October 5, 2016
Cider doughnuts are arguably the piece de resistance of fall in New England, and Rhode Island is no exception. Sure, we love our summery Del’s and our creamy clam chowder and doughy clam cakes, but when the leaves start to change, it’s the humble but delightful cider doughnut that captures a special place in our heart. Here are four WICKED good places to grab warm cider doughnuts on a cool fall’s day.
50 Swan Rd., Smithfield, 401-231-9043, jaswellsfarm.com
The vibe: Family-friendly farm with pumpkin and apple picking for the tykes (and the adults who are still tykes in their own minds!)
The cider doughnuts: A top secret recipe is fried up in vats of oil and the result is a light, fragrant and scrumptious doughnut that will be gone before you know it.🍩🍩
The vibe: Made in a trailer at Windmist Farm in Jamestown, this hidden gem boasts a beautiful autumnal backdrop complete with glistening lake and winding stonewalls.
The cider doughnuts: Owner Rob Swanson wanted to make a doughnut he would like, so he added apple to the mix. 🍎 The result: a warm, light doughnut so moist and apple-y that you literally can’t eat just one. Read more about the Hard Pressed Cider Company here.
The vibe: Pippin is a classic pick-your-own orchard, with gnarly trees that truly evoke that October/Autumn/Halloween feeling.
The cider doughnuts: Not only do they have cider doughnuts, they have MAPLE FROSTED CIDER DOUGHNUTS😱. Enough said.
The vibe: With a name like Appleland, it has to be good. Also, the orchard has been in the family since the ’60s, making it a classic stop this fall.
The cider doughnuts: Their fresh-pressed cider is a key ingredient in their doughnuts, which are a unique and yummy yeasty-cake-y combination😋 .