Nothing tastes quite like fall than an apple cider donut, and having one freshly made is an annual experience that just hits different. While you’re doing your favorite fall activities and attending your favorite October events, be sure to stop for a minute and smell the roses (we mean donuts)! We rounded up our favorite spots in the city to get your hands on the signature fall treat so you can feed that craving you’ve had all year!
1. The Doughnut Project, West Village
This small-batch West Village doughnut shop is the first spot on our list, thanks to their recognizable brand name and flavor-packed treats. Their apple cider donuts for this year are in collaboration with In the Raw, a natural sweetener brand, that are using their ingredients in this delicious goodness! Their donuts will be served until Thanksgiving!
Where: 10 Morton St
2. Grounds Donut House, The Bronx
After boasting one of the best donut shops in Danbury, CT for several years, Grounds Donut House recently opened a Bronx location, just in time for apple cider donuts! Their artisanal donuts are truly a work of art and pair perfectly with one of their international coffee brews. If you’re in the Bronx be sure to check this out!
Where: 4039 E Tremont Ave, The Bronx
3. Doughnuttery, Multiple Locations
Doughnuttery has been around for 10 years now, specializing in mini doughnuts of all shapes and flavors! Their apple cider donuts made of apple, orange zest and fall spices are some of the best around, and only one of the many options here! We also recommend their pumpkin pie brûlée donuts during fall, or dabble with their house classic flavors.
Chelsea Market – 425 W 15th St
Columbus Circle – 1000S Eighth Avenue
High Line Park – On High Line Park under the Chelsea Market Underpass (15th street)
Bryant Park – 42 W 42nd St (open seasonally for holidays)
Sometimes you have to escape the hustle bustle of NYC in pursuit of the best donut, and luckily we have some great orchards with the freshest product. From family owned farms to state-of-the-art cider mills, these donuts are produced from the apples they grow on site. Talk about freshness! Here are just some of our favorites:
- Jericho Cider Mill (Long Island), 1 hour from NYC
- DuBois Family Farms (Highland, NY), 2 hours from NYC
- Dr. Davies’ Farm (Congers, NY), 1.5 hours from NYC
Check out more orchards here!
For something a little closer to home, be sure to check out one of NYC’s farmers markets that always have seasonal goodies. Some of our favorites include Union Square Greenmarket, Tompkins Square Park Greenmarket, and Chelsea’s Down to Earth Farmers Market. You never know what you might find here!
Find your local farmer’s market here.
8. Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop, Williamsburg
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This cute family-owned donut shop has been around for 60 years, and continues to pump out some of the best sweet pastries in Brooklyn. Choose between either their apple cider glazed or apple cider cinnamon donuts, as you cozy up on the Williamsburg waterfront and catching some sweet skyline views.
Where: 727 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn
9. Posh Pop Bakeshop, West Village
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If you have a sweet tooth, you’ve got to stop by Posh Pop Bakeshop, who has everything from apple cider donuts to cakepops to cookies to pies. They have an apple cider box you can buy for $30 online, or you can stop into their NYC flagship to grab one for yourself!
Where: 192 Bleecker St