Top 10 Fried Chicken

I think it’s obvious that I love fried chicken.  My gold standard is a crispy crust and juicy meat.  I don’t care if it’s Southern, Korean, or Japanese.  Here are my favorites, in no particular order:

-Clinton Street Baking Co. – cornbread and cole slaw make a heavenly square meal  

4 Clinton Street, between East Houston and Stanton, Manhattan

-The Redhead – a little more burnished and crusty than Clinton Street.

349 East 13th Street, between First and Second Avenues, Manhattan

-Ruthie’s – not to be mixed up with the one that I couldn’t find in Harlem, I hope this one still exists

560 Myrtle Avenue, between Emerson and Classon, Brooklyn

-Amy Ruth – the Al Sharpton (chicken and waffles) is a sweet and savory dream come true

113 West 116th Street, between Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Boulevards

-Charles’ Pan-Fried Chicken – a buffet fit for a fried chicken glutton

2841 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, between 151st and 152nd Streets

-Pies ‘n Thighs – I haven’t been to the new one, but I’m sure it lives up to memory

166 S. 4th Street at Driggs, Brooklyn

-Bonchon Chicken – the double fry cooking process renders off fat to create a pocket of air between the paper thin skin and tender meat, manna in Midtown

207 West 38th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues

-Boom Boom Chicken – like Bonchon, but with a thicker crust

553 Main Street , Fort Lee, New Jersey

-Chiyono – more like perfect McNuggets, incredibly juicy and flavorful

328 East 6th Street, Manhattan

-Kasadela – salt and pepper wings are finger licking good

647 East 11th Street, Manhattan

I’m looking forward to the new wave of fried chicken, if I can ever get a reservation at Momofuku.  And no, I have not yet had the Double Down.

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One Response to “Top 10 Fried Chicken”

  1. jeremy Says:

    what about buttermilk channel!!

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