Your Guide to Authentic Regional Eats
Sign In | Register for Free!
Restaurants Recipes Forums Eating Tours Merchandise FAQ Maps Insider

Bakesale Betty's

5098 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA - (510) 985-1213
The fried chicken sandwich chewy-crusted buns are loaded with coarse-cut cole slaw then piled with pieces of chicken still hot from the fry kettle. There is a spicy crunch to the chicken's golden crust, which is thin enough that the sandwich's potential redundancy of bread and breading is immaterial.
80% Approval Rating (5 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Fried Chicken Sandwich
Strawberry Shortcake
Egg Salad Sandwich
Blueberry Pie

Highlighted Reviews

rating
Michael Stern - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
"As the name suggests, Bakesale Betty's is all about cookies, cakes, bars, and scones, none of which I tried when I visited. I had only two sweet things -- strawberry shortcake and blueberry pie. They both were good, the shortcake made upon a big, creamy biscuit and ..."   [Read More]

Submit photos Submit a review See more reviews...

Map & Web Site

5098 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA
(510) 985-1213

http://www.bakesalebetty.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
No ordinary chicken sandwich, Bakesale Betty's big boy contains delicious chicken with moist meat and a golden crust, plus coarse-cut slaw that adds zest and vegetable crunch.
"No ordinary chicken sandwich, Bakesale Betty's big boy contains delicious chicken with moist meat and a golden crust, plus coarse-cut slaw that adds zest and vegetable crunch."
Michael Stern





While not as exciting as the fried chicken sandwich, Bakesale Betty's egg salad is mighty good. The egg is chopped coarse enough to make it chunky, but in the gentlest possible way.
"While not as exciting as the fried chicken sandwich, Bakesale Betty's egg salad is mighty good. The egg is chopped coarse enough to make it chunky, but in the gentlest possible way."
Michael Stern


While waiting for your lunch, you can watch sandwiches assembled in the open kitchen.
"While waiting for your lunch, you can watch sandwiches assembled in the open kitchen."
Michael Stern


Bakesale Betty's is a takeout restaurant, but there are dining facilities out on the sidewalk, where miscellaneous ironing boards serve as tables.
"Bakesale Betty's is a takeout restaurant, but there are dining facilities out on the sidewalk, where miscellaneous ironing boards serve as tables."
Michael Stern


One serving of strawberry shortcake is dessert for two. An old-fashioned biscuit is heaped with sliced strawberries that are naturally sweet and a substantial glob of fresh whipped cream.
"One serving of strawberry shortcake is dessert for two. An old-fashioned biscuit is heaped with sliced strawberries that are naturally sweet and a substantial glob of fresh whipped cream."
Michael Stern


What intrigued me most about the blueberry pie was its crust, as substantially sweet and full-flavored as a sugar cookie.
"What intrigued me most about the blueberry pie was its crust, as substantially sweet and full-flavored as a sugar cookie."
Michael Stern


I thought the hair was real, but was later informed that it's a wig, and you can count on different colors throughout the week. Chef Alison Barakat cooked at Chez Panisse for three years before opening her own bakesale sandwich shop.
"I thought the hair was real, but was later informed that it's a wig, and you can count on different colors throughout the week. Chef Alison Barakat cooked at Chez Panisse for three years before opening her own bakesale sandwich shop."
Michael Stern



What is Roadfood?  |   Submit Content  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Roadfood.com   Copyright - Roadfood.com