Gluten Free Guide to Julian, CA

Updated: Jan 17, 2020


Once an unheard of diet restriction, in recent years the need to be gluten-free has become considerably more mainstream even in little old Julian. Over the last few years, many restaurants have stepped up their game with gluten-free options.

While these restaurants offer gluten-free menu items as described below, their kitchens are not gluten-free. These places offer items made without gluten but aren’t gluten-free so cross-contamination is possible. The following restaurants cannot guarantee that food prepared in their kitchens has zero exposure to gluten.

Miner's Diner


The list of things to do and see in Miner's Diner is endless. Throughout the diner, you can view the collection of original vintage decor including a Bobs' Big Boy, a U.S. license plate collection, and so much more. You can take a seat at the 1929 original, old-fashioned soda fountain or at a table. With either choice of seating, you’re sure to have a unique 1930’s dining experience. You guessed it! Their gold miner's inspired menu even has gluten-free options.

Julian Tea Cottage


In 1995, Edie and Jim Seger bought the house to be the home of their business, Julian Tea & Cottage Arts. Come on in for Afternoon Tea (reservations recommended). You can also find a vast array of gift items, stationery, teas, and seasonal items. When you call to make your reservations, just mention your dietary needs, like being gluten-free, and they will make sure to have something ready for you.

Wynola Pizza


Come enjoy yummy wood-fired pizza, drinks, and experience local art at Wynola Pizza. This place offers indoor/outdoor seating, craft soda, vegan, and gluten-free pizza. Yes! They have gf pizza crust.

Jeremy's On The Hill


Julian's very own Chef Jeremy Manley opened his first restaurant in 2007 – Jeremy’s on the Hill. The menu here changes frequently in response to seasonal, fresh produce, and local organically-grown produce which is grown on Jeremy's sister's farm. A few gluten-free options they have are fresh salads, homemade soup, and wonderful meat entrees.

Mr. Manitas


Mr. Manitas Taco Bar and Fruteria has a wonderful menu with many GF options. They have indoor and outdoor seating.

Julian Yesteryears

This shop has a gluten-free cookbook.

Apple Alley


Apple Alley Bakery is a quaint little pie shop on Main Street. Among their list of pie flavors, you can find sugar/gluten-free and vegan options. They also have a simple lunch menu.

Granny's Kitchen


Granny’s Kitchen offers the only deep-dish apple pie in Julian, weighing in at a full 8 POUNDS! Don't worry I'm not trying to torment you. You can find gluten-free pie (upon advance request) and other goodies here.

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