Whether you’re looking for a box of chocolates to gift your sweetheart or a decadent dessert to share with your family, we’ve highlighted Greater Lansing’s best candy makers, bakeries and bistros. We encourage you to try them all!
CHOCOLATES & CANDY
In 1935, Michael Fabiano married Jane Coscarelli and moved to Lansing. Mike taught Jane how to make candy using only the finest ingredients, without shortcuts, to get the very best results. Together, they passed the art on to their children and grandchildren.
Today, 85 years later, Fabiano's Candies is still a fixture in Michigan's Capital City. Serving fine chocolates, truffles, sugar-free candy and more. Its enduring tradition of quality and service lives on.
Looking for a unique gift? Purchase an exclusive membership in the delicious Candy of the Month Club. Receive one pound of Fabiano’s favorites delivered directly to your door! Visit website for details.
A gourmet chocolate, ice cream and coffee shop nestled on a quiet lake in Bath. What makes them different is that almost without exception, everything they serve is made from scratch, and from simple wholesome ingredients. Find a full selection of premium chocolates, fancy ice cream desserts, and exquisite coffee drinks. Offering vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free options so that everyone can enjoy the experience. Visit during the summer where their lakeside location provides a peaceful and charming setting for your dessert shop experience.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Johns. Visitors can watch artisans make their gourmet chocolate through the observation window into the kitchen! Choose from over 60 flavors of gourmet chocolate on display (flavors rotated weekly), enjoy a cup of delicious espresso blend hot coffee, cold-brew iced coffee, healthy energy bites, and 12 flavors of in-house made hummus (ask for a sample!). Everything they make is gluten-free and nut-free and most of the selections are dairy-free as well. Ask about the many vegan options! They really understand food allergies and don't allow peanuts or nuts through the front door and no wheat products are used in the kitchen. On-site sales are cash only.
Located on Washington Square in downtown Lansing, The Peanut Shop is a Lansing institution and has been delighting patrons since 1937. This original Planter’s peanuts store serves nuts fresh-roasted daily on the premises, plus snack items, popcorn and candy. All ages will enjoy browsing the glass cases filled with delicious treats. Once you make your selection it is carefully weighed and packaged by the pound.
CAKES & MORE
Sugar Shack wants to give the people of Lansing a top of the line bakery product, with excellent customer service. Serving extra large gourmet cupcakes. Different days equal different flavors. Warm cookies and colossal cookies, brownies, cookie dough, cupcakes, pies and specialty occasion cakes. Open 7 days a week. Sunday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Delivery all day and night. Pictured above is their chocolate whiskey cupcake.
This bakery has it all! Featuring 20 feet of display cases filled with gourmet cupcakes, donuts, mini or full size cheesecakes, full size tortes, chocolate covered strawberries, cannoli, éclairs, party cakes ready to write on while you wait or order in advance for special decoration, flavor and size, gourmet brownies, large selection of cookies, scones, cinnamon rolls, pecan rolls, croissants, coffee cakes, breads, full size and mini pies, many other items and seasonal favorites as well. Gourmet coffee, cappuccinos, chai, teas, smoothies and iced coffee drinks are also available.
Gigi's Cupcakes of East Lansing is a premier gourmet cupcake shop, baking fresh, delicious, beautiful cupcakes, cheesecakes, and cookies daily. Locally owned and operated franchise. With over 100 Gigi's Cupcakes across the United States, East Lansing is currently the only one in Michigan! Stop in to see just how much love is baked into each cupcake just for you. Gluten free flavors available.
PIES & MORE
It’s worth the short drive to DeWitt to get the best pies in the country! Five of their delicious pies took home 1st place and the coveted Best of Show at the 2009 Crisco National Pie Championships / FOOD NETWORK Pie Challenge. Sweetie-licious is a charming bakery café with vintage ambience paired with delicious old-fashioned food. The award-winning baked goods, sandwiches, salads and quiches are the talk of the town and unbelievably delicious! Their DeWitt location is pictured above.
Come for the pie, stay for the food. Offering fresh, handmade pies every day and a full menu of amazing sandwiches, soups, salads and more. Breakfast served all day. Offering unique catering options to include boxed lunches with pie, Michigan pasties, quiche and more.
Social Sloth Cafe is a Turkish family-owned business, a cozy place to gather where home-made, cooked fresh daily food is served. It is an artisan bakery, serving ethnic Turkish flavors inspired with a Mediterranean touch. Pictured above.
The owners pride themselves on the highest quality foods and the most flavorful dishes. They have a philosophy of the mindful eating of good food. Their mantra is "Let's hang together for good food and collect tasty memories. We want patrons to eat like a sloth slowly, enjoying our food.”
As the owner was born and raised in the Mitten, the bakery’s goal is to bring you delicious and unique desserts! Donuts, morning pastries, cookies, bars, cakes and so much more! "Our treats are handcrafted and uniquely imagined for your enjoyment. We rotate flavors seasonally to keep things new and exciting and pride ourselves in using locally sourced products as much as possible, striving to be an environmentally friendly bake shop and giving back to our community," shared Katie Anne Lambert. Open Thursday – Sunday for walk ins. Reach out in advance for special orders.
Photo credits: Social Sloth Café & Bakery, Fabiano's Candies, Sugar Shack and James Lenon.