Food Finder listings are rotated each week based on space. If you have an update for the listings, please call us at (517) 371-5600 x. 11, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.FB = Full Bar
WB = Wine & Beer
TO = Take Out
D = Delivery
RES = Reservations
OM = Online Menu
P = Patio
SF - Smoke Free
Average price per person, not including drinks:
$ - Less than $8
$$ - $8 to $14
$$$ - $14 to $20
$$$$ - Over $20
ARTIC CORNER— Serving fresh, soft serve ice cream, burgers, nachos and coney dogs in Lansing’s Old Town. Walk-up window only, no indoor seating. 314 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. TO, P, $.
BAKE ‘N’ CAKES—This home-style bakery offers bread, cake, pizza and more. For a decadent dessert, try the Turtle Torte — three layers of spongy chocolate cake and creamy frosting drizzled with caramel and chocolate. 3003 E Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 337-2253. 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday- Thursday: 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. -6 p.m. Sunday www.bakencakes.com, D, TO, OM, $
G S SCOOPS—Scoops is known for its vast ice cream selection as well as its gourmet popcorn.
The most popular feature is the build-yourown sundae department, which features three machines (two of which offer non-fat yogurt.) There’s no limit to how many toppings you pile on, but keep in mind— everything is done by weight. Scoops also offers catering, for those interested in outdoor ice cream socials. Spring and summer hours now in effect: Monday— Friday 12 p.m. –10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. –10 p.m. 2850 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 337-2115. TO, $
MELTING MOMENTS— This long-standing ice cream shop also provides WiFi if you’re looking to get your ice cream fix while surfing the Web. Popular Melting Moments items include their specialty gelatos and their cookie sandwich. 313 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 332-0110. 12 p.m. 10 p.m. Sunday—Saturday currently, 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday—Saturday in the summer. TO, WiFi, $
STUCCHI’S—Serving super premium ice cream and New York style pizza, this family owned parlor offers hot and cold treats that taste great in any weather.
2552 Meridian Crescent Drive, Okemos. noon-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday: Noon-11 p.m. Friday- Saturday. (517) 349- 1121. P, TO, $
SWEETIE PIE PANTRY—With 40 varieties of home-baked pie, there’s one for every sweet tooth. Indulge in Aunt Margie’s Raspberry and Coconut Custard Pie or Aunt Ruby’s Butterscotch Praline Pie for a satisfying dessert.
108 N Bridge Street, Dewitt. 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday: closed Sunday-Monday. (517) 669-9300, www. sweetie-licious.com, TO, OM, $
Cafes & Diners
BACKYARD BBQ— Lawn chairs, potted sunflowers and wooden shutters give a backyard feel in a light-hearted atmosphere. Pork is smoked for 14 hours before being served in Backyard’s signature barbecue pork sandwiches.
2329 Jolly Road, Okemos. 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Friday; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday; Closed Sunday. (517) 381 8290. Second location at 301 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday – Friday (517) 853 2777. TO, P, SF, $
BETTER HEALTH CAFÉ – Located inside the Better Health Market in the Frandor Shopping Center, this cafe features a deli, juice bar and espresso bar with a focus on organic and natural foods, including fair trade and organic coffees, organic juices and smoothies, organic salads and meats free of nitrates, antibiotics or preservatives. 305 N. Clippert Ave., Lansing.
9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday –Saturday; 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday. (517) 332- 6892. www.betterhealthstore.com. TO, $
COFFEE JAM—Grab some classic comfort food and dessert here. The cookies are made fresh daily, but get there early because they sell out quickly.
6427 Centurion Drive, Lansing. 6:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 6:30 a.m.-4 pm. Friday; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday: closed Sunday. (517) 327-1111. TO, D, Wi-Fi, SF $
DALMATIAN’S FIREHOUSE GRILL—A small restaurant, this place fills up fast. Try “The City’s Best BLT,” a heap of
apple-smoked bacon served on toast with lettuce and tomato. 1107 S.
Washington Ave., Lansing. 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday- Friday; 7 a.m. – 1p
.m. Saturday; Closed Sunday. (517) 485-7877.D, TO, P, Wi-Fi, $
the original Grand Slam and Moons Over My Hammy, Denny’s knows
breakfast is good anytime. Also serving a wide range of sandwiches,
dinner and desserts. Open 24 hours. 7330 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing.
(517) 323- 2110. Also at 2701 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517)
FLEETWOOD DINER—A staple
on this throwback diner’s menu is the Hippie Hash, a medley of shredded
potatoes, green peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, onions and tomatoes
combined with any meat and cheese on the menu. 2211 S. Cedar St.,
Lansing. Open 24 hours except 1 a.m.- 4 a.m. Friday-Saturday.(517) 267-7606. TO, $
GOLDEN HARVEST —
Featuring home-cooked meals made from scratch every morning, this
breakfast and lunch spot has been a Lansing staple for more than 50
years. The restaurant’s specialties include the popular dragon sausage,
made from a secret recipe. 1625 Turner St., Lansing.7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday. (517) 485-3663. www.myspace.com/ golden_harvest. $
GONE WIRED CAFE— This
popular hangout and study spot serves more than coffee. Hungry java
junkies can also try one of several specialty pizzas or create their
own omelet. Diners in a hurry can grab a pre-made wrap or sandwich and
hit the road. 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. Summer hours: 9 a.m. – 9
p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday & Saturday. (517) 853-
0550. www.gonewiredlansing.com. TO, P, SF, Wi-Fi, $
GRAND TRAVERSE PIE CO. —
This bakery, cafe and catering company is known for its pies. They
serve fruit and cream pies, potpies and quiches. Their menu also
includes sandwiches, salads and grab-and-go dinner items. Also serving
espresso and Fair Trade coffees. Warning: City Pulse is banned for
being too liberal. 3536 Meridian Crossing Drive, Okemos. 6:30 a.m. –
8:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6
p.m. Sunday. (517) 381-7437. www.gtpie. com.
D, TO, P, OM, WIFI, SF $ Second location at 1403 E. Grand River Ave.,
East Lansing. 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday. (517)-203-3304. D, TO, P, OM, WIFI $
subs stacked high with meats and toppings and much more are served
cafeteriastyle in this restaurant laden with sports memorabilia. 930
Trowbridge Road, East Lansing. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday- Friday, 11 a.m.-8
p.m. Saturday. (517) 351- 3800. www.hobiesrestaurant.com. OM, TO, Wi-Fi, WB, SF, $
HOMETOWN DINER— Generous portions of breakfast favorites and plenty of lunch options, too, highlighted by homemade hamburgers. 1040
S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Friday, 7 a.m.
– 3 p.m. Saturday – Sunday. (517) 372-5535. TO, SF, WiFi, B, $.