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The most delicious cider drinks and dishes in NYC this fall

Written by
Alyson Penn

Enjoying apples in the fall doesn’t have to be #basic. For proof, try one of these unique takes on the iconic fall treat.

Hard craft ciders
For a city packed with practically everything, Gotham is surprisingly scarce on cider bars. Wassail (162 Orchard St; 646-918-6835, is one of the few applecentric dens, serving more than 90 varieties. Set to join those fruity ranks in October is Brooklyn Cider House (1100 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn;, a Bushwick spot complete with an in-house cidery and bar.

Tipples that put the Appletini to shame
For a more refined cider experience, head to Perrine (The Pierre, 2 E 61st St; 212-940-8195, to sip on Them Apples ($18), a cocktail with sparkling cider, Cointreau and apple brandy. Then hitch a ride downtown to aRoqa (206 Ninth Ave; 646-678-5471, and order the Cider House Rules ($14), a triple threat of hard cider, applejack and apple brandy.

Sweet meats
Take advantage of the classic sweet-and-savory pairing of pigs and apples at Clancey (79 Clinton St; 917-388-3575, by ordering its Tomahawk pork chop brined in Downeast cider ($22) or at Westville (various locations;, which doles out a cider-marinated ham sandwich alongside a cucumber salad dressed in house-made apple cider vinaigrette ($13).

Cops’ choice
For a tried-and-true apple cider doughnut ($2.25), stop by Carpe Donut (various locations; 917-509-5119,, a roving food truck known for its all-natural treats, or sink your fork into the heartier doughnut tower ($12) at Tavern62 (135 E 62nd St; 212-988-9021,, David Burke’s upscale gastropub boasting stacked glazed apple cider doughnuts.

Apple cider doughnuts at Tavern62
Photograph: Courtesy Tavern62/Silvia Krawczyk

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