As you may have heard, we have a doughnut situation on our hands. The streets just north of McCarren Park in Greenpoint are Peter Pan Donuts and Pastry Shop (727 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn; 718-389-3676) territory -- neighbors have lined up for the breakfast pastries here for decades -- but there's a new shop in town, and it's become a favorite subject of conversation among Polish locals and new transplants to the area. The newcomer, Moe's Doughs Donut Shop (126 Nassau Avenue, Brooklyn; 718-349-1216), appears to use the same recipes as are used at Peter Pan; not coincidentally, Moe's was opened by Mohamed Saleh, a former Peter Pan baker who served the former for more than 15 years. That's a little like an assistant coach leaving a team and taking the plays with him.
But does Saleh do doughnuts better? I went to find out.More »