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The top 10 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 and Annex 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. 

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 Garden and Union Station.

Fried Chicken Sandwiches Toronto

The chicken piri piri at Brock Sandwich is highly-addictive. 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. chicken is topped with lettuce, pickles and buttermilk ranch.

Fried Chicken Sanwiches Toronto

The fried chicken sandwich at Kitson and Co. is a real standout. Photo by Jesse Milns.

Kitson and Co.

It's all about sandwiches at this Parkdale spot and you don't want to miss their fried chicken rendition, where a massive piece of chicken gets deep fried and topped with a spicy slaw and bread and butter pickles. 

The Underground Garage

The bar in Toronto's Entertainment District is home to Toyko Hot Fried Chicken. Just make your way to the fourth floor and sink your teeth into their fusion take on Nashville hot chicken. 

Fried Chicken Sandwiches Toronto

Skip on the porchetta and go straight for the fried chicken at Porchetta & Co. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Porchetta & Co.

All three of the locations of this popular sandwich joint crank 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 Dirty Bird

The Sticky-Icky is the sandwich to get at this mini-chain with three locations in the city. It's a boneless fried chicken thigh with maple garlic, pickles and dirty aioli. 

Fried Chicken Sandwiches Toronto

If you like your fried chicken with a kick, make your way to Open House. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Open House

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. 

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. 

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Union Chicken. With files from Liora Ipsum and Jaclyn Skrobacky.


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