Keeping Ann Arbor Restaurants Alive & Eating Healthy: Jolly Pumpkin

Mike Coval
January 7, 2021

We're continuing the trend with featuring two restaurants at one time!


Now, I've never been, but I have a few clients that love this place and asked me to feature it.  I scanned the menu and here are 3 items I found that will help you contribute to both your health & the livelihood of Holiday's.

Build Your Own Omelet - you can replace eggs with egg whites if desired.  I'd load this bad boy up with protein and veggies and you've got one helluva a breakfast option. 

Waldorf Chicken Salad - double up on the chicken portion and enjoy the rest as it is!  Consider putting dressing on the side and dipping your fork in it rather than pouring the whole thing on your salad.

Chicken Fajitas - skip the sour cream and tortillas.  Or, if you really like the tortilla's then skip the rice.  Chicken fajitas can be a staple on the menu for you anytime that you're looking to eat relatively healthy and stay on track.

You can check out the rest of Holiday's menu by clicking here.


JP has been one of my favorite Ann Arbor restaurants for years now.  The JP burger cracks my top 5 burgers that I've ever had at a restaurant and will be included in my 3 recommendations.

Now, their menu is super limited right now due to COVID so take that into consideration with my choices. 

JP Burger - f'n delicious!  Here's my recommendation to have the burger and not break the nutrition bank.  Get the burger as is.  Get an order of truffle fries and split with someone.  Get the side salad and ask for extra tomatoes and cucumbers on it.  In my opinion, this is one of the best meals in Ann Arbor.  If you're working on dropping body fat, then I'd probably skip the fries all together.

Grilled Chicken w/ Brie - a leaner protein option than the JP Burger.  I'd do the sides just as I recommended above. 

Cobb Salad - add grilled chicken.  Put the dressing on the side.

You can check the to-go menu at JP by clicking here.


If you have had a burger that's out of this world, then let me know!  Every time that I travel within the US or Canada I research burger joints in the area and put them to the test. 

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