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Best Doughnuts


Peter Pan Donut and Pastry Shop has been serving the Greenpoint neighborhood for more than 60 years, and it’s still bathed in the aura of yesteryear, thanks to its mid-century decor, its S-shaped counter, and its employees, who wear I Love Lucy–like green and pink dresses. Doughnuts are made fresh throughout the day, which means you can always find a hot pastry here, no matter what time you roll out of bed. The shop turns out classics, like traditional cake doughnuts and French crullers, and a couple of inventive twists, like red velvet and toasted coconut, but the old-fashioned glazed doughnut, available daily, is Peter Pan’s masterwork. Sporting spongecake-like consistency, it’s covered in a vanilla glaze. Enjoy it early on a weekday morning with a cup of black coffee.

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