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San Francisco Bites – Roli Roti Porchetta Sandwich and Happy Birthday Ferry Building

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Roli Roti Porchetta Sandwich

Roli Roti Porchetta Sandwich (Photo credit: Liz and Brian Chui)

All my attempts to capture one of the best San Francisco food truck items (the other two being baos from The Chairman and fried chicken from Arki) have been complete failures so I am showcasing this gorgeous image of Roli Roti’s famous porchetta sandwich from I Left My Cart in SF instead.

Tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of the Ferry Building in San Francisco and I wanted to take a moment to say “Happy Birthday” to this iconic spot in the city. One of the best parts of having a new job in the Financial District is that I am a half-block from here which means I am a half-block from having this amazing sandwich every Thursday! Roli Roti started out serving their porchetta sandwiches and rotisserie chicken at the Ferry Building’s farmer’s market on Saturdays and as the food truck craze in San Francisco exploded they took their cart on the streets of the city as well.

The crew serving the delectable goodies which also include rosemary potatoes work extremely hard under hot conditions but they always do it with speed and a smile. As I was looking around for a photo of the sandwich, I found this great shot of one of the truck team’s tattoos (I have actually admired it in person) by the super-talented San Francisco photographer Donald Chan.

Roli Roti Donald Chan

Roli Roti (Photo credit: Donald Chan)

The Ferry Building is a special spot in the heart of San Franciscans, a project completed by the beloved ex-mayor Willie Brown. Not only is it beautiful, gorgeously re-using an area of the city that was beginning to look a little shabby, but it is a foodie’s mecca! Besides the farmer’s market on Saturday and Wednesday, there are plenty of food shops and restaurants inside all at the feet of the Bay Bridge along the Embarcadero. It is a must do for any visit to the city.

I found some really gorgeous photos of the market in the AQ Marketplace portfolio and I urge you to take a look, they are stunning. I also found a great photo blog called A Happy Day (who couldn’t love that) with beautiful shots of the Ferry Building as well.

How about you? What have you been eating lately?

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Mauricio

Wednesday 17th of May 2017

Very good site and also the tips, won another follower thank you and congratulations to the site !!

alicia szemon

Saturday 9th of January 2016

yumm! i am about to make dinner so i am very hungry!

M.Clark

Friday 28th of March 2014

That Roli Roti porchetta sandwich looks so delicious. Thank you so much for sharing this post.

melissa cushing

Friday 31st of January 2014

The sandwich looks delicious! I will have to look for that truck if i am ever in san francisco! Thanks for sharing!

Andi Fisher

Saturday 1st of February 2014

@Melissa, easy to find, they are at the Ferry Building at least two days a week and most people can find that spot. Not to be missed!

Jennifer Rote

Monday 25th of November 2013

This looks so good! Would love to see the recipe.