If you’re in the East Bay and are craving some fried chicken, you’ve got options. As of late, the fried chicken scene around here has evolved tremendously, and there are several venues to satisfy your cravings. This is where you can get some of the East Bay’s greatest fried chicken:
Lena’s Soul Food Restaurant
Lena’s Soul Food Restaurant is a staple in Oakland.
The chicken is so juicy and tender that you don’t need a knife—you can pick up a piece with your hands and go to town! Lena’s Food Restaurant is located at 6403 Foothill Blvd, Oakland, CA.
World Famous Hot Boyz
World Famous Hot Boyz Fried Chicken is the best fried chicken you’ll ever taste. It’s located at 1601 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA, they also have a new Walnut Creek location at 1394 N Main St. The unique aspect of Hot Boyz is picking your spiciness level (Be Careful!).
Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement
Soul Movement Fried Chicken is seasoned with rosemary, thyme, sage, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika before being dredged in flour and fried to perfection. You can find Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement fried chicken at 5959 Shellmound St Kiosk 15 in Emeryville, CA 94608.
900 Grayson’s chicken is as good as it is greasy; located at 900 Grayson St #2618, Berkeley, CA. With a crispy, crunchy outside and juicy, tender inside, it’s sure to please all palates. If you’re looking for a great breakfast, look no further than their Chicken and Waffles.
Located at 6101 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA. OB Town is a must-try for anyone who loves fried chicken. This Korean-style fried chicken is delicious, but it’s also affordable and accessible.
The Bakesale Betty fried chicken is a force to be reckoned with. It’s so good and fried that it’s almost too much to handle. If you want to know what authentic fried chicken should taste like, you’ve got to try out this dish. You’ll find it at 5098 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA.
Hopscotch’s chicken is crispy, crunchy, and perfectly seasoned. The chicken is marinated in buttermilk for 24 hours before it’s fried, which gives it an extra-crispy coating that will make you think you died and went to heaven. You can find it at 1915 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA.
Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks
If you’re looking for the best Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks fried chicken, look no further than 2431 Durant Ave Suite B, Berkeley, CA. The fried chicken is to die for—super crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside, just enough to make it feel like you’re doing something special for yourself.
Brown Sugar Kitchen
Brown Sugar Kitchen is located at 2295 Broadway, Oakland, CA. The chicken is marinated in buttermilk, dredged in flour and cornmeal, then fried—a process that gives it that uniquely crunchy exterior and juicy interior we love.
Shakewell’s Fried Chicken is a must-try dining experience. You can get your Shakewell fix at 3407 Lakeshore Ave in Oakland, CA. They have a variety of options, and the food is always delicious. With unique flavors and combinations, it’ll keep you coming back for more!
Time to Dig In
It’s challenging to find time to cook in today’s hectic society. But we say, forget about the rest of it—at least for a few minutes.
Because when it comes to fried chicken, there’s no time like the present.
So go out there and get your hands on some of the best-fried chicken in the East Bay!