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Elvis Presley-inspired food in NYC: Where to eat like The King

The King of Rock and Roll had a very particular taste in sandwiches. The ingredients on his favorite? Peanut butter, honey, banana and bacon.

The flavor combination may seem odd to some New Yorkers, but local restaurants have embraced the concept with Elvis-style treats, including doughnuts, cupcakes and ice cream sandwiches.

On the 40th anniversary of the King's death, your tastebuds can vow their fealty with the treats below. (They're available year-round, unless otherwise noted.)

An 'Elvis' macaron

You won't be able to help falling in
Photo Credit: Macaron Parlour

You won't be able to help falling in love when you bite into this French cookie from the Macaron Parlour. The Elvis is filled with bananas caramelized in maple syrup and sugar combined with peanut butter. At $2.75 each, you can grab a box of six for $15, 12 for $30 or 24 for $60. 44 Hester Street, Lower East Side, and 560 Columbus Ave., Upper West Side, macaronparlour.com

A banana-flavored ice cream sandwich

For a little dessert with your chocolate cold
Photo Credit: The Jolly Goat

For a little dessert with your chocolate cold brew, Jolly Goat sells a $5 Elvis ice cream sandwich from Melt Bakery, made with two peanut butter cookies and banana ice cream. If it stays always on your mind, we take no responsibility. 515 W. 47th St., midtown, 646-509-8957, thejollygoat.com

'de Elvis' waffle

Elvis was born in Dixieland, but that hasn't
Photo Credit: Wafels and Dinges

Elvis was born in Dixieland, but that hasn't stopped the Belgian waffle food truck Wafels and Dinges from naming a dish in his honor. "de Elvis," a waffle of the Liege variety (which means it's made with a pearl beet sugar unique to Belgium), is topped with peanut butter, bananas, bacon and honey. Powered sugar offers the finishing touch on the crunchy and creamy dessert ($13.33, without tax). Various locations, wafelsanddinges.com

A burger topped with PB&J sauce

Walk your blue suede shoes over to the
Photo Credit: Ethyl's Alcohol & Food

Walk your blue suede shoes over to the 1970s-inspired bar Ethyl's Alcohol & Food on Aug. 16, and you can order yourself the "Elvis Burger" -- a quarter-pound patty served with slices of sharp cheddar, bacon slices and Tennessee whiskey maple PB&J sauce -- for $8.77. Elvis impersonator Brian Bergdoll, booked for bar's Wednesday night Bingo-a-Go-Go show, will serenade you while you eat. The festivities kick off at 8 p.m. 1629 2nd Ave., Upper East Side, 212-300-4132, ethylsnyc.com

A bowl of 'Elvis' oatmeal

Photo Credit: OatMeals

"The Elvis" is one of the most popular bowls at OatMeals, a café dedicated to steel-cut oats prepared in every way you can image. It's served with fresh banana slices, crumbled bacon, a drizzle of peanut butter, a touch of honey and a pinch of sea salt. The eatery charges $4.75 for a "baby-bear" size (a la "Goldilocks"), $5.75 for a mama-bear size, and $6.75 for a papa bear. 120 W. Third St., West Village, 646-360-3570, oatmealsny.com

A cupcake with peanut butter-buttercream frosting

The bakery Butter Lane offers a decadent Elvis
Photo Credit: Butter Lane

The bakery Butter Lane offers a decadent Elvis cupcake ($3.50) that will light your morning sky with burning love (i.e., heartburn). Real bananas and buttermilk go into the banana cake batter. House-made marshmallows and a peanut butter-buttercream frosting garnish the top. 123 E. Seventh St., East Village, 212-677-2880

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