Us Vancouverites are no strangers to chicken and waffles, in fact, judging by the amazing selection we have in this city, one could easily gather it might just be our favourite comfort food.
This mouth-watering Southern-style dish is usually made of crispy fried tender chicken, fresh fluffy waffle, and topped with Canadian maple syrup, gravy, hot sauce, or all three.
Local purveyors have put their signature twist on this treat, and we’re all about it.
The perfect combination of salty and sweet, here’s where to get the best chicken and waffles in Vancouver.
Yolk’s Breakfast is one of the city’s favourite breakfast places. The chicken and waffles here are made from a piece of buttermilk fried organic chicken, a Belgian waffle, gravy, and collard greens with ham hock. You can also add a perfectly poached free range egg for $2. While you’re here, you should try its eggs benny as well.
Address: 1598 Hastings Street, Vancouver
Address: 546 West Broadway, Vancouver
Tuc Craft Kitchen is one of our favourite spots to grab brunch. Its crispy chicken and waffles include a free-run chicken breast and savoury waffles, topped with chilli ginger sauce and maple syrup. Other than its top-notch food, Tuc also offers inventive cocktails, craft beer, and a carefully curated wine list.
Address: 60 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
Jam Cafe is an all-day breakfast and lunch restaurant that first opened in Old Town Victoria before expanding into Vancouver. It offers incredible home-style comfort food, and you can definitely find something you like on the menu. Its signature chicken and waffles is a single waffle topped with a boneless buttermilk fried chicken breast, house pork gravy, two sunny eggs, and veggies.
Address: 556 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Tableau Bar Bistro is a French-style bistro that blends classic culinary flavours of Paris with the use of fresh west coast ingredients. Its mouth-watering chicken and waffles is a large crispy golden waffle topped with some golden buttermilk chicken. It also comes with two sauces: maple syrup and house gravy.
Address: 1181 Melville Street, Vancouver
Juke has just launched its brunch menu earlier this year, and its southern-fried brunch is not something that you would want to miss. The menu includes some classics like biscuits and gravy and chicken fried steak, and the chicken and waffles is a must-try here. You can get two pieces of its juicy fried chicken on top of a waffle for $15, or three pieces for $18.
Address: 182 Keefer Street, Vancouver
This Vancouver seafood and chop house’s brunch menu is available on the weekend from 11 am to 3:30 pm. While the restaurant puts a heavy emphasis on all things seafood like the lobster Benedict or grilled fish, it also offers brunch classics like chicken and waffles and French toast. Its chicken and waffles is composed of buttermilk waffles, crispy coated chicken breakfast, maple brown butter, and also a light chilli glaze.
Address: 777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
If you read the menu, you’ll see that our beloved chicken and waffle is not listed on it. But that’s because its classic chicken and waffles is under a unique name – ‘Put a Bird On It.’ It consists of buttermilk fried Rossdown farm chicken, waffle, maple syrup, chicken gravy, and watermelon. It is the perfect food for a lazy weekend morning.
Address: 3835 Main Street, Vancouver
Save On Meats ia a diner that has been serving the neighbourhood since 1957. Its chicken and waffles is an award-winning champ, and it is just the perfect mix of sweet and salty. The diner is one of our favourite places for comfort food, and it also offers cooking classes and poultry butchery classes.
Address: 43 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Chewies is famous for its fresh raw oysters, lively happy hour, and southern fried chicken. Its chicken and waffles is one of the most popular items on the menu, and it is worth every penny. The boneless chicken has a perfect crust, and it is served on top of crunchy buttermilk waffles and drizzled in a honey butter. You can also add a sunny egg for $2.
Address: 2201 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Address: 110-1055 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Mamie Taylor’s is a modern American restaurant that offers a variety of American comfort food. Its unique version of this southern classic is topped with apple and kale slaw, pickled jalapeños, and a special honey bourbon sauce.
Address: 110-1055 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
The Sweetery Cafe is located just steps away from Downtown Vancouver. Its brunch menu is available on the weekend from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm and everything on the menu is worth a try. The chicken and waffles here are made with homemade Belgium waffles, a unique Sweetery-style fried chicken, chilli maple butter, bacon, hash, and maple syrup.
Address: 340 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
The Rumpus Room recently reopened after four years, and its brunch is just as amazing as it was before. Its chicken and waffles benny consists of two perfectly poached eggs on top of golden waffles with juicy chicken, and salty potatoes as a side. If you’re feeling adventurous, you should try some of its house specialities like the ‘Fat Elvis ‘ or ‘Bears Tubing’ as too.
Address: 2301 Main Street, Vancouver