10 of Toronto's most incredible fried chicken sandwiches

Jul 6 2017, 3:51 pm

If delicious fried chicken sandwiches are your idea of heaven, then these sandwiches are going to make you drool. From Buffalo-sauced specimens to fried chicken nestled between doughnuts, here are 10 of Toronto’s best crispy, fried chicken sandwiches.

Porchetta & Co.

For a place that prides itself of porchetta, it sure does make a mean fried chicken Sammy. Find fried chicken featured in ever changing specials. Recently, the sandwich shop has featured a buffalo blue cheese version while past variations have been inspired by mushroom melts, Korean fried chicken, and jalapeño poppers.

Address: 825 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Phone: 647-352-6611

Address: 545 King Street West, Toronto
Phone: 647-351-8844


P.G. Clucks

Fried chicken on a freshly fried cruller. Yes it’s a thing. It’s on the secret menu so ask for it by name even if you don’t see it advertised.

Address: 610 College Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-925-2226

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Bao down Shilin Market-style fried chicken nestled into squishy steamed buns from this Taiwanese snack bar in Cabbagetown. The morsels of delicious deep fried goodness get topped with pickled veggies, kewpie, and teriyaki shoyu.

Address: 252 Carlton Street, Toronto 
Phone: 416-968-6888

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The Dirty Bird

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The Dirty Bird deals in “Northern Fried Chicken” which means it’s dusted with maple once crisp. A handheld option is stacked high between waffles with lettuce, tomatoe, pickles, onions, dirty sauce, and maple aioli.

Address: 79 Kensington Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-345-2473

Address: 527 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Phone: 647-347-3695

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Union Chicken

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The fried chicken sandwich from this poultry specialist is built on a milk bun and stacked with buttermilk fried thighs and finished with hot peppers, slaw, ranch dressing and a pickle spear.

Address: Sherway Garden, 1240-25 The West Mall, Toronto
Phone: 647-341-1900

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Kitson and Co.


Kitson & Co.

Crispy fried chicken on a bun loaded with spicy slaw and sweet bread and butter pickles are pure perfection at this west side sandwich shop.

Address: 1205 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-533-1205

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The Beastwich is the namesake sandwich from Chef Scott Vivian’s restaurant. This is a knife and fork affair available at brunch and dinner featuring crispy chicken on a biscuit smothered in pimento cheese and pork sausage gravy.

Address: 96 Tecumseth Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-352-6000

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White Brick Kitchen

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This kitchen in Koreatown excels at comfort foods made from scratch. The signature fried chicken sandwich here featured moist dark meat encased in a crispy coating layered into a bun with brown butter sage mayo, lettuce, and optional hot sauce.

Address: 641 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Phone: 647-347-9188

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Otto’s Bierhalle

If fried chicken schnitzel is your schtick, try The Hunter from this German beer hall. This handheld feast starts with a milk bun topped with fried chicken and doused in mushroom sauce and dressed with crispy onions, gruyere, pickles, lettuce, and tomatoes.

Address: 1087 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-901-5472


Home Of The Brave

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American classics are on the menu at this King West restaurant. Here you’ll find a Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich that sees crispy fried chicken tossed in hot sauce then dressed up with ranch, pickles, and romaine.

Address: 589 King Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-366-2736

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