Aside from chasing fall colors, the most autumnal thing to do in New England is eat a cider doughnut (two activities that conveniently collide at a pick-your-own apple orchard surrounded by vivid foliage). The ideal specimen should have a crispy, golden-brown exterior and a supple, airy crumb.
New Englanders have strong feelings about whether or not cider doughnuts should be coated with cinnamon sugar (they should be), but everyone can agree they should be eaten warm. Cider doughnuts should also be accompanied by a cup of hot apple cider or coffee. Bonus points if there’s a pumpkin patch nearby.
While there are no apple orchards in Boston proper, Bostonians don’t have to travel too far to sate their cider doughnut cravings, as even some local bakeries turn out the seasonal sweets. Here’s where to score the best cider doughnuts in the Boston area.
Further reading: Where to eat doughnuts in and around Boston; New England doughnuts worth the drive; Where to Pick Apples and More in Massachusetts Before the Season EndsRead More