5098 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
I hardly ever go to the East Bay, but when I do, it’s for Bakesale Betty. So one sunny day, I decided to make a trip out to the East Bay with K to see what is up with Bakesale Betty. I’ve always heard of the infamous fried chicken sandwich and it intrigued me enough to pay $5 to cross the bridge.
When we arrived at Bakesale Betty’s, we decided to order 1 sandwich (because they looked huge and heavy) and 1 whole apple pie, and the total came out to the $30-$40 range. Wow, that was expensive. After we sat down at one of the old ironing board tables outside, we noticed they gave us 2 sandwiches instead of 1… and charged us for it. I was so close to taking it back and asking for my money, but K held me back.
Anyway, we took one bite and fell in love. The sandwich wasn’t heavy at all like I thought it’d be. The fried chicken is a skinless breast fried in a non-oily crispy batter and topped with coleslaw in a light vinaigrette. The sandwich was so good, we decided to break open our second sandwich and eat it right there. Bakesale Betty must’ve known 1 sandwich wouldn’t suffice.
Later that night, we reheated the apple pie in the oven and served it for dessert. It’s safe to say this was the best apple pie I’ve ever had. The pie is about 5 inches in height and is filled with tons of chunky tart apples.
I’ve heard Bakesale Betty’s gives free samples when you wait in line. I didn’t get anything when I went, but hopefully I will on my next trip.