Nothing quite compares to the flavour combination of fried chicken and waffles. The pairing of crisp golden-battered chicken with fluffy waffles and a sweet syrup is deliciously indulgent.
A bounty of restaurants in the city from high-end to hole-in-the-wall establishments have been adding this popular comfort-driven brunch dish to their menus. Check out these restaurants in Vancouver serving inventive takes on the Southern staple.
Served with pickled jalapeños, red cabbage slaw, and drizzled in a sweet bourbon honey, Mamie Taylor’s signature fried chicken and waffles is a must-order! The chicken is crunchy to bite, moist on the inside, and wonderfully seasoned.
Address: 251 East Georgia Street, Vancouver
At Chewies Steam and Oyster Bar, this Southern fried comfort classic is served atop quarters of fluffy buttermilk waffles and drizzled in a Cajun honey butter. With deliciously juicy meat and a crunchy golden batter, Chewies fried chicken and waffles is one of the most popular items on the menu.
Address: 110 – 1055 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Sweetery Café and Dessert’s no-frills homemade Belgium waffles are topped with succulent hand-battered fried chicken. This dish is seriously satisfying and dangerously addictive.
Address: 340 W 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Miura Waffle and Milk Bar takes the sandwiched approach to their fried chicken and waffles. The Main Street waffle house offers a handful of mouthwatering fried chicken and waffle combos (called “Sandos”) including: garlic fried chicken, lettuce, teriyaki sauce and mayo; soy ginger-fried chicken, Asian slaw and thousand island dressing, and shichimi-fried chicken, lettuce, teriyaki sauce and spicy mayo.
Editor’s note: Miura closed in December 2016
Crosstown’s Devil’s Elbow offers a delicious take on the Southern inspired dish. Their fried chicken and waffle plate is comprised of house-made waffles and buttermilk chicken pieces, which have been rubbed in a cajun breading and served with a mesquite smoked maple syrup.
Address: 562 Beatty Street, Vancouver
It’s no wonder that Tuc Craft Kitchen’s crispy fried chicken and waffles is a brunch crowd favourite. The dish, which consists of free-run chicken breast and two savory waffles is supremely juicy, delightfully seasoned and matched perfectly with three accompanying potted sauces: Dijon Mournaise, maple syrup, and a house-made tomato chili reduction.
Address: 60 West Cordova St, Vancouver
Comprised of tender buttermilk fried chicken strips and a light, golden waffle, Tableau’s take on this comfort-driven dish is mouthwateringly good. The chicken is crisp, moist, delightfully seasoned and matched perfectly with the dish’s two accompanying potted sauces, maple syrup and gravy, which when mixed together create the perfect sweet and savoury combo.
Address: 1181 Melville Street