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Bakesale Betty

Bakesale Betty

Bakery, Sandwich Place, and Fried Chicken Joint$$$$
Temescal, Oakland
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  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaMay 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.
  • Olivia P.
    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.
  • Sahar A.
    Sahar AApril 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Their current business hours are Tues-Sat 11am-2pm. And yes the fried chicken sandwich is tender & delicious. Couldn't choose b/t choc chip cookie & strawberry shortcake so got both, nom! ;)
  • 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
  • Frank K.
    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.
    Ryan LeggettAugust 12, 2015
    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.
  • 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.
  • Ashley M.
    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.
  • 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!!!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Soxinly
    SoxinlySeptember 12, 2014
    The jalapeño coleslaw is perfect for fried chicken sandwich! Give it a kick.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lara W.
    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.
  • Chris N.
    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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Constantine V.
    Constantine 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.
  • My V.
    My VanJanuary 3, 2015
    Really good cookies. Chicken sandwich is the bomb. Love the slaw with it!
  • Adam
    AdamJuly 22, 2013
    FRIED CHICKEN TO write home about. sandwhich is std. more slaw + no bun == the off-menu salad, my fav.
  • 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!
  • Stephanie C.
    Don't be intimidated by the long line, it's super efficient
  • c0uP
    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 :)
  • Matthew D.
    Matthew DeutschMarch 15, 2013
    fried chicken sandwiches! the fillets are juicy, crisp, and not oily.
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MoyMay 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best sandwiches. Don't forget the lemonade or the strawberry shortcake!
  • Garry T.
    Garry TanOctober 18, 2016
    Hello chicken sandwiches. Line moves fast, don't be dissuaded from the wait.
  • 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!
  • Juan Leonel A.
    Juan Leonel AlvarezJune 28, 2011
    Can't go wrong with the strawberry shortcake...death by deliciousness...:)
  • Evangeline B.
    Evangeline BrownMay 7, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The cult sandwich, a lemon ice, and a chocolate brownie. Bliss!
  • 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!
  • T
    TJuly 21, 2015
    Some of the best fried chicken I've ever had
  • Cyan L.
    Cyan LaurenFebruary 19, 2014
    Halved the sandwich size. Price? A dollar cheaper. No effing way. Bye.
  • Jason A.
    Jason AikenApril 14, 2012
    The line may look long but it is SUPER fast!
  • George D.
    George DyFebruary 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If they sell out of sandwiches they will give out free pie. Sit close to the restaurant, better chance of getting freebies.
  • Ron K.
    Ron KavanaughSeptember 4, 2010
    fantastic chicken sandwich (duh!) and excellent cookies. Read more
  • Helene G.
    Helene GoupilJuly 14, 2010
    Call ahead if you're taking it to go, you won't have to wait in line!
  • Trey P.
    Trey PearceFebruary 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    they sometimes sell out before close on Sunday, so get there early or you may miss out!
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SMarch 12, 2010
    Totally worth the wait! Grab a sandwich and a lemon ice and pull up an ironing board for a great lunch.
  • Shaun H.
    Shaun HaberDecember 21, 2009
    Get the fried-chicken sandwich. If you wait in line, you may get free cookies and coffee too!
  • Dameon B.
    Dameon BurkeOctober 1, 2011
    Chicken Sandwich worth waiting in line for!!!
  • Esther H.
    Esther HanApril 3, 2010
    Chicken Sandwich with a refreshing Lemon Ice! Lines are crazy during peak (lunch) hours-- everyday!
  • Jeff W.
    Chicken sandos are epic
  • Jason Q.
    Jason QuizAugust 7, 2014
    The chicken sandwich is amazing
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BlokOctober 5, 2013
    100% worth everything
  • Eagen
    EagenAugust 15, 2012
    The line goes fast and is WORTH IT
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterMarch 26, 2013
    SF Eater says get the fried chicken sandwich.
  • Frank
    FrankSeptember 6, 2012
    Good chicken sandwich; GREAT strawberry shortcake.
  • Sara S.
    Sara SteffensFebruary 16, 2010
    Chicken eaters prefer "one to go," but fellow veggies will become addicted to the egg salad sandwich. Read more
  • John C.
    John CaronnaMarch 3, 2010
    Closed Monday and Tuesday! How are going to get our sandwich on those days. Betty and Michael: pls get the new location open soon!
  • Tim H.
    Tim HarrisonDecember 6, 2014
    One to go and a coke.
  • Sara R.
    Sara RobertsonJuly 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken sandwich -- what else?
  • whitney N.
    whitney NguyenApril 24, 2010
    Chicken salad w/ bread on the side! Doesn't get soggy :) and lots of veggiesssss
  • Kitkat D.
    Kitkat DangerousMarch 10, 2012
    Long lines so wear comfy shoes!
  • Heidi M.
    Heidi MarchesottiApril 15, 2012
    Lemonade and chicken sando. Done. Read more
  • Kait G.
    Kait GaissMay 13, 2016
    Famous for their fried chicken sandwich.
  • Olivia S.
    Olivia StutzJanuary 5, 2013
    Best Sandwich in Oakland.
  • judy k.
    judy kuangOctober 12, 2011
    Strawberry Shortcake FIRST...then Chicken Sandwich!
  • Nick F.
    Nick FruendtDecember 6, 2014
    Fried chicken sandwich is so good
  • Greg B.
    Greg BayerOctober 2, 2010
    Fried chicken salad!! Even better than the sandwich!
  • Vansi
    VansiJuly 23
    The line moves quickly.
  • D. H.
    D. HuJuly 15, 2014
    Buttermilk fried chicken sando
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 4, 2014
    Check out Bakesale Betty's as seen on Food Paradise Read more
  • Craig V.
    Craig VillamorJanuary 4, 2015
    Get the sandwich. Duh.
  • winnipeg
    winnipegApril 3, 2010
    Order the fried chicken sandwich. Do it. Vegetarian? Try one of their baked goodies.
  • Nino E.
    Nino EAugust 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken sandwich, game over.
  • Dore H.
    Dore HainerMay 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They are only running one register these days. The wait is interminable. :-(
  • Steven C.
    Steven ChenJanuary 15, 2011
    Best fried chicken sandwich I've ever had!
  • Jeffrey
    JeffreyMarch 19, 2010
    Get the chicken sandwich and a strawberry short cake. You are welcome .
  • Alex
    AlexSeptember 29, 2012
    Try the chicken sandwich.
  • Calvin L.
    Calvin LaiApril 8, 2010
    Go near closing time. More than likely you'll get a free dessert! However they MAY run out of chicken sandwiches.
  • Clayton S.
    Clayton SchlossAugust 5, 2011
    Its all about the fried chicken sando.
  • Trent
    TrentFebruary 2, 2012
    One to go! Nuff said
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GNovember 10, 2011
    Holy Chicken sammy & slaw. Amazing.
  • Sir Francis W.
    Sir Francis WestJuly 2, 2016
    Fried Chicken Sandwich
  • Sandy
    SandySeptember 21, 2011
    Fried chicken sandwich ftw!
  • ScottySauce
    ScottySauceAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Just order the Fried Chicken Sandwich already!!
  • Dave K.
    Dave KDecember 23, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    get the chicken pot pie and/or the chicken salad/sandwich!
  • Kiki
    KikiDecember 30, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    they don't start selling the sandwiches until 10:30
  • Darren Q.
    Darren QuinnJuly 21, 2010
    PORK CHOP - I mean fried chicken sammich!
  • Bruce W.
    Bruce WOctober 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Fall hours now. Tuesday to Saturday 7am to 2:30
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WilsonSeptember 11, 2014
    You know what's good here.
  • Fritz B.
    Fritz BoyleAugust 13, 2010
    newly added: Sloppy Joe's. yum
  • Gian P.
    Gian PepeOctober 16, 2011
    Fried Chicken Sandwich
  • ScottySauce
    ScottySauceJanuary 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Fried Chicken Sandwich
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 12, 2010
    Try the Fried Chicken Sandwich
  • @Curvy P.
    @Curvy PurvyNovember 23, 2010
    Try the Fried Chicken Sandwich
  • SFGate
    SFGateJanuary 29, 2010
    If you’re lucky, blue-haired Betty (Alison Barakat) will be handing out free cookies. Read more
  • Greg G.
    Greg GioiaDecember 28, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    If you go on a Monday, they will be closed. There will be no chicken for you.
  • Mick.
    Mick.August 17, 2009
    Get a fried chicken sandwich, frozen lemonade, and a strawberry shortcake.
  • Spencer P.
    Spencer PerryJanuary 10, 2014
    It's closed during the month of January
  • Michael B.
    Michael B.July 28, 2012
    Fuck Chick-fil-a. Betty knows what's up.
  • Colbert
    ColbertMarch 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Sometimes they give out cookies to those waiting in line.
  • Matt
    MattDecember 24, 2009
    The pecan pie is fantastic!
  • Oscar R.
    Oscar RuizMarch 27, 2010
    Two words. Ginger cookie
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