Best Peanut Butter
Most of us grew up with a paucity of peanut butter options: It was either chunky or smooth, and that was it. Lucky for our PB&Js, Mitch Omer of Hell's Kitchen has changed that with a gourmet peanut butter that's tasty enough to eat on its own. In the either/or world of our youth, this spread would fall squarely into the chunky category, but that's where the comparison ends. The difference is brown sugar and honey, which provides a deliciously sweet flavor that could qualify this as a dessert. You don't even have to visit the restaurant to get it — Hell's Kitchen sells the peanut butter on its website in 8- and 16-ounce jars for $8 and $12 respectively. Which is convenient, since famous foodies Jane and Michael Stern brought this hometown treasure to the attention of the nation when they raved about it on NPR. One bite of this delight and you'll never want Skippy again.