A Sandwich a Day: Spicy Chicken at Gott's Roadside in San Francisco

A Sandwich a Day

A different sandwich profiled every single day.

In this great country of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around the country. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.


[Photographs: Lauren Sloss]

Eating lunch at Gott's Roadside at the Ferry Building can be difficult. Mainly because there are so many good things to choose from. Classic burgers, perfectly fresh fish tacos, and of course, great milkshakes—you almost hope for a long line to give yourself time to decide.


When I last braved the Gott's decision-making process, I opted to explore the chicken side of their menu which, until now, I had ignored. The spicy chicken ($10.99) is an excellent start. Grilled chicken, marinated in chili spices, is topped with avocado, cilantro sour cream, jalapeno mayo, and Mexican slaw. The chicken itself is incredibly moist and flavorful, and the spicy flavors are nicely subdued by the sandwich's creamier elements (both the spread and avocado). Thankfully, a good kick still comes through, and the crusty sourdough roll is an excellent vehicle for the sandwich's messier elements.

Gott's Roadside

1 Ferry Building, San Francisco CA 94111 (map) 415-318-3423; gotts.com