Cider Donuts from Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury Center, VermontPhoto Credit : Aimee Tucker
No New England fall experience is complete without a warm bag of apple cider donuts. Where can you find the best ones? Read on to learn our picks for the best cider donuts in New England.
Made by hand using a recipe that includes the farm’s own apple cider, the cider donuts at Atkins Farm are the perfect mix of sweet and spicy. A coating of cinnamon-sugar seals the deal.
B. F. Clyde’s is a popular spot to stock up on both sweet and hard apple cider (they’re the oldest steam-powered cider mill in the country), but you don’t want to miss the homemade apple cider donuts. They’re perfectly moist and sweet with a cinnamon-sugar coating.
Located just outside the Green Mountain tourist town of Stowe, Cold Hollow Cider Mill uses fresh-pressed apple cider and their heavenly apple cider doughnuts to satisfy a year-round stream of visitors. Made fresh daily, the donuts at Cold Hollow come unadorned, allowing their big apple flavor to truly shine.
Sweet and sugar-coated, the cake cider donuts at Rocky Ridge Orchard are a Midcoast Maine favorite. While you munch, pick up some of the farm’s apples, sweet cider, whoopie pies, or other tasty Maine treats like homemade pickles and local cranberries.
The made-from-scratch cider donuts at Russell Orchards in Ipswich have the farm’s own cider (made from the farm’s own apples) right in the batter, giving them their terrific flavor. It’s also a lot of fun watching them go from batter to fryer to your waiting paper bag.
Where are your picks for the best apple cider donuts in New England? Let us know!
This post was first published in 2012 and has been updated.