Best to-go fried chicken in Oakland / East Bay?
We are hosting a backyard party and I'd like to order some good fried chicken to-go from someplace other than KFC / Boston Market or the grocery store. Any ideas??
haven't tried fried drumsticks in oaktown chitown for a while. you can get a tray full for a reasonable price. check the chinese delis there. buy some to check it out. ask what the tray price is at places where you like the chicken.
some places sell it by the pound (10, 20, etc.). check how many lbs. they would considner a tray.
814 franklin st.
had good luck here but new owners may have taken over the past few years.
Had Merritt bakery chicken recently at a wedding.
Very good looking and tasting chicken,Everyone enjoyed it.
Was not served hot.
They did special ordered it.
Which may have produced a better product.
They had like ten boxes of the stuff.
And each box was made to fit a huge cake.
I have had both Nellies(I give it a C+) and Scends (B)
But I think Merritt might be best for your needs.
Plus it sounds like they could use the business.
My Mom's a chef from Chattanooga TN and I have lived in the South so I do know a little about Fried Chicken.
Very interesting. A similar post from 3 years ago had a lot of positive reviews for Nellie's but most of the other suggestions were for sit-down places like Hibiscus or sandwhices from Bake Sale Betty's (which are great but not what I am looking for).
I think a weekend taste test from Scends and Merrit might be in order.
Caesar's Chicken in Hayward. I like mine spicy.
Caesar's Chicken Take Out
19450 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94541
Jodie's in Albany has excellent fried chicken and can provide it via his daughter's catering business. You can't just stop in and pick it up; give them a call.
902 Masonic Ave, Albany, CA 94706
Culina's is good, if you like big, crisp breading. Tore UP a Superbowl party with that mess.
Jodie's is the same--love it fresh hot fried to order, but I've walked in off the street and walked out in 5 minutes with 8 pieces, too.
Merritt Bakery is very good in the thinner crust department, also pretty centrally located.
BUT, who forgot Porky's Pizza, 1221 Manor Blvd, San Leandro--510-357-4323--still my hands-in-the-box favorite. Fresh hot crispy crust, nice size pieces, tastes so good it's almost healthy. They still don't open till 3 PM, so call ahead.
203 E 18th St, Oakland, CA 94606
1650 Park St, Alameda, CA
Soul's Restaurant makes great fried chicken, and definitely does sell it by the tray for party purposes.
6403 Foothill Blvd, Oakland, CA 94806