C for Chicken

Some people crave chocolate … others crave cheese … I crave fried chicken.

Although there were lots of choices for C (Chinese, churros, crabs, etc.), C had to be chicken for me. Below is an account of our search for the best chicken in San Francisco.

Brenda’s French Soul Food

Brenda’s easily tops the chicken list! The line is a little intimidating during brunch time. Nevertheless, it is very worth it. We highly recommend going with a group of friend not only to have good company during the 1hr+ wait, but also to be able to try the array of sweet and savory dishes. I didn’t have a dish that I couldn’t say was may favorite: fried chicken eggs benedict, beignet sampler, french toast filled with cream cheese and blue berry compote, and shrimp and grits.

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San Tung Chinese Restaurant

Another chicken place well worth the wait. In hindsight, one chicken dish probably would have been enough for both of us. Nevertheless, we could not resist ordering one dry and one saucy fried chicken dish. Both were actually on the saucy side. At the end of the day, it was well worth feeling stuffed after!


Auntie April’s Chicken-n-Waffles

I could not pass up going to a chicken restaurant with the words “chicken-n-waffles” in it. Although the area is not your Pac Heights or Nob Hill, we were definitely not disappointed driving to Bayview for this. The wings were the huge legit ones. Mac and cheese was amazing. Plus, you can find hot water corn bread to try here. We just wouldn’t order the legs next time since they weren’t the Bonchon big ones that we were expecting.


Farmer Brown

Although the wings were not as big as Auntie April’s, the chicken and waffles here are legit. I really enjoyed the finishing touches of the heated up syrup.


Coco Bang

This is a solid late night  fried chicken joint in a convenient Union Square location. You can also get a great deal on a pitcher of beer here to go with the fried chicken.


Zuni Cafe

By now, you probably realized that I will definitely wait in long lines just to eat chicken. Because of my stomach’s love for tasty chicken, I had to try the famous roast chicken at Zuni (the recipe was even featured in New York Times). Nevertheless, it was not worth the wait. Even some of the dark meats of the chicken turned out dry 🙁



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