10 Places to Find Apple Cider Doughnuts That Aren’t Orchards
Apple cider doughnuts are one of the things that makes living in the Northeast worth it, even in the face of another never-ending cold season. Can’t make it to the orchard for a doughnut fresh off the farm’s fryolator? Don’t worry. Boston brings its A-game when it comes to the regional treat.
Blackbird’s popular old fashioned cake doughnuts get the autumnal treatment, complete with a mulled cider reduction and fresh cream. Head baker Anna Roine says they’re an extra luscious version of a traditional cake doughnut. The South End store also has a seasonal cider spin on its monkey bread.
Jennifer Lee’s Gourmet Bakery
These gluten-, egg-, dairy-, and nut-free doughnuts are the way to go if you have dietary restrictions but don’t want to miss out on the seasonal fun. Find them at the Boston Public Market.
$3, Jennifer Lee’s Gourmet Bakery, Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston, 978-675-5116, Facebook.
FoMu Premium Ice Cream
Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean ice cream season is. Coconut-based ice cream maker FoMu has a local apple cider flavor studded with house-made cider doughnut pieces, available throughout October by the scoop or the pint.
$4.50 / $7.95, FoMu, 481 Cambridge St., Allston, and other locations, 617-903-3276, fomuicecream.com.
Island Creek Oyster Bar
Island Creek’s Duxbury oysters are found worldwide, but apple cider doughnuts can be found at its Kenmore Square restaurant beginning October 16. The doughnuts are fried to order, covered in powdered sugar, and come as part of the Sunday brunch menu pastry basket.
$15 pastry basket, Island Creek Oyster Bar, 500 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-532-5300, islandcreekoysterbar.com.
Spiked doughnuts are back at Kane’s two doughnut shops until the end of October. The glaze for one seasonal special is made from a combination of Angry Orchard Hard Cider and the classic honey drizzle. The Saugus-based company also has an apple spice doughnut, made with apple pie filling and rolled in cinnamon and sugar.
$3.25, Kane’s Donuts, Two International Place, 90 Oliver St., Boston, 857-317-2654, 120 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, 781-233-8499, kanesdonuts.com.
Puritan & Company
Pasty chef Marissa Rossi has the perfect brunch treat to chase down those mimosas. A Sunday special, her apple cider doughnut is only available until the end of November, so grab one–or a few–before they’re gone.
Red Apple Farm
This Boston Public Market farm stand sets senses alight with the sweet smell of cinnamon sugar and fried dough. Red Apple Farm’s mini cider doughnuts come to you fresh out of the fryer and are available individually, by the half dozen, and the dozen.
Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar
Apple fritters join the lineup of renowned pies, desserts, and New American fare at Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar. The glazed goodies are only available for weekend brunch at Davis Square’s grown-up greasy spoon.
$4, Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar, 381 Summer St., Somerville 617-629-9500, rosebudkitchen.com.
Doughnuts are on the weekend brunch menu every Saturday and Sunday at Fenway’s Tapestry. Co-chef and owner Kevin Walsh’s apple cider doughnuts are topped with a crunchy crumble.
Union Square Donuts
These handmade, small-batch cake doughnuts are available at either the brick-and-mortar location in Somerville, or the company’s stand at the Boston Public Market.