Lansing’s Donut Trail: 21+ Places to Get Cider & Donuts in the Greater Lansing Area

Where to Find Cider & Donuts in Greater Lansing

Let’s be honest – what would fall be without cider and donuts?

There’s something about drinking fresh cider and warm donuts that just sets the fall mood.

This winning combination is a tradition amongst Michiganders, and luckily we have lots of yummy options right here in the Capital City.

Strange Matter in Lansing, MI

Lansing’s city areas are booming with delicious cider and donut options, but take a short drive out of the city and you’re sure to find quaint, family-run farms that have perfected the cider and donut fall vibe.

Many of these places offer much more than just fall food faves; some have a whole fall vibe going on with apple picking, corn mazes, sunflowers, and pumpkin patches. Some even have fun yard games, hay rides, live music, and more for an unforgettable experience.

Strange Matter Donuts Michigan Ave
Cider and Donuts at Strange Matter, Lansing, MI

The Best Cider & Donuts in Greater Lansing

Happy trails to you, Lansing! Read on to start enjoying delicious cider and donuts this fall season. Let us know how many you try and which ones are your favorite.


Barkham Creek Farms

181 Haslett Rd
Haslett, MI 48840

This adorable farm in Haslett offers fresh, warm donuts and delicious cider. There’s also a small corn maze in the back, u-pick and already picked pumpkins and gourds galore, and lovely items for purchase like vibrant mums.

Barkham Creek Farms Donuts and Cider with kids in Lansing
The antique tractor at Barkham Creek Farms in Haslett, MI

Biggby Coffee

Locations all over Greater Lansing – See map below for “Biggby near me”

Biggby is definitely a Lansing local favorite, offering yummy seasonal drinks like Caramel Apple Cider and pumpkin spice everything. Just add their donut holes, and there you have the perfect combo.

Caramel Apple Cider at Biggby

Blue Owl Coffee Co

REO Town:
1149 S Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48910

East Lansing:

213 Ann Street, Suite C
East Lansing, MI 48823
New location coming in December 2023 at 1034 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing

Old Town:
1236 Turner Rd Ste B
Lansing, MI 48906

Offering seasonal yumminess like Caramel Apple Cider plus other good treats. Locations in REO Town, Old Town, and East Lansing. A new EL location coming soon to Trowbridge Rd.

Blue Owl Reo Town Lansing Patio with kids
Blue Owl Coffee in REO Town, Lansing, MI

Brown’s Apple Orchard

1298 Aurelius Road
Holt, MI 48842

This small, family-owned orchard in Holt offers delicious, fresh apple cider. Check their Facebook or call to make sure cider has been made for the season.


Choice Farm Market

4212 Holt Rd
Webberville, MI 48892

If you’re looking for a full day of amazing fall activities, this is the choice for you. Choice Farm Market in Webberville offers apple cider, donuts, food, hay rides, pumpkin patch, barnyard buddies, tunnel slides, corn pit, tractor pull, cow train, hay bale lift, candy cannon, calf roping, pedal carts, tire town, giant bale pyramid, duck races, rat races, giant yard games, fall photo ops, and more.


Dunkin’ Donuts

3517 Holt Rd
Holt, MI 48842

3955 Ernest Way
Lansing, MI 48906

8205 W Saginaw Hwy
Lansing, MI 48917

3415 E Saginaw St Suite A
Lansing, MI 48912

906 N West Ave
Jackson, MI 49202

3450 Okemos Rd Suite A
Okemos, MI 48864

You knew Dunkin’ Donuts had to make the list, right? They are a chain and yep, they are darn good.


Flour Child Bakery

323 S Bridge St
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

This adorable and quaint bakery and cafe has donuts and ALL the pastries plus Madcap Coffee. They are amazing with their seasonal offerings and themed goodies, but do not skip their out-of-this-world sandwiches for lunch. If you are in the Grand Ledge or West Lansing area, this place is a must-visit.

Flour Child Bakery in Grand Ledge, MI

Foster Coffee Co

196 Albert St
East Lansing, MI 48823

115 S Washington St
Owosso, MI 48867

Foster Coffee Co has wonderful atmosphere with great drinks. Check out their Chai-der (aka fresh, local apple cider and their house-made chai). Plus they serve donuts!

Foster Coffee Owosso Lansing Family Fun
Waiting in line at Foster Coffee Co in East Lansing, MI

Groovy Donuts

3054 E Lake Lansing Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823

313 W Grand River Ave
Williamston, MI 48895

Their name says it all – Groovy Donuts are FAR OUT. Their donut variety is HUGE, making this place worth the stop. During the fall, they serve up apple cider cake donuts , pumpkin spice cake donuts, and a maple bacon apple fritter just to name a few. Gluten-free options here as well.

Picking out donuts at Groovy Donuts in East Lansing, MI

Gull Meadow Farms

8544 Gull Rd,
Richland, MI 49083

Take a mini-road trip to Richland, near Kalamazoo, for a delicious cider and donut combo and fun activities for the family. They go a little extra and offer donut sundaes and cider slushies! Get the lowdown on the activities at Gull Meadow Farms this year by clicking here.

Gull Meadow Farms in Richland, MI

Horrocks Farmers Market

7420 W Saginaw Hwy
Lansing, MI 48917

Among their many charms is their cider and yes – their donuts too!

They have a case of donuts you can pick from. They also have many other donuts and sweet options including hand-dipped caramel apples.

horrocks lansing farmers market
Horrocks Farm Market in Lansing, MI

Markillie Orchard

5200 N Latson Rd
Howell, MI 48855

Located in Howell, about 30-40 minutes from Lansing, you’ll find Markillie Orchard serving up delicious, fresh cider and all sorts of donuts – apple spice, pumpkin spice, blueberry with vanilla icing. Don’t skip the hot cider or the cider slush.

Bonus: their outdoor area is for kids to play in and has a new playground.

Fresh donuts at Markillie Orchard in Howell, MI

Mitten Raised Bakery

1331 E Grand River Ave
East Lansing, MI 48823

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


MorningLory Cafe & Bakery

115 N Bridge St
Dimondale, MI 48821

This is another reader favorite! Try their Donut Supreme – a fresh, hot donut topped with strawberries and whipped cream and drizzled with a little bit of chocolate. You will not be disappointed!


Phillips Orchards & Cider Mill

1995 E Gratiot County Line Rd
St Johns, MI 48879

3000 Vine St
Lansing, MI 48912

Stay a while at the apple orchard in St. Johns to get your cider and donuts fix. Parents can sip hard cider on the patio and families can plan a picnic in the fields, pick apples, and watch staff make cider with an old fashioned rack and cloth press! They have horse-drawn wagon rides to their orchards during select weekends in October.

Stop by Phillips Cider Bar & Market on Vine St in Lansing near Frandor for some yummy treats.

Spiced cider & donut at Phillips Orchard

Young’s Orchard

2600 E Territorial Rd
Rives Junction, MI 49277

Fresh pressed cider, cider slushes, and donuts made daily. Self serve available!



See map below for ‘Starbucks near me

Cake pop anyone!? I think we can call that an honorary donut. Plus their caramel and buttery ciders are lovely.


Strange Matter

2010 E Michigan Ave #103
Lansing, MI 48912

337 S Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933

MSU Union Bldg
49 Abbot Rd, Ste 113
East Lansing, MI 48824

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!

A sprinkle donut from Strange Matter in Lansing, MI

Uncle John’s Cider Mill

8614 N US-127
St Johns, MI 48879

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.

Grabbing a donut at Uncle John’s Cider Mill in St. Johns, MI

Quality Dairy

Locations all across Greater Lansing.
Use map below to find ‘QD near me.’

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 contributor, Beth, says that these are by far some of the best coffee and donuts around.

Uncle John's Cider Mill Fun with Kids
Hanging out at Uncle John’s Cider Mill in St. Johns, MI

The Best Cider & Donut MAP 

Map Key:

Orange Teardrops: Farms and Local Spots. 

Blue, Green, and Yellow Circles: Chains and Corporate destinations.

Donuts and Cider Near Me


Still Hungry?

Try these other Michigan donut trails that promise just as many delectable delights. Both GRKIDS and KZOOKIDS have miles and miles of donuts to find. Some of my personal favorites are Rise Bakery in Grand Rapids and Rose Gold in KZOO.

Happy trails, Lansing:


Taste Test Your Way through Lansing’s Best Cider and Donuts

Where do you think has the best doughy goodness? Are you up for a cider and donut taste test challenge?

If you have a place you think we should add to the list – send it over! This list is made up of community interaction so join in, will ya?! We can’t wait to hear your faves.

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