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Best Places For Rotisserie Chicken In San Francisco, California
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Best Places For Rotisserie Chicken In San Francisco, California

Picture of Margot McKelvie
Updated: 29 November 2016
San Francisco, California is home to some of the most flavorful, succulent rotisserie chicken we have ever had. Take a look at these top spots for a tasty bite.
The flipped chicken kale salad from Proposition Chicken | © Margot McKelvie
The flipped chicken kale salad from Proposition Chicken | © Margot McKelvie

Proposition Chicken

Proposition Chicken is a small shop on Market Street. The casual restaurant’s giant chicken red LED neon sign lures you in and has you craving chicken as soon as you enter. The menu board offers two different types of chicken, fried or flipped, as well as the vegetarian option, tofu, shown as fake. After choosing your protein customers have the option of having the sandwich, with spicy slaw and mayo, a salad—kale, cucumber, mint, cherry tomatoes, and parmesan dressing. Alternatively, choose the entrée, which is the protein served with a biscuit and spicy slaw. Proposition Chicken also offers in-house made hot sauce for an extra kick.

Proposition Chicken, 1750 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States +1 415-864-2454

Souvla

Head to Souvla, meaning “split” or “skewer,” as in the rod that rotisserie is cooked on, for dinner. Souvla, traditionally a sandwich shop offers Greek-influenced rotisserie, with a twist of Californian culinary flavors. As the line typically extends out the door, it is clear this chic little restaurant is a popular spot for the younger generation living in the Western Addition. Soulva offers customers a choice of protein, chicken, pork, lamb or veggie in a pita sandwich or on a salad of mixed greens. Each meat is paired with homemade sauces. One favorite is their ‘granch’ dressing, which is a Greek yogurt blend of delicious ranch dressing. For sides, Souvla offers a green salad, Avgolemono soup—an egg-lemon soup with rice and chicken—as well as potatoes, and Greek fries. The fries come with a side of ‘granch,’ harissa-spiked yogurt and other dips for free upon request. The restaurant is open from 11am to 10pm seven days a week and will satisfy any of your rotisserie cravings for both lunch and dinner.

Souvla, 517 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States +1 415-400-5458

Chicken salad with Greek Fries and "granch" and harrissa dip | © Margot McKelvie
Chicken salad with Greek Fries and “granch” and harrissa dip | © Margot McKelvie

Spinnerie

Tasty rotisserie chicken spot, Spinnerie serves spicy, sensational peri peri quarter chicken. This globally inspired rotisserie spot is a quaint little corner shop on Polk Street that invites you in with the clear view of spinning chicken, mouthwatering sides, jars of pickling veggies and citrus, and fresh herbs growing right in the store. Not only do they produce such incredible food, but they proudly serve locally sourced, antibiotic free poultry, that is spatchcocked, meaning de-boned, prior to cooking. Therefore, it creates a more crispy and flavorful bite. In addition to the Mediterranean and peri peri chicken, guests also have the choice of ‘responsibly raised tri-tip,’ ‘sustainable salmon,’ and tofu, all of which are served by themselves, in a sandwich or on a mountainous salad. For just a few bucks more, they also have a wide range of both hot and cold sides. Some of our favorites are the roasted corn quinoa and Greek yogurt, mac and cheese, sweet potatoes and the kale salad. Head over to Nob Hill to check out Spinnerie and treat yourself to a fabulous meal you won’t regret.

Spinnerie, 1401 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA. USA +1 415-345-1999

Half Mediterranean half peri peri chicken with sides of kale salad, hummus and roasted beets | ©Lauryn D'Angelo
Half Mediterranean half peri peri chicken with sides of kale salad, hummus and roasted beets | ©Lauryn D’Angelo

Roti Roti

A bit harder to find than other chicken places, Roti Roti is a gourmet rotisserie food truck that roams the Bay Area daily serving free-range, herb-infused chicken, Sonoma Valley lamb, porchetta and potatoes. Track the truck down at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, where they reside every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The truck is in plain sight upon entering the market and displays herbed chicken and porchetta right on the spinning skewer with potatoes heating right underneath, giving them an irresistible flavor. The line often extends further than most. However, if you’re hoping to taste one of the best rotisserie spot in the Bay Area, paired with a view of the Bay Bridge, then it is definitely worth the wait. Depending on the day and their location, Roti Roti offers a whole, half or quarter chicken, rosemary roasted potatoes, a chicken sandwich, a gourmet porchetta sandwich (only offered at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market), and a roasted pork knuckle, found at select locations. Take a look at Roti Roti’s market schedule and try one of their delicious rotisserie sandwiches for lunch or grab a whole chicken to share with friends. Make sure you don’t skip out on their rosemary roasted potatoes, which will prove to be some of the best roasted potatoes you’ll ever put in your mouth.

Roli Roti Gourmet Rotisserie & Catering, 7800 Edgewater Dr.
Oakland, CA 94621,
United States +1 510-604-7728

Roti Roti chicken sandwich enjoyed along the water with a beautiful view | © Margot McKelvie
Roti Roti chicken sandwich enjoyed along the water with a beautiful view | © Margot McKelvie

Limón Rotisserie

A good spot to visit is Limón Rotisserie, a Peruvian restaurant that offers a scrumptious variety of rotisserie chicken as well as range of other dishes. Limón offers free-range, marinated, slow-roasted chicken, as a whole chicken, half, or quarter, paired with two sides and one of their Aji sauces, which provide a wide range of flavor options. The restaurant itself often plays Latin lounge music and is decorated with a taste of Peruvian flare with a modern twist, which attracts a wide range of diners. A bit fancier than other rotisserie restaurants, although still having a relaxed and casual atmosphere, Limon is the perfect sit-down dinner spot. With three locations in San Francisco, Limón is a great spot for some chicken, fun music, and delicious sangria any day of the week.

Limón Rotisserie, 524 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA. USA +1 415-252-0918

Love your chicken | ©Margot McKelvie
Love your chicken | ©Margot McKelvie