The Ten Best Fried Chicken Spots in New York City
When we here at Ahoy New York think about comfort food, the first thing that comes to mind is fried chicken. Finding a great fried chicken spot can really be a foodie adventure on its own. To get you started, here are Ahoy New York’s ten best fried chicken spots in New York City.
Blue Ribbon Brasserie – 97 Sullivan St
The fried chicken here is truly something special. We have yet to meet a person who has tried Blue Ribbon’s fried chicken and did not rave about it. So it is no surprise that Blue Ribbon just opened an outpost (28 East 1st St) that just focuses on their amazing signature fried chicken.
Georgia’s Eastside BBQ – 192 Orchard St
One overlooked place for fried chicken is Georgia’s Eastside BBQ. Be sure to ask about their all you can eat Monday’s specials. You can’t beat unlimited buttermilk fried chicken, ribs and sides like cole slaw and okra. They are so addictive so it all works out.
Hill Country Chicken – 1123 Broadway
As you walk in you will notice all the smiling faces. Hill Country specializes on feel good comfort food and their star is of course their fried chicken.
Buttermilk Channel – 524 Court St, Brooklyn
Buttermilk Channel is one of our go to places for fried chicken in Brooklyn. The skin here is super crispy and the chicken is simply delicious. Their signature fried chicken is served with a balsamic-maple reduction and with some of their yummy cheddar waffles on the side, an excellent combination.
Pies ‘n’ Thighs – 166 S 4th St, Brooklyn
Pies ‘n’ Thighs is another go to place for fried chicken in Brooklyn. Flakey crust? Check. Juicy chicken with every bite? Check. A tasty biscuit on the side? Check. What more can you ask for in an order of fried chicken?!
Red Rooster – 310 Lenox Ave
We are huge fans of Marcus Samuelsson’s dishes especially his Chicken and Waffles dish from Red Rooster. It is definitely work the trek to Harlem, no matter where you are from.
Hybird – Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave
You can try Questlove’s Loves Drumsticks at Hybird at the Chelsea Market (and we strongly urge you to do so). It has a nice thick, crispy crust around a succulent drumstick.
Momofuku Noodle Bar – 171 First Ave
Questlove’s Drumsticks lost to David Chang’s (Momofuku) fried chicken in a head to head fried chicken battle on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Momofuku serves their fried chicken in two styles, Southern and Korean, both are very good. You do have to reserve the fried chicken meal in advance so you must plan ahead.
Perry St – 176 Perry St
Perry St is one of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s crown jewels and they make a flavorful fried chicken that is a bit different from the norm with its spicy scotch bonnet sauce. If you love fried chicken, you have to try Perry St’s.
The Dutch – 131 Sullivan St
As you first lay your eyes on The Dutch’s fried chicken and you begin to take your first whiff and first bite, only one word can describe the experience, perfection. The spices, the buttermilk batter, crunchy skin and of course the chicken itself are all top notch. Another great thing is that this is featured as an option on The Dutch’s restaurant week lunch menu—a great excuse to try it!