Fried chicken is, in many ways, the perfect pandemic food. It’s portable. It travels well. It’s deeply comforting. And, when done right — well seasoned, crispy on the outside, juicy and succulent on the inside — it’s just the thing to pick you up during a stressful time. No wonder so many of San Francisco’s finest restaurants are cranking out takeout versions these days, joining the city’s wealth of fried chicken specialists.
Even better, today’s SF fried chicken landscape is wonderfully diverse, with birds slathered in gochujang, slicked with fish sauce, or stuffed with glutinous rice sharing equal billing with the Southern buttermilk style. Check out these 18 spots for takeout fried chicken that will be sure to make you lick your fingers.Read More