Eat a Fried Chicken Sandwich at Bakesale Betty in Oakland
Wander into Bakesale Betty and the first thing that will catch your eye will definitely be the owner’s blue wig. The second? The fried chicken sandwich.
Opened in 2005 by Australian Alison Barakat—who wears a blue, 1950s-style wig as she works behind the counter—and her husband, Michael Camp, Bakesale Betty has become infamous for the fried chicken sandwich (and the salad version without bread).
Inspired by the buttermilk fried chicken at Chez Panisse, where she worked as a chef for two years, the sandwich is worth a trip to Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood for.
Bakesale Betty’s is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 am to 2 pm.