The Best Chicken Wings in Toronto
The best chicken wings in Toronto can be found at sports bars, pubs, snack bars and smokehouses. The flavours and styles are as diverse as the city itself, broadening the criteria for best chicken wings beyond the breaded and fried varieties famous in Buffalo, and inclusive of tender pit-smoked versions, and sweet and spicy Asian variations.
Here are the best chicken wings in Toronto.
See Also: The Best Fried Chicken in Toronto
Two Toronto locations are modeled after the wing shack in Buffalo and stay true the regional claim to fame by serving up crispy fried wings tossed in varying degrees of hot and buttery wing sauce. Each order comes with a choice of blue cheese or creamy dill sauce and a pile of wet naps. More »
Smoked wings at this BBQ restaurant on Roncy are incredibly juicy and tender. Diverging from the typical Buffalo style, this smokehouse example is available seasoned with dry rub, sweet heat or chipotle and sold by the pound for $12. More »
This Ossington Avenue snack bar is open late every night serving up Singapore-style chicken wings for $12 per pound (or $7 per half pound). These wings differentiate themselves from the pack with a sweet and spicy chili soy glaze. More »
Take in all the action at Real Sports Bar, where wings ($14.5/LB, $28/2LBS, $54.50/4LBS) are a popular pair to the impressive roster of draught beers on offer. Select from over a dozen flavours ranging from “Mid Field Medium” to “Big Leagues Suicide,” plus inventive options Bacon Maple Mustard and Bobcaygeon (BBQ Cajun). More »
The tavern at Bathurst and King seasons its wings to perfection and serves them deep fried and sauced with a spectrum of hot coatings, including BBQ sauce, honey garlic, and rotating monthly flavours. 10 wings sell for $11.95 and includes staples like carrots, celery and blue cheese dip. More »
This Yonge St. bar serves wings ($11/lb) in novel flavours like apple cinnamon BBQ and sweet and sticky Classic Coke. Regulars know to order the hot and peppery, Dragon's Breath or diverge from the pub style norm with fall-off-the-bone, baked varieties like Bollywood wings flavoured with tandoori yogurt. More »
This BBQ joint on the east side serves up smoked chicken wings that are brined, slow smoked then flash-fried and tossed in the house bourbon barbecue sauce. The first pound with fries sell for $14, whole the second pound costs just $9 more. More »
The jumbo fried wings at this Scarborough joint start with daily poultry deliveries, ensuring absolute freshness and making for exceptionally juicy, meaty wings. Along with the standard mild, medium, hot, the smoked tequila lime is among the most popular of the fingerlicking flavours on offer. Order 5, 7, 10, 20, or 50 at a time with veggie sticks and ranch on the side. More »
This eatery on The Lake Shore might be named for a sloppy sandwich, but wings are where the kitchen excels. An order of plump, juicy wings comes in a standard variety of sauces including honey garlic, mild, medium, hot or suicide - 10 at a time for $10.95 or 20 for $19.75 come with carrot and celery sticks along with an all purpose blue cheese dip. More »
This BBQ joint on College Street does all sorts of smokehouse standards but the wings ($11/half pound, or $16 for a full pound) are a standout. Smoked then fried, expect the meat to be gently imparted with smoky flavours encased in a crackling skin. Each order is served au natural and come with fries and a choice of signature BBQ sauces on the side. More »
Pit smoked wings are a menu favorite at this midtown smokehouse but they only make a limited quantity each day, so get in there early or risk disappointment. A full pound seasoned with a Memphis-style rub sell for $13 and come with slaw and garlic dipping sauce on the side. More »