We are pretty impressed with Jules Thin Crust for having the unbelievable chutzpah to setup shop directly across the street from Zachary's Chicago Pizza, one of the most well known and best loved restaurants in the Bay Area. The two pizza places are so close, in fact, that we weren't really sure which came first on our tour of College Avenue because their doors line up almost perfectly.
|The view of Zachary's through the windows of Jules.|
But once we were inside, it all made sense. Jules Thin Crust is a totally different style of place. Zachary's specializes in Chicago style deep-dish pizza that is so deep, so dishy, and so Chicago that some people don't even consider it pizza, but more of a pizza-casserole. Jules Thin Crust, on the other hand, is so thin you could almost call it a pizza-cracker (a delicious pizza-cracker).
Now all we need is for a food-truck specializing in "medium crust" pizza to park in the middle of the intersection and we'll have all the pizza thicknesses covered in one place.
Jules has a very informal vibe to it. All the pizzas are laid out in front of you at the counter and you can either order by the slice or get a whole pie. They just heat up your pizza a little bit before they serve it, so it's a great option for a quick lunch if you're in a hurry (unlike Zachary's where they take 40 minutes to bake a pie from scratch).
They have so many options!
We ordered three slices: one pesto special, a Kim's pie (chicken, portobello, caramelized onions, balsamic bbq, mozzarella, and chives), and one slice of kale and pancetta.
As tasty as it is pretty.
We really liked this place. Like most people on the planet, we love pizza, and we have room in our hearts for any type of crust as long as the toppings are delicious. Jules Thin Crust has a crazy number of fresh toppings and combinations to choose from, so if you're down with "flatbread" style pizza like this, then you're sure to find something you'll like. And if you don't like it, you won't have to walk very far to get a completely different pizza experience.
Way to go Jules! Your crust may be thin, but your courage is great, and you've got the delicious pizza to back it up. We give Jules Thin Crust four Sabuys!
Next stop: Zachary's Chicago Pizza!