Video: Doughnuts and Coffee for Past and Present

Editor's Note: Welcome to a new episode of 1 Minute Meal, a series of video snapshots documenting the places, people, and foods that make New York a vibrant food community.


[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Peter Pan Donuts, one of New York's most beloved doughnut shops, has seen the Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint changed by an influx of developments and younger residents over the past 15 years. For a time I was one of those younger people, and it didn't take long for this doughnut shop, with its its pastel uniforms and W-shaped counter, to become one of my favorite places in New York.

Co-owner Donna Siafakas expresses gratitude for how lively these newcomers have made her slice of home, but without an essential place like Peter Pan for locals of all stripes to sit at the counter and get along, it's hard to imagine what else would link the old fashioned and the new generation together.

Previously on 1 Minute Meal

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A Different Kind of Factory at Jomart Chocolates »
Appraising the Perfect Muffin at Blue Sky Bakery »
A League of Tortas at Tortas Neza in Corona »
One More Pupusa at El Olomega in Red Hook »
Lechonera La Piraña in Mott Haven »
The Arepa Lady of Jackson Heights »
The Indonesian Food Bazaar in Astoria, Queens »
The Lemon Ice King of Corona, a Queens Classic »
A Day in the Life of The Baoery, a Pop-Up Restaurant »
Khachapuri, a Georgian Bread Baked into South Brooklyn »
David's Brisket House, the Jewish Deli Run by Muslims in Brooklyn »

About the videographer: James Boo has been a Serious Eats contributor since 2010. Working as a freelance journalist, he is also the founder of Real Cheap Eats and a documentarian. Check out his food-and-travel blog, The Eaten Path, for more journeys to the real meal.

About the music: "No Glaze" composed and performed by Justin Andrew Johnson and James Boo.