It’s a well-known fact that Ypsilanti offers some of the tastiest sweets and desserts around! Whether you’re indulging in an order of fried oreos at Maiz, or sipping on a homemade root beer from 734 Brewing Company, we mean it when we say Ypsi is the place to be when craving something sweet! We’ve put together some recommendations to try on your next Ypsi adventure. 

Ice Cream Time  

Find a variety of sweet treats for the whole family at Ice Cream Time serving up a ton of tasty options! Take time browsing the extensive menu and choose from frozen favorites like soft serve cones and sundaes, slushies, shakes and malts, flurries, and more! Did you know you can also order dog-friendly ice cream treats? We mean it when we say there’s something here for the whole family!  

Two dogs eating cones at Ice Cream Time

Baked Goodies 

Dom Bakeries 

Both visitors and residents love Dom Bakeries! This family operation is well-loved and continuously praised by regulars and first-timers. Their delicious baked goods and dedication to the community for over 40 years are something to celebrate. Featured on Emmy-award winning TV show Under the Radar Michigan, Dom’s is certainly a must-visit. Order donuts to-go, cakes, and special orders fit for any occasion. 

Dom Bakeries donut selection

Root Beer Classics 

Bill’s Hot Dog Stand 

Add Bill’s Hot Dog Stand to your root beer tour! This bright yellow stand opened in 1935 and offers an old-fashioned charm. Bill’s offers a limited menu featuring homemade root beer and classic coney dogs.  Root beer lovers can take the flavor-filled beverage home by ordering a gallon to go. Might want to grab two just in case! Bill’s accepts cash only and is open for the season.  

Bill's Hot Dog Stand


Signature Specialties  

Ma Lou’s Fried Chicken 

In downtown Ypsilanti, visit Ma Lou’s located near Riverside Park and the Border-to-Border Trail. Known for their flavorful signature chicken sandwiches, the biscuit donuts can't be missed! Be sure to order a couple- one is never enough. This Ma Lou’s specialty is made with traditional biscuit dough, then deep-fried and dipped in a buttermilk glaze. This is a top-rated treat to try for anyone with a sweet tooth!  

Ma Lou's biscuit donut

What’s in Your Cup? Juice and Smoothie Café 

Visitors can order the best specialty smoothies and freshly squeezed raw juices from What’s in Your Cup.  All menu items are vegan, dairy free, and mostly organic, providing options for everyone. Enjoy sweet Smooth-ez like the P&B Smoothie made of peanut butter, banana and almond milk, or the Orang-licious raw juice with freshly squeezed carrots, mango, orange and lemon for a flavorful combination.   

What's in Your Cup? Smoothie


This is just a sample of what Ypsilanti has to offer. What are your go-tos for sweet treats in the Ypsilanti area? Tag and share your photos with us on social media using @ypsireal and #YpsiReal for a chance to be featured on our page!  


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