Travel the Mid-Michigan Donut Trail


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Find Delicious Donuts Along Mid-Michigan’s Donut Trail

In looking for something to do with my kids during Spring Break, I made a list of the donut shops in our area.  It turned into a Mid-Michigan donut trail for us that we really enjoyed.

There are other great donut shops, like the Lansing area Quality Dairy, but I wanted to focus on the smaller unique shops.  We even mapped it out so you can enjoy this experience too.

You will want to start your trip early.  The earlier you go to these locations, the better selection of donuts!

Global Coffee Company – Saint Johns Michigan

127 N Clinton St, St. Johns

Located in downtown Saint Johns is Global Coffee Co.  Find a friendly smile and a relaxed atmosphere. They serve a delicious cup of coffee with a variety of donuts from Cops and Doughnuts.  Our favorite is the Vinnie (a cinnamon roll donut with maple frosting and bacon).  Enjoy your treats inside the shop or get them to go.

clairmonts coffee saint johns michigan donuts

clairmonts coffee serving donuts and coffee saint johns michigan

It’s A Baker Thing – Owosso Michigan

309 N Washington, Owosso

Located on Washington in downtown Owosso, is It’s A Bakery Thing (formerly Bea’s Bakery).  There is a buzz around this shop.  Other patrons were telling us what their favorite donuts were as we looked over their selections.  They have something called chopped souy (an apple fritter with pineapple, cherries and raisins). Delicious!  There is space to enjoy your treats inside the bakery.

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unique donuts at beas bakery owosso michigan

Bake N Cakes Central – Lansing Michigan

3003 E Kalamazoo St, Lansing

Located down the road from Frandor and easily accessible from the highway, is Bake N Cakes.  They are known for their phenomenal cakes.  They also have recently opened another location on MLK street in Lansing that makes donuts.  We couldn’t help ourselves and had to get some chocolate covered strawberries and a cupcake. Their apple fritters are delicious and full of flavor.  There is space to eat there or get it to go.

Bake N Cakes Central Lansing Michigan

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MSU Bakers – East Lansing Michigan

220 Service Road, East Lansing

In an unassuming building, you’ll find this hidden gem.  The MSU Bakers can be found with the sandwich board signs telling you there are fresh treats.

We got cinnamon roll donuts that were light and fluffy and covered in chocolate frosting.  The kids begged to eat these and they raved at how light and delicious they were.  This is a strictly to go location, no seating.

MSU Bakers East Lansing Michigan

MSU bakers serving donuts
This donut got a little squished when it was put in the bag. Don’t let the looks fool you, it was delicious.

Mitten Raised – East Lansing Michigan

1331 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing

Located in the Brookfield plaza on the west side of the plaza, you’ll find Mitten Raised.  This is a spacious location with seating to sip and enjoy your coffee and treats inside. There are lots of unique choices to select from.  We got a chocolate chip muffin and a S’More donut.  Bring some friends and you can sample many different treats…if your friends will share!

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mitten raised east lansing michigan

Groovy Donuts – East Lansing Michigan

3054 E Lake Lansing, East Lansing

Located in East Lansing, is this psychedelic wonder. Groovy Donuts has a good selection of donuts, including some gluten free donut options.   We tried the delicious blueberry fritter.  There is seating here to enjoy your treats inside and coffee and other drinks are also available.

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inside groovy donuts east lansing michigan

Where will you start your mid-Michigan donut trail? Where are your favorite donuts at?

Mid-Michigan has some pretty awesome donut shops. Take a drive on the Mid-Michigan donut trail. We have compiled a list of some great donut shops you'll want to visit again.


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8 Comments

  1. The Donut trail sounds amazing! We are gonna add this to our next trip to Michigan. Thanks

  2. I love trying new donut shops when I travel! These all look amazing, but Bea’s Bakery really catches my eye! Can’t wait to make it up this way so I can try some!

    1. Bea’s was a cute shop. The customers were very friendly too, giving suggestions on their favorite donuts to get.

    1. They really will! We live in the area. I can’t get away without them wanting to stop and get donuts. They know all the good places!

  3. Donuts are my weakness, especially apple fritters (or any kind of fritter) and you’re killing me with all this pics! 😉 What a delicious looking donut trail!

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