Friday, February 20, 2015

Pie-stop: Mom's, Julian

The phrase running through my mind this morning is "don't borrow trouble", but on Monday, President's Day, when Basia, Phil, Scott and I stopped in Julian on our way home from the desert, the only thing on my mind was what kind of pie to get from Mom's. I went with boysenberry-apple pie with crumb crust and one scoop of vanilla ice cream. Scott and Basia ordered cherry-apple-crumb thinking they might share some of it with Phil and I in exchange for some of our apple-boysenberry, but neither Phil or I like cherry. We let them have a few bites of ours anyways before we took a quick walk around town. 

As you can see from the signs, there are half a hundred things you can do and see in Julian, but since we were just making a piestop, we only went to our favorite pie place, Mom's. Scott and I love visiting the mountain town of Julian in the fall and winter to pick apples and go to the wineries (although, it wasn't looking very wintery this time). Next time we'll probably be back with Sprout. This was Basia and Phil's first time to Julian so they have to come back too. Basia loves apple flavored things so much she said she'd live here! 

Julian is located in East County, San Diego right where highway 79 meets up with highway 78. You can camp or stay at a number of small hotels or bed and breakfasts. Scott used to stay at the Julian Gold Rush Hotel with his family. 

+Anyone out there been to Julian? 
+I'm curious, what's your favorite kind of pie?

Mom's Pies

2119 Main Street
Julian, California
A Julian original since 1984. Stop by for a slice or take a whole pie home while visiting historic Julian California.
Pie Line 
Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm
Saturday 8am to 6pm
Sunday 8am to 5:30pm

p.s. I have re-organized the San Diego tab so it is hopefully a little easier to use.


  1. Looks like a really interesting place to visit. And how exciting to think that next time you'll have your baby with you. I love the idea of somewhere you can go just for a pie. Over here it's more tea and cakes, but I'm sure a pie shop would catch on. CJ xx

    1. Cake's good too. Especially coffee cake! Hope you have a nice weekend CJ.

  2. I know it might sound awful, but have you ever had rhubarb pie? It's one of my favorites.

    1. I haven't, but I've always been curious. The name did kind of scare me away. Thanks for the recommendation!

  3. i get made fun of at thanksgiving because i always take a tiny slice of every kind of pie. i'm a big fan of apple pie, of course, and blackberry cobbler if that counts, but shoo-fly pie might be my all-time favorite.

  4. This looks like hands down the cutest little town! I love the signs with all the things to do. Visiting the pie shop would be at the top of my list, too:) You were pretty nice to share. I probably would have tried to scarf mine down before anyone could get to it:) I can totally picture you guys bringing little Sprout there as he/she grows. So fun!! Glad you had fun! p.s. I'm super jealous to see you in shorts. Excuse me while I go put on my parka:) Hope you have a great weekend, friend!

  5. Looks like a very fun place to visit - and you had me at "pie shop" LOL


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