 Water Street, Vancouver
Head into Burnaby Heights and take a step back in time at the quaint and charming Glenburn Soda Fountain, where they are dishing up old fashioned ice cream treats you can spoon up while perched on a stool at their counter. Their P.B. Supreme sundae is made with chocolate ice cream with peanut butter sauce, vanilla ice cream with hot fudge sauce, and topped with peanuts and chocolate sprinkles.
Address: 4090 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Sink your teeth into this popular Asian snack/dessert, which is a thick piece of sandwich bread toasted and smothered in PB and condensed milk, at Richmond’s Flo Tea Room.
Address: Minoru Plaza, 7771 Westminster Highway, Richmond
The Last Crumb may have several pies in rotation, but they always bake up their Peanut Butter Pie. Decadent and creamy with a chocolate cookie crust and artful swirls of chocolate and peanut putter on top, this is easily considered the Mount Pleasant bakeshop’s signature treat.
Address: 3080 Main Street, Vancouver
Lucy’s is a 24-hour gem in Vancouver thanks to its menu of classic diner fare, but the real sinker is that they are home to a fun menu of adult milkshakes. Among them is the Turkey Lurkey, which is a chocolate peanut butter shake with a zing of cinnamon, and a 19+ pow from Wild Turkey and Baileys. Sure, you can get a plain PB shake here, too, if you aren’t imbibing.
Address: 2708 Main Street, Vancouver