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 Favorites
Go! Ice Cream
Go! Ice Cream is a premier destination for handmade ice creams and everyday deliciousness. This dedicated inclusive space specializes in small-batch ice creams created from scratch and made with love. Local ice cream lovers can join the Pint Club subscription. Packages include the newest flavors including stories and inspirations behind the making, plus playlists, reading recommendations, and more.
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!
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.
Root Beer Classics
Some of the best root beer can be found in Ypsilanti. Along with mouth-watering burgers, fries, and grilled cheese, Kluck’s Drive-In is known for their iconic ice-cold homemade root beer and ice cream floats. These sweet treats will perfectly complement your meal to create the ultimate drive-in experience. Want to try a float with a twist? We recommend trying Orange Crush float!
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.
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!
Craving’s Dessert Lounge
Cravings Dessert Lounge prepares fresh Middle-Eastern desserts daily. The menu contains specialty desserts like baklava variations, harissa, and other delectables like Tiramisu cake slices and apple caramel cookies. We recommend the build-your-own kanafa bowls, the lounge's signature dessert! Each bowl includes kishta cream and toasted shredded kanafa and is topped with pistachios.
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.
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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