Jules Thin Crust
Went to the well-hidden Jenkintown location after reading some positive comments on Chowhound. We tried several different kinds of pizza--plain cheese, as well as a number of different toppings (veggie and meat) and found them all extremely mediocre. Call it "thinner" crust or cardboard-like, but not thin crust. Also, failed the cold pizza test. We don't plan to go back.
I'm so sorry to hear that! We live in Jenkintown and have really been enjoying Jules. I like the fact that I can get two slices and not feel overly full. I agree that their plain is nothing to write home about, but I LOVE the Brooklyn style (nice and garlicky) as well as the roasted potato with scallions, bacon and creme fraiche. Personally I don't like cold pizza, but I can certainly see where theirs would not hold up under those circumstances - it's so thin it probably dries like boot leather.
I finally got around to trying Jules (the Doylestown branch) for a fast early dinner before trying out a new gym. The pizza suited my needs perfectly. I got the greek salad slice and my friend got two slices of some sort of chicken pizza. The happy teenagers working there did the staring contest with each other, one person was working the counter while several were on cleaning patrol or hiding in back. The girl waiting on the person in front of us disappeared, and the contest loser stepped around the counter, cleaning rag in hand to cheerfully wait on us. It was no biggie, we weren't in a hurry and this behavior is to be expected at the tail end of summer. The day was cool enough (barely) for people to eat outside and the place was half full of customers, well-dressed parents with children in tow and very well groomed teenage girls. The pizza pick up lane was seeing some traffic too. The pizza was light and tasty and we were in and out very quickly. Just what we needed.
Jules does several things VERY well that many others don't. First is their ultra thin crust. Second, their ingredients are for the most part organic. Third they offer gluten free dough. Fourth they have good non dairy pizza. First slice I had their was tomato capers and arugal with lots of garlic. Had flavor, was great and definitely one of a kind.
That said I have had specific criticisms of the Doylestown branch over the years. First their selection of by the slice pizzas is not always good, and telling me I can order a whole pie of anything doesn't help.
Second, at the end of the day it appears as if they stop making new pies around five or six. Doesnt make it a very desirable destination for take away for dinner.
Third their drink selection could use widening.
Service is spotty there depending on who is working.
My family went for the first time today (Jenkintown location) and we really enjoyed it. The servers were really helpful and friendly and even sat my kids at a table while we stared at the options trying to make up our minds, and brought my sons glasses of water.
We got a plain (for one son) and Brooklyn (for other son) and my husband and I shared 4 slices which was slightly more than we needed:
-apple/ricotta/butternut squash (sweet , but not oversweet, almost desserty)
- panchetta and butter bean - my husband's favorite
- roasted chicken with marinated tomatoes (my second fave)
- whole wheat crust with artichoke, mozz, gorgonzola, basil (my favorite)
Everything was really fresh and while some weren't very warm (because the toppings would have reacted badly, I think), it was all warm enough and some were hot. There were more toppings than cheese and the crust was thin but definitely NOT cardboardy. Even the whole wheat crust was tasty and not hard - in fact, that one was my favorite.
I agree with JCap that I would go there again not when I wanted pizza, but when I wanted a creative, healthful, tasty, cheap dinner where my children are welcome.