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Ann Arbor’s Best Bets for a Hangover Meal

From chinese dumplings to giant omelets, here are some cures for what ails you

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| John Reyes

Ann Arbor has great places for cocktails, glass of wine, and beer. While responsibly enjoying any of those alcoholic beverages can make for a fun evening, it’s also a recipe for a terrific hangover — especially when mixed.

There are many theories on how to effectively get rid of a hangover — from salty or spicy foods to lots of fluids to a little “hair of the dog.” One method that definitely doesn’t work is laying in bed, wishing it away. Thankfully there are many places in Tree Town that can help with whichever method one chooses, from greasy hamburgers to Chinese dumplings.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. VKitchen

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883 W Eisenhower Pkwy
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 930-1988
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A piping hot bowl of pho will warm the soul while providing lots of necessary carbs and fluids. VKitchen has five different varieties, including the signature version with sliced steak, brisket, tripe, and beef tendon.  

2. Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger

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304 S Ashley St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 663-4590
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This classic Ann Arbor burger joint is a great spot to load up with grease or, as Blimpy Burger calls it, “natural juices.” A big plate of salty fries on the side will add to the hangover-fighting arsenal.

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3. Fleetwood Diner

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300 S Ashley St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 995-5502
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A night of drinking in downtown Ann Arbor often leads to this legendary 24/7 diner, so why not return a few hours later to the scene of the crime? The Hippie Hash starts with a base of hash browns and grilled vegetables and can be topped with eggs, corned beef, or gyro meat.

A diner on a corner with a striped awning and a red and yellow neon sign shown at dusk. Shutterstock/Richard Westlund

4. Loomi Cafe

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(734) 929-2945
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Loomi’s menu changes daily based on what’s fresh, but rest assured that whatever happens to be on the menu on your day of need will be packed with a ton of spices and flavors that are sure to revive the most hungover of people. 

Sliced and charred eggplant sits on flatbread next to a pile of thinly sliced carrot, beets, and cilantro with white sauce drizzled on top. John Reyes

5. Afternoon Delight

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251 E Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 665-7513
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A giant plate of breakfast food is the classic hangover cure. At Afternoon Delight, students and townies line up around the block for this Ann Arbor diner favorite’s generous takes on breakfast classics like giant omelettes, breakfast pita sandwiches, and eggs benedict.

6. Thrive Juicery

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2420 E Stadium Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 585-5221
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For a healthier alternative, Thrive’s freshly-pressed juices and smoothies are full of vitamins and minerals. Add one of the assortment of protein powders, chia seed, or other additives to help level-up on the hangover fight. 

A brown smoothie in a plastic Thrive Juicery cup sits on a white counter with succulents in the background. John Reyes

7. The Songbird Cafe

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2707 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 761-1555
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Songbird’s Phoenix is a sandwich of egg, bacon, caramelized onions, cheddar, provolone, and smoked paprika aioli on a brioche bun — exactly the type of breakfast to help one rise from the ashes like the mythical bird.

8. Zola Bistro

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3030 Washtenaw Ave Suite 101
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 477-8088
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Zola Bistro’s brunch menu features a wide variety of sophisticated omelettes, crepes, and waffles. There’s also a full bar for those looking for a little hair of the dog.

An omelet topped with green sauce and sour cream with breakfast potatoes on the side. John Reyes

9. Tmaz Taqueria

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3182 Packard St
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 477-6089
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Tacos are a popular hangover cure and Tmaz has over a dozen different options for fillings. If the situation calls for something stronger, go straight for the hearty pozole or menudo — spicy, hot soups filled with meat and vegetables. 

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10. Yee Siang Dumplings

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4837 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 879-1459
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Yee Siang’s assortment of Chinese dumplings provide all the necessary carbs, salt, and grease to fight a hangover, all in a potent little package. Those, along with a fresh pot of hot green tea, are sure to do the trick.

1. VKitchen

883 W Eisenhower Pkwy, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

A piping hot bowl of pho will warm the soul while providing lots of necessary carbs and fluids. VKitchen has five different varieties, including the signature version with sliced steak, brisket, tripe, and beef tendon.  

883 W Eisenhower Pkwy
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

2. Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger

304 S Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
An extremely messy burger on wax paper. John Reyes

This classic Ann Arbor burger joint is a great spot to load up with grease or, as Blimpy Burger calls it, “natural juices.” A big plate of salty fries on the side will add to the hangover-fighting arsenal.

304 S Ashley St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

3. Fleetwood Diner

300 S Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
A diner on a corner with a striped awning and a red and yellow neon sign shown at dusk. Shutterstock/Richard Westlund

A night of drinking in downtown Ann Arbor often leads to this legendary 24/7 diner, so why not return a few hours later to the scene of the crime? The Hippie Hash starts with a base of hash browns and grilled vegetables and can be topped with eggs, corned beef, or gyro meat.

300 S Ashley St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

4. Loomi Cafe

Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Sliced and charred eggplant sits on flatbread next to a pile of thinly sliced carrot, beets, and cilantro with white sauce drizzled on top. John Reyes

Loomi’s menu changes daily based on what’s fresh, but rest assured that whatever happens to be on the menu on your day of need will be packed with a ton of spices and flavors that are sure to revive the most hungover of people. 

5. Afternoon Delight

251 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

A giant plate of breakfast food is the classic hangover cure. At Afternoon Delight, students and townies line up around the block for this Ann Arbor diner favorite’s generous takes on breakfast classics like giant omelettes, breakfast pita sandwiches, and eggs benedict.

251 E Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

6. Thrive Juicery

2420 E Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
A brown smoothie in a plastic Thrive Juicery cup sits on a white counter with succulents in the background. John Reyes

For a healthier alternative, Thrive’s freshly-pressed juices and smoothies are full of vitamins and minerals. Add one of the assortment of protein powders, chia seed, or other additives to help level-up on the hangover fight. 

2420 E Stadium Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

7. The Songbird Cafe

2707 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Songbird’s Phoenix is a sandwich of egg, bacon, caramelized onions, cheddar, provolone, and smoked paprika aioli on a brioche bun — exactly the type of breakfast to help one rise from the ashes like the mythical bird.

2707 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

8. Zola Bistro

3030 Washtenaw Ave Suite 101, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
An omelet topped with green sauce and sour cream with breakfast potatoes on the side. John Reyes

Zola Bistro’s brunch menu features a wide variety of sophisticated omelettes, crepes, and waffles. There’s also a full bar for those looking for a little hair of the dog.

3030 Washtenaw Ave Suite 101
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

9. Tmaz Taqueria

3182 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Tmaz John Reyes

Tacos are a popular hangover cure and Tmaz has over a dozen different options for fillings. If the situation calls for something stronger, go straight for the hearty pozole or menudo — spicy, hot soups filled with meat and vegetables. 

3182 Packard St
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

10. Yee Siang Dumplings

4837 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Yee Siang’s assortment of Chinese dumplings provide all the necessary carbs, salt, and grease to fight a hangover, all in a potent little package. Those, along with a fresh pot of hot green tea, are sure to do the trick.

4837 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

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