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This Stuff’s Made In New York City

New York City?!

(Quote from a popular Pace Picante Salsa commercial)

Chocolate Banana Butter is made in Texas:

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However, the creation is partly thanks to a certain company in New York City.

Earlier this summer, we were ambling about in Greenwich Village when suddenly the PB&Co restaurant announces its presence on our radar screen.

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Of course we had to go in. Behold, the wall of peanut butter and jelly!

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The jars were a bit expensive. I can find the PB&Co nut butters at my local grocery store for a much better price.  But I didn’t want to be rude… and they were kind enough to let me snap a few photos, so I bought a jar of Dark Chocolate Dreams.

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I also found a new primate friend. But he stayed in the store after we left.  Lucky guy, to be surrounded by peanut butter all day…

Later, we made our way over to Washington Square Park, a bustling-yet-peaceful site. (I especially love watching the dogs run around in the two dog parks.) On this day, we claimed a sunny park bench and basked in the NYC atmosphere. Time for a snack: the purchased DCD peanut butter paired perfectly with some organic raspberries, fresh from Lifethyme Natural Food Store.

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Published on September 25, 2009

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  1. Jessica says

    Ahhh, I love NY 🙂 Just looking at your pics make me want to take another trip there! I haven’t been since Jan. 🙁

    PB&Co makes some AMAZING stuff. The white chocolate is my absolute favorite, followed closely by the dark chocolate and mighty maple!

  2. Janna says

    Agreed NYC is perfect 🙂

    I’m going to have to hit up all these NYC places now that I’ve moved here.

    Any other NYC gems (food related or otherwise) I should go to??

  3. The voracious Vegan says

    A whole store devoted to peanut butter!?!?! Oh the delights of the city that never sleeps….I would probably live in that store. I love me some peanut butter. And peanut butter with chocolate? My soul mate.

  4. Melinda says

    I have sooo been there and it’s soooo good. Actually next weekend I will be in NYC so I might have to make a stop there and bring some back to the island here. Thanks for the reminder of the yumminess that is in NYC!

  5. Katie says

    Love your blog and wow that is peanutbutter heaven! I knew that place was in NYC, saw it featured on the travel channel, I would love to go there one day!

  6. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says

    Now that’s a great shopping trip!! You look like such a lovely lady sitting on the park bench. Tres Chic! Where’s the filiming crew for Sex & the City? You’re channeling your inner Charlotte I think. So beautiful 🙂 And the PB tour looks so fun too!

  7. Jenny says

    oh em freak-a-leakin’ gee..you went to PB&Co.. I mean, paradise? Excuse me for a second, I’m going to drown my jealously in some cinnamon raisin swirl.

  8. Naomi says

    i have wanted to go to the acutal store for SO long, so I am living vicariously through you 🙂 that looks so fun!! and delicious obviously, I am so glad you got the chance to experience the store!! oh and the cinnamon swirl is awesome, get that one next time!

  9. Heather Eats Almond Butter says

    I have been to PB & Co. – November 2003, the day after I ran the NYC Marathon. I had some kind of pb sandwich with Granny Smith apples. So good!

    Love your style Katie. So cute.

  10. Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) says

    You must think we are really gullible if you just happened to be wandering and BOOM there was that shop!!! I don’t believe it for a minute!! (Of course you could always tell me I’m wrong!) 😀 I would have thought I’d died and gone to heaven.

    I do find that stuff expensive though. Then again there was some raw almond butter for nearly $20 today in the store! I nearly choked on my chocolate nib! I didn’t spend a zillion dollars on a vitamix so I could go and BUY expensive nut butters thankyouverymuch!! 🙂

  11. Jess of Veg Out! says

    I FORGOT ABOUT THAT COMMERCIAL! Hahaha. Too funny.

    I LOVE New York. (Who doesn’t, right?) I was just there in May & already I’m jealous that you were there recently! 😉

    You look beautiful, as always!

  12. Katharina says

    I agree you do look so lovely on the bench! 😀 Can you believe I’ve never tried the PB&Co stuff?? I wanted to stop by their shop when I was in NY, but I didn’t have enough time 🙁 Next time though!

  13. elizabeth says

    i had almost an identical nyc experience a few months ago!! was wandering manhatten per usual and stumpled upon PB&co!! I had never tried it, but since you and others are always raving about it, i had to stop it. It was expensive, but there were just so nice I had to buy something. I chose the chocolate too! it was tasty, but in all honesty i prefer my nut butters unsweetened and all natural-stirring required!!
    i then proceeded to walk up to chelsea-and it wasnt till I got to the whole foods at about 60th? that i realized i didn’t have my wallet. miracle of all miracles, i called pb&co and it was still sitting on their counter. unbelievable! I did A LOT of walking that day!!
    lol
    were you in nyc??

  14. Peanut Butter Bliss says

    I have been begging my parents to take me to that pretty sammie place, but alas I still have not been there. I heard its great! Im going to NYC today – but my main stop is Tasti D Lite.

    Love your chocolate/banana peanut butter creation by the way!

  15. Tali says

    Hey Katie!

    I love your site,you seem to be a very happy person and I wish you all the happiness you can have I just wanted to ask something.

    I want to buy sweet potetos,since I heard they are healthier then ordenery potetos,but I dont have a recipe for them,(I want to make them in the oven).
    So I wanted to ask if you have any ideas for me to make it come out tasty 🙂

    ps:I was also wandering if we could chat sometime,you seem like a very cheerful person,and I really want to make new friends.

    I hope I dont sound like too much of a stalker,lol!

  16. Tali says

    Hey Katie!

    I love your site,you seem to be a very happy person and I wish you all the happiness you can have I just wanted to ask something.

    I want to buy sweet potetos,since I heard they are healthier then ordenery potetos,but I dont have a recipe for them,(I want to make them in the oven).
    So I wanted to ask if you have any ideas for me to make it come out tasty 🙂

    ps:I was also wandering if we could chat sometime,you seem like a very cheerful person,and I really want to make new friends.

    I hope I dont sound like too much of a stalker,lol!

    [email protected]

  17. Emily says

    Dark chocolate Dreams is sooo good. I went through a jar in probably a week. 🙂 I haven’t found it around here yet, but maybe WF will have it? I’m sure it makes delicious banana butter.

    You so look like a chic New Yorker in your trip photos! Love the cute scarf!

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