Guide to Homemade Apple Cider Donuts Around WNY

Photo courtesy of Mayer Bros

You can feel it in the air. It’s that time of year in WNY where Mother Nature can’t decide what season we are in. Yep, those changes in temperature are back and can only mean one thing… fall is just around the corner. If you are ready to kiss summer goodbye and say hello to all things fall, you’ve come to the right place.  One of the best things about fall is the seasonal treats that are making a return. Specifically, the infamous Apple. Cider. Donut. If you have been waiting all year for one of these babies, the wait is finally over!  Read on to see all the places around the Buffalo area and WNY that offer these sugary sweet creations.

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Around Buffalo

Smith’s apple cider donuts / Photo courtesy of instagram: @cidermilldog

1. Smith’s Orchard Cider Mill

4960 Mapleton Rd, Lockport, NY 14094 / Website  / Facebook

What to expect:

  • This place gets jam packed as it is only open Friday-Sunday so stop in during the early hours to avoid the lines for the donuts
  • Apple cider slushies and apple picking is also available
  • Dog friendly (come say hi to Cider the orchard pup)

 

Photo courtesy of Mayer Bros

2. Mayer Bros Cider Mill

3300 Transit Rd, West Seneca, NY 14224 / Website  / Facebook

What to expect:

  • Mayer Bros offers a wide variety of baked goods including pies, festive donuts, apple strudel, jams and cider slushies
  • Visit the pumpkin patch
  • FREE horse-drawn hayrides

 

Apple cider donuts / Photo courtesy of The Great Pumpkin Farm

3. The Great Pumpkin Farm

11199 Main St, Clarence, NY 14031 / Website  / Facebook

What to expect:

  • Great place for a warm donut and apple cider but also plenty of activities
  • Come buy your pumpkins, mums, and cornstalks
  • Variety of attractions, events, rides, and shows

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Apple cider donuts / Photo courtesy of 96 Lives Vegan Bakery & Cafe

4. 96 Lives Vegan Bakery & Cafe

34 Central Ave, Lancaster, NY 14086 // Website  /  Facebook

What to expect:

  • Specializes in vegan options and gluten free special-to-order for donuts as well as their other menu options
  • Serves breakfast, lunch, and a variety of baked goods

 

Beyond Buffalo

Duke’s donut and slushie / Photo courtesy of instagram: @rochesterfood

5. Duke’s Donuts

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What to expect:

  • They are the on-the-road kind of business so check out their Facebook to see where their next stop is
  • Around Buffalo they appear at the Bills games and local farmers markets
  • Of course donuts and slushies

 

Apple cider donuts / Photo courtesy of Becker Farms

6. Becker Farms

Quaker Rd, Gasport, NY 14067 / Website / Facebook

What to expect:

  • Other than donuts, Becker Farms’ bakery has fudge, jams, cookies, pies, etc.
  • Brewery and wine tours
  • Apple picking

 

Apple cider donuts / Photo courtesy of LynOaken Farms

7. LynOaken Farms

10609 Ridge Rd, Medina, NY 14103 / Website / Facebook

What to expect:

  • Market has a selection of baked and canned goods in addition to their apple cider donuts
  • U-pick apple picking is also available

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Robb Farms apple cider donuts / Photo courtesy of instagram: @sirrochasays

8. Robb Farms

800 Gallup Rd, Spencerport, NY 14559 / WebsiteFacebook

What to expect:

  • In addition to the traditional cinnamon sugar donut, they also have blueberry, sour cream, apple crisp, and pumpkin options
  • Find apples, peaches, and berries as well as their specialty honey and maple syrup

 

Apple cider donuts / Photo courtesy of Schutt’s Apple Mill

9. Schutt’s Apple Mill

1063 Plank Rd, Webster, NY 14580 / WebsiteFacebook

What to expect:

  • Apple cider donuts and apple cider
  • Kettle corn
  • Offers U-pick cherries and raspberries
  • Gift boxes can be ordered from their online store

 

The Apple Farm donuts / Photo courtesy of instagram: @scrappycook

10. The Apple Farm

1640 NY-444, Victor, NY 14564 / WebsiteFacebook

What to expect:

  • Apple cider and apple cider donuts
  • Apple turnovers, pies, and tarts
  • Pick your own apples

 

Apple cider donuts / Photo courtesy of Castile Cider Mill

11. Castile Cider Mill

29 E Park Rd E, Castile, NY 14427 / Facebook

What to expect:

  • Assortment of apples, donuts, cheeses, honey, syrup, baked goods and desserts
  • Apple picking and apple cider slushies
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