527 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 to 12 a.m. Thursday through Sunday
At Zyara Grill, the food is prepared fresh right in front of your eyes. You definitely can’t get the kind of experience at a McDonald’s. On the menu, you can expect to find all of the staple Mediterranean dishes. It serves shawarma, falafel, pita wraps, kabobs and more. If you’re looking for dessert, you’ll have a hard time settling on a decision. There are smoothies, fresh fruit juices and baklava aplenty. Zyara is located across from the Michigan State University campus, right next to Sushi Ya and the Peanut Barrel.
One North Kitchen & Bar
5001 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 to 12 a.m. Friday & Saturday
One North Kitchen & Bar opened its first location in Jackson, but after success in that town, the owners decided to open a new location for Lansing residents to enjoy. The name comes from the historic North family that owns the property on which the first location was built. One North aims to provide a spot for family and friends to gather and commune over a fulfilling and hearty meal. It’s a restaurant that serves classic American cuisine like fine steaks, burgers and fish. The menu also includes a selection of pizzas and a “handheld” section with wraps and sandwiches. If you dine there, you can also enter yours into a raffle to win tickets to Tiger’s games and other sporting events
Mr. Corned Beef
401 N. Clippert St., Lansing
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Mr. Corned Beef claims to serve the best corned beef in town. It originally set up shop in Detroit, but recently it has expanded with a location near the Frandor Shopping Center in Lansing. Mr. Corned Beef wishes to provide a family-friendly atmosphere and, of course, plenty of meat. Its corned beef sandwich comes in three sizes. You can decide what you want depending on the size of your appetite. If you’re really feeling the summer heat, you can try out its hand-scooped ice cream.