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Peter Pan's Doughnut Shop

FAL Mar 1, 2007 12:30 PM

How this place didn't pop up on anyone's CH radar I will never know. IMO they are the best doughnuts period . They are Manhattan Ave in Greenpoint. Once you eat them you can kiss DD and KC good bye. Check them out plus the they make a god cup of JOE. Has anyone CH been to this store . What do you think for Peter Pan ?

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  1. E Eto RE: FAL Mar 1, 2007 12:44 PM

    Peter Pan has been mentioned here and there. I'm with you that it's probably the best doughnuts in NYC.


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      FAL RE: FAL Mar 1, 2007 12:51 PM

      I haven't seen a posting on this place in a while.

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        wleatherette RE: FAL Mar 2, 2007 07:12 AM

        i've mentioned it several times recently on various threads. i think they make some of the best, if not the best, donuts in the city.

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        AmityGuy1 RE: FAL Mar 1, 2007 01:05 PM

        I used to go to this place when I lived in Greenpoint in 2003/04. It was my favorite place in the neighborhood along with Thai Cafe. The thing is, we never knew it was named Peter Pan then. There was no sign on the door, no awning with a name, nothing. We just called it "The Donut Shop on Manhattan Avenue." It was so old school, with plastic coffee cups, paper aprons, etc. The donuts rocked then, and I am sure they rock now. I am suddenly hungry.

        1. Silverjay RE: FAL Mar 2, 2007 07:35 AM

          Great place and ridiculously cheap, and the girls who worked there last summer had shortest skirts in New York City....Not that there's anything wrong with that...

          1. chompchomp RE: FAL Mar 2, 2007 07:45 AM

            oh, I would definitely say it's a favorite among any Greenpoint Chowhound. those are some damn fine donuts. now, I'm just waiting to watch someone I know eat the cream-filled, whipped cream and a cherry topped delight that lurks in the window. that looks to be 36 hours worth of calories.

            1. bolletje RE: FAL Mar 2, 2007 11:47 AM

              I love everything about that place...except the fact that it's not in MY neighborhood.
              Greenpoint has more than its fair share of deep fried doughy treats I think. ;)

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                chompchomp RE: bolletje Mar 2, 2007 12:26 PM

                oh you are right about that! between the donuts and the kielbasa, there ain't no low-fat livin' in Greenpoint! :)

              2. ballulah RE: FAL Mar 2, 2007 12:27 PM

                Manhattan and what? How do I not know about this place??

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                  wleatherette RE: ballulah Mar 2, 2007 01:02 PM

                  i think it's on the block past meserole if you're walking towards mccarren park. and really, discovering it is kind of a mixed blessing. i have no desire to learn the calorie count of any of their products.

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                    ballulah RE: wleatherette Mar 2, 2007 01:12 PM

                    Is it on the right side of Manhattan as you're walking towards McCarren? I think I know the place but never went in as it looked like a Twin Donuts.

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                      chompchomp RE: ballulah Mar 2, 2007 01:16 PM

                      yep, between Meserole and Norman, just past the Eckerd.

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                        benghoil RE: ballulah Mar 2, 2007 01:17 PM

                        Yeah, it's on the right. The chocolate and the honey glazed are particularly good.

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                          wleatherette RE: ballulah Mar 2, 2007 01:20 PM

                          in addition to the fantastic donuts, the place has great decor. it's a well-preserved 50s lunch counter.

                          (also, how great is that eckerd? it's a roller rink!)

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                            Woodside Al RE: wleatherette Mar 2, 2007 02:12 PM

                            Before it was a roller rink (or a drug store) it was the Meserole Theater.

                            Love the donuts at what is now called Peter Pan. Also great is Alpha Donuts on Queens Blvd. in Sunnyside. I would say that it's a tossup between the two.

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                              FAL RE: Woodside Al Mar 2, 2007 05:26 PM

                              No Peter Pan is the best.

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                              MaspethMaven RE: wleatherette Mar 2, 2007 05:55 PM

                              Love that I can look up from the toilet paper, panty hose and antacids and see a disco ball! And you can buy a nice rose bush there, too! I got a few for my mother in law last year and they grew beautifully.

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                        Milkfacebstrd2 RE: FAL Mar 2, 2007 06:36 PM

                        Are they open all night, I go thru this area at about 5am. Would like to check it out. Under the B train in Brooklyn on Ave U , there is a good old fashion shop.

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                          wleatherette RE: Milkfacebstrd2 Mar 3, 2007 09:54 AM

                          they open fairly early, but i'm not sure. 5am might be too early.

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