1685 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Great neighborhood deli offering fresh roasted chicken, chicken salads, vegan and vegetarian salads, sides, soups (some gf) and desserts...with options from the freezer to cook at home.FOOD I've been to Poulet on-and-off over 20+ years and the chicken is always hot, juicy and delicious. There have been times when the chicken can be too lemony/tangy for my liking...just a preference I suppose. The sides like the raw kale salad, roasted beets and chickpea, cucumber and feta salad could make me become a vegetarian with the burst of flavors and textures. My favorite and popular "meated salad" is the curried chicken with roasted chicken, almonds, grapes, rice, spinach and House curry mayo. TAKEOUT ONLYPoulet is set up for takeout so either place an order online or call ahead for pickup. I called as a lot of items online noted Out of Stock and had questions about any gluten-free items for a friend with Celiac. Poulet has a few and Jesse, the owner was patient, provided options and mentioned the menu is updated daily at 8pm. SUPPORT SMALL LOCAL BUSINESSOverall, 3.5 - 4 stars - Process of ordering, pickup and paying was friendly, simple, efficient. Located at the corner of Shattuck/Virginia Street with plenty of metered street parking...great for me but was sad to see the area so empty.
I usually love Poulet's food but Thanksgiving take out was disappointing
Poulet was a infrequent dining location for me as it is on the other side of town from where I live. However, with the Covid19 lock-down, they have become a 'go to' place. Ordering is so easy on the cell. You can pay and then Poulet will let you know when you can pick up, which is usually 15 minutes. A favorite is the Chicken Pot Pie, sold frozen and the Curried Chicken salad.
Very puzzled why the rating isn't higher. This place is a Berkeley classic. The limited menu means the dinners are always delicious. Kind staff and consistently amazing quality of chicken. It's its own brand of comfort food.
I wanted to love Poulet. The employees are quite friendly and it's so convenient. Unfortunately, after trying the chicken several times I am convinced it is WAY too salty. :-(
Great quality chicken and delicous mac an cheese
Amazing fried chicken sandwich! I stoped by after discovering the storefront on my walk back from Gregoire, and had to compare chicken sandwiches. I liked Poulet for lunch better! It was crispier, thinner chicken and the slaw reminded me of bakesale Betty. More variety of sides and deli options!
A true Berkeley gem. If you like high quality food of this ilk, you can't go wrong here at this low-key eating establishment.Please never, ever go out of business, Poulet! You're the stuff that life is made of when it comes to comfort food. Thanks for the many delicious dishes and take-out items that I've enjoyed over the years. Can't wait to come back when it's safe for you to reopen.
Rudest counter help, ever, today, and I have been coming to this place since I was an undergrad in the late 80s. She was snarky and bitchy from the time I asked her to ring me up--she was finished helping the guy in front of me--to making some nasty comment about a local restaurant to smirking when I put my credit card in the machine backward. Even the guy she had finished waiting on shot me a look like "what's her problem?" I believe in dealing with people directly, instead of yelping, and when I asked her why she had been so nasty, she just walked away toward the back/kitchen. I then asked her her name, and she refused to tell me. I asked a second time, and she said, still showing me her back, her name was "Anna." Who knows what her real name was, but she rang me up about 3:30 on Friday, and I am not inclined to return.
Great food. No heating so its cold in winter.
Their food is so good
Several choices of chicken, various veggies, and more. Great customer service... sit-down or take-out. Wine and soft drinks available
I celebrated my nomination earlier this evening in this excellent restaurant. Well it was a pleasant evening and the restaurant was unquestionably the reason for that fruitful evening. The crew collaborated in a graceful style, the meals were yummy and my friends were so pleased. We shall absolutely return for more events. thanks very much.
Love this place. The salads and chicken are super delicious. Great for families. We eat here at least once a week and always get extra to take home.
I LOVE the lemon grilled chicken here! Get the parmesan cauliflower and raw kale salad coz they are so tasty!
1685 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709