This Brooklyn Donut Shop Is Featured In Spider-Man: No Way Home

Contains spoilers for "Spider-Man: No Way Home"

"Spider-Man: No Way Home" has hit it big at the box office. According to CNN, Sony announced yesterday that the Marvel franchise film has made over $1 billion in ticket sales in the 12 days it has been in theaters, the most a movie has made since "Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker" in 2019. When any film hits it big, it's exciting to hear the stories of the people and places that influenced the movie, which, in this case, includes a real-life donut shop that is featured in the film.

Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop has been bringing sweet goodies to the Greenpoint neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York for 60 years, and today, the owners charge only $1.10 per donut (via Foodbeast). The bakery is known for its throwback vibes and delectable donuts, which, according to Peter Pan's website, include both classic and creative flavors like old fashioned cake donuts and Bavarian eclairs. The shop's pathway to fame began after a visit from a "No Way Home" producer who lives in the neighborhood who was so charmed by the bakery, he decided to make it a part of the movie.

Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop was recreated for 'Spider-Man: No Way Home'

Scenes from the donut shop in "Spider-Man: No Way Home" were not actually shot at Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop in Brooklyn; rather, a replica of the bakery was constructed on the movie set in Atlanta. Clad in a retro, pastel-colored top, Spider-Man's leading lady MJ works here part-time, and, according to Foodbeast, Peter Pan's is a "major piece of the story's narrative."

Back at the real Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop, co-owner Donna Siafaka said when she was approached by the producer about including the bakery in the film, the answer was a no-brainer. "Who would say no to that?" Siafaka said (via Esquire). Now, Siafaka is cashing in on the shop's newfound fame and looking for ways to bring the Marvel universe to Brooklyn. "We were thinking of coming up with a Spider-Man donut based on our red velvet donuts because Spider-Man has a lot of red in him, and adding something to make it a Spider-Man donut," Siafaka said.