Roli Roti Gourmet Rotisserie

Food Truck, Food
$ $
Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market (at The Embarcadero)
San Francisco, CA 94111
(510) 780-0300
10:30am - 1:30pm



Chef Thomas Odermatt calls himself "more of a caterer nowadays," but this son of a Swiss 'Metzgermeister' (master butcher) who still pulls his Roli Roti Gourmet Rotisserie truck into farmers’ markets, would deserve to rank among America’s best food trucks just for his prescience alone. Odermatt went into the food truck business 10 years ago, a good five or six years before the trend took off, a time before Twitter, when as Inside Scoop SF reported, getting a break publicity wise was tough, and the truck’s big media break came when news of the truck being stolen made the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle ("It's the first truck with a giant chicken ever stolen in the city, a police dispatcher said.").


After earning his master’s in organic farming in Zürich and attending UC Berkeley, Odermatt became more interested in the "wood fired ovens of Chez Panisse and the lively farmers’ markets," and took the popular rotisserie dinners he’d been making for friends on the road in a food truck. If you’re lucky enough to find Roli Roti at a market, you’re probably just going to want to order each of the three signature items: the RoliRoti Combo (a quarter chicken and a side of rosemary roasted potatoes), the porchetta sandwich, and the roasted pork knuckle. — Arthur Bovino, 11/13/2012


TWITTER: @RoliRoti


  • You'll love the porchetta's #12 on 7x7's Big Eat SF 2010.
  • 7x7's Big Eat 2012 says the porchetta sandwich is delicious. Yum!
  • yup, the porchetta sandwich is good. it's even better after waiting for 40 minutes in line. ask for extra skin!
  • Son come over to my house, I'll make you good potatoes like these!
  • Order extra "crackling!"
  • Yummy chicken. Love the potatoes too!
  • Love the combo set. The quarter chicken is juicy and love the skin! And their potatoes are super delicious! A must try if you are there for farmer market.
  • The pork sandwich is delicious. The meat is very tender and comes with crunchy crackling.
  • At the ferry building Thursdays and Saturdays only. Get there early and skip the potatoes (you'll be plenty full from the sandwhich)
  • Featured on Americas top food truck lists in Mens Health & the Wall Street Journal. They source ingredients only from local farms. Specialty: The porchetta sandwich
  • The porchetta sandwich is the best sandwhich ever!! Super worth the long line!!!
  • ask for extra skin!
  • Every Tuesday and Thursdays in front of ferry building
  • Found nothing special about the rotisserie chicken sandwich or potatoes. The porcetta sandwich I was a fan of with its well seasoned, tender, juicy, crispy skinned meat. 3.5/5
  • Get the porchetta sandwich. It will be one of the best sandwiches you've ever had.
  • Lose the bread, it's all about the roasted pork, crisp skin, Rosemary sea salt and Carmelites onion jam.
  • Porcetta sandwich. Share with someone to save stomach room for more food at the Ferry building.
  • Bring a book and wait in line for the porchetta sandwich. Everyone talks about it for a reason and it's more than worth the wait!
  • The pork sammich of course!
  • Gourmet Porchetta sandwich

Nearby places

1 Ferry Building Ste 7 (at The Embarcardero)
1 Ferry Building (at The Embarcadero)
1 Ferry Building (Market Street & The Embarcadero)