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Where to Find the Best Fried Chicken in Toronto

Where to Find the Best Fried Chicken in Toronto

Where to Find the Best Fried Chicken in Toronto

Looking for the the best fried chicken in Toronto? Look no further. A long buttermilk brine, dredged in flour and fried to a crispy golden perfection. Take it the Nashville way and slather it in a coating of hot oil and cayenne. Whether you're eating fried chicken at a picnic table or over a white linen table cloth -- it is simple food that requires skill to make. From large format platters to simple sandwiches, check out our favourite spots serving up some of the best friend chicken in Toronto.

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1

365 King St W 5th Floor

Tokyo Hot Fried Chicken

Tokyo Hot Fried Chicken

This shop extracts inspiration from both Nashville hot chicken and Japanese fried chicken, which results in one masterpiece of a sandwich. Originally a food truck, this spot has finally opened up a brick and mortar store in the Entertainment District.

3

610 College St

PG Clucks

PG Clucks

This pint-sized shop in Little Italy serves up some seriously juicy birds. A must order is the jalapeño and honey fried chicken sandwich.

4

2853 Dundas St W

Chica’s Nashville Hot Chicken

Chica’s Nashville Hot Chicken

This fried chicken takeaway joint in The Junction is known for their Nashville hot chicken. A must order is the fiery hot and flaky chicken meal, served with the obligatory white bread and pickles.

5

11 Charlotte St

Bang Sue Bar

Bang Sue Bar

Located on the second floor of Khao San Road, this Thai street food inspired snack bar gets creative with their fried chicken. A must order is the Thai twist on a Buffalo chicken slider, with chillies and a Sriracha glaze

6

5600 Yonge St

Chicken in the Kitchen

Chicken in the Kitchen

Toronto's first location of the popular Korean fried chicken chain is known for their Cheese Volcano Chicken Platter -- a combination of fried chicken, rice cakes and a Parmesan and Gouda bread bowl.

8

1588 Dupont St

Love Chix

Love Chix

With an outpost in Assembly Chef's Hall and a restaurant in The Junction, this spot serves everything from fried chicken to roti to whole birds. The chef grew up in Bombay so evidently the menu has some Indian influences.

9

699 St Clair Ave W

The Stockyards Smokehouse and Larder

The Stockyards Smokehouse and Larder

This BBQ joint on St.Clair West is doling out some seriously delicious fried chicken. A favourite among many is the chicken and waffles, served with a sweet maple citrus glaze, this popular dish is only available until 3 pm.

10

641 Bloor St W

The White Brick Kitchen

The White Brick Kitchen

This relaxed diner -- serving comfort food classics -- is well known for their fried chicken. If you're feeling daring, the spice level goes up to "atomic".

11

190 University Ave

Momofuku Noodle Bar

Momofuku Noodle Bar

This hip and sprawling complex -- helmed by the famed chef David Chang -- offers up Korean fried chicken and chicken with caviar. Only available for parties larger than 4, one must pre-order at least 24 hours in advance.

12

227 Ossington Ave

La Banane

La Banane

At La Banane, one might walk through the yellow door with intentions of ordering the Eurobass En Croute or the famed Ziggy Stardust Egg, but we can guarantee you the fried chicken is the dark horse on the menu.

13

79 Kensington Ave

The Dirty Bird Chicken + Waffles

The Dirty Bird Chicken + Waffles

This Kensington Market joint combines one-of-a-kind sauces, crispy fried chicken and fluffy waffles to appease the most unrelenting pangs of hunger.

14

222 The Esplanade

Cluck Clucks

Cluck Clucks

This fried chicken and waffles spot in the Distillery District serves up sandwiches, waffles and even chicken in a waffle cone.

15

69 Duncan Street

Rudy

Rudy

Not just a burger joint, this fast-casual spot serves one fried chicken option -- The Valentino Sandwich. Simple and no-frills, its a home run.

16

794 Dundas St W

Patois

Patois

This Caribbean-Asian fusion soul food spot located in Dundas West serves their own O.G. Chicken -- a staple on the menu and a tightly held family recipe.

17

834 Bloor St W

Five Points Nashville Hot Chicken

Five Points Nashville Hot Chicken

A small takeaway counter tucked inside Open House bar, the Nashville hot chicken sandwich at this joint packs some serious heat. The acidity of the pickles and sweetness from the coleslaw lend themselves well together.

18

65 Front St W

Union Chicken

Union Chicken

Ideal for the commuter, this fried chicken shop is located inside Union Station. The restaurant serves everything from fried chicken to rotisserie to hearty sandwiches.

Where to Find the Best Fried Chicken in Toronto

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Where to Find the Best Fried Chicken in Toronto

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Looking for the the best fried chicken in Toronto? Look no further. A long buttermilk brine, dredged in flour and fried to a crispy golden perfection. Take it the Nashville way and slather it in a coating of hot oil and cayenne. Whether you're eating fried chicken at a picnic table or over a white linen table cloth -- it is simple food that requires skill to make. From large format platters to simple sandwiches, check out our favourite spots serving up some of the best friend chicken in Toronto.

1

365 King St W 5th Floor

Tokyo Hot Fried Chicken

Tokyo Hot Fried Chicken

This shop extracts inspiration from both Nashville hot chicken and Japanese fried chicken, which results in one masterpiece of a sandwich. Originally a food truck, this spot has finally opened up a brick and mortar store in the Entertainment District.

3

610 College St

PG Clucks

PG Clucks

This pint-sized shop in Little Italy serves up some seriously juicy birds. A must order is the jalapeño and honey fried chicken sandwich.

4

2853 Dundas St W

Chica’s Nashville Hot Chicken

Chica’s Nashville Hot Chicken

This fried chicken takeaway joint in The Junction is known for their Nashville hot chicken. A must order is the fiery hot and flaky chicken meal, served with the obligatory white bread and pickles.

5

11 Charlotte St

Bang Sue Bar

Bang Sue Bar

Located on the second floor of Khao San Road, this Thai street food inspired snack bar gets creative with their fried chicken. A must order is the Thai twist on a Buffalo chicken slider, with chillies and a Sriracha glaze

6

5600 Yonge St

Chicken in the Kitchen

Chicken in the Kitchen

Toronto's first location of the popular Korean fried chicken chain is known for their Cheese Volcano Chicken Platter -- a combination of fried chicken, rice cakes and a Parmesan and Gouda bread bowl.

8

1588 Dupont St

Love Chix

Love Chix

With an outpost in Assembly Chef's Hall and a restaurant in The Junction, this spot serves everything from fried chicken to roti to whole birds. The chef grew up in Bombay so evidently the menu has some Indian influences.

9

699 St Clair Ave W

The Stockyards Smokehouse and Larder

The Stockyards Smokehouse and Larder

This BBQ joint on St.Clair West is doling out some seriously delicious fried chicken. A favourite among many is the chicken and waffles, served with a sweet maple citrus glaze, this popular dish is only available until 3 pm.

10

641 Bloor St W

The White Brick Kitchen

The White Brick Kitchen

This relaxed diner -- serving comfort food classics -- is well known for their fried chicken. If you're feeling daring, the spice level goes up to "atomic".

11

190 University Ave

Momofuku Noodle Bar

Momofuku Noodle Bar

This hip and sprawling complex -- helmed by the famed chef David Chang -- offers up Korean fried chicken and chicken with caviar. Only available for parties larger than 4, one must pre-order at least 24 hours in advance.

12

227 Ossington Ave

La Banane

La Banane

At La Banane, one might walk through the yellow door with intentions of ordering the Eurobass En Croute or the famed Ziggy Stardust Egg, but we can guarantee you the fried chicken is the dark horse on the menu.

13

79 Kensington Ave

The Dirty Bird Chicken + Waffles

The Dirty Bird Chicken + Waffles

This Kensington Market joint combines one-of-a-kind sauces, crispy fried chicken and fluffy waffles to appease the most unrelenting pangs of hunger.

14

222 The Esplanade

Cluck Clucks

Cluck Clucks

This fried chicken and waffles spot in the Distillery District serves up sandwiches, waffles and even chicken in a waffle cone.

15

69 Duncan Street

Rudy

Rudy

Not just a burger joint, this fast-casual spot serves one fried chicken option -- The Valentino Sandwich. Simple and no-frills, its a home run.

16

794 Dundas St W

Patois

Patois

This Caribbean-Asian fusion soul food spot located in Dundas West serves their own O.G. Chicken -- a staple on the menu and a tightly held family recipe.

17

834 Bloor St W

Five Points Nashville Hot Chicken

Five Points Nashville Hot Chicken

A small takeaway counter tucked inside Open House bar, the Nashville hot chicken sandwich at this joint packs some serious heat. The acidity of the pickles and sweetness from the coleslaw lend themselves well together.

18

65 Front St W

Union Chicken

Union Chicken

Ideal for the commuter, this fried chicken shop is located inside Union Station. The restaurant serves everything from fried chicken to rotisserie to hearty sandwiches.