Chick-fil-A has been around in the US for decades, but only in recent years did the chicken spot open up shop in Canada.
I decided to check out the new-ish location in downtown Toronto on Queen Street West. I was warned by coworkers that we needed to pre-order since those lunch lines can get long.
Since I have never tried this spot, I went with the OG — the Chicken Sandwich — with some Chick-fil-A sauce on the side.
This famous handheld features a boneless breast of chicken “seasoned to perfection.” It’s breaded and pressure cooked in 100% refined peanut oil.
That crispy-fried deliciousness is served on a toasted, buttered bun with dill pickle chips.
It sounds tantalizing, but would it live up to the hype? Here’s how it went.
First impressions? I was a bit worried. The wrapper felt a little too soft. Instantly I was concerned I was going to be miserably disappointed.
Well, I was wrong. My fears were quickly assuaged when I took that first bite. Perfectly cooked chicken. It was moist. It was crispy. And the bun was pretty good too.
As someone who hates mayo and a bunch of different sauces, I had a few concerns. But again, Chick-fil-A impresses. The sauce was tangy and the perfect complement to the chicken.
I loved that the sandwich wasn’t overwhelmed with condiments – a few pickles are all you need.
This morsel is one of seven chicken sandwich options from the chain. Varieties range from Spicy Deluxe to a grilled version.
In addition to these between-two-buns offerings, Chick offers classic nuggets, grilled nuggets, chicken strips, and a selection of protein-based salads and wraps.
For sides, don’t skip those famous Chick-fil-A Waffle Potato Fries.
If I didn’t live in Vancouver, I would definitely go back. My rating? Five stars. Go try the chicken sandwich next time you’re in Ontario.
Chick-fil-A has six locations around Ontario, with plans for many future outposts in Canada for the coming years.
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