In Michigan we have the "party store" and then we have QD. The one, the only, Quality Dairy. Or as the sign above says Quality Dairy Co. "Food Stores".

Now while it might share some similarities to a party store (and some locations in some neighborhoods it's really close), QD stands out and stands alone.

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It's legendary in Lansing.

Quality Dairy Company was founded in March 1936 by Gregory J. Martin and Harvey Mack. The first store was located at 1406 South Washington Avenue. At the time, milk was most commonly obtained by home delivery & was seven cents a quart. (Quality Dairy)

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The first Quality Dairy Store was opened in 1936 and as of 2020 there are 29 Mid-Michigan area retail locations. Wikipedia

And while "dairy" is still in thier name, QD is known for so much more.

That world famous French Onion Chip Dip, the donuts, Cider's A Pourin', the ice cream, and more.

We've assembled the list and photos of the Top 11 Things we all go to QD for.

  1. French Onion Dip
  2. Donuts
  3. Cider
  4. Ice Cream
  5. Liquor
  6. Beer
  7. Lotto
  8. Actual other dairy products (milk, sour cream)
  9. Faygo
  10. Better Made Chips
  11. Gasoline

Honorable mentions: cigarettes, Swishers, Black & Milds, and other tobacco products.

Oh and the coffee. Lack of coffee condiments puts this down here for me.

Not making the list and honestly I've never see anyone eat it but there's always a slice or two missing: the QD pizza. Or any of the roller food. Is it just me? Who eat's that?

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