The Best Chicken Wings in Toronto
The best chicken wings in Toronto hail from a mix of sports bars, pubs and dedicated wing specialists, with a couple of spots introducing snack bar variations of twice fried, Asian-styled poultry to Hogtown palettes. Flavours and styles are as diverse as the city itself, broadening the criteria for best chicken wings beyond the usual pub standards more than ever. Whether they're breaded or naked; saucy or seasoned dry; baked or fried; these standouts all have at least one thing in common, they're lipsmaking, fingerlicking delcious.
Here are the best chicken wings in Toronto.
Take in the action at Real Sports Bar, where wings are served up by the pound ($15/LB, $28/2LBS, $52/4LBS) alongside an impressive selection of draught beers. The 14 flavours range from ankle skater (mild) to drop the gloves (suicide) and get inventive with options like Peking (hoisin glazed), Bacon Maple Mustard and house favourite, Thai Sweet Chili. More »
This Ossington Avenue snack bar is open late night, every night to serve up Singapore styled wings for $10 a pound. These wings differentiate themselves with golden, peppercorn and Chinese five spice crusted exteriors that pack in a whole lot of sweet and spicy flavours. More »
The jumbo fried wings at this Scarborough joint are so big you typically only get seven per pound ($8.95). The poultry is also delivered daily, 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. More »
The menu at the Old York Bar and Grill doesn’t major in wings, but the Jerk-spiced variety offered at this Niagara Street pub consistently draws praise from regulars. For $10.95, wings are baked to be fall-off-the-bone tender before being finished on the grill and served with a side of spicy yogurt dip. More »
The deliciously salty, Chino Wings go for $8.50 a plate at this recently opened West Queen West snack bar. Here, this Chinese-styled specialty packs flavour and not just heat thanks to being battered and twice-fried in arbol chili oil before being shocked with scallion and fried garlic dressing. Served with a side of ginger chili vinaigrette, this stuff is habit forming. More »
This North Toronto specialist offers customizable orders of this favourite pub grub staple. Get them by the pound ($11.50) and choose from plump drummettes or juicy flats. Select from 12 sauces like burn-your-face-off hot and ragin’ cajun; then, customize with dry, wet or double dipped preparations. Obligatory veggie sticks are here too, served with a delicious creamy dill dip that most diners eat on everything More »
Allen's on the Danforth offers a bit of a twist with their Manhattan Capon Wings ($11.95) that come doused in sweet, spicy, or sour sauce and served with housemade blue cheese dip. These wings may not be for chicken wing purists but having perfected the recipe over the years they're still as mouthwatering and delicious as ever. More »
With locations in Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan, this family-friendly franchise has won over diners with plump, meaty wings that are always fresh and never dried out. Available in an overwhelming choice of 200 plus flavours (when in doubt order Caesar Does Texas), these guys have got you covered. Bring a big group ($30/30, $50/50, $90/100), or just bring a big appetite (single orders go for $11). More »
Hurricane's isn't a dedicated wing joint, but wings happen to be exactly where this Bloorcourt roadhouse excels. Grilled or fried, then painted with sauces like Cane’s Sweet Heat or homemade bbq, each order ($11/1LB, $20/2LBS, $29/3LBS) comes with shoestring fries or veggies and tangy blue cheese dip. More »
The kitchen at this bar slings wings by the pound ($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 the fall of the bone, baked varieties like, Bollywood wings flavoured with tandoori yogurt and grilled to add a little char. More »
Students and wing enthusiasts alike flock to this pub opposite UofT for cheap pitchers and orders of saucy, jumbo wings served for a buck a pop (when you order them 10 at a time). Here, mild and medium are options entirely absent from the menu of familiar flavours, so if you can't handle the heat you best opt for honey garlic or have them mix it with BBQ (that's their thing). More »
Bistro on Avenue owner, Louis Nemes champions the same old-school wings he’s helped perfect over the last 40+ years as the founder of both the St. Louis franchise and chick'n deli. Here, a single order ($9.95) comes tossed in tried and true flavours that run the gamut of hotness and come with wedge-styled fries. More »