apple cider donuts
Can anyone recommend a place that has both apple cider and fresh apple cider donuts, that is within an hour or so of DC? Have a bad craving for those hot confections chased by cold cider...
I've been having the same craving. This time of year, every year since moving away from my beloved New England I crave apple cider donuts. I haven't been able to find them in DC (last time I had them was in NYC last December at the Union Square Farmer's Market). I'm hoping someone has a source either in a store or at one of the DC farmer's market to warm this little New England heart. :)
Stribling Orchards in Markham makes them and they're great if you catch them as they bring them out piping hot. These are baked. They also have great cider. Call ahead, though, because they might be cutting down for the season and it's not worth going there if they are. It's probably just less than an hour from DC on 66 and you can stop by Naked Mountain Winery while you're out there--beautiful tasting room.
11587 Poverty Hollow Ln, Markham, VA
Virginia Farm Market
1881 N. Frederick Pike (Route 522 N)
Winchester, VA 22603
Great apple cider donuts, apple cider, and much more.
There's a stand with apple cider donuts every Saturday at the Del Ray Farmers Market in Alexandria. And they sell those donuts at St. Elmos coffee pub on Mt. Vernon Ave. in Del Ray too. As to the cider itself, You can certainly get that at the farmers market, but I don't know about the coffee shop.