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Bakesale Betty

Bakesale Betty

Bakery, Sandwich Spot, and Fried Chicken Joint$$$$
Temescal, Oakland
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    This bakery is famous for their sandwiches. It's one of the most popular in the city!
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    Soxinly
    "The jalapeño coleslaw is perfect for fried chicken sandwich!"(39 Tips)
    Andrew M.
    "Chicken sandwiches, strawberry shortcake, all cookies are great!"(10 Tips)
    Clayton S.
    "Its all about the fried chicken sando."(4 Tips)
    Jessica @.
    "Get extra coleslaw w your sandwich!! Soo good."(2 Tips)
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  • Olivia P.heart icon on user image
    Olivia PNovember 17, 2016
    The fried chicken is white meat, moist and the crust is perfect!! Not greasy at all!!Their apple pie is really cinnamony, tender flaky crust and the vanilla whipped cream is lightly sweetened.
    Upvoted Feb 16
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    BommyMay 29, 2016
    Line is long but moves incredibly fast. Buttermilk fried tofu sandwich is delicious and filling. Buttermilk fried chicken sandwich is definitely a must-try though. Pear ginger scone is too sugary.
  • Frank K.heart icon on user image
    Frank KimApril 4, 2015
    The best chicken sandwich I've ever had, took it home and adding Sirarcha and BBQ sauce did nothing to enhance the taste, was perfect on it's own.
  • Ryan L.heart icon on user image
    Ryan LeggettAugust 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    When you go to a place that serves only a fried chicken sandwich, you get the fried chicken sandwich. And you come back again and again for the fried chicken sandwich. It's that good.
    Upvoted Feb 17
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsMay 6, 2016
    Fried chicken (or tofu) sandwiches. Don't worry about a line as they are cranking out this fried beauties faster than you can whip out your wallet and pay the $9 for the sandwich.
  • SFist
    SFistJanuary 27, 2015
    The fried chicken sandwich, with its spicy-tangy jalapeno slaw, made this place practically world famous in the last half-decade, and every day they're open, at lunchtime, that's what the line is for. Read more
  • Daniel G.heart icon on user image
    Daniel GraysonMarch 10, 2018
    Other than the baked goods, they do exactly one thing, and they do it really well: the food chicken sandwich. Yum.
  • Ashley M.heart icon on user image
    Ashley MowreyNovember 22, 2015
    Damn good scones and sandwiches. The line is long, but I literally waited a minute to get my order, their staff is efficient and friendly AF and they know how to prepare for the lunch rush.
  • PureWow
    PureWowJune 6, 2016
    Bakesale Betty has earned a cult following for one thing and one thing only: buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches, served on a bed of vinegary coleslaw garnished with jalapeños. Read more
  • Jacqueline L.
    Jacqueline L.February 17
    It may not be as exciting as the newer Nashville-inspired spots, but it's a solidly executed basic chicken sandwich. Takeaway only - find tables on the north side of Temescal Alley (behind Pizzaiolo)
  • Soxinlyheart icon on user image
    SoxinlySeptember 12, 2014
    The jalapeño coleslaw is perfect for fried chicken sandwich! Give it a kick.
  • Alex L.heart icon on user image
    Alex LopMarch 13, 2018
    Unquestionably best fried chicken sandwich I’ve ever had. This is a must every time I am in Temescal.
  • Kate R.
    Kate RobardsJune 1, 2013
    totally worth the wait. to accompany my fried chicken sandwich, i had a nice lemonade and strawberry shortcake for dessert. all so good!!!
  • Chris N.heart icon on user image
    Chris NesladekMarch 8, 2015
    Line moves fast approx 15-20 min and you've got the best fried chicken cheat meal in the Bay Area
  • maria s.
    maria sanzJuly 23, 2011
    Eating on ironing tables a very tasty fried chicken sandwich , refreshing lemonade and freshly baked cookies is a great experience! Staff is super friendly
  • Lara W.heart icon on user image
    Lara WalkletSeptember 5, 2014
    They have a fried tofu sandwich, too. Since I don't eat meat, I can't rate what most customers are coming here for but the sandwich was tasty.
  • Shahid C.
    Shahid ChoudhryOctober 12, 2013
    Great place to grab a deep fried chicken sandwich, pass by early, 600-800 sold everyday, when finished thats it
  • Lucas G.heart icon on user image
    Lucas GardnerNovember 2, 2019
    The chicken sandwich is delicious - and so is the banana bread 😋 Worth waiting in line for.
  • Gusto L.
    Gusto LopezJanuary 21, 2011
    The fried chicken sandwich is amazing but the 9 dollar price tag is nuts! My gf and I now purchase one and share because 18 bucks for two sandwiches seems a tad much.
  • Jessica @.
    Jessica @trufflefritesFebruary 4, 2011
    Get extra coleslaw w your sandwich!! Soo good. Also take a pot pie to go...it's even better than the fried chicken sandwich if you can believe it
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagJuly 10, 2012
    Order the fried chicken sandwich, of course. Ask for it the way owner Alison Barakat likes it: extra coleslaw, extra jalapenos.
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie ChenApril 29, 2017
    Don't be intimidated by the long line, it's super efficient
  • My V.heart icon on user image
    My VanJanuary 3, 2015
    Really good cookies. Chicken sandwich is the bomb. Love the slaw with it!
  • Keith C.
    Keith ChuJanuary 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're looking for something other than their fried chicken sandwich, they also have superb brisket and egg salad sandwiches. Come early (before 12:30) for the brisket though - it sells out fast.
  • Bobby W.heart icon on user image
    Bobby WinterDecember 11, 2019
    Warm Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce and Walnuts- UNBELIEVABLY WONDERFUL!
  • Gal O.
    Gal OppenheimerOctober 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I recommend the Chicken Salad because the bread in the sandwich is merely mediocre. Also make sure to try the Lemon Ice! They usually run out so don't go right before closing.
  • Patty A.
    Patty ALMay 28, 2010
    The fried chicken sandwich definitely lives up to the hype! Could use a little more heat/spice, but luckily there is hot sauce available. The slaw on the sandwich rocked! Read more
  • Adam
    AdamJuly 22, 2013
    FRIED CHICKEN TO write home about. sandwhich is std. more slaw + no bun == the off-menu salad, my fav.
  • Keith F.
    Keith FoxeMay 18, 2010
    The lines are long, they run out of chicken but it is a success story because of the slaw -- jalapenos, cabbage and some secret ingredients. Good scones, and lemon ice. It all works.
  • C V.heart icon on user image
    C VDecember 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Although the line is often intimidating, it moves quickly. Enjoy the sandwiches, and don't skip the molasses cookies.
  • Andrew M.heart icon on user image
    Andrew MilmoeMay 4, 2019
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken sandwiches, strawberry shortcake, all cookies are great!
  • c0uPheart icon on user image
    c0uPJanuary 30, 2016
    Vegetarians: buttermilk fried tofu and coleslaw sandwich 👌
  • Chelsea
    ChelseaAugust 21, 2012
    Anticipate not being able to find parking and waiting in a line. Fried chicken sandwich is good but not worth the hype but it could've just been an off day. Very generous piece of chicken :)
  • Garry T.heart icon on user image
    Garry TanOctober 18, 2016
    Hello chicken sandwiches. Line moves fast, don't be dissuaded from the wait.
  • Noel Y.
    Noel Yuri-BermúdezNovember 9, 2018
    The chicken sandwich is the way to go.
  • George K.
    George KurtykaOctober 8, 2010
    They usually have a 3rd sandwich special. Today was sloppy joe. Hard to deny the chicken though so go with friends and split all 3!
  • Michael C.heart icon on user image
    Michael CabotMarch 20, 2022
    The fried chicken sandwich is substantial. Could use sriracha mayo or plain mayo
  • Julian M.
    Julian ModestoMay 26, 2019
    The shortcake! Also, the chicken, but also the shortcake!
  • T
    TJuly 21, 2015
    Some of the best fried chicken I've ever had
  • Matthew D.
    Matthew DeutschMarch 15, 2013
    fried chicken sandwiches! the fillets are juicy, crisp, and not oily.
  • Hana N.
    Hana NaNovember 15, 2009
    Fried chicken sandwich is large enough to share for two. Order with a lemon bar, brownie, ginger cookie, and a choc cookie. Glorious!
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MoyMay 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best sandwiches. Don't forget the lemonade or the strawberry shortcake!
  • Bobby W.heart icon on user image
    Bobby WinterDecember 11, 2019
    Everything, and I mean everything!
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanOctober 27, 2018
    I was disappointed - I thought the fried chicken sandwich was very meh. Slaw didn't add anything and for the price you might be better off going to KFC.
  • Bob T.heart icon on user image
    Bob TAugust 24, 2018
    The chicken sandwich is world famous.
  • Heidi S.
    Heidi SteklisFebruary 16, 2010
    Go to Bakesale Betty and order a sandwich pull up a stool next to an ironing board and dig in! Be sure to follow it up with a slice of pie. Heaven!
  • Esther H.
    Esther HanApril 3, 2010
    Chicken Sandwich with a refreshing Lemon Ice! Lines are crazy during peak (lunch) hours-- everyday!
  • Evangeline B.heart icon on user image
    Evangeline BrownMay 7, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The cult sandwich, a lemon ice, and a chocolate brownie. Bliss!
  • Juan Leonel A.
    Juan Leonel AlvarezJune 28, 2011
    Can't go wrong with the strawberry shortcake...death by deliciousness...:)
  • Jeff W.heart icon on user image
    Jeff WittichJune 29, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken sandos are epic
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