Peter Pan Donuts–the best in NYC–now also at Brooklyn Farmacy
File under: fun and tasty Saturday family adventure. The Peter Pan Bakery in Greenpoint (on Manhattan Avenue; near the Nassau G-train stop) has been attracting donut lovers by the dozens (and dozens… and dozens) for a few years now, and especially after Tina Fey raved about them rather salaciously in Esquire. And this isn't empty hype. Peter Pan bakes not only the best donuts in New York City, but the best donuts we've ever had in our lives, period.
The one drawback to all of the above, at least from our perspective? Not exactly convenient from Manhattan. But now, on Saturdays only, a selection of Peter Pan Bakery's best donut creations will be available at the neighborhoody soda fountain/coffee-and-baked-
We devoured three last weekend, accompanied by some first rate coffee and plenty of warm smiles and chit chat from the counter-staffers and fellow donut enthusiasts. The Chocolate Coconut was moist and cocoa-y. The Sour Cream was dense and rich. The Cruller was light and sweet. Peter Pan donuts were our breakfast and lunch, and the two of us were happily full for hours.
There are lots of other good reasons to take a trip to Farmacy, too. Sticky Bun Sundays, for example, featuring excellent gooey creations from Emily Isaac's Trois Pommes Patisserie. Or the Twinkles, also by Isaac. Or the slices of First Prize Pies. Or the hot chocolate. Or the groceries, which include bags of the Redhead's great Bacon Peanut Brittle, and jars of McClure's Pickles, and packs of Adams Sour Cherry gum. Or the top-of-the-line old fashioned egg creams, ice cream sodas and sundaes. Or the charming, convivial family atmosphere that make a Saturday journey on the F train truly worth the trip.
Peter Pan Donuts at Brooklyn Farmacy Details
You can get Peter Pan Donuts at the Brooklyn Farmacy, located on the corner of Henry and Sackett Streets in Carroll Gardens, about five (pretty) blocks from the F train stop at Carroll Street, and is open on Tuesday through Thursday from 12:00 noon until 10:00 p.m., and on Friday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. For more information please see the Brooklyn Farmacy blog and Peter Pan Bakery. And don't forget to stop at Mazzola Bakery afterward, just one block away on Henry and Union, to pick up a loaf of their unbelievably good Lard Bread to bring home.