Apples are a wonderful thing. Some people even say they “keep the doctor away.” While the latter may not be totally true, it is true that adding a little apple to something, without fail, makes it better. So ahead of National Apple Day on October 21st, we’re highlighting one of the apple’s greatest creations: the apple cider doughnut. Our family has been obsessed with these fluffy, sweet treats since the first leaves stroked the ground this year. That’s why we put together a list of the best places to get apple cider doughnuts in the DMV!
District Doughnut is home to gourmet doughnuts scratch-made with Vanilla Bean yeast dough. The team are rolling out their fall flavors in mid September, featuring Apple Cider, Apple Batter, Apple Glaze and Cinnamon Sugar Dust.
Locations at Eastern Market, The Wharf & Union Market | districtdoughnut.com
You’re going to want to beat the rush on this one! In addition to their delicate traditional apple cider doughnut, doughnut Run has created two fall must-eats; the apple cider crumb doughnut and old-fashioned apple cider with a twist. Flavors are posted daily on their Instagram.
Donut Run, NW D.C. 20012 | donutrundc.com
The Butler’s Orchard farm market started with peaches under an apple tree behind a log house. In the 70’s the Orchard expanded their enterprise, adding a host of new seasonal fruits, fresh vegetables and delicious baked goods to the menu. Be sure to grab one (or two) of their best selling apple cider doughnuts this season!
22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown, MD 20876 | butlersorchard.com
Miller Farms is a 267-acre farm located in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Family-owned and-operated since 1879, Miller Farms offers hayrides, a corn maze, giant slides, a bounce house and more for fall visitors. And from a full list of fresh baked goods, their apple cider doughnut is a fan favorite.
Clinton, MD 20735 | millerfarmsclinton.com
Catoctin Mountain Orchard, built in 1948, has been providing fresh produce to the DMV for generations. Not only do they have delicious apple cider doughnuts, but at Catoctin, you can pick your own apples, pick your own flowers or pick from a surfeit of baked goods. Choose from peach praline and apple blackberry pies, breads, muffins and dumplings.
Catoctin Mountain Orchard, Thurmont, MD 21788 | catoctinmountainorchard.com
It’s not just the doughnuts that have made Cox Farms a staple of the fall season in and around the D.C. area. Family-owned and operated since 1972, the Cox Farms Fall Festival is full of pumpkins, hayrides, music, slides and apple cider doughnuts that’ll make you go nuts!
15621 Braddock Rd, Centreville, VA 20120 | coxfarms.com