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The top 15 fried chicken sandwiches in Toronto

Fried chicken sandwiches in Toronto take their inspiration from the American South, Italy and Asia just to name a few. These aren't for the diet conscious, but for those looking for a stacked bundle of flavour, it's tough to beat these for a cheap and filling lunch.

Here are my picks for the top places to eat fried chicken sandwiches in Toronto.

PG Clucks

When it comes to fried chicken sandwiches this Little Italy take-out joint doesn't mess around. Their classic sandwich will land you a huge piece of chicken fried to perfection and topped with coleslaw, pickles, smoky chili sauce and buttermilk ranch. Yum!

Union Chicken

The lightning fried chicken sandwich comes slathered in a house-made habanero, cayenne, and chicken fat sauce and served on a squishy milk bun at this chicken specialist with locations at Sherway Gardens and Union Station.

Aunty Lucy's

The popular burger joint operating out of the Annex Hotel also makes one tasty chicken sandwich dubbed The Nima Sandwich. It's a boneless battered chicken thigh topped with garlic sauce and mango scotch bonnet hot sauce on a potato roll. 

Fried Chicken Sandwich Toronto

Brock Sandwich piles their fried chicken sandwiches high. Photo by Fareen Karim.

Brock Sandwich

The sandwich shop was almost lost forever after a devastating fire. Now it's back on Bloor and the thing to get here is the chicken piri piri. The epic fried chicken sandwich is topped with charred onions, Dominic family recipe piri piri sauce and a vegan slaw.

Chica's Nashville Hot Chicken

Toronto loves its Nashville hot chicken and thanks to this joint, cravings can be fulfilled in the Junction. If you want to skip on the platter, opt for the sandwich, which is served on Texas toast. The chicken is topped with lettuce, pickles and buttermilk ranch.

Fried Chicken Sandwich Toronto

Porchetta & Co. has perfected the fried chicken sandwich. Photo by Jesse Milns.

Porchetta & Co.

This popular sandwich joint with multiple Toronto locations cranks out fried chicken sandwiches galore. Order it parmesan-style with tomato sauce and cheese on a garlic bread bun or opt for the OG with hot sauce, lettuce, pickles and ranch dressing.

Folly Brewing

The brewery in Little Italy is home to Toyko Hot Fried Chicken. Just head inside and sink your teeth into their fusion take on Nashville hot chicken.

Fried Chicken Sandwich Toronto

All fried chicken sandwiches get served on potato rolls at Chubbs inside Egg Bird. Photo by Fareen Karim.

Egg Bird

The Bayview burger joint shares its space with fried chicken shop Chubbs. Of all their offerings of halal chicken sandwiches, the Jerk knocks it out of the park. It's deep-fried with its scratch jerk seasoning marinade and finished off with a pineapple pepper sauce and slaw.

Love Chix

The fried chicken and arugula sandwich here comes covered in honey and buttermilk ranch sauces. Find it at both their Junction Triangle and Assembly Food Hall locations. 

Loch & Quay

Chen Chen's Nashville Hot Chicken can be found inside this Harbourfront restaurant. Order up a hot chicken sandwich and pick your spice level ranging from no heat to poultrygeist. 

Fried Chicken Sandwich Toronto

Creamy coleslaw and spicy fried chicken are a match made in heaven at Knockout Chicken. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Knockout Chicken

It's all about deep-fried chicken at this Kensington Market. Every chicken sandwich has a boxing-related name including The Uppercut which consists of fried chicken tossed in buffalo sauce, cheddar cheese, pickle and coleslaw. 

The Dirty Bird

The Sticky-Icky is the sandwich to get at this joint with locations in Kensington Market and near York University. It's a boneless fried chicken thigh with maple garlic, pickles and dirty aioli. 

Fried Chicken Sandwich Toronto

Prepare to get messy when you dig into the sandwiches at Open House. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Wasted Youth Bar

This Bloorcourt bar is home to more than drinks. Inside, Five Points Hot Chicken cooks up Nashville hot chicken served both open face and sandwich style. 

Rudy

The mini-chain with three Toronto locations may be known for their burgers but you shouldn't pass up the chance to dig into their Valentino sandwich which is loaded with coleslaw, hot sauce and Valentino sauce. 

Cluck Clucks

Discover this fried chicken and waffles joint wedged between the St. Lawrence Market and the Distillery District. On the menu, you'll find their Cluck Yeah sandwich featuring boneless white meat between wedges of a cheddar jalapeno waffle.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at PG Clucks


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