Fried chicken is, by most accounts, pretty great on its own. But when you put it between two buns, add some delicious toppings and sauce, suddenly fried chicken goes to a whole new level.
Here are five finger-licking good fried chicken sandwiches you can find in Vancouver.
Inspired by Village Bistro’s proximity to both a KFC and several Vietnamese restaurants, the West End restaurant has a sensational LFC Sandwich–that’s Lemongrass Fried Chicken. It’s like a hyper banh mi with a kapow flavour punch and a gorgeous heat. This is the kind of sandwich you crave in your belly.
Address: 1143 Davie Street
If you’re willing to forgo the ribs and pulled pork at Re-Up BBQ in New Westminster’s River Market their Spicy Fried Chicken sandwich is spectacular. Loaded with juicy fried chicken, bacon, jalapeños, and guacamole, this sandwich is definitely one worth checking out.
Address: 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
They keep it pretty cheeky at Bao Down–par for the course for a place that specializes in steamed buns. Bao Down’s Bao Chicka Bao Bao!! is no exception: It’s fried lemongrass and garlic marinated free-range Fraser Valley chicken breast with a palm sugar and fish sauce glaze, in a bun with garlic scape mayo, cilantro, and pickled carrots and scallions.
Address: 12 Powell Street
Miura makes some excellent fried chicken and waffles, served sandwich-style, called “Sandos.” Check out their trio of offerings that fit the fried chicken sandwich bill: 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.
Address: 2521 Main Street
Everything is kind of on the epic side at this self-proclaimed “Hottest nerd bar in Vancouver.” Storm Crow Tavern’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich of Awesomeosity is pretty impressive, thanks to its buttermilk-marinated chicken thighs, on a Portuguese bun with lettuce, tomato, and onion.
Address: 1305 Commercial Drive