Are you tired of the pumpkin-spice this, pumpkin-spice that? Looking for an appetizing way to get into the fall spirit? Apple cider doughnuts are the way to go. Lucky for you, there are tons of places all around the city that offer some of the best.

Linvilla Orchards

SJU is hosting a Linvilla trip on November 5th.

Just a thirty minute drive from campus in Media, PA, Linvilla Orchards serves some of the best apple cider doughnuts in the city. Fresh, warm, and topped with cinnamon sugar, your taste buds will never forget these homemade sensations. Not only can you enjoy these goodies, but Linvilla also offers the full fall experience with family-friendly hayrides, barnyard animals, pumpkin picking, and more.

Beiler’s Doughnuts

Everybody in the Philadelphia area knows about the amazing Reading Terminal Market, and Beiler’s Doughnuts is just another mastermind addition to this Philly Landmark. From a simple chocolate glaze to the delicious apple cider, Beiler’s offers some of the most unique flavors in the doughnut business. To make matters even more exciting, Beiler’s just opened another Philly location on Chestnut Street. This is definitely not a place you want to miss out on.

Sweet Freedom Bakery

Sweet Freedom Bakery’s Philadelphia location.

Have a food allergy or intolerance, and struggling to find a tasty treat? Sweet Freedom Bakery is the place for you.Sweet Freedom is Philly’s first, and ONLY completely gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-friendly bakery. Made with natural, unrefined ingredients, Sweet Freedom’s apple cider doughnuts are definitely a healthier choice for your body. Plus, some even think they taste better than a “normal” doughnut!

Dottie’s Donuts

Located on Springfield Ave., Dottie’s Donuts is opening a second location in Queens Village. Photo: Alyssa Thompson.

Forget Dunkin, Dottie’s takes the cake for being the hottest donut destination in Philly. Known for apple fritters and apple cider donuts, Dottie’s reviews are off the charts. Pair their donuts with iced coffee or a cappuccino and you will always be coming back to Dottie’s week after week.

 Highland Orchards Farm Market

For the full orchard-experience, Highland Orchards is based in West Chester, PA.

Not feeling the drive to Linvilla? Highland Orchards offers another farm market experience right in the city! Although Highland’s home base market is in Wilmington, DE, they make sure to bring their amazing, fresh products to markets to Philly every year! So, if you want a chance to grab a delicious apple cider doughnut from another authentic farm, do not miss Highland Orchard’s appearance at Fitler Square and Schuylkill River Park this fall!

Whether you want the full orchard experience or just a quick trip into the city, there’s an apple cider doughnut waiting for you. Warm, sugary, and ready to be consumed by the dozen. Are you hungry yet?


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