"OMG!" Brooke stopped in her tracks as we strolled down Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint. "We have to stop and get a donut here!"
This was not my first inclination immediately following a very filling eggy potato leek hash and bloody mary brunch down the street at Enid's. But this bakery did stick out among the countless Polish bakeries on the street. A vintage sheen of mint green and white glowed from inside, the smell of fresh baked goodies wafting in our direction as customers bustled in and out of the cramped kitschy time capsule. Plus it's called Peter Pan, for chrissakes.
"Oof... Maybe for later..." I agreed in defeat, and opened the door for her.
Within seconds I knew we had made the right decision. Red Velvet cake donuts??
"This is my favorite donut shop in the city," Brooke elaborated. "They make ice cream sandwiches on those red velvet donuts." Heart. Melting.
Sadly I could not comprehend consuming a melty treat at the moment so opted for a plain red velvet donut, French cruller and sour cream glazed. By the time we made it the 10 blocks or so to the Brooklyn waterfront park, Brooke and I were digging into the bag for our treats. The morsels were tender and delicious. Dessert after breakfast never tasted so sweet.727 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11222; 718.389.3676
Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop
Train: G to Nassau Ave or G to Greenpoint Ave.
Donut photo by Brooke