With the holiday season and Small Business Saturday quickly approaching, we wanted to share some of our favorite small businesses in each region where our NBS Experience Centers are located. To kickstart your journey of shopping small and supporting local this year in the Lansing, MI, area, we’ve compiled some must-visit shops, restaurants, experiences and more.
Here are some of our Lansing team’s top recommendations!
Metro Melik 517 – Lansing, MI
Know someone who is passionate about flaunting their Lansing pride? Discover a large collection of apparel and accessories decked out with Lansing-themed designs and logos at Metro Melik 517.
The Beeswax BARRN – Haslett, MI
At The Beeswax BARRN, every product is meticulously handcrafted, from candles to bars of soap to lip balm. Bee sure to check them out for unique handmade gifts for your loved ones!
Twiggies – Lansing, MI
At Twiggies, you can accomplish a big portion of your holiday shopping in one stop. From beautiful floral arrangements to clothing, accessories, décor, books and pantry items, their diverse selection ensures there’s something for everyone on your list.
Vintage Junkies – Lansing, MI
Have someone in mind who loves all things vintage? This shop offers unique furniture, household accessories, décor, artwork, clothing and more. Swing by and explore the super cool items that are waiting to be discovered!
Blondie’s Barn – Haslett, MI
This American-style diner is a community staple, serving up large plates of omelettes, pancakes and other tasty breakfast items. But it doesn’t stop there – you can also drop in for lunch to enjoy a sandwich, salad or soup.
Bowdie’s Chophouse – Lansing, MI
Nestled in the heart of downtown Lansing, Bowdie’s offers a delightful selection of quality food and cocktails, making it the ideal choice for your next night out. Indulge in their delicious menu featuring steaks, salmon and more.
Relli’s Sports Bar – DeWitt, MI
Love authentic Italian food? From their pizza to their pasta dishes, Relli’s offers a taste of Italy in every bite. Their menu also offers burgers, brats and sandwiches to accommodate the cravings of your entire group.
Ruckus Ramen – Lansing, MI
If you’re a ramen lover and haven’t tried Ruckus Ramen at Avenue Café yet, what are you waiting for? From delicious rice bowls, to baos, to ramen, you surely won’t be disappointed.
Blue Owl Coffee – Lansing, MI
If you love good coffee and good vibes, Blue Owl Coffee is your place! With three locations in the Lansing area, you can conveniently stop by for a coffee, no matter what part of town you’re in.
Chateau Coffee Co. – Lansing, MI
Need a boost of energy? This Mediterranean and French inspired specialty coffee shop offers flavorful options from traditional Arabic coffee, tasty espresso creations, coffee flights and delicious pastries.
Midtown Brewing Company – Lansing, MI
Midtown Brewing Company offers 46 draft lines, featuring 10 of their own classic beers, as well as a variety of Michigan’s favorites. Plus, they use neighborhood goods and food…gotta love community support!
Zoobie’s Old Town Tavern – Lansing, MI
Looking for somewhere to hang out and grab a drink? Zoobie’s Old Town Tavern offers a great selection of craft beer, wine, creative and classic cocktails and tasty bar snacks, as well as an outdoor patio for you to enjoy.
Horrocks Farm Market – Lansing, MI
Horrocks offers a little something for everyone – fresh produce, gourmet coffee, candy, beer, wine and beautiful flowers. They also have scheduled events, food trucks, live music and a Beer Garden, ensuring a fun-filled visit!
Nelson Gallery – Lansing, MI
Looking for something to do, but also need to shop for holiday gifts? Nelson Gallery not only showcases stunning artwork for you to explore, but they also have pieces that are available to purchase. Gift yourself or the art lover in your life a one-of-a-kind piece from this gallery!
We hope this list inspires you to buy differently this holiday season. These awesome businesses make it easy to shop small and support local, so we’d be thrilled if you would join us in giving back to our wonderful Lansing community!