The Lansing foodie scene is an ever changing landscape.

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Over the course of 2023, we saw numerous restaurants close their doors for the last time. Places like Black Cat Bistro in East Lansing and Tannin in Lansing are just two examples of closures that came about. However, we also saw a great number of restaurants open their doors for the first time.

Some new restaurants that joined the Lansing foodie scene in 2023 include Leo's Coney Island in Lansing, Pita Way in East Lansing, and a handful of restaurants inside the Lansing Shuffle.

New Restaurants in East Lansing

Now, East Lansing has not one, but two new restaurants coming our way!

If you've driven along Grand River Avenue at Hagadorn, you may have seen the sign up for the new eateries joining the plaza; The Morning Post for A Spirited Breakfast and D'Nulffos Seafood & Chophouse.

Kristen Matthews TSM Lansing
Kristen Matthews TSM Lansing

No word on when these restaurants will be opening, just a sign that says, "Coming Soon".

Old East Lansing Restaurants

These restaurants will be opening in the plaza at the northwest corner of Hagadorn and Grand River, right next to D & D Bicycles.

These restaurants will be taking over the old Punk Taco/The Cosmos location. If you remember correctly, The Goat on Grand River (a speakeasy) was supposed to open in that location. They announced plans to open there in February of 2023. However, in August 2023, The Goat announced via its Facebook page that it was still opening, just at a different location.

I love me a good breakfast place, so I'll be excited to give this place a try when they open!

Lansing Area Bars and Restaurants That Serve Amazing Mocktails

Whether you are a pregnant person, a sober person, an underage person, or just a person who doesn't feel like drinking alcohol at the moment, there's got to be something out there for us, right? That's when I discovered the beauty of a mocktail. If you don't drink alcohol, for whatever reason, there are some fantastic restaurants and bars in Lansing that serve up more than pop and lemonade. Check out these spots that have amazing mocktails. 

Gallery Credit: Kristen Matthews

The Top Ten Restaurants In Lansing For Locally Made Fast Food

Looking for a yummy quick eat that's considered fast food, but may not be a big chain? Check out these local Lansing area restaurants.

These Michigan Restaurants Have All Sadly Closed Since Appearing on National TV

You'd think an appearance on a national TV show like Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives or Restaurant: Impossible would guarantee success for a restaurant.

That hasn't been the case for these six restaurants, all of which have closed after being featured on national television.

Gallery Credit: George McIntyre