Julian Shopping

  • A Must See in Julian
    A Must See in Julian
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    JULIAN CIDER MILL: FRESH APPLE CIDER MADE DAILY

    by travelgourmet Updated Oct 11, 2010

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    APPLE JUICE BEING MADE HERE
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    Apples are Julian's claim to fame, so why not have a glass of freshly pressed apple cider at the Julian Cider Mill. They also have a complete line of nuts and dried fruits that will fill anyone's desire. Candy bins filled for you to choose candy of your choice.

    One of the highlights of going in the fall or winter is to get comfy in front of the centrally located fire stove heater. Sip an apple cider and warm your hands as well as the cockles of your heart.

    What to buy: It's a given that when in Julian, you should be looking for apple related food items. My favorite is Apple Butter.

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    Shops Sprouting Everywhere!: Every Nook and Cranny

    by lmkluque Updated Sep 25, 2012

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    Main Street is no longer the only place to shop. Up and down the side streets are more shops opening up all the time! Thus Julian is becoming a place for shoppers looking for that unique or individual handmade item.

    Thankfully, the people of Julian have not allowed things to change on Main Street, but the side streets are now teaming with new shops. It's almost jungle like to my way of thinking. One advantage to following the paths of these eclectic business's is that you'll get a view of the residential sections of Julian. This is something that has been missed by most of us who have visited over the years. We tended to stay right on Main Street. I'm not sure how the locals like having tourists tramping past their homes?

    Most of the shops I've stopped in do have some interesting or unusual items, but shopping is not really my thing so I rarely buy.

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    JULIAN PIE COMPANY: A PIE FROM JULIAN

    by travelgourmet Updated Oct 11, 2010

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    WORLD FAMOUS JULIAN PIE COMPANY
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    You go to rural Julian in the mountains located between San Diego and Palm Springs for the clean crisp air but you have heard about Julian and apple pies. So, what better place to have the All American Apple Pie then right in the heart of Julian at the original Julian Pie Company. Better yet, take a scenic drive of about 10 minutes to visit their larger pie store in Santa Ysabel.

    The store in town has that laid back rural country feel (see photo on their website home page) that says comfort and contentment. After you have a piece of apple pie, or buy one to take to your B & B or hotel to enjoy, you will have had a taste of Americana. If you take the short drive to the other Julian Pie Company store in Santa Ysabel, you will find a tourist style interior with lots of cookery and souvenirs. It is a fun stop. Enjoy.

    What to buy: .Well, let's being with APPLE PIE. lol. Take a look at the pie display case and pick a winner.

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    DUDLEY'S BAKERY: BREAD, THE STAFF OF LIFE

    by travelgourmet Updated Oct 11, 2010

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    I JUST WANTED A LOAF OF BREAD
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    Why would you want to go to a bakery in Julian, famous for apple pie? Well, how about the best bread that Dudley's Bakery has been famous for throughout San Diego County since 1963. Hard to describe, but easy to eat, a loaf of bread from Dudley's is long remembered. Since Dudley's has a deli and gift store as well, you can spend some time looking over the many items for sale, have a bite to eat and then take home one, two, three or four different kinds of bread. Nothing like a great loaf of bread to get the palate humming a tune or two.

    What to buy: Okay, you are in for a treat as you walk to the bread aisles at Dudley's. I could have purchased 10-12 loaves of bread and have had a different taste flavor from each and every loaf. Reason being is that the bread varieties here are so many, it like trying to decide what gelato to have while in Rome, Italy. I decided to take advantage of the over 20 delicious types of bread that are for sale. At the time I was there, a sale was on to buy four loaves and get a fifth one free. Oh yeah, bargain time and bread can freeze for a couple of weeks, that's all it has to last because you will most likely eat all the loaves within that short time. My favorites are Jalapeno Cheddar and Asiago Cheese and Black Olives. Wow! I need to go back and buy more!.

    What to pay: I couldn't help myself. I bought more that I thought I would. Too good to pass up. Take along the piggy bank, if you have to. Dudley's bread is worth every penny! Of course, the deli section of the store lets you choose the bread variety for your sandwich if you want to eat while at Dudley's. A little extra treat before you take the bread loaves home.

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    Whatever you fancy: Small town choices

    by ranger49 Updated Dec 8, 2011

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    Books galore( Borrowed photo)
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    As we left the Julian Pie Cafe we spotted across the road a second hand book shop and decided on a quick browse as we were running out of time. It is a rambling place where one could spend hours and get lost. Each of us found something we "had" to buy but hurried on.

    During our tour of the town we had seen a large Grocery store with an historic plaque. The original owner was Frank De Luca, an Italian immigrant, who seems to have been a bit of a character. He sold out and retired in 1912 but the building has continued to sell groceries for the almost 100 years since then.
    The little shopping arcades sell plenty of tourist type items but also regular clothing, agricultural and gardening supplies and guns for hunters - in fact Pistols and Petticoats.

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    Julian Cider Mill: Everything Apple!

    by lmkluque Updated Jun 8, 2013

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    This is actually a cider mill, but they have a store connected to it that is open to the public. In the store there are so many things made from apples that it boggles the mind. They do have items not made of or from apples, but I usually focus on the apple products. There are things to eat, drink, to look at and to use.

    After spending time in the store, go out back to get your raw apple cider. They give samples sometimes and a small cup will cost only a dollar.

    What to buy: There are a variety of fresh honey products, even apple blossom honey. I get a jar of this, sometimes a bag of nuts, a jar of apple butter, a half or full gallon of raw cider and apple sauce when I'm in the store.

    What to pay: The price of these item are a bit higher than at the big chain stores, but the quality is so much finer. So it's worth the price.

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    Julian Pie Company: Wonderful pies

    by Agraichen Updated Jul 5, 2013

    The Julian Pie Company has wonderful wares. I've only tried their chicken pot pie and apple pies but both were "home made" in taste and not much more in cost. The small shop in Julian at the end of main street was crowded when we arrived but it was worth the trip.

    They also have a second shop at 21976 Hwy 79, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070 Tel 760-765-2400

    What to buy: Apple Pie and Chicken Pot Pie are two of thier staples. The Dutch Apple will serve 6-8 for $13.95 while the small Chicken Dinner pie serves two for lunch for $8.95. Both were incredible.

    What to pay: The Dutch Apple will serve 6-8 for $13.95 while the small Chicken Dinner pie serves two for lunch for $8.95. Both were incredible.

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