Cheap Eats—Jules Thin Crust
Get pizza myriad different ways, including gluten free, on the cheap in Danville
From the bright and airy interior, to an A-List beer selection, to its oblong-shaped pies, Jules Thin Crust isn’t your father’s pizzeria. This new eatery in Danville’s Livery brings a refreshing, new-school take to pizza, complete with seasonal ingredients and gluten-free crust options.
Slices are generously sized and reasonably priced at $3. Even better, in addition to the usual cheese and pepperoni, you can choose a slice from among the 10 or so of Jules’ 28 eclectic custom creations featured each day, including such taste bud–twisting combos as the fig jam, Gorgonzola, prosciutto, rosemary, arugula, and mozzarella, or the organic edamame, ricotta cheese, locally produced goat cheese, caramelized onions, fresh mint, and mozzarella (with a drizzle of lemon vinaigrette).
Prices for whole pies are affordable as well: $11.50–$15.25 for a medium and $13.50–$18.50 for a large. Gluten-free crust is available on all medium and mini pizzas for an additional $1.25. Also, make sure to check out the farm-fresh salads ($4.95–$5.95, add chicken for $1.25), including a bright and zesty Mediterranean. And don’t miss the fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies ($1).
Better Beer: Along with eight wine choices (four red, four white), Jules features a terrific selection of beers, including Bay Area–brewed favorites Trumer Pils, Racer 5, and Speakeasy IPA.
Go Gluten Free: In addition to its crust, Jules offers two gluten-free beers, as well as baked goods from Mariposa, a gluten-free bakery in Oakland. Its house-made celiac-safe dough is also available for purchase.
Pizza Moderna: Jules’ high-ceilinged interior features natural light, ample wood, and bright red Italian-designed chairs to create a fun, contemporary feel. The beautifully displayed pies covered with freshly colorful ingredients don’t hurt, either.Jules Thin Crust, 820 Sycamore Valley Rd. W., Danville, (925) 743-2790, julesthincrust.com. Lunch and dinner daily