When the fall season finally hits, everyone immediately goes to the pumpkin spice lattes. But have you ever tried an apple cider donut? When you take a bite of these seasonal delicacies, it’s as if the warm, festive flavors are giving your tastebuds a hug. If you’re craving the sweet, festive treat, head to these local bakeries and farms to pick up a dozen fresh donuts.
In business for almost 60 years, it’s probably safe to say these donuts are the real deal. Located just outside of Fauquier County, you won’t mind the drive when the end result is a dozen of the restaurant’s freshly packed apple butter cinnamon donuts. 4675 John Marshall Hwy., Linden
After a day of pumpkin picking and fall festivities, you’ll be glad to pick up a pack of fresh donuts for the car ride home. Available at the fall festival market and at different booths throughout the farm, ACD lovers can grab their sweets in a six- or 12-pack. 15621 Braddock Rd., Centreville
The seasonal donuts are back at Good Company Doughnuts & Cafe. With two varieties available (Cider Cake Cinnamon Sugar and Cider Cake Glazed), we won’t fault you for grabbing more than one of the homemade delicacies. While you’re there, make sure to pick up some extra fall flavors, including caramel apple crumble, coffee cake, and maple frosted. 627 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington
While the farm is full of fun fall festivities like apple picking, corn mazes, and a petting zoo, a stop at the market is a must. The barn fixture is full of locally grown and baked treats, including their award-winning apple cider donuts (which are available year-round). Pair your sweet pastries with one of their apple slushies for an apple-tastic treat. 34345 Snickersville Tpk., Bluemont
Hidden away in Centreville is your next go-to farm market. This family-owned farm, which opened in 2020, has everything from ice cream and homemade soy candles to goat’s-milk cheese and, of course, apple cider donuts. And, don’t sleep on the donuts because they are only available during the fall season. 6745 Bull Run Post Office Rd., Centreville
Don’t let the name fool you, because Mom’s Apple Pie is baking some seriously delicious breakfast grabs. Their take on the apple cider donut is dunked in an apple cider glaze to double down on the apple goodness. 126-A Commerce St., Occoquan
Feature image courtesy The Apple House.
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