The top 10 fried chicken sandwiches in Toronto
Fried chicken sandwiches in Toronto are a drool-worthy bunch. From Southern-style buttermilk fried chicken to cross-cultural selections such as schnitzel and piri piri chicken, you'll find fantastic and flavourful options abound at restaurants across the city.
Here are my picks for the top fried chicken sandwiches in Toronto.
Porchetta & Co.
The King West location makes the fried chicken sandwich a menu staple, while the original outpost Dundas offers it as a sometimes special. It features buttermilk-fried chicken on a Petite Thuet bun with lettuce, pickles and a creamy herb sauce. Photo by Jesse Milns.
The chicken piri piri is a top seller at this Bloordale sandwich shop. When you order one, you get a craggy-crusted chicken cutlet doused in a spicy Portuguese hot sauce that's topped with charred onions and lettuce. Photo by Courtney Reilly-Larke.
The Dirty Bird
Order The Dirty Bird'ger at this Kensington Market spot and enjoy a chicken-and-waffles sandwich with maple aioli, dirty sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and red onions. Photo by @sonnkien.
The crispy buttermilk fried chicken sandwich at this Danforth local is topped with remoulade, chipotle BBQ sauce, pickles, lettuce and tomato. Also look out for creative specials like the occasional double down or sweet and Mr. Pong's sour fried chicken sandwich.
These massive Hungarian-style fried chicken sandwiches rule Corktown. Hot chicken lands on a bun and comes topped with creamy potato salad, caramelized onions and tangy sauerkraut. Photo by @sandcave.
Home of The Brave
On King West, the Kentucky Handshake Sandwich positively beckons... literally; it has claws that gesture in a come hither kind of way. With Buffalo hot sauce flavours, the sandwich also has iceberg lettuce and mayo to mellow everything out. Photo by @thehotb.
Fried chicken is on the brunch menu at this Tecumseth Street restaurant. The beast-wich features a buttermilk biscuit topped with a fried chicken thigh and comes loaded with pimento cheese, pork sausage gravy and a fried egg. Photo by @hangry_foodies.
For a savoury take on the chicken-and-waffles sandwich, try the Cluck Yeah! from this King East-area eatery. It features a fried boneless chicken breast between a fluffy jalapeno-cheddar waffle and comes loaded with slaw, chipotle aioli and dill mayo. Photo by Jesse Milns.
Sanagan's Meat Locker
The lunch counter at this butcher shop makes one of my favourite sandwiches in the whole city. The Korean fried chicken sandwich starts with boneless chicken tossed in a sweet and spicy gochujang sauce that's then loaded onto a soft bun with kimchi and pickled cucumbers. Photo by @goatroti.
Almighty Bao operates out of Churchill Bar on Dundas West and serves up beer-friendly accompaniments like the California Club Bao, which features chicken with bacon and tomatoes, plus sushi-style toppings like nori, Kewpie mayo and pickled cucumbers. Photo by Jesse Milns.
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