Southside Tea Room | Image credit: Ariana Gillrie
Search ‘peanut butter’ in Google and you’ll get about 61 million hits. There are over 20,000 boards on Pinterest dedicated to celebrating the nut spread. Hell, there is an entire website—peanutbutterlovers.com—devoted to ‘everyone that loves to spread peanut butter on thick’.
Yep, I think it’s pretty safe to say we’re obsessed. And, luckily for us, this humble breakfast spread has moved out of the pantry and into the kitchen of some of the best, most innovative restaurants in Brisbane.
Here’s a long-over-due list of Brisbane’s best peanut butter errythang for all you nut-obsessed tragics out there. Whether you’re team chunky or team smooth, please, enjoy responsibly.
Southside Tea Room
PB fans, you need to get yourself to Southside Tea Room. Their peanut butter brownies are sick in the best possible sense of the word.
The Doughnut Bar
The Doughnut Bar’s Peanut Butter Cup is the mother of all doughnuts—soft, sweet dough topped with a delicious milk chocolate glaze and sprinkled with chunks of Reece's Peanut Butter Cups. Yeah, you can stop slobbering on your keyboard now…
Kiss the Berry
Peanut butter isn’t all bad! Drop into Kiss the Berry for one their mouth-watering Peanut Butter Acai Bowls—they’re blended with banana, raw cacao, almond butter and almond milk… then topped with more banana, raspberries, coconut and cacao just ‘cause.
If your peanut butter consumption is not restricted to desert only, then the epic BB Elvis breakfast burger from Ben's is a must-do. It’s a crispy-bacon-peanut-butter-maple-syrup-banana-stuffed-toasted-brioche hunk of goodness. This one isn’t for the faint-hearted (literally, you might die).
Red Hook’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Waffles with ice cream and warm, rich chocolate sauce makes skipping dinner and going straight to desert so devilishly easy. Red Hook also do a burger special, The Dirty Elvis, which involves a greedy mix of beef, cheese, battered pickles, tomato sauce, special sauce, and peanut butter; A test for even the staunchest peanut butter fan.
Well, it’s official, winter has reared its ugly head and, to put it kindly, and the results are less than favourable. But thanks to Bitter Suite’s Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate topped with whipped cream and peanut butter cups, we may just make it through.
Gone are the days of soggy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The chefs at Locavore are now indulging our inner-child with their epic PB & J smoothies. Peanut butter jelly time never tasted so good.
La Macellaria’s makes arguably the most authentic Italian gelato in Brisbane. The peanut butter gelato—made from the finest, richest, most drool-worthy ingredients—is a true standout.
South Bank, Fortitude Valley
You probably weren't expecting to see gyoza on this list, but Harajuku's peanut butter and white chocolate gyoza has to be one of Brisbane's most creaive peanut butter dishes. This is essentially deep-fried peanut butter. Which is a very good thing in case you're wondering.
South Side Diner
Chocolate. Peanut butter. Pie. With ice-cream and chocolate fudge sauce. Holy moly. Wash that down with South Side's Peanut Nutter cocktail (a scrumptious blend of vodka, Frangelico, peanut butter syrup, milk and vanilla ice cream) and you’ll be laughing!
Picture this: a nutty banana desert pizza served on a peanut butter base, covered with banana, rice bubbles and crushed almonds. Cowch, I guess you could say your peanut butter game is on point.
Chester Street Bakery
Oh for the love of food! Chester St. Bakery is making our knees wobble with their Snickers Cheesecake—a mouth-watering, mind-blowing amalgamation of peanut butter, cream cheese, snickers and chocolate cookie crumble.
Looking for that perfect thick-shake peanut butter smoothie? Look no further than Little Loco’s thick and creamy blend of peanut butter, cinnamon, honey, banana and almond milk. They’ve hit gold with this recipe.
Thought cronuts were so last year? Think again. Chocolate Komberry’s peanut butter Tim Tam cronut is a peanut connoisseur’s dream—a rich peanut butter creamy pillow encased in a Tim Tam and dairy milk chocolate glazed Danish pastry. Ermahgerd.
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