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Best Donuts in Dutchess County

Date Published: June 6, 2024

Turns out National Donut comes around twice a year – the first Friday of June and November 5th. In Dutchess County, we have a variety of options to choose from when on the hunt for the best donut. We’re giving you a roundup of some of our fresh-fried favorites.

Glazed Over Donuts, Beacon; Photo: @just.a.girl.traveling

Glazed Over Donuts, Beacon

If you are a donut fanatic – this place is a must stop in Beacon. They’re whipping up made-to-order, fried-fresh donuts with maximum customization for the customer. Choose from a variety of glazes, toppings and drizzles to create your dream donut creation. Can’t decide for yourself? Try their Donut of the Day (#DOTD) – it’s always a crowd pleaser!

Peaceful Provisions, Beacon; Photo: @the.crown.local

Peaceful Provisions, Beacon

Beacon is certainly a paradise for foodies, and they've recently added vegan donuts to the list. Peaceful Provisions crafts immensely popular plant-based treats; so popular in fact that they often sell out by afternoon on the weekends, so head to Main Street bright and early. In fact, the first person in line gets a free donut! In addition to being completely animal product-free, these desserts come in truly unique and spectacular flavors. Blueberry fritters, lemon poppy seed twists, strawberry shortcake old fashioneds, cinnamon croughnuts and lucuma cream-filled donuts are just a few of the delicious and highly Instagrammable treats. 

The Doughnut Dolly, Poughkeepsie; Photo: @adriennejasminephotography

The Doughnut Dolly, Poughkeepsie

Head to Eastdale Village Town Center for creative and colorful sweets at The Doughnut Dolly. Everything is made fresh daily, and owner Jennifer Dipalo-Foley has inspired takes on different styles of doughnut. She pays homage to the "doughnut dollies" of World War II: volunteers who brought fresh-baked doughnuts to soldiers on front lines. In this tradition, she strives to lift the spirits of anyone facing adversity that comes through the doors. She emulates creme brulee in a cream-filled yeasted donut covered in crunchy, carmalized topping. Another specialty are milk doughnuts, which are filled with whipped marscapone cream and strawberries. Try the black and white cookie-style doughnut while it lasts!

Related: Get the Confection Finder Sweet Tooth Trail Mobile Passport

Emy Delights and Bites, Hyde Park

If you're looking for vegan and gluten-free donuts, you're in luck! Emy Delights and Bites crafts allergin-free confections of all kinds. Nestled in the heart of Hyde Park, this is a great spot to pick up snacks for a picnic at Vanderbilt Mansion or along the shores of Norrie Point. 

Mighty Donuts and Coffee, Red Hook

Cake donut lovers rejoice, Red Hook's Mighty Donuts and Coffee has a wide variety of scrumptious pastries. A hike at Poets' Walk Park is even more fun after loading up on caffeine and specialties like matcha honey, mint frosted chocolate cake donuts, pistachio apricot and many more.

Fishkill Farms, Hopewell Junction

Fishkill Farms, Hopewell Junction

Fishkill Farms offers pick-your-own fruits and vegetables, tastings at Treasury Cider, local products and, best of all, homemade cider donuts. They're made daily and are the perfect autumn treat–but tasty year-round. Visit Fishkill Farms online to make a reservation if you plan on picking.

Adam’s Fairacre Farms, Wappingers Falls & Poughkeepsie

We know what you may be thinking – donuts at a grocery store? But Adam’s is so much more than a grocery store. Their aisles are filled with locally sourced produce, baked goods, speciality products and more. Maybe you’ve found yourself on Route 9 with a cider donut craving and not a farm in sight. Don’t worry, swing into Adam’s in Wappingers for some of their store made cider donuts. 

Barton Orchards, Poughquag

During festival weekends at Barton Orchards, don't forget to try their traditional apple cider donuts. A local favorite, these happen to be available year-round on the farm. The regular season begins in late July, but there are plenty of events until then. Plus, The Apple Core farmstand is open 7 days a week year-round, so there's always a way to source these sweet cider donuts.

Related: Top 10 Places to Get Cider Donuts in Dutchess 

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