Apple cider donuts are the epitome of autumn in New England. Served best fresh out of the oven and subtly sweetened with cinnamon and sugar, these handheld delicacies have continued to grow in popularity since their inception in the 1950’s. While nobody knows the origins of these tasty treats, it’s safe to say apple cider donuts aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. After all, there’s more to autumn than pumpkin spice. Here’s where to find the best apple cider donuts in Massachusetts.
Red Apple Farm Boston Public Market (Boston)
The Red Apple Farm secret is out but their consistently delicious products keep us coming back. While most other retailers of apple cider donuts operate seasonally, Red Apple Farm sells hot and tasty products throughout the year.
Mann Orchards (Methuen)
If donuts don’t do it for you (why are you reading this?) they’ve got delicious fruit pies at Mann Orchards.
C.N. Smith Farm (East Bridgewater)
C.N. Smith Farms ONLY offers apple cider donuts on Saturdays and Sundays. Plan your visit for the early morning as their donuts have a reputation of selling out quickly.
Atkins Farm (Amherst)
Atkins Farm is *the* one-stop shop for all your autumn essentials. Apple cider donut sundae? Pure maple sugar? Handmade artisanal baskets? Check, check, and check.
Jack in the Beanstalk (Falmouth)
If you find yourself on the Cape in need of something sweet, Jack in the Beanstalk doesn’t disappoint. Jack’s also sells curated gift baskets — perfect for that special person missing life in Massachusetts.
Wilson Farm (Lexington)
Operating since 1884, Wilson Farm knows a thing or two about apple cider donuts. Keep an eye on their website for updates as donut season hasn’t started quite yet at this farm.
Cider Hill Farm (Amesbury)
Picturesque, family-friendly activities, and a food truck await visitors to this Amesbury estate. Looking to order in bulk? Cider Hill Farm will make all your donut dreams come true.
Russell Orchards (Ipswich)
Finding donuts made from scratch can be complicated — that’s where Russell Orchards comes in. Fair warning: these cider donuts are not rolled in sugar like most of the other ones on this list.
Brooksby Farm (Peabody)
The nature trails and animal petting farm is just the cherry on top at Brooksby Farm. Their donut flavors in the past have included apple cider, old fashioned, pumpkin, and devil’s food.
Kane’s Donuts (Boston and two locations in Saugus)
Kane’s Donuts is serving up seasonal specialty donuts such as cinnamon apple cider, candy apple crunch, pumpkin glazed through the month of September. We can’t wait to see which featured flavors October brings.
Park Hill Orchard (Easthampton)
Home of the original cider slushie and filled with plenty of cool and quirky art installations, Park Hill Orchard is a must visit during the fall season.