Quick survey: What’s your favorite part about fall? If your priority list looks anything like ours, apple cider doughnuts have secured a top spot. Think of them as the reward you earn after long hours of apple picking.
We've gathered up our favorite places, many of which offer them fresh from the fryer so they're still warm when you buy them. Looking for more fall fun? Take a look at our Fall Fun Guide and follow us on Facebook!
Wilken’s Fruit and Fir Farm - Yorktown Heights
1335 White Hill Road
To put it simply, the freshly made doughnuts at Wilken’s Farm are just what you want in an apple cider doughnut. They are fried to an even golden brown and served with a dusting of cinnamon sugar, although you can also request them plain if you want. Kids can kill time while waiting in line for their treats by watching the doughnut machine, which is in full view at work.
Stuart’s Farm – Granite Springs
62 Granite Springs Road
There’s no better way to end your day of apple picking and hay riding than with a host of warm apple cider doughnuts from the bakery at Stuart’s Farm. Word on the street is that they make a killer pie too!
Thompson’s Cider Mill and Orchard – Croton-on-Hudson
335 Blinn Road
While the big draw to Thompson’s Cider Mill is well, the cider (the freshly pressed cider can contain anywhere from seven to 30 different varieties of apples, depending upon when you buy it), the cinnamon sugar-dusted doughnuts are a pretty tasty reason to visit as well.
The warm doughnuts at Harvest Moon are impossible to resist! Image credit: Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard
Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard - North Salem
130 Hardscrabble Road
You’ll know the minute Harvest Moon has kicked its old-fashioned doughnut making into action because of the delicious smell that immediately wafts through the air—not to mention the line that immediately forms to purchase them. The hardest part will be deciding between sugar, cinnamon sugar and plain … and, of course, stopping yourself from eating too many!
Stew Leonard’s – Yonkers
1 Stew Leonard Drive
What Stew Leonard’s lacks in the “orchardy ambiance” department they make up for in doughnut deliciousness! Its glorious versions are made right in front of you, and it would take a strong person indeed to walk away without devouring an entire package in the aisle.
Acorn Farm & Garden Center – Harrison
470 Mamaroneck Avenue
Acorn Farm and Garden Center sells a little bit of everything: Amish-crafted wood products, jams, crafts … and irresistible homemade doughnuts. Its doughnuts are only offered for sale on Saturdays and Sundays, so make sure you stock up on enough to last you through the week!
Top image credit: Wilken's Fruit & Fir Farm