In honour of National Fried Chicken Day on July 6 we’re here to bring you the best fried chicken restaurants in Toronto. Whether it’s in the form of burgers, fried chicken with a twist or the classic flavour, you don’t want to miss out on these hotspots. Here’s our take on the Best in #The6ix right now.
The Top 10 Restaurants with delicious fried chicken:
480 King St W, Toronto
If you’re looking for a whole or half size of yummy Southern Fried Chicken, Weslodge is the place to be! Pair it up with some crispy waffles, Tabasco honey and chipotle butter.
2. The Davenport
440 Christie St, Toronto
Bang Bang Burger is an elevated cheeseburger with all the fixing: lettuce, pickles, onion, tomato and special sauce, and topping it with a piece of crispy fried chicken! If you want more of an original flavour, they’ve got you covered with these options:
Classic Fried Chicken $16 – Served with spicy green beans and coleslaw
Hot Fried Chicken Sandwich $13 – Topped with Franks Red Hot sauce, smoked paprika mayo, pickle, onion and lettuce
3. Dirty Bird Chicken + Waffles
79 Kensington Avenue, Kensington Market, Toronto
It’s no secret that Kensington Market is home to some of the best foodie places in town, including the Dirty Bird Chicken + Waffles. They have a quite a few items for their signature section of the menu and The ODB is definitely one you can’t miss.
4. DEQ Terrace
181 Wellington St W, Toronto
Red Velvet waffles coupled with fried chicken? Yes please! DEQ Terrace serves this unique combination as part of their Brunch on the Patio Menu (Saturday and Sunday from 11-4pm). It is bound to be a scrumptious trip for your tastebuds!
5. Love Chix inside Assembly Chef’s Hall
111 Richmond St W, Toronto
Love Chix welcomes those with a serious craving for both a sandwich and classic fried chicken. The two items on their menu are the Honey Hot Fried Chicken Sandwich and Fried Chicken, 3 pc & 5 pc.
6. Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken
374 Yonge St, Toronto
The Original Large Fried Chicken is the fans’ favourite, which comes with 5 choices of flavoured seasonings: Spicy, Salt and Pepper, Seaweed, Plum, and Curry. Hot-Star also offers some new takes on the large fried chicken such as the Crispy Large Fried Chicken, Large Fried Chicken with Special BBQ Sauce, and Korean Large Fried Chicken.
1044 Gerrard St E, Toronto
If you’re on the lookout for a version of the Southern-style fried chicken, the Buttermilk Fried Chicken from Blackjack BBQ is a great option! This three piece Louisiana Spiced Chicken is accompanied with Alabama White Sauce & Kansas BBQ Dipping Sauce
8. ONE Restaurant
116 Yorkville Ave, Toronto
Make your way to ONE restaurant to try out some fried chicken with a burst of flavours! Chef Mark McEwan and Chef Darby Piquette’s Harissa Fried Chicken is tender & juicy, seasoned with sumac, pomegranate yogurt and spiced honey.
9. Petty Cash
487 Adelaide St W, Toronto
For those of you wanting the whole fix, the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich from Petty Cash needs to be on your radar. The burger consists of a fried chicken thigh, lettuce, mayo, martinis potato bun, cheese and pickled onion. It is priced at $16.
10. Cluck Cluck’s
222 The Esplanade, Toronto
This hidden gem on The Esplanade serves some of the most delectable fried chicken in town! Ranging from their variety of sandwiches to fried chicken, the options are endless. While you can’t go wrong with opting for one of their classic fried chicken items, it’s the sandwiches that highlight their special sauces.
Happy National Fried Chicken Day, folks! If you want to try a recipe in the comfort of your own homes, check out Brandon’s Fried Chicken Recipe over at Swagger Magazine, linked below.