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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Hector Vasquez at PG Clucks
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