The Best Cider Donuts in the Northeast

As autumn arrives each year, nostalgia sets in, reminding us of all the traditions that make the season so special. Pumpkin carving, apple picking, fall festivals … it’s hard not to fall in love with this time of year. Autumn also brings back cider donuts! Made from the juices of freshly pressed apples, every sugary bite brings back memories of previous falls when we couldn’t wait to open a paper sack filled with these fragrant, freshly made treats.

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Chances are if you’re a craft cider fanatic, baked goodies infused with apples also make you happy. If you’ve been craving these beauties, check out our list of some of the best cider donuts from each state in the northeastern United States.

Maine

McDougal Orchards

Be sure to visit Capt. Jack’s Donut Shack to get your hands on these tasty treats. Enjoy wagon rides, a corn maze and apple picking, available daily at the orchard. 201 Hanson Ridge Rd., Springvale, Maine; phone: (207) 324-5054

New Hampshire

White Mountain Cider Company

For a sophisticated experience, stop by White Mountain Cider Company, where you can indulge in cider donuts while dining in a beautifully restored farmhouse restaurant. The homemade cider donuts are served with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with decadent caramel sauce. Feeling fancy? Order a cidertini from the cocktail menu207 US-302, P.O. Box 790, Bartlett, N.H.; phone: (603) 383-9061

Vermont

Cold Hollow Cider Mill

Enjoy a taste of fall at this charming local spot, known not only for its donuts, but for syrups and other lovely Vermont goods, too. Bonus: Cold Hollow makes hard cider—try a pour of the housemade Barn Dance cider at the onsite cafe, The Apple Core Luncheonette & Brew! Not able to visit the cider mill’s location? Not to worry: You can order Cold Hollow’s donuts online! 3600 Waterbury Stowe Rd., Waterbury Center, Vt.; phone: (800) 327-7537

New York

Wager’s Cider Mill

Wager’s Cider Mill has been family-owned and -operated for 4 decades, producing 21 varieties of apples throughout the year. It also offers a wide variety of homemade donuts, including its famous apple cider donuts, which are made strictly with fresh-squeezed apple cider. Stop by the Penn Yan location (in the Finger Lakes region) to dive into these delightful donuts, which are made daily and served fresh. 256 E. Main St., Penn Yan, N.Y.; phone: (315) 536-6640

Massachusetts

Honey Pot Hill Orchards

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Honey Pot Hill Orchards is open throughout the year, offering pick-your-own apples, peaches, blueberries and pears, depending on the season, of course. However, its cider donuts are the main attraction! Be sure to get to the orchard early and get a paper bag filled with mini cider doughnuts, before the long line inevitably begins to form. 138 Sudbury Rd., Stow, Mass.; phone: (978) 562-5666

Connecticut

Lyman Orchards

Stop by the Apple Barrel, Lyman Orchard’s unique market, for fresh-baked goods, including muffins, pies, cookies, loaves of bread, pastries and, of course, apple cider donuts! These delicacies are made daily in the Farm Kitchen Bakery. Let the enticing aroma of sweet apple goodness take over your senses as you take a bite out of one of Connecticut’s best-rated cider donuts! 3 Lyman Rd., Middlefield, Conn.; phone: (860) 349-1793

Pennsylvania

Linvilla Orchards

A historic 300-acre family farm in suburban Philadelphia is home to some of Pennsylvania’s best apple cider donuts. Don’t miss out on these amazing donuts from Linvilla Orchard’s bakery, which opened in the 1960s and began the legacy of the orchard’s fresh-baked goods. While you’re there, be sure to pick up other treats, including Linvilla’s famous pies, cakes, loaves of bread and apples! 137 Knowlton Rd., Media, Pa.; phone: (610) 876-7116

New Jersey

Mood’s Farm Market

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Mood’s Farm Market makes its delicious donuts fresh daily, so be sure to get there early to snag yourself a few warm and sugary pastries. Visitors can also stay to pick the bounty from the farm’s orchard, but please take note: the farm market is closed on Sundays. 901 S. Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill, N.J.; phone: (856) 478-2500

Delaware

Fifer Orchards Farm, Country Store & CSA

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Just west of Dover, Fifer Orchard’s Farm and Country Store provides the freshest fruits and vegetables in the area, featuring a constantly changing mix of seasonal, homegrown options. The orchard’s cider donuts are the main attraction, though! Preorders are especially recommended for Thanksgiving and Christmas, so be sure to get your order in early! Stay at the orchard for some of the Farm and Country Store’s hand-dipped ice cream, locally roasted coffee and local honey. 1919 Allabands Mill Rd., Camden Wyoming, Del.; phone: (302) 697-2141

Maryland

Milburn Orchards

Ordering your cider donuts 24 hours in advance is recommended at this Maryland orchard! With donuts so popular they often sell out, Milburn Orchard’s County Bake Shoppe is one of the best spots in the state to get these tempting fried sweets. Don’t go home without one of Milburn Orchard’s signature pies and a half gallon of its fresh apple cider, made with four varieties of tart and sweet apples. 1495 Appleton Rd., Elkton, Md.; phone: (410) 398-1349

 

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2 Comments

  1. Adele E Michelsen on October 10, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Harbes Farm & Orchard on the North Fork of Long Island has some awesome Apple Cider Donuts. You can watch them being made. They are also a hot spot for fresh Roasted Corn.

  2. Betty on October 11, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Riiska Brook Orchards in Sandisfield MA has excellent ones too!

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