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The tastiest apple cider donuts near me in NYC

Bite into the best apple cider donuts NYC bakeries and farmer's markets have on their menus. We encourage seconds!

Written by
Danielle Valente
Time Out editors

Ah, fall—the leaves begin to change, sweater weather swoops in and "Apple cider donuts near me" becomes your favorite Google search. What better way to welcome New York City's most beautiful season than with something sweet?

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Whether you opt for treats from your local farmer's market, Doughnuttery's cinnamon-citrus blend or Dough's apple doughnut with almond streusel, you can't go wrong. The only wong way to snack would be skipping out on some cider or cocoa with your order. 

While you peruse our favorite fall activities and October events calendar, make sure a visit to these spots ends up on your to-do list.

Apple cider donuts near me

Freshgrown goods come in spades at NYC greenmarkets, especially when orchards and farms are among the vendors. Peruse the lineup at your local greenmarket to see who is making a pitstop in your neighborhood. Might as well snack on a doughnut while you're stocking up on those veggies, right? 

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  • Chelsea
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A dessert menu for a sophisticated palette, Doughnuttery wows with selections like Pumpkin Pie Brulee and Coco Loco, which is often a hit with the younger customers. But its apple cider doughnut takes a fall staple and delivers an over-the-top taste with hints of citrus and fall spices. Don't be fooled by the size, either: Though they be but little, they are fiercely delicious. Expect to order seconds, maybe even thirds! 

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  • Greenpoint
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Peter Pan had it all wrong when he was in search of eternal youth—a never-ending supply of sweets is more like it. At this delightful Greenpoint shop, customers can enjoy traditional doughnut flavors or take their desserts to new levels with options like the marble red velvet cruller. Apple cider doughnuts are available during the appropriate season, but call ahead before making a pitstop. 

Doughnut Plant
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  • Bakeries
  • Lower East Side

Doughnut Plant takes a autumn favorite and gives it a glazed twist. Sourcing its apples from local greenmarkets, the shop concots a sweet snack that infuses cinnamon in its dough and glaze. We'll take two. 

Du's Donuts and Coffee
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  • Cafés
  • Williamsburg

He’s fried mayonnaise, made noodles out of squid and transformed a bagel and schmear into ice cream. So it’s no surprise that even the humble donut would get a brainy boost from molecular-gastronomy icon Wylie Dufresne. The cinnamon apple sugar doughnut is a no-brainer if you are ready to embrace all-things fall. However, please note that Du's Donuts and Coffee is currently closed. 

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Baked in Color
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1. Baked in Color

This ain't your typical chocolate-chip-cookie-with-a-glass-of -milk-combo. Baked in Color makes the kid-approved staple taste and look equally sweet. Tins of cookies, Oreo brownies and cookie cakes are up for grabs.These rainbow hued-desserts—which can be customized according to your favorite color—are available to ship nation-wide via GoldbellyPrices start at $55. 

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