I’ve had Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop 727 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 on my radar for a while and when I finally got there, I was surprised to see that it was a no frills, old-fashioned looking shop. For some reason, hearing about red velvet doughnuts made me think it was going to be some modern and fancy place, something like Doughnut Plant. Well, it’s nothing like that.

Assorted Doughnuts 3

The two are really not comparable, with very different flavors and styles. The good news is you can love both and I do. I’ll stick to Peter Pan on this post since I already wrote about Doughnut Plant.

We tried six doughnuts and every one is big, fresh, with controlled sweetness.  As usual, the cake doughnuts lose out to the yeast doughnuts, even the red velvet, which is cool, but Lon said no big deal. (I can’t eat those because of the food coloring.) Our absolute favorite is the apple crumb. The apple pie filling has such a fresh apple flavor without being too sweet or too sticky and gooey. It’s generously filled and topped with what seems like chopped up coffee crumb cake.

Apple Crumb

Lon’s other favorite was the doughnut topped with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles. The feel is airy and creamy with that added texture from the sprinkles. I also enjoyed their clever idea of topping doughnuts with whipped cream and chopped cake doughnut, again gathering up multiple textures on a light base.

Cream and Chocolate Sprinkles

The sugar raised is ultra light and the jelly filled is very filled, which ends up making it sweeter than the others.

Jelly Doughnut

What adds powdered sugar on top? The fact that these are very reasonably priced doughnuts, averaging out to about $1 each. It’s definitely worth a trip to Greenpoint, or several.

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