For Torontonians wondering if there is life after Luther’s at the Churchill Bar, rest assured, there are plenty of spots where you can get your hands dirty and belly full of fantastic chicken.
Check out these five spots for fried chicken in Toronto:
Hand-breaded Northern style fried chicken paired with waffles is the name of the game at The Dirty Bird. Being dirty never tasted so good, thanks to their menu of chicken and waffles teamed with sides, or served sandwich style.
Address: 79 Kensington Avenue
Address: 527 Bloor Street West
Phone: 647-345-BIRD (2473) or 647-347-FOWL (3695)
Home to some down home cookin’ with a modern Canadian twist, The County General doesn’t scrimp when it comes to delicious fried chicken dishes. Order up their County Fried Chicken (plated and priced to share) and feast on chicken done up with gochujang and hoisin espresso BBQ sauce for a big zing. You’ll also find fried chicken thighs on a sandwich, or at brunch Benny-style.
Address: 936 Queen Street West
There’s fried chicken, and then there’s Taiwanese fried chicken. Kanpai Snack Bar rocks the latter, serving it up in 3-piece or 8-piece portions, or a full family size bucket with sides and beer.
Address: 252 Carlton Street
It’s all about classic BBQ and diner-style fare at The Stockyards, and they’ve got a real thing for fried chicken. Order it up over Belgian waffles (daytime only) with Chilli Maple Molasses Glaze, or go for the full Fried Chicken Dinner. Their calling card dish is on the Sunday Brunch menu: The Dirty Bird is a boneless Stockyard-style fried chicken breast teamed up with bacon and cheddar and a Belgian waffle, smothered with sausage cravy and topped with a sunny side up egg. Good morning!
Address: 699 St Clair Avenue West
There’s no bird more elusive than those fried up by chef Brandon Olsen, who’s got a cult following for his Brando’s Fried Chicken. This is one of those blink-and-you’ll-miss-it kind of meals; follow @brandosfriedchicken and its mastermind @king_of_ginger on Instagram to see where he will be frying up the deliciousness next–and act fast, because Brando’s tends to sell out.