Where to Find Good Food in Downtown Lansing – with Kids
Eating out with kids can be tricky. For the most part we all know the easy fast spots right? What I love about getting out in Downtown Lansing is that I still get to eat at delicious, fun atmosphere and vibe kind of places with my kids in tow. They start to appreciate the cute places along with me and eventually start trying new food. It’s a win-win situation.
Here is my list of fun places that are kid-friendly and delicious for all. Check out our Lansing patio options, where to find ice cream, as well as where kids eat free in our area for more ideas and options.
Lansing City Center
MP Social One of the best views of Downtown Lansing is on their patio plus they’ve got the food to match.
Waterfront Bar and Grill This place is perfect after or before a kayak trip with River Town Adventures. Watch the sunset on the water and at times enjoy live music.
Lansing Brewing Company Burgers and fries and outdoor games make this place a sure-fire good time.
For Crepe’s Sake Great savory and sweet options.
Midtown Brewing Company They are super kid-friendly and have a nice patio.
Zoup! Quick and fun make this a great landing spot with kids.
Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant You can never go wrong with chips and salsa.
Blue Owl Coffee Co (Sandwiches etc.) Grabbing food and coffee in one stop is #lunchperfection.
Los Tres Amigos Again, who doesn’t love chips and salsa?
Mediteran Cafe Mediterranean food right on the downtown strip.
Cottage Inn Pizza I personally think they make the best gluten-free pizza around, plus everything else here is like a guilty pleasure.
Roma Bakery Fun and delicious!
Happy’s Pizza Super friendly staff and yummy pizza make a great combo for #thatmomlife.
Good Truckin’ Diner The name says it all! Yum, Yum, Yum!
Saddleback BBQ “OMG.” That’s what I said when I took my first bite here. They have picnic tables set up for family-style eating making eating out with kids a dream.
Picnic Food Truck is parked here many days and it’s super yummy. Call to make sure if you’re wanting to make a plan.
Bangos Food Truck is parked throughout the downtown Lansing area. Check their Instagram for current locations each day.
The Cosmos Delicious pizza in a fun atmosphere. Kids love Cosmos! And parents love it on Sunday when kids eat FREE.
Meat Southern BBQ and Carnivore Cuisine Adults and kids love trying out all of the different sauces. Interactive eating = awesome mom/dad points.
Sir Pizza An oldy but still a goody! Their pizza is classic in Lansing. Stay for the Kareoke for good laughs and a grand ole’ time.
Pablos Authentic Mexican food can not be beat!
Punk Tacos This place is AWESOME. Best funky taco I’ve had in a while! Try all the fun stuff – you won’t be disappointed.
The Creole Great vibe, great food. You’ll want to note that it takes a little longer to eat here but it’s worth the wait if you have the time.
Cravings Pop Corn Looking for a snack? Pop in here for free samples and grab a bag of their fun flavors.
Old Town General Store I love to stop in here for easy grab-and-go food options. It helps keep us moving on our adventure without skipping a beat. Bonus – their treats, chocolate, and wine selections are wonderful! Tip: it’s a tight squeeze in here so try to leave your stroller outside.
Old Town Diner a staple of goodness in Old Town.
Golden Harvest Wait in line for what is argued the best breakfast in town.
What Do You Like to Do in Downtown Lansing and What Did We Miss?
Do you know of a special spot or place to eat that we don’t have listed? Let us know by commenting below to help spread the word to our LFF Community!
If you venture out on any of these fun ideas tag us and let us know how it went.
Have fun hanging out in Downtown Lansing, friends!