Serving a community for 60 years takes not only consistency, it also takes connection to the surrounding culture. As a staple of Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood, Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop embodies those qualities.
The shop still retains the same aesthetic from decades past, classically retro. With nostalgic charm, along with a reputation for delicious donuts, Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop is considered iconic by those in the know. It’s no surprise it’s attracted some productions over the years. Notable ones include the NBC series “Shades of Blue” and the 2013 Vince Vaughn movie “Delivery Man”.
The latest production to use the location is the newest entry in the blockbuster franchise Spider-Man: No Way Home. The shop was actually discovered by a producer of the film that lived nearby. Wooed by the unmistakable warmth community staples emit, it was decided that Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop had to be featured in the movie.
Not only did it make it into the movie, but it’s a major piece of the story’s narrative. Mary Jane, Spidey’s romantic interest played by Zendaya, works at Peter Pan Donuts & Pastry Shop part-time, mint-green uniform and all. What makes it even cooler is that Marvel created an exact replica of the entire shop in a production studio in Atlanta.
Current owners Donna Siafakas and husband Christos have run the joint since 1993, ensuring the donuts stay hot, fresh and only $1.10 each.
Next time you visit Brooklyn, or if you’re already a local, stop by Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop to experience some of the movie magic lighting up this year’s holiday season.