The Peanut Butter & Jelly Deli
As I walked into the Peanut Butter & Jelly Deli, the fresh smell of grilled bread and sweet jams entered my nose. I noticed the rustic brick wall and exposed venting.
“I just like the look of pallet wood, it gives a rustic feel,” said Mike Hottinger, the owner.
If you are looking for a new, friendly place to eat, and want to be adventurous with your peanut butter and jelly, then the Peanut Butter & Jelly Deli, is the place for you.
The deli features unique takes on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches such as an Oreo pb&j sandwich, a spicy pb&j sandwich known as the Crunch and Punch, and so much more.
Hottinger came up with the idea of the Peanut Butter & Jelly Deli a few years back. The deli opened its doors on Feb. 26, 2018.
“I thought the variety of what you could do was really special, with all the jams and jellies and the fresh peanut butters, the variety of breads and grilling them,” Hottinger said.
The deli’s peanut butters are made fresh in house every day, and they use 100 jams and jellies from local jelly farms. The deli also offers a variety of locally made breads, including gluten-free. All of the peanut butters, jams and jellies are gluten-free, as well. Additionally, the jellies are made with all natural products and pure cane sugar.
“No additives, no preservatives, no artificial colors,” Hottinger said.
The Peanut Butter & Jelly Deli is a great place to meet up with friends and family or to have a quick bite to eat.
After taking a closer look at all the different varieties of food that are offered, I got the chance to taste five of the deli’s peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. They are by far the best sandwiches I have ever tasted.
Peanut Butter OreoThis unique sandwich is grilled and layered with crumbled Oreo cookies, Nutella, gooey peanut butter and warm mallo creme. This sandwich is perfect for someone who has a sweet tooth.
PBJ QuesadillaThe first bite of this peanut butter and jelly quesadilla was so juicy that the warm, fruity jam oozed out of the quesadilla. The flavors of the quesadilla came in layers. First, it was the sweet fruity flavor of the jam and then the crunchy, but smooth peanut butter. If you are looking for a unique food that is warm, sweet and juicy, this is the sandwich for you.
The KingThe King features crunchy peanut butter, honey, fresh bananas and warm, salty bacon. Although the bacon is an option, it is highly recommended because it brings the flavors together. The flavors in The King were neatly layered. The first flavor was the peanut butter and bananas, but then the smoky flavor of the bacon was added to the mix to create a sweet and salty surprise. This is the ideal sandwich for a savory craving.
The Big AppleImagine a hot apple pie at Thanksgiving. This sandwich tastes exactly like fall and a Thanksgiving pie. The special ingredients that make this sandwich so fall-like is the restaurant’s freshly made peanut butter, crisp apple slices and juicy apple jam which give off a warm cinnamon taste. If you want to take The Big Apple to the next level, add caramel as your topping. The Big Apple is a great sandwich to eat on a summer day or a cool fall day.
The Crunch and PunchThe Crunch and Punch is grilled to perfection with a subtle spicy flavor from the raspberry jalapeño jam that is blended perfectly with the peanut butter. This sandwich is sweet, spicy and a great idea for a light, tasty meal.