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Best Peanut Butter Treats in Los Angeles? (PB& J, PB cookies, PB shakes, PB whatever)

jjbergen Oct 29, 2013 04:30 PM

Does anyone have recommendations for some to-die-for peanut butter dishes they've had at any restaurants in LA? The best PB&J you've had someplace? The best peanut butter cookies? The best PB shake? The best peanut butter whatever it may be? Just as long as peanut butter is the central focus of dish. Thanks so much for your help!

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    khc Nov 13, 2013 06:37 AM

    Mashti Malone's (LaBrea and Sunset) makes the only chocolate/peanut butter ice cream worth eating! Big sweet slabs of peanut butter in the super rich chocolate ice cream!! Heaven!

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      CLowe Nov 3, 2013 07:54 PM

      Over summer I bought a slice of peanut butter ice box pie from Magnolia Bakery. Amazing if you like chocolate/pb combined, and an ideal treat on a warm day.

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        schrutefarms Oct 31, 2013 08:26 AM

        The Snickers bar from Tavern, the milk chocolate PB cups from Trader Joes, and (people aren't going to like this one) the PB flavor from Pinkberry. It tastes like Bit 'O Honey.

        1. katydid13 Oct 31, 2013 07:36 AM

          I love to pop down to Sycamore Kitchen once in awhile to see if a layer cake is among the day's offerings, and one day it was a chocolate-peanut butter cake that was really delicious. Kind of like devil's food with the peanut butter all in the ganache/frosting. They don't have a cake every day, though, and the flavor changes up frequently, so you'd need to call first.

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            Xan7hos Oct 31, 2013 01:38 AM

            Peanut butter meringue pie @ Pie n Burger. Tastes like what a Reese's cup sans chocolate

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              jessejames Oct 30, 2013 03:52 PM

              the butterscotch thing at pizza mozza gets the press, but we thought this one was better

              Caramel copetta with marshmallow sauce & Spanish peanuts

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                bulavinaka Oct 30, 2013 03:46 PM

                Peanut butter cup at Jamaica's Cakes is good and vegan-friendly.

                Chocolate peanut butter bomb at 3 Square in Venice.

                1. PeterCC Oct 30, 2013 02:12 PM

                  The "PB&J" (Peanut Butter and Kyoho Grape) soft serve twist at Sweet Rose Creamery on Pico in Santa Monica (not the Brentwood location) is fantastic.


                  You could of course just get the Peanut Butter soft serve on its own.

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                    maudies5 Oct 30, 2013 02:00 PM

                    The homemade Frozen Snickers Bar at Tavern is my favorite peanut butter delivery system

                    1. wienermobile Oct 30, 2013 11:34 AM

                      Peanut Butter Captain Crunch cookies at Cool Haus

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                        Xan7hos Oct 31, 2013 01:37 AM

                        How do you like Cool Haus? My friend was completely disappointed...lackluster cookie and mediocre melting ice cream. Only ice cream sandwich I've had is at Diddy Riese

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                          katydid13 Oct 31, 2013 07:33 AM

                          My sole experience with Cool Haus was identical to your friend's.

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                            wienermobile Nov 3, 2013 11:44 PM

                            I liked it. some great ice cream flavors that you will find no where else. Like their Fried Chicken and Waffles with real crispy chicken skin mixed in. Sounds strange but really good.

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                        Adamlick Oct 30, 2013 11:03 AM

                        The "peanut bubba" crunchy french toast at The Griddle Cafe is amazing. Most of the time this dish comes off as way too sweet for me, but they balance the flavors perfectly and the portion is huge.

                        1. A5 KOBE Oct 30, 2013 10:20 AM

                          "nutter butter" at Bouchon Bakery
                          Huell at Stan's

                          And if it available, Scoop's peanut butter banana ice cream

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                          1. re: A5 KOBE
                            aching Oct 30, 2013 12:39 PM

                            Oh, that reminds me - the nutter butter cookie at the Larder at Tavern is really good.

                          2. Porthos Oct 29, 2013 07:59 PM

                            Not technically peanut butter but Red Medicine's Coconut Bavarois was the first thing that came to mind. The peanut croquant tastes like the best peanut butter cookies ever.


                            1. wienermobile Oct 29, 2013 07:17 PM

                              Agree with Dommy! Stan's donuts in Westwood "The Huell" Peanut butter and chocolate donut and also their Peanut Butter and Fresh Banana Donut.

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                              1. re: wienermobile
                                A5 KOBE Oct 30, 2013 10:26 AM

                                damn you and your pictures!!!!! lol

                              2. Dommy Oct 29, 2013 06:38 PM

                                The best peanut butter in a jar: Magees in the Farmers Market. NOTHING LIKE IT!

                                The Best peanut butter cookie: Peanut butter sandwich cookie at McCalls Meat and Fish!

                                The best peanut butter pastry: Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Covered Donut at Stans in Westwood


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                                  jessejames Oct 30, 2013 10:26 AM

                                  while you're at the farmer's market try the peanut brittle and peanut butter fudge/rocky road fudge at little johns...known for their english toffee, the fudge and other stuff are awesome too....

                                2. ipsedixit Oct 29, 2013 06:18 PM

                                  Oh My Pan (peanut butter toast)

                                  Nickel Diner (peanut butter potato chip cake)

                                  1. aching Oct 29, 2013 04:57 PM

                                    I love the peanut butter at the Curious Palate. It's a whole different animal from Skippy. They have a PB&J sandwich on the menu, but I haven't had that - I've just bought the peanut butter and eaten it straight-up.

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