It’s something I’d heard rumors about for years, but never knew if it actually existed. Finally, this summer a hand drawn sign appeared in the window of Greenpoint’s own Peter Pan Donut Shop (727 Manhattan Ave.) - advertising the great white whale of summer desserts: the Ice Cream Donut Sandwich. It sounded like a joke. A donut of your choice cut in half and stuffed with a large scoop of Haagan Dazs ice cream. I can confirm that not only is it real, but it’s delicious. Continue reading
Peter Pan Donuts
A native non-Polish Greenpointer, I grew up living by McGolrick Park and am here still. I’ve seen the transformation of this neighborhood since I was in middle school. That means I picked up Polish cuss words from the school playground and I now pick up my daily Stumptown Coffee from the Brooklyn Standard. The ‘G’ has been and remains my lifeline — my only, yet painful, way into the city. Countless Angry Birds levels were won while waiting on the platform.
In Greenpoint, when Peter Pan debuts a new donut – it’s breaking news!
My girls Ania & Claudia hooked me up today while getting a dozen for the office – they told me there’s a new donut! A chocolate mousse filled donut with chocolate icing. This weighty beast is not for the faint of heart.
Run. Don’t Walk. Now.
Peter Pan Donuts
727 Manhattan Avenue
Everyone right now get up and go to Peter Pan.
Peter Pan is a Greenpoint institution! When I go anywhere out of town, or in town for that matter, to visit I always bring a dozen of Peter Pan’s donuts. Going to a friends for dinner? Bring a dozen. Going to a BBQ? Bring a dozen. Somebody died? Bring a dozen.
To hear that they’re making $1,000 less a week because of Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks is sad. I have to admit I like my Starbucks as much as the next person, but I’m making a vow to walk the extra few blocks to Peter Pan’s from now on.
Since I’ll be getting a donut with that coffee now, the extra walking couldn’t hurt.