Julienne Tomatoes – Petoskey
A great place to eat in Petoskey, Michigan! The entire staff at Julienne Tomatoes has worked very hard to make this restaurant a success. It is very rewarding to be recognized by our customers as well as respected publications for our food, service and employees. Thank You!
We are living our dream in Northern Michigan and invite you to stop in and enjoy our passion. Expect great recipes using locally grown ingredients.
We are committed to great food. Fresh baked goods, housemade soups and service with a smile every time.
We proudly participate in the Michigan Land Use Institute’s ”Taste the Local Difference” campaign & support over 20 Michigan Companies and 15 Local Farms.
421 Howard St
Petoskey, MI 49770
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Julienne Tomatoes On Facebook
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Wednesday 27th May 2020, 16:43
Share your COVID-HAIR, if you DARE! ... See MoreSee Less
I think we're all missing Tracy Cone Sneddon!
Wednesday 13th May 2020, 10:39
*Quarantine Day 57*
Here I sit anxious and eager...Working has always been a dominant part of my life, sometimes 3 jobs at a time...and here I sit...I am a warrior, and here I sit...
Honestly, nothing in regard to COVID-19 has really changed...still no cure, (although maybe better treatment methods), still no vaccine, (this takes time), still shortages on supplies for our medical workers, (back to asking for homemade masks), symptoms still undetectable, still people dying at alarming rates, employees are still concerned with contracting the virus or spreading it to vulnerable loved ones, and still, the worst internal struggle, "What if someone who I work with, or a devoted customer, or a dedicated delivery driver, or a neighbor, unintentionally contracts the virus from my Restaurant?" Was it worth it? Could I live with that? The answer is no! I personally fall into the demographic with the highest percentage of infection as a 50 year-old female. The majority of our customers are over 50, the second highest percentage.
Am I afraid? No. Am I realistic? Yes. Can we take precautions? Of course we can, and we are, and we will.
We have purchased face masks, we have purchased hand sanitizer, we are installing a plexiglass shield at the checkout counter, we have purchased a portable, wireless checkout device. We have ordered Tomato decals for the floor to promote proper social distancing. We have no trouble handling carryout orders, we take pride in the disposables we offer and the sources we acquire them from, we "know how" to sell food out our front door. Our crew has always worn gloves, we have always kept a clean kitchen, we have always handled food properly, we always use bleach, we always take care of each other, we always try to promote healthy living, we always sanitize all surfaces that our customers come in contact with, we always pass health inspections with flying colors, we always celebrate our victories, we always hold each other accountable, we always take pride in what we do. We constantly reinforce proper procedures with all of our crew, regardless of their position, we all have checklists, and clean-up lists and auxiliary clean-up lists, we always receive compliments from our vendors and service providers in regard to our pleasant employees, and clean facilities. But this COVID-19 is different, it's new, it's unknown, and still no User Guide.
So for now, we will wait...
We would all LOVE to be back to normal and spreading love and joy with our delicious food and desserts, but for now we wait...
We hope that you respect and understand this decision, and that you will wait with us, and for us.
A special thank you to all of those who have reached out to purchase gift cards, we appreciate your confidence in us and support.
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Thanks to all for your support and understanding. 🍅❤️🍅
Well said Julie...so proud of you... its nice to see your customers response. Its frightening to watch the crowds demanding restrictions be lifted. Who will they blame if they contract the virus. Not themselves for sure. You set a wonderful example for your customers and your community. Love you daughter, J and K .
You were definitely given the gift of a beautiful soul! Thank you for staying true to your beliefs for the greater good. You are THE BEST!
I’ll be one of the first in the socially-distanced-six-foot-away-from-each-other line when you are back!
This is why I love you! You are so thoughtful and RESPECTFUL of others! Thank you Julie! I will wait and when I next get to visit your restaurant and your amazing staff I will show you the same respect by responsible distancing and wearing a mask!💕
You are always loved and appreciated no matter what decisions and choices you make. I sit in FL till it calms down in Michigan. I want to come home so badly. Stay safe our dear JULIE.💕
Thanks for the great rant. Hope the powers to be listen, MISS YOUR GREAT FOOD AND FRIENDSHIP.
We look forward to seeing you when we get there in July. Stay safe and healthy.
We respect and support your decisions and will wait for you! I'm looking forward to the Ghost of Grain Train and anything with local greens. 🥰
You are my newest heroes. You care about saving lives. When it’s safe, I will support you in any way I can. Thank you!
Very well said . Thank you for thinking of the safety of your customers .
What a great post from a great restaurant! You are being honest and realistic without being alarmist. I hope you can open back up as soon as you are comfortable doing so.
Looking forward to that Chowda' on Fridays when you are back! Take care.
We miss you; but, share your concern. I'm not sure that life will ever be the same again. 😍😱🌷
Don’t mind waiting at all. I look forward to seeing the JT team in action. You all rock.
Thank you. For words of waiting , concern , caution,optimism,hope and goodness. Until later.
Super thoughtful perspective! ❤️🍅❤️
Can’t wait to drive up from TC for a delicious lunch once you’re up and running! 🙏🏻❤️😋
Well said team CJ alumnus I have to find my way up to your area for lunch someday
I’m with you. Thanks Julie & team.❤️🍅
You are worth the wait, Julie!! 😋🥰😋
Be safe and be blessed 🙏🏻 see you soon.
Of course we will wait. We miss you all ❤️
feel the same. thanks for saying all that out loud
Thank you and you are doing the right thing ,
Thursday 30th April 2020, 12:06
🍅Quarantine Day 44🍅
Wow! What a time this has been! When we made the decision to close for service we never knew what it was going to mean. Looking back, we know we absolutely made the right decision for our employees, our families, our customers, vendors and our community. Has that been difficult? Hell, yes!
If you thought running a restaurant the way we do was challenging, you were right! I’m here to tell you that running a restaurant that is CLOSED, during a PANDEMIC, from your COUCH, is one of THE MOST challenging obstacles I have faced!
There’s been an overall feeling of helplessness, often questioning the decisions, fighting the feeling of what I should be doing for others, how can I help, and am I doing it right, or what should I be doing differently? Honestly, it’s been torturous.
For the last 17 years, I have been running a restaurant that is proud to be successful, proud to be an active member in our community, proud of our accomplishments, proud of our staff and humbled to be loved and appreciated by so many. The easy part of that is, “I KNEW HOW TO DO IT.”
“I DIDN’T KNOW HOW” to apply for unemployment, I didn’t know how to apply for grants, I didn’t know how to scan documents, upload documents, electronically sign documents, participate in Zoom meetings, sell Gift Cards from home, plan events that may not happen, none of it! But I have learned! And now, I am learning how to re-emerge from a historical lifetime unprecedented event!
Please know that we will be back! Things will be different, they will be for all of us. Our intention is to continue to serve our community, provide a clean safe and healthy establishment for not only our employees, but our customers who have enjoyed dining with us for years. We are 🍅MAKERS OF GOOD FOOD!🍅
We are particularly grateful for all of the dedicated essential workers in our community who have continued to provide for all of us. We are also especially grateful to all of our personal and professional advisors who have been the beacon of our course! We would not be here without you!
We intend to keep you informed of our re-emergent date. Until then, please stay safe and healthy. 🍅❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
What Greg said!❤️
Thank you for this. You are a wonderful person and a great local business owner and community supporter. You will have an army of people ready to enjoy your food and support your business.
Well said. Re-learning how to learn is humbling. The only certainty is that things will continue to change. You and your staff have the skills, the brains and the integrity to navigate the course ahead, and to continue to improve all of our lives.
Thanks for your compassion and dedication. May we all re emerge!
Looking forward to seeing all of you once again!
We miss you!
Heard Chef All can say is whoa... 💛❤️💙Take Care STAY SAFE ❤️
As a business owner I can relate on the challenges. We really are all in this together. Stay proud of who you all are. You are all amazing ❤️
Bonnie & I Miss Our Julienne Lunches & Coffees & Seeing All Of You! We Wish You The Best As You Continue To Maneuver Business Operations From Your Couch!! Y’all Are AWES🍅ME!!!
Hoping we get a vaccine so life can approach normal again
This is great news. We northern Michiganders are tough!
We love you guys and can’t wait to see you all in July!
I am so glad to hear that you are planning to reopen when you feel it’s the best all the way around. I completely understand your feeling of being overwhelmed, learning all these new things to do your job-crazy! Still here supporting you!
Thanks Julie. We certainly have not forgotten about you. We can’t wait to return to some form of normalcy. You will be one of our first outings. We appreciate you, your staff, and all of your goodness. 😍
You did such a good job of describing the challenges you face--so very proud of you!! No wonder your restaurant is always serving such great food!!❤️
You are missed. Grateful for your dedication to our beautiful town. Can’t wait to see you all soon 🥰❤️
My family and I hope to be there in July! We always have breakfast on our way out of town, it’s our see you next year Petoskey tradition!
❤❤❤ proud of all you gave done and continue to do!!
When the roots are strong the 🍅 vine will always regrow! Keep your chin up, this community believes in you ❤️
You rock!! Stay healthy and positive. One moment at a time. See you soon ❤️
so good to read this post - looking forward to that re-emergent date - YAY
I can’t wait! I’ll make the drive from grand haven ASAP!
Thanks! Looking forward to lunching with you again!
I'll take a scramble special with an extra egg... just put that on order for the reopening. 🙂
Be safe and be blessed and be at peace🙏🏻
Thursday 16th April 2020, 14:10
“Like sands through the hourglass,” so are the days of our quarantine...
Don’t know when, but we do know we WILL be back to serve you and our community.
Please share what you’re craving...for us it’s the camaraderie, the smiling faces, the growing families, the smell
of chocolate chip cookies baking, bacon in the oven and Tomato Basil soup on the stove, the thrill of the lunch hour, the race against the clock, and all the daily small victories.
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Colin just told me 2 days ago that he really wanted a #1! I miss all your faces and your warm friendly welcomes!❤️😁
I’m down in Florida, but I miss seeing you all! My favorite Petoskey restaurant... I occasionally dream of a Rueben, bag of chips, Diet Coke - no pickle! 😃 So hopeful to see you this summertime.
I miss this great place and look forward to my next visit whenever that may be. ❤️
The sound of your front door and my feet on your wood floor. The smiles at the counter. The goodness inside that brown paper bag that makes the whole day better!
Any breakfast special!! Greek salad! Oh heck how about a fancy dessert too! Love your chocolate cake.
Nah, the egg salad, bag of chips and aPEANUT BUTTER COOKIE, heaven...
We miss JT so much we're making a version of a #1 for lunch today!
Any one of your awesome sandwiches!
Miss you all....stay safe
Unfortunately I’m ALWAYS craving creme brûlée 😂
A rainy evening ahead... mmmm, Tomato Basil soup would be incredible. ❤️ Hang in there Julienne Tomatoes family, we can’t wait to see you all again!
Vegetarian lamplighter !
The chances to get out and enjoy the community
Can't wait to get a grilled ham and brie again!!!!!!!
Definitely a lamplighter
Checking the special but always ordering the Man breakfast anyways, crossword with my wife, moose drool, the wonderful staff, enjoying the adulthood privilege of eating cookies for breakfast desert....miss it all really.
Missing you all😘
Peanut butter cookie