Julian is the perfect place to go if you're a pie lover. Whether you're looking for traditional pie or an exotic twist on the classic, this quaint town is home to some of the best pies in the country.
Liz Smothers, the owner of Julian Pie Company, has been baking pies in the town since 1986. Her pies come in varieties like Dutch apple with a crumb top, boysenberry apple crumb and natural strawberry apple, as well as peach, peach melba and blackberry.
The restaurant is located in a one story house on Main Street, and the lines to order a pie can be long, so arrive early to avoid the crush of people. Julian Pie Company also serves iced coffee, moccachino and hot chocolate.
This spot is worth a visit for their delicious pies, especially the caramel dutch apple with crumbs and apple mountain berry crumb. They're very well priced, and the staff is very friendly.
While they won't ship their pies for Thanksgiving, you can purchase them online to pick up in-store at their Julian store. They have a number of holiday options including Pumpkin, Pecan and crunchy Dutch Apple. Alternatively, they'll be selling their famous apple, pumpkin and pecan pies at Mama's Kitchen annual bakesale event in November.