Go Nuts for Donuts

by Julie Besonen, 06/13/2012

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  • Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop 
    727 Manhattan Ave., 718-389-3676, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
    Tina Fey had such an intensely positive reaction to Peter Pan's white cream–filled powdered donut that her description of it in a 2010 Esquire interview was as rude as anything in American Pie. To paraphrase Fey, these are mighty fine donuts, made from the same foolproof recipe for decades. The old-school setting, which includes a curvy Formica counter, looks like a time capsule from the 1960s. Be sure to get the signature honey-dipped donut, light and fluffy, for just $1. The jam-filled delicacies aren't too sweet and might even be good for you, if you go along with a Homer Simpson donut adage: "This has purple stuff inside. Purple is a fruit."

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