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in pursuit of the best apple cider donuts

missmodular Oct 12, 2012 07:01 AM

My partner has been overtaken with a craving for apple cider donuts, so we are thinking of driving upstate from NYC either this weekend or next in pursuit of some good ones. (Well, I'd just like to see if the leaves are changing yet & get out of the city for a bit.)

Any recommendations for orchards or bakeries that have really, really good cider donuts this time of year? I don't want to go further north than say, Woodstock.


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    missmodular Oct 18, 2012 07:57 AM

    Wow, guys, thanks so much for all the great suggestions! We've had to put off going upstate for the past couple of weekends, but it's great to have all this info at hand. Much appreciated.

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      millmich Oct 17, 2012 08:03 AM

      You'll have to travel significantly farther than Woodstock for the best cider donuts around, but they are well worth it. About 20 min North of Albany is Lakeside Farms. Still haven't been able to find any donut that comes close. Especially on fall weekends when you can get them hot and fresh from their apple cider donut trailer all day long.

      Lakeside Farm and Cider Mill in Ballston Lake NY

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        lemarais Oct 17, 2012 06:55 AM

        Actually, you don't have to go very far-- Westchester Greenhouses in Hartsdale make their own cider donuts. You can see the processing area from the store--- If you come at the right time, you can get them still warm! Good stuff.

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          barbgail61 Oct 13, 2012 04:45 PM

          Went to the Orchards of Concklin today in Pomona (Rockland County) and bought 6 delicious Apple Cider donuts. The bag weighs 8 oz, and the donuts we chose have sugar and cinnamon sprinked on the outside. I could honestly eat all 6, they are much smaller, and tastier than the national chain. I like that the Orchards lists all their ingredients on the bag, and their other baked goods like their pies are also good. I'll be baking pies tomorrow with the apples we bought - Winesaps, Crisps, Baldwins, McCouns. Pomona is only about 45 mins to an hour from the heart of NYC and it makes a great weekend getaway.

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            chowdom Oct 13, 2012 05:23 PM

            Concklin's donuts, are my absolute favorite. The powdered sugar and cinnamon sugar varietes are both available at the Bronxville farmers market.

          2. GIOny Oct 13, 2012 01:28 PM

            We always liked the ones up in Fishkill Farms in East Fishkill. They always made them fresh while you were there so they would be nice and hot when you got them (at least on weekends). I hope they still serve them like that, does anyone know? We went to Bartons this year and while the place was great (especially if you have kids), the donuts were less impressive.

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              Never2Full4Dessert Oct 12, 2012 01:15 PM

              If your travels ever bring you west, there are delicious cider donuts at Hacklebarney Farm Cider Mill in Chester, NJ.

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                priscilla310 Oct 12, 2012 11:49 AM

                Saunderskill Farm in Kerhonkson NY, Route 209

                1. Sra. Swanky Oct 12, 2012 09:15 AM

                  One of the greatest things about fall is cider donuts! :o) We just visited Salingers last weekend - great place and all of their baked goods are baked on the premises. Terrific cider donuts and other goodies.


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                    wincountrygirl Oct 13, 2012 04:05 PM


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