StreetCar Merchants of Fried Chicken, Doughnuts & Coffee

Sand castles seaside
towers rise and touch sky
washed away by time.

I first walked upon this street back in my kindergarten days..  There was a Dairy Queen where I would get the occasional after school snack.  So many wondrous frozen treats to choose from.  There was also a hobby shop with model rockets.  I admired the sleek designs and wondered if they would go fly to outer space.  In the years since Dairy Queen and the hobby shop have vanished beneath the sands of time.  In their place a lot of really good food places opened up on this street.  Recently I heard there was an awesome fried chicken place on 30th ST.

Southern fried chicken.   Mmm…  Aroma of fried batter, spices, and chicken wafts off the lovely brown pieces.  They use Mary’s free range chicken.  Mary’s chicken is tender, juicy, with delicious flavor.  Love the way the spices accented the chicken. This is my fav spot for southern fried chicken.  A half chicken was perfect for a big dinner.  I usually get 6 wings.

Vanilla bean donut.  Looks kind of like a glazed donut.  The texture is denser.  There is an odd flavor I can’t place.  Must be the vanilla bean flavor.  I prefer regular glazed donuts.

I also tried 6 Korean fried chicken wings.  The Mary’s chicken wings are tender and juicy with a tasty chicken flavor.  The batter is crunchy and has a light flavor which does not hide the flavor of the chicken.

Faye of Faye’s Fork visited.

Happy New Year!


StreetCar Merchants of Fried Chicken, Doughnuts & Coffee
4002 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 546-9010


6 Replies to “StreetCar Merchants of Fried Chicken, Doughnuts & Coffee”

  1. Nice Haiku

  2. welcome 2017! I like the clean look of your site. when did you update?
    I have tried the chicken sandwich here and it is yum! looking forward to seeing where else you go this year. =)

    1. Thanks! I updated our site on the 1st! I have some bbq and fried chicken places I want to review. 🙂

  3. This post made me so hungry for chicken wings all last week 🙁 I think fried chicken wings on a cold rainy day would be divine. I love how they serve the wings whole here. I’d be curious to know how many wings you’ve eaten in one sitting (anywhere).

    1. Hurry and get some wings Faye! I ate 6 big wings at Streetcar Merchants. I’ve eaten a few more at Golden Chopsticks but they were smaller.

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