1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
Roli Roti is a mobile rotisserie that come to many farmer’s markets including the Saturday San Francisco Ferry building, where we sampled their cuisine. We’ve tried them at the San Mateo farmer’s market and noticed they only had chicken, not the other goodies we saw in San Francisco.
Decor, Vibe – A truck with a side that folds up to reveal a huge rotisserie. The place had a line most of the time we were there.
Porchetta Sandwich ($8.50) with their rotisserie pork and a fresh french roll was very tasty and justified the 10 minute wait. The meat was tender and flavorful from garlic, rosemary and the like. Roli Roti was not exactly generous with meat. It was coated with some tangy caramelized onions. The chopped up brown skin was crunchy and made the sandwich a lot more interesting. On one occasion, we found the arugula pretty bitter and tossed it aside.
Roli Combo ($6) with quarter chicken and side of rosemary potatoes was not very juicy. The meat was tender and tasted very good. The potatoes are really delicious. The juices of the cooking meat drip on them to add flavor.
Roli Roti specializes in rotiserrie and makes a mean Porchetta sandwich. Their menu varies from week to week and has included lamb. Be sure to come early as they can sell out.
The Ferry Building is a culinary mecca with lots of treats for foodies. Be sure to try Prather Ranch’s burger next door, and Acme bread inside. Il Cane Rosso, located inside, also makes a decent porchetta sandwich.