Peter Pan Donut Pastry Shop vs. Moe’s Dough Donut Shop

By grace.g.yang ยท November 19, 2014
Under: American,Brooklyn,Cheap Eats,Desserts,My Life,Snacks,Things to do in NYC

After reading about the doughnut war in the NYTimes, my coworker decided we needed to try a blind taste test and find out for ourselves which place was better. I’ve had Peter Pan donuts in the past (thank you to Kevin, my coworker from Gilt, for introducing those to us!) but had never tried Moe’s Dough.

The doughnuts side by side:

Charlie bird

(Left side: Moe’s, right side: Peter Pan’s)

All of the doughnuts from Peter Pan:

Charlie bird

And the doughnuts from Moe’s:

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So, we tried all of the doughnuts (cream filled doughnuts side by side was the official test since it was a huge mix of doughnuts my coworker brought in). The clear winner:

Peter Pan Donuts!

The cream doughnuts from Peter Pan’s were fresher, the dough kept better during the commute from Greenpoint to our office, and the texture was much smoother and less heavy. Moe’s Doughs were ok (and I definitely had more than my fair share of those donuts after all of the Peter Pan doughnuts were gone), but the donuts from Peter Pan are just on another level!

Moe's Doughs Donut Shop on Urbanspoon

Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop on Urbanspoon

Reader Comments

I would have to disagree with you. I’ve been going to Peter Pan for the past few years and I loved them. The guys at work loved them too. But, in the last few months, the donuts just weren’t the same. They didn’t have the same delicious classic taste. Someone told me the story with Moe and I decided to give him a try. I loved it!!! It tasted like the classic donuts I remember, maybe even better. They also have new things like the Nutella donut, Snickers donut, and the Dossaunt (which I LOVE). I recommend everyone to try this place out.

Written By Donald James on December 5th, 2014 @ 9:33 am

I haven’t eaten them from the Greenpoint Bakery in a few years – maybe they just didn’t taste as fresh from Moe’s? I need to go out there again and try their new creations – it does sound like there is some competition for Peter Pan!

Written By grace.g.yang on December 7th, 2014 @ 8:42 pm

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