Where to Find the Best Apple Cider Donuts Around Philly
It's the season for fall's favorite sweet treat. Here are our picks for where to get them.
Welcome to the height of apple picking season, when apple cider donuts are requirement whether you’re picking or not. Read on for our list of some of the best places to stock up on this quintessentially autumn indulgence.
Highland Orchards, West Chester
You’ll have to reserve a time to pick at Highland Orchards since they’re reducing the number of people they’re allowing in the orchards, in order to insure social distancing. Donuts are available from the bakery, which is currently allowing indoor shopping as well as preorder for curbside pickup.
Mood’s Farm, Mullica Hill, NJ
Mood’s makes a delicious donut — keep an eye out for the big orange windmill on the Bridgeton Pike and you’re there. But be warned: they’re closed on Sundays, so plan your donut pilgrimage accordingly.
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Frecon Farms, Boyertown
Frecon Farms has regular cider donuts, but why would you get a plain donut when you could get a cider donut whoopie pie? They’ve also got a variety of you-pick apples, plus gourds and hard cider.
Johnson’s Corner Farm, Medford, NJ
In addition to a beautiful, well-stocked farm store whose produce selection rivals that of area supermarkets, Johnson’s Bakery turns out pies, muffins, and, of course, cider donuts all year round. Shop in person or order ahead for curbside pick-up during the week. Reservations required for apple picking.
Weaver’s Orchard, Morgantown
Get your fill of crisp, fall air, way too many apples, and as many cider donuts as you can stand at this pick-your-own farm and year-round farmstand in southern Berks County. Reservations required for apple and pumpkin picking, curbside pick-up available at the farm stand.
Linvilla Orchards, Media
This sprawling farm and agritainment complex is Philly’s go-to spot for u-pick all season long — but it really shines in autumn, when a mountain of pumpkins take over and the fresh-pressed cider flows. Timed tickets required for some activities, but not for apple or pumpkin picking.
Hill Creek Farms, Mullica Hill, NJ
At Hill Creek, they mill their own cider at their own press one mile from the farm. And that cider goes into donuts that are made fresh at their bakery every day. Kids can run around on the playground while grownups keep warm around the farm’s cozy outdoor firepit.
Solebury Orchards, New Hope
Solebury is requiring reservations for apple picking, but not to go into their farm store and buy apple cider donuts.
Terhune Orchards, Princeton, NJ
This family-owned winery, farm, and bakery requires reservations for You Pick, but you can order from the farm store online to get any fall items, including but but not limited to excellent apple cider donuts.
Shady Brook Farm, Yardley
Head to Shady Brook to pick up staples like milk in old-timey glass bottles and local wines — and stay for a sandwich and one (or three) apple cider donuts while you peruse their garden center or their holiday light show, which starts in November.
Springdale Farms, Cherry Hill, NJ
Cherry Hill’s only working farm is also the closest destination to Philly on our list — and their bakery doesn’t disappoint, with a wide range of pies and pastries and, of course, apple cider donuts. Don’t forget to leave time for the corn maze.
Beiler’s Donuts, Philadelphia
If you can’t get out of the city but still need your cider donut fix, head to Reading Terminal Market, where Beiler’s keeps them in stock — both the classic cinnamon-sugar style and a glazed variety — all year long.