$2 PBJ. It might not be so miraculous except that I just don’t/can’t make sandwiches like that anymore.
For one thing, pre-made PBJs sort of suck. Some part always starts prematurely oozing and gets some part of the bread soggy. And let’s face it, I’m a working professional: There’s no way I’m going to buy a jar of peanut butter and keep it at my desk just because I like sandwiches and toast (ahem, tried, didn’t work); and there’s no way I’m going to keep a jar of jelly at my desk (gross! fear of bugs); and bread? Well, bread goes stale in the time it takes me to stop talking.
So what a delight to discover that my $2 breakfast sandwich place also does $2 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, in all seriousness! The sandwich comes with your choice of bread — wheat, multigrain, white, rye, toasted or not — and whatever you choose is slathered with both peanut butter and jelly. It’s a good thing. Because really, all you want sometimes is some peanut butter smeared and melty on some bread. And maybe a little jelly.
J.L.H. Deli, 307 W. 38th St. between 8th and 9th avenues.