Drive 40 miles of Donut Heaven on our Mid-Michigan Donut Trail


Delicious Cider and Donut Destinations in Greater Lansing

Cider + Donuts = great start to the best Fall vibes. There’s something about Cider and Donuts that set the mood for a great Fall day with the kids or friends. Do you have a special place you go with your family for this delicious combo?

Strange Matter Donuts Michigan Ave

We’re so lucky in Greater Lansing. We have a great downtown/city area and at the same time no matter where we live, we’re a short drive to farmland and you guessed it – some of the best Cider in our radius.

Mid-Michigan’s Donut Trail

Map Key: Orange Teardrops – Farms and Local Spots.  Blue, Green, and Yellow Circles – Chains and Corporate destinations.

23 Cider and Donuts Shops in Greater Lansing

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Our LFF team has gathered a plush list of cider and donuts places for you to visit. Are any of these your family’s favorite?

In Alphabetical Order – here are our TOP 22 destination picks for great cider or donuts or both in Greater Lansing:

01. Anderson & Girls Orchard


Take a little mini-trip to this awesome family-fun destination. Their Cider and donuts up to par with their many play areas.

02. Bake N’ Cakes

They recently ventured into making donuts and we aren’t mad about it. #yum

03. Barkham Creek Farms

Barkham Creek Farms Donuts and Cider with kids in Lansing

Families love to go back every year for these delicious donuts and fresh cider. A local LFF reader suggests the Cider Slushes. Thanks, and Yum! Haslett, MI

04. Biggby Coffee

Known for their seasonal and holiday drinks just add their donut holes and you’ve got a match. Locations all over Greater Lansing

05. Blue Owl Coffee

Blue Owl Kid Friendly Coffee Shop Lansing ReoTown

Cider, good treats, and family events all week long in the heart of Lansing. Reo Town, Lansing, MI

06. Brown’s Apple Orchard

This family-owned orchard is one to put on your list to try out. Holt, MI

07. Country Mill

This cider and donuts destination is a reader favorite! These donuts are a must-taste before the season is out. Charlotte, MI

08. Cops & Doughnuts

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This doughnut-haven is a national and local favorite.  Lansing, MI 

09. Dunkin’ Donuts

You know Dunkin’ Donuts had to make the list right? They are a chain but they are darn good. Lansing and Okemos, MI

10. Flour Child Bakery


Everyone is raving about Flour Child’s Bakery! Try their donuts, but be warned, they have a lot of great options you’ll want to test out as well. They also sell Madcap coffee. Grand Ledge, MI

11. Foster Coffee Co

Foster Coffee Owosso Lansing Family Fun

Foster Coffee has a wonderful atmosphere, great drinks, and serve donuts from Blueline Donuts in Flint. East Lansing by late Sept. 2019 and  in Owosso, MI

12. Groovy Donuts

Their donut variety is HUGE and worth the stop. GF options here. East Lansing, and Williamston, MI

13. Gull Meadow Farms


Take a mini-road trip to Richland for a delicious cider and donut combo and fun activities for the family.

14. Horrocks Farmers Market

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If you’ve been around here long enough you know that I’m a mega-fan of Horrocks. Among their many charms is their cider and yes, their donuts! They have a case of donuts you can pick from. They also have many other donuts and sweet options to pair with their delicious cider and latte bar at Iorio. Lansing, MI

15. Markillie Orchard

You’ll find this on Detroit’s list of great places but since it’s just 20-30 minutes from us it’s made our list too! Go, you’ll love it. Howell, MI

16. Mitten Raised Bakery

Mitten raised-donuts

We love Mitten Raised because it has such a cozy atmosphere but it has treats to match. Their donuts are kid-approved and their cider is mom-approved!

17. MorningLory Cafe & Bakery

This is another reader favorite! Try their donuts, you will not be disappointed. Dimondale, MI

18. Phillips Orchards


They use the traditional rack and cloth and it’s so yummy –  just plain great cider! St. John’s, MI

19. Rex Young’s Orchard

Cider and donuts made daily! Rives Junction, Michigan

20. Starbucks

Cake pop anyone!? I think we can call that an honorary donut. Plus their caramel and buttery cider are lovely. East Lansing, West Lansing, South Lansing, Okemos, and soon to be an Eastwood, Lansing location!

21. Strange Matter

I’m partial to these because they make some that are gluten-free. Trust me, no matter if they are the regular kind or my favs, you’ll LOVE these donuts!

22. Uncle John’s Cider Mill

Uncle John's Cider Mill Fun with Kids

This wonderland is our family favorite! There’s so much to do here, but even if we were just talking cider and donuts, this would still be a must-visit destination. Maybe you’ll even get to see the mill at work. St. John’s, MI

23. Quality Dairy 

Last but certainly not least is QD. This is a working-mom office favorite! With so many donuts coming through her office, local mom and LFF insider says that these are by far some of the best coffee and donuts around. Greater Lansing, MI

Cider and Donuts in Greater Lansing and Michigan with kids
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If you have a place you think we should add to the list – send it over! This list is made up by the community so join in, we can’t wait to hear what you think.

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