23 Scrumptious Cider & Donuts Destinations – Lansing’s Donut Trail

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Drive 40 Miles of Cider & Donut Heaven 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?

We’re so lucky in Greater Lansing. We have yummy options right here in our own downtown/city area + bonus, no matter where we live, we’re a short drive to farmland and you guessed it – some of the best cider and donuts in our city’s radius.

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23 of the Best Cider & Donuts in Lansing – Your Trail to Deliciousness!

I dare say that this plush list of cider and donuts places for you to visit, could quite possibly be the best in our state. Yep, I said it. Just try the list out and prove me wrong! Jokes (kinda) aside, are any of these your family’s favorite?

In Alphabetical Order – here are your TOP 23 destination picks for great cider or donuts (or both) in Greater Lansing:

01. Anderson & Girls Orchard

2985 N Sheridan Rd, Stanton, MI 48888

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

3003 E Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48912

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

03. Barkham Creek Farms

181 Haslett Rd, Haslett, MI 48840

Families love to go back every year for these delicious donuts and fresh cider. A local LFF reader suggests the cider slushes. Sounds delish, thanks!

Barkham Creek Farms Donuts and Cider with kids in Lansing

04. Biggby Coffee

Locations all over Greater Lansing – See map below for ‘Biggby near me’

Known for their seasonal and holiday drinks but just add their donut holes and you’ve got a match.

05. Blue Owl Coffee

1149 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI
213 Ann Street, Suite C, East Lansing, MI 48823

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

Blue Owl Reo Town Lansing Patio with kids

06. Brown’s Apple Orchard

1298 Aurelius Road Holt, MI 48842

This family-owned orchard is ready for a great season of apples which means a great season of cider!

07. Country Mill

4648 Otto Rd, Charlotte, MI 48813

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

08. Cops & Doughnuts

6427 Centurion Dr, Lansing 48917

This doughnut-haven is a national and local favorite.  

cops and doughnuts downtown lansing truck

09. Dunkin’ Donuts

8205 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917
3415 E Saginaw St Suite A, Lansing, MI 48912
3450 Okemos Rd Suite A, Okemos, MI 48864

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

10. Flour Child Bakery

 323 S Bridge St, Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Everyone raves 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.


11. Foster Coffee Co

196 Albert St, East Lansing, MI 48823
115 S Washington St, Owosso, MI 48867
615 S. Saginaw St, Flint, MI 48502

Foster Coffee has a wonderful atmosphere, great drinks, and serve donuts from Blueline Donuts in their flint location. They also carry seasonal cider and donuts in their other locations.

Foster Coffee Owosso Lansing Family Fun

12. Groovy Donuts

3054 E Lake Lansing Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
313 W Grand River Ave, Williamston, MI 48895

Their donut variety is HUGE and worth the stop. GF options here.


13. Gull Meadow Farms

8544 Gull Rd, Richland, MI 49083

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


14. Horrocks Farmers Market

 7420 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917

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.

horrocks lansing farmers market

15. Markillie Orchard

5200 N Latson Rd, Howell, MI 48855

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.

16. Mitten Raised Bakery

1331 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823

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

115 N Bridge St, Dimondale, MI 48821

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

18. Phillips Orchards

1995 E Gratiot County Line Rd, St Johns, MI 48879

They use the traditional rack and cloth and it’s so yummy –  just plain great cider!


19. Rex Young’s Orchard

2600 E Territorial Rd, Rives Junction, MI 49277

Fresh cider and donuts made daily!

20. Starbucks

East Lansing, West Lansing, South Lansing, Okemos, Lansing/Eastwood Locations across Greater Lansing. See map below for ‘Starbucks near me’

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

21. Strange Matter

2010 E Michigan Ave #103, Lansing, MI 48912
337 S Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933

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

8614 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.

Uncle John's Cider Mill Fun with Kids

23. 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.


Your Cider & Donut Trail Map

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

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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:

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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 Donuts 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 favs.


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