When I asked around about places to eat in Vineland, one name that came up time and time again was “Joe’s Poultry on Delsea Dr.” While it has been around in various incarnations for many years, I had never had the pleasure of eating there when I lived here over a decade ago. I decided that needed to change.
As the name implies, Joe’s specializes in one thing – chicken. Rotisserie BBQ chicken, specifically. Each morning they are loaded into a rotisserie case, and are ready when the lunch rush hits. When the chickens are gone for the day, they’re gone. So it helps to get there early. The price depends on the size of chicken; the small one I got cost $6.25. And it was the best chicken I’ve had in a very long time. Great flavor on the skin, and the chicken below was so tender and juicy, it was unreal.
In addition to chicken, they offer a multitude of sides, such as potato salad, macaroni and cheese, even ambrosia. I decided on a smaller side of potato salad, described as some who recommended Joe’s to me as “kickin’”. I have to agree – it’s good stuff. I abhor sweet potato salad, so this non-sweet version, redolent with crunchy carrots and other good stuff, hit the spot.
Because I like to snack on high-protein snacks at night, I also picked up a container of their chicken salad – simple but very tasty, because there’s not much to take away from the great flavor of the chicken.
This one is definitely a winner – in and out in less than 5 minutes, and I had great food that lasted me a few meals!
If you’d like to go: Joe’s Poultry Farm, 440 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland; 856.692.8860 – call for hours