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.
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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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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