Where to Find Gourmet Donuts in the Hudson Valley

These Hudson Valley hotspots serve confections that go way beyond the region’s cinnamony standard.

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Savor the unique creations of these Hudson Valley donut shops, with flavors ranging from maple bacon to blueberry cobbler and beyond.

By Raphael Beretta, Sabrina Sucato, and Zarah Kavarana

The Hudson Valley is a prime foodie destination, especially for those with a sweet tooth. Chocolate shops craft gorgeous confections for the holidays. Residents and visitors alike cool off at iconic ice cream stands in the summer and warm up with hot cocoa in cozy coffee shops throughout winter. Plus, every autumn, people flock to the region for farm-fresh apple cider donuts.

Found your perfect donut? Now you’re ready to dig into all the deliciousness that the Hudson Valley’s specialty shops have to offer. Keep scrolling to find your donut of choice, then browse a few other top picks along the way.


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Boxer Donut & Espresso Bar 


Formerly Gypsy Donut, Boxer Donut serves up delicious fresh-fried donuts and hot coffee. Sample staple flavors like toasted coconut, maple bacon, and marbled old fashioned. Flavors change daily, keeping things fresh at this iconic Nyack spot. Vegan goodies include the one-of-a-kind kiwi hazelnut donut and a cranberry-walnut scone. Wash these decadent desserts down with fresh cortados, spicy chai lattes, or iced cold nitro. Plus, the mobile Boxer Donut bus travels around Rockland County and serves mini donuts at weddings, bar mitzvahs, and more.


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Cosmic Donuts


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These special snacks are truly out of this world. Two ex-bodybuilders chased their biggest cravings into the fantastic Cosmic Donuts. The Kinderhook spot crafts beautifully decorated desserts in a galaxy of flavors, including fluffernutter, mango hibiscus, root beer float, and blueberry French toast. Dynamic and zany décor matches the imaginative bakes in Columbia County. Follow Cosmic Donuts on Instagram for fresh specials and star-themed wonders.

Cider Belly Doughnuts 


Albany residents are lucky to live a hop, skip, and jump away from Cider Belly. The sassy Pearl St storefront sells a host of rotating signature and premium apple cider donuts. Try the Perfectly Pear’d, which comes glazed with fresh pear puree, the vibrant Fresh Maine Blueberry, or the French Apple, a cider donut enhanced with a thick vanilla glaze, maple drizzle, and spiced cinnamon. Check social media for weekly specials, gluten-free and vegan alternatives, and pickup times. The storefront is open for walk-ins, but pre-orders are still encouraged.

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Glazed Over Donuts 


Glazed Over Donuts won the Best of Hudson Valley Reader’s Pick for best donuts three years in a row — with good reason. Embrace childhood dreams and customize donuts with glazes, toppings, and drizzles for the ultimate Instagram foodie flex. Glazed Over serves the classics like chocolate glazed with sprinkles, but really goes wild with toppings like Fruity Pebbles, bacon, or marshmallows and graham crackers. On hot summer days, cool off with a donut ice cream sandwich or donut-filled ice cream sundae.

Hole in the Wall by the Anchor


Ulster County’s newest spot for rounded delights hits the scene with old school sensibilities. Hole in the Wall by the Anchor does simple, old fashioned sour cream donuts on Broadway in Kingston. This team of bakers smothers their classic treats with exotic glazes and icings. Sample fresh, fruity flavors like blood orange-ginger, mango sriracha, and paloma. Pair hot coffee from nearby Monkey Joe’s Coffee Roasters with the mocha donut, topped with organic cocoa nibs.

Peaceful Provisions


The popular Peekskill Brewery pop-up opened its first storefront in Beacon earlier this year. Family-owned and sister-run, Peaceful Provisions crafts small-batch and scratch-made vegan doughnuts. Complete any Beacon day trip with specialties like blueberry cobbler, maple pecan, banana espresso, and marbled donut twists. The menu changes all the time, as this creative team experiments with bold flavors and delightful designs. Check Peaceful Provisions’ social media for daily specials.

Third & Company

Walker Valley

In a quiet corner of Ulster County, Third & Company Lakeside Restaurant sneaks donuts onto a menu dominated by mouthwatering bites as varied as Memphis pulled pork sandwiches and shrimp and sausage jambalaya. Be sure to save room for a huge variety of tempting sweet treats. Recent specials include blueberry pie, coffee cake crumble, and lucky charms. Call in an order for pickup or enjoy a donut or two after a hearty meal on the outdoor terrace.

Twin Peaks Coffee & Donuts 


Any David Lynch fan needs to check out this Tannersville joint and enjoy a black cup of joe alongside a fresh pastry. The atmospheric Twin Peaks makes donuts hot and fresh to order. Look out for the limited edition varieties, like mint cookie crumble or warm apple pie. For breakfast, order bacon-egg-and-cheese sliders on a donut, or indulge in the pecan praline French toast. In colder months, the soul-warming snacks are the perfect end to a day on Hunter Mountain.

Related: These Are the 5 Best Cider Donut Destinations in the Hudson Valley

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