Doughnuts Worth the Drive

There's nothing like made-from-scratch doughnuts. Here's where to find some great ones in New Hampshire

If you are used to pulling into mass-market drive-through chain stores to get your doughnut fix, you are in for a huge treat when you taste made-from-scratch doughnuts like the ones below. Why not treat your family to the great fall tradition of picking apples, buying freshly pressed apple cider and appreciating some heavenly handmade apple cider doughnuts?

Hillary Davis is the author of "Cuisine Niçoise: Sun-kissed Cooking from the French Riviera," "French Comfort Food.

What and Where Description Tip

Cider Bellies Doughnuts at Moulton Farm
18 Quarry Rd., Meredith
and The Common Man Northbound Welcome Center
I-93 Hooksett
(603) 279-3915

Award-winning. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, baked fresh daily with just-pressed apple cider. Available slathered with maple frosting or shaken with cinnamon sugar. Served warm.

Look for their truck at the Northbound Welcome Center in Hooksett
Warm Apple Cider Doughnuts
Carter Hill Orchard

73 Carter Hill
(603) 225-2625
Get in line to get yours. They go fast. Made with cider direct from the cider mill in the orchard. How great is that?

Pick your own apples then visit their farm store for loads of other goodies.

Maple Glazed Apple Cider Doughnuts
Chichester Country Store

257 Main St.
(603) 798-5081

Real maple syrup is used in the glaze on these in-demand apple cider cake-style doughnuts. Thousands are made every week in apple season. You can even smell them when you enter the store. No commercial mix here. They created their own secret recipe.

Cider Doughnuts
 Sherman Farm

2679 East Conway Rd.
(603) 939-2412

These yummy cider doughnuts are a big hit during apple season. Their farmstand sells glass bottled milk, farm-raised meats, local veggies, freshly baked pumpkin whoopie pies — plus there are goats to pet, flowers to pick and a pumpkin patch.

Added bonus: As of mid-September you can get lost in their annual 12-acre corn maze.

  Cider Doughnuts
Lull Farm Bakery

Rte. 130
65 Broad St., Hollis
(603) 465-7079
As well as buying a dozen of their amazing apple cider doughnuts, you might want to also pick up some unpasteurized apple cider, homemade preserves, chocolate raspberry croissants and local produce in their farm store. On some days, you can watch the apple press in action.



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