“New mysteries. New day. Fresh doughnuts”

I’m going to start off this obvious blog post ABOUT donuts by saying that typically, I don’t like donuts. Cider donuts to me are completely different. There’s some magic and love that goes into each and every one that makes it taste like unicorns and puppy dogs. Being from Upstate New York, I’ve had a number of cider donuts and I don’t like naming anything my “favorite” but if I had to choose, these would come pretty darn close. Cider Belly Doughnuts (25 N Pearl St, Albany) has put a new spin on the regular cider doughnut. Usually the options are sugar or no sugar, but Cider Belly has seriously stepped up their cider doughnut game.

“The Usual Suspects” as they call them are their signature 6 donuts: Original Cinn (basic cider doughnut), Sugar Daddy (w/ Cinn Sugar), Sap Sucker (w/Maple Frosting), The Venitian (w/Cappuccino Frost), The Glazer (w/ Sugar Glazing) & Das Yum (w/ German Chocolate).

You honestly can’t go wrong. I had a sample of each of these and I still have no idea which I liked the best. Each doughnut is made fresh and you can taste the difference. I love the decor of the whole cafe. I didn’t get a chance to take it all in since I was there originally for work. There’s no doubt I’ll be going back so keep a lookout for an updated post when I can get a closer look! What I should have done was pair it with hot cider but the weather is still a little warm for that.

Individual doughnut ($1.00); Six-pack ($5.00); Baker’s dozen ($10.00)

[Quote from David Lynch]