If you are trying to figure out the best places to buy ice cream, cakes, and cookies in Lansing this post will surely help you out. There are plenty of great shops selling sweets around town and we will do our best to point you in the right direction.
We will start off with the best ice cream shops in your area. Anyone that is searching for vanilla, chocolate, gelato, frozen yogurt, malts, ice cream cakes, and other frozen delights has plenty of options to choose from.
Up next we will get into local bakeries where you can buy cakes, cookies, pastries, and all kinds of sweet treats. Then we will niche down and get into donut shops, where to buy cupcakes, candy stores, and chocolate and fudge shops near you.
Following that we will discuss some healthy dessert options in Lansing like gluten free bakeries and smoothie shops. Our last section will be about restaurants known for must have desserts in your area.
Towards the end you will find a local dessert map that has all the various venues we are mentioning throughout the post pinned on it. And all of you are welcome to look through our other posts around the Midwest at that link if you want.
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
When you want to eat the best ice cream in Lansing or some healthier frozen yogurt try:
- Spad’s Twisters at 327 S Waverly Rd
- Arctic Corner at 314 E Grand River Ave
- Dairy Dan at 7035 S Cedar St
- MSU Dairy Store at 474 S Shaw Ln
- Culver’s at 3115 Centre Blvd
- Sugar Berry Frozen Yogurt at 5451 W Saginaw Hwy
- Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt at 2721 Preyde Blvd
Spad’s Twisters is a family-owned and operated business that serves a wide range of cold treats including sundaes, classic shakes, and malts as well as specialty items such as the trash can sundae and the footlong banana split.
The MSU Dairy Store in Anthony Hall serves 13 weekly rotating ice cream flavors in cups and cones. Hand-packed pints and quarts are available as well as a limited selection of cheese flavors.
Culver’s is a fast-food restaurant chain known for its frozen custard and signature burgers made with Midwest beef and dairy. Sugar Berry offers low-fat, healthy, and tasty frozen yogurt in a variety of flavors and toppings in addition to bubble teas and flavor teas.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt is a cheerful self-serve chain that offers dozens of frozen yogurt flavors and toppings by the pound. There are nonfat, low-fat, no-sugar-added, and gluten-free options available. They also create one-of-a-kind items such as Menchie’s custom frozen yogurt cakes.
Bakeries In Your Area
These bakeries near you should have great cakes, cookies, pastries, and more:
- Chapelure at 4750 Hagadorn Rd #10
- Grand Traverse Pie Company at 1403 E Grand River Ave
- Everything is Cheesecake at 5443 S Cedar St
Chapelure is a laid-back coffee shop and bakery that serves a variety of desserts, breads, rolls, and sandwiches. Grand Traverse Pie Company serves sweet and savory pies as well as classic cafe fare in a cozy setting who can also provide excellent catering services.
Everything Is Cheesecake is a family-run business that specializes in custom-ordered cheesecakes and cheesecake-stuffed strawberries. You might also want to look into Mitten Raised from our best donuts near you list.
Local Donut Shops
Start your morning off right at one of these donut shops:
- Groovy Donuts at 3054 E Lake Lansing Rd
- Mitten Raised at 1331 E Grand River Ave
- Strange Matter Coffee at 2010 E Michigan Ave #103
Groovy Donuts is a donut and coffee shop that makes their donuts fresh daily and is old-school, throwback, and retro. Every coffee, smoothie, frappe, and other beverage they serve is made to order using the highest quality ingredients including Illy Espresso direct from Italy.
Mitten Raised brings to the Mitten State world-class, handcrafted gourmet baked goods. Cakes, cupcakes, cookies, muffins, and a few other classic treats are on offer but many would tell you that donuts are their specialty.
Strange Matter Coffee is a vibrant coffee shop with sleek and modern decor and rotating art that serves java drinks and homemade donuts.
Where To Buy Cupcakes
There are some really good cupcake shops around town:
- Gigi’s Cupcakes at 1020 Trowbridge Rd
- Sugar Shack at 215 N Clippert St
- Delicious Delights Cakes at 403 S Holmes St
Gigi’s Cupcakes is a bakery chain that serves a rotating selection of gourmet cupcakes as well as frosting-filled cookies in your area. Sugar Shack is a local sweet shop that offers a rotating cupcake selection as well as cookies, brownies, pies, and other treats.
Cupcakes reign supreme at the Sugar Shack with a large selection of unique flavor combinations that change on a daily basis plus they do catering. Delicious Delights Cakes specializes in cake and cupcake creations.
They provide reasonable prices, high quality taste, customization to each individual, delivery, cutting, and serving for weddings and large events. They also have gluten-free and sugar-free options available.
Candy Stores Near You
These local candy stores should have a wide variety of sugary treats to choose from:
- Fabiano’s Candies at 1427 E Michigan Ave
- Rocket Fizz at 2981 Preyde Blvd
- The Peanut Shop at 117 S Washington Square
Fabiano’s Candies provides a large selection of handmade candies, chocolate, and sweets including some sugar free items. Rocket Fizz is a candy store that also sells unique bottled sodas in flavors like s’mores and mud pie.
The Peanut Shop sells fresh roast nuts and peanuts in addition to a variety of old-fashioned candies.
Chocolate & Fudge Shops
Fabiano’s Candies who we just mentioned is also famous for their chocolate products.
Gluten Free Bakeries
Sweet Encounter at 112 South Washington Square is a gourmet bakery and café specializing in delectable gluten-free, soy-free, and peanut-free desserts made from scratch. Vegan desserts are also available. Cakes, cupcakes, pies, dessert bars, and cookies are among their offerings.
Delicious Delights Cakes also have a selection of gluten free and sugar free items.
Smoothies are a good combination of tasty and healthy:
- Leaf Salad Bar at 1542 W Grand River Ave
- Juice Nation at 111 S Washington Square
- Tropical Smoothie Cafe at 1595 W Lake Lansing Rd
Leaf Salad Bar serves healthy salads, soups, and smoothies made with the freshest ingredients and they offer catering. Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a laid-back, health-conscious chain restaurant that serves custom smoothies, sandwiches, and wraps.
Their toasted flatbreads, wraps, sandwiches, quesadillas, and bowls are made to order with premium meats, fresh produce, and flavorful sauces, all with a tropical twist.
Local Restaurants With Great Desserts
We will be back soon with this info, but if you can recommend any restaurants in Lansing with great desserts please do so in the comments, thanks.
We have also discussed:
- Ice Cream, Cakes & Cookies in Detroit
- Ice Cream, Cakes & Cookies in Grand Rapids
- Ice Cream, Cakes & Cookies in Toledo
- Ice Cream, Cakes & Cookies in Chicago
Enjoy Ice Cream, Cookies, & Cakes In Lansing
For now that is all we have to share but check back in because we plan to update this post often. After reading about all these local shops to buy ice cream, frozen yogurt, cookies, cakes, pastries, other bakery items, cupcakes, donuts, chocolate, fudge, candy, gluten free baked goods, smoothies, and even restaurants with can’t miss desserts in your area you should be ready to find your next sweet indulgence.
Please use the comments to let us know if any shops have closed down, or if we posted anything that is incorrect. Now have fun eating your ice cream, cookies, and cakes in Lansing.