Chicks Natural

Chicks Natural opened in 1989. Note that it’s Chicks Natural, not Chick’s Natural. There’s not a person named Chick, the name refers to the shop’s practice of serving natural chicken, i.e. farmed without hormones or preservatives. Chicks marinates small chickens for two days in a citrus and spice blend, then fires them in its rotisserie oven.

The results include crispy seasoned skin and flavorful meat, served almost immediately once you order it. That would make it fast food, but a healthy approach to fast food, especially by 1989 standards. To wit, there are no French fries among the litany of sides to go with your chicken. Instead the starches include rice, roasted sweet potato, potato salad, and mashed potatoes with gravy. You can choose corn on the cob, salad, coleslaw, fresh fruit, or steamed vegetables: carrots and broccoli.

There's also a Chicks Natural Encinitas, which claims to have opened in 1985. The two shops offer identical menus, but apparently operate independently of one another, with separate websites and social media channels. They each operate their own distinct catering services.


Day Hours
Monday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Restaurant Details

Detail Status
Cuisine American, Health Food
Price range of entrées $8 - $10
Delivery Yes
Outdoor seating Yes
Party room No
Reservations accepted No
Kids menu No
Occasional live music No
Payment Options Accepts credit cards

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I love this place. Why? -Tasty -Healthy -Easy to order -Friendly service -Fast service

This is the best place to get lunch in the Sorrento Mesa area, they have the best tasty and healthy food around and if you are in a rush their service is super fast . The chicken is always juicy and you can tell there are no funky preservatives or injections going into these chickens. You can get brown rice. The veggies are always cooked to perfection. I love their salads.

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