First hint of sweater weather already have you craving all things apple cinnamon and pumpkin spice? If fresh-pressed cider by the gallon and warm donuts tossed in sticky cinnamon sugar are what you’re after, these Grand Rapids orchards & farms have your fix! Read on for where to find fresh apple cider & donuts in Grand Rapids this fall:
Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm — Fresh, house-made cinnamon sugar donuts (and giant apple fritters… and donut ice cream sandwiches), paired with award-winning Engelsma’s Apple Barn cider. Pick your own apples, then cozy up on the patio, because this spot serves everything from Apple Cider Mimosas to beers brewed right at the farm barns.
Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery — Orchard, cider mill, bakery, winery: this 100-plus-year-old, year-round staple has it all! Try their sweet-but-tart cider, fresh-pressed on site (and taste how the flavor changes along with the ripening seasons), and sample their apple-based wines and hard ciders, too. Another treat you won’t want to head home without? Plenty of their fan-favorite pumpkin spice donuts!
Moelker Orchards — Warm, fresh-made (and iced-to-perfection) donuts like apple cinnamon, pumpkin, and buttermilk — with crave-worthy Engelsma’s apple cider to top it off. Pick your own apples or pumpkins before you swing into the on-site Old Bell Bakery.
Schwallier’s Country Basket — Wander through the orchard rows to pick your own peck from more than 15 varieties of apples, then grab a gallon of fresh-pressed, local-favorite Engelsma’s cider and an apple cinnamon or pumpkin spice donut to-go.
Frügthaven Farm — Fresh-pressed apple cider, cider slush, and cider floats. Order the signature Chaider (a blend of organic chai and local cider), and pair with a fluffy-inside, crispy-outside, cinnamon sugar-coated donut. Grab a half- or quarter-peck of apples to take home, too!
Post Family Farm — Family-owned farm with raved-about pumpkin donuts in two delicious takes: topped with pumpkin icing or coated in cinnamon sugar. Grab a dozen and a gallon of fresh cider and see how much (or how little) makes it home!
Heidi’s Farmstand & Bakery — Signature, seasonal pumpkin donuts and (heads up!) cider slushies that locals love. Grab house-baked breads and fresh, local produce to bring home.
Wells Orchards — Apple cider, caramel apples, donuts, and more. Browse pumpkins, gourds, and seasonal décor while you snack!
Rise + Squibb. — Fulton Street spot serving (vegan, gluten-free, soy-free) goods from Rise Authentic Baking Co. with coffee and specialty drinks from Squibb. You won’t find fresh apple cider here (try a Pumpkin Date Caramel Latte instead), but the donuts alone are worth the drive. Choose from Pumpkin Cinnamon Sugar, Pumpkin Maple Pecan — even a Chai Donut — and indulge on the back patio.
More Favorite Donut Shops, Minus the Fresh Cider: