Where would we be without the legendary legume, the peanut? For those who live and breathe by your PB&J’s, Reese’s peanut butter cups and peanut brittle, this is for you -- especially on Friday, which is National Peanut Day. And if you're allergic to peanuts, we sympathize profusely (but also, what are you doing reading this article?).
Whether you like your peanut butter crunchy or smooth, in savory or sweet dishes, enjoy these 10 places to get your PB fix.
SLAB Pizza: Thai Chicken Pizza w/ peanut sauce
If there’s a flavor combo you can imagine, it’s likely already here at SLAB Pizza. The pizza artists at SLAB have everything from Chicken Cordon Blue, Hawaiian pizza with SPAM, and a customer favorite, the Thai Chicken with peanut sauce.
Locations: 671 E. 800 North, Provo; 3430 Ashton Blvd, Lehi
CHOM burger: Peanut butter chocolate milkshake
If you’ve been to CHOM burger and never ordered one of their milkshakes, you’re sorely missing out. You haven’t lived until you’ve taken a bite of the restaurant’s peanut butter chocolate milkshake with crunchy, yes I said crunchy, peanut butter.
Location: 45 W. 300th North, Provo
Savory Thai: Massaman Curry
There are more Thai restaurants in Utah Valley than most would want to count. But Savory Thai in Orem is a real hidden gem, nestled in between Ernie’s Deli and Sodalicious. You can’t go wrong with most anything from Savory Thai, but they really shine with their Massaman Curry, rich with peanut taste.
Location: 182 W. Center St., Orem
Cookie Crave: Peanut butter chocolate chip cookie
While we're talking about cookies, Cookie Crave has a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie that you will definitely be glad you tried.
Location: 230 N. Main St., Spanish Fork
Guru’s: Thai Peanut Pasta Bowl
Most don’t connect Thai peanut sauce with pasta, but Guru’s pairs the two together beautifully. Grab a Thai peanut pasta bowl, loaded with chicken, edamame, zucchini and other colorful veggies, for a truly satisfying meal.
Location: 45 E. Center St., Provo
Bowl of Heaven: Peanut butter bowl
With a name like Bowl of Heaven expectations must be high, right? Well, the Peanut Butter Bowl meets and exceeds those expectations with creamy peanut butter, fresh bananas and sweet honey.
Location: 1283 N. University Ave., Ste 101, Provo
Sabaidee Thai: Peanut sauce
Again, there are a million Thai places with a million variations with many of the same staple ingredients. But how many of them offer thai peanut dipping sauce in so many dishes? Whether it’s on salads, satays or just as a side for dipping spring rolls, Sabaidee Thai makes sure you don’t leave without peanut sauce in your belly. Location: 250 W. State St., Lehi
Village Baker: Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies
What’s a bakery without cookies? Village Baker has a wide variety of sweet, soft cookies, but one of its highlights is the peanut butter chocolate chip cookie. Your taste buds will thank me later.
Location: 3320 N. Digital Dr., Lehi
Texas Roadhouse: Raw peanuts
You know you’re in Texas Roadhouse the instant you walk in the front lobby and hear the distinctive crunch of peanut shells under your feet. A bucket of raw peanuts is as much a staple as this steakhouse as is their rolls and cinnamon butter.
Locations: 1265 S. State St., Orem; 1402 E. Main St., Lehi
Penguin brothers: Ice cream sandwiches w/ peanut butter cookies
Seemingly hidden between Madsen Dry Cleaning and the Baskin Robbins in Provo, you’ll find a bright pink shop dishing out some of the best ice cream sandwiches that can be described. Take any kind of cookie, such as a peanut butter cookie, and fill the sandwich center with any of the Rockwell Ice Cream co. flavors your heart desires.
Location: 1273 N. Canyon Rd., Provo