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Spider-Man’s Favorite Donut Shop Is Located In Greenpoint, Brooklyn

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. 

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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.

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Disney World Created A Peter Pan Float That Tastes Like Key Lime Pie

With a name like Peter Pham, I grew up hearing just about every Peter Pan joke you could think of. What’s funny is I grew up learning to love the story crafted by J.M. Barrie about an immortal boy who fought pirates and flew like a bird. Like Pan, some days I wish I could float away to Neverland.

Speaking of floats, PopSugar reports that Walt Disney World in Florida just created a new float inspired by the boy who wouldn’t grow up.

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The Peter Pan float is made with a special Key lime ice cream, Sprite, and a feather made from red chocolate, mimicking the one on Pan’s hat.

Apparently, it tastes like a Key lime pie.

Disney fans can find this dessert sold at Storybook Treats in Fantasyland. Peter Pan’s float was created in honor of the film’s 65th anniversary. I’m most curious as to how the Key lime ice cream will taste and whether or not it’s dairy-free like the Dole Whip served at Disneyland.

Off to Neverland then, I guess.