Picture this - crisp fall air, a warm sweater, hot apple cider, and fresh, homemade apple cider donuts. It’s a comforting feeling, pulling up to a farm shop and smelling the fresh donuts being prepared inside. Now that we have you craving one of these delicious treats, we’re here to help you find some of the best locations to pick up some of those classic apple cider donuts. 

Our Cider Donut Suggestions

Red Apple Farm - Phillipston, MA

If you’re looking for a top-notch apple cider donut, coated in cinnamon sugar, then Red Apple Farm is just the place for you. These donuts are made using the farm’s own farm-pressed cider. If Phillipston is a bit of a hike for you, you can also find these donuts year-round in the Boston Public Market! In the winter, you can pick up a cup of hot cider and apple cider donut on Wachusett Mountain. If these are still out of reach, Red Apple Farm can ship fresh donuts directly to your home and was named the best New England Mail-Order donut in 2020. 

Parlee Farms - Tyngsboro, MA

At Parlee Farms, fresh donuts are made right before your eyes in the Farmstand. Voted as the Best Cider Donuts in New England by NECN viewers, these donuts are sure to fulfill your fall sweet treat craving. The bakery at Parlee Farms also offers other sweet treats such as scones, tea breads, and muffins!

Cider Hill Farm - Amesbury, MA

Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury has fun to offer for the whole family! For the kids, there is a giant sandbox, barnyard animals, horse swings, and more! They also offer to pick your own fruit for a day of family fun. When it comes to delicious food, this farm also offers a food truck on the weekends. Of course, the star is their apple cider donuts. You can also ship out these goodies to your friends and family to share in on the enjoyment!  

Honey Pot Hill Orchards - Stow, MA

This farm is open all year and offers everything from Christmas trees to blueberries to fresh apples. However, it’s an even better spot to pick up some fresh donuts. Honey Pot Hill Orchards makes their donuts fresh every day. Their farm store offerings vary by day, but the donuts are a constant treat that you can rely on. Hey, we wouldn’t judge if you deem weekend trips to pick up these goodies a necessity. 

The Common Man Donut Shop - Hooksett, NH

This donut shop has a bit of an unusual location. It’s located at the Hooksett Rest Area on I-93 Northbound. Okay, roadside donuts? How good can they be? These donuts are made fresh every day and the tantalizing smell hits you as soon as you step out of your car. They offer a choice of plain, cinnamon & sugar, or maple glazed (flavors may vary by the day) so you’re sure to find something that cures that sweet tooth!

Meadow Ledge Farm - Loudon, NH

Voted best Apple Cider Donuts in New Hampshire for the sixth year in a row (2015-2020) on WMUR’s Viewers Choice, this is another fantastic spot to grab some tasty apple cider donuts. Fresh, hot cider donuts are made every weekend and best served with a cup of hot mulled cider. Customers have been known to stand in line for 45 minutes to snag one of these tasty treats so be sure to get there early!

Bottom Line

There’s nothing like a hot apple cider donut on a fall day (well, is there really a bad day for a donut?). If you’ve been searching for some great locations to get your hands on this New England favorite, we hope that we helped! If there’s another favorite of yours that we didn’t mention, leave a comment! We’d love to know!