Brooklyn

Brooklyn, New York City

Chicken Sandwich at The Lodge

I totally judge everything by it's cover. To be honest, I wasn't expecting much from The Lodge, thinking that it's just enough low key random restaurant in Williamsburg. But I was pleasantly surprised by their fried chicken sandwich with spicy mayo and slaw. The fried chicken breast was juicy and flavorful. I love spicy mayo, so no complain there. I could've done with less slaw, especially the slaw underneath the chicken. The bottom bun kind of disintegrated towards the end. BUT great fries and great beer selections. A darn good place to have a quiet Friday lunch.

$12 (Sandwich with fries or salad)

  • 318 Grand St, Williamsburg
 

Brooklyn, New York City, Sandwich

Chicken Sandwich at Emmy Squared

If you're looking for a very spicy sandwich then the spicy chicken sandwich at Emmy Squared is for you. Covered in sweet sambal, this sandwich is spicy and messy. There's some nice crunch from the radishes and pickles. I'm curious why they used bok choy as well. The pretzel bun does a good job at soaking up the juices and staying intact till the last bite. They also serve a chicken parm sandwich that I need to try.

$16 (Sandwich only)

  • 364 Grand St, Williamsburg
 

Brooklyn, New York City, Sandwich

Chicken Biscuit at The Commodore

I'm sure you know that I LOVE THE COMMODORE (but only during the day and quiet weeknights). Also when your friend texts you "I'm hungover AF" you head to The Commodore and order the hash brown loaded with everything and the chicken biscuit. The chicken biscuit comes with honey butter that you can drizzle as little or as much as you want. It's probably one of my favorite chicken biscuits in NYC. Tasty, crunchy, flaky biscuit.

$9 (Sandwich only)

  • 366 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg
 

Brooklyn, New York City, Vietnamese, Chicken and Waffles

Five Spice Chicken and Waffles at Bricolage

At Bricolage in Park Slope, you can find a fried chicken that is seasoned well and has a very nice punch of five spice flavor. It's a great dish but I wish they did more with the waffles than just making plain old waffles. Maybe scallion waffles? Mochi waffles? Fish sauce waffles?

$15 (2 pieces of chicken with waffles)

  • 162 5th Ave, Park Slope
 

Brooklyn, New York City, Sandwich

Fried Chicken Sandwich at Bar Bolinas

I finally found my new favorite fried chicken sandwich. My previous favorite was Allswell but it's sister restaurant, Bar Bolinas, takes two steps further by using a Dutch crunch and having the choice of regular or spicy. The Dutch crunch is an awesome bread. A little chewy in the center and crispy edges.

$15 (Regular or spicy; comes with fries)

  • 455 Myrtle Ave, Clinton Hill
 

Brooklyn, Sandwich, New York City

Fried Chicken Sandwich at Esme

I would've been happy with this sandwich at Esme if it didn't say on the menu curried fried chicken with red curry mayo, romaine lettuce, and bacon. I did not get any hint of curry which was what I was looking forward to. Something different than the old buttermilk with salt + pepper. Also, sadly, bacon does not make everything taste better. Bacon and fried chicken do not mix well. BUT...as a whole sandwich, this was pretty decent/good. And daaaaammmmmnnnnnn those fries were great!

$13 (Sandwich with fries or salad)

  • 999 Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint
 

Brooklyn, New York City, Sandwich

Chicken Biscuit at BeeHive Oven

Beehive Oven started off as a vendor at Smorgasburg and later opened a restaurant in Williamsburg. This place is awesome. The whole time I was there, I felt like I wasn't in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It's cozy and has that old timey feel like I was somewhere in New England.

So here, I decided to build my own biscuit. I kept it simple, you know me. Biscuit with fried chicken and an over easy egg (with a side of mashed potatoes).

Oh baby, pour some hot sauce on it. Beehive Oven specializes in biscuit so yeah, the biscuit was pretty great. Hhhmmmm crispy fried chicken, needed a little salt, and the last bite of biscuit/chicken was great for mopping up the last of the yolk. Win!

$8 ($3 for the biscuit, $3 for the fried chicken, and $2 for the egg)

  • 182 S 2nd St, Williamsburg
 

Brooklyn, New York City

Marietta

I finally made it! After yeeaaaaarrs of thinking about it, I finally made it to Marietta for their fried chicken. Marietta is the sister restaurant to Peaches HotHouse. Most of the food world seems to concentrate on Peaches HotHouse and their Nashville inspired hot chicken but I have to say........I enjoyed the chicken at Marietta more. The lemon-honey brine gave the chicken a slight tangy flavor which I quite enjoyed and the crust was good and crispy.

$16 (3 pieces with salad)

  • 285 Grand Ave, Clinton Hill
 

Brooklyn, New York City, Sandwich

Fried Chicken Sandwich at Mayfield

Sorry, I just don't like fried chicken sandwiches that are served in crusty, crunchy bread. I like texture but crispy fried chicken with crusty, toasty bread is too much texture for me. My poor teeth. It just wasn't very good. Though I did like that Mayfield served the dish with a side of spicy mayo for dipping the fries in.

$15 (Sandwich with fries or salad)

  • 688 Franklin Ave, Crown Heights
 

Brooklyn, Chicken and Waffles, New York City

Chicken and Waffles at j'eatjet?

The first time I had j'eatjet?'s fried chicken, it was for dinner and it was very underwhelming. Though we did order the fried mushroom and it was very delicious.

Then 10 months later, I went for the 2nd time, this time for brunch. And for brunch, they had chicken and waffles with sausage gravy. Oh boy, what a difference 10 months made. It was soooo good. The pieces of chicken were quite good but the real star was the gravy. It just added something super special to the dish.

$14 (2 pieces of chicken and waffles)

  • 685 5th Ave, Slope South
 

Brooklyn, Hot Chicken, New York City, Sandwich

Hot Chicken Sandwich at The Commodore

Beware! This hot chicken sandwich at The Commodore is SPICY. I guess that's the point but half way through eating it, it was all I could taste. Oh the pain. I mean, the sandwich is good. Crispy and the breast was surprisingly juicy. Luckily I had a delicious frozen cocktail to wash it all down.

$10 (Sandwich Only)

  • 366 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg
 

Brooklyn, New York City, Sandwich, Vietnamese

Fried Chicken Banh Mi at Wangs

I really wanted to like this sandwich. I mean, who doesn't like banh mi and fried chicken? But if you have been following me then you should know that I hate having extra stuff in my sandwiches. The over generous amount of pickled carrots and daikon made the sandwich too wet and covered up any flavors from the chicken. Also, I just don't like crusty breads with fried chicken. Too much crunchiness all happening at once.

$12 (Sandwich or $14 that includes a side)

  • 671 Union St, Park Slope
 

New York City, Sandwich, Brooklyn, Manhattan

Pies 'N' Thighs

This chicken biscuit from Pies ‘n’ Thighs haunts my dreams. I still remember eating it the first time and made the mistake of sharing it with a friend. Ever since then, we each order our own. It comes with a slab of butter and a pool of hot sauce and honey.

$7.50 (Sandwich only)

  • 166 S. 4th St, Williamsburg
 
  • 43 Canal, Lower East Side
 

Brooklyn, New York City, Sandwich

Allswell

Dear all, here it is. This is my FAVORITE fried chicken sandwich in New York City so far and you can find it at Allswell. It's house made buns, escarole, couple pieces of fried chicken that has been brined and soaked in buttermilk, and a smear of mayo. Also, the fries are perfect.

$14 (Sandwich with fries)

  • 124 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg
 

Brooklyn, New York City, Sandwich

Endless Summer Sandwich

I have had tacos from the Endless Summer taco truck in Williamsburg ages ago and remember liking them. So when I heard that they were opening a sandwich shop, I made sure to keep it in my mind if I ever find myself in Bed-Stuy. But obviously, I'm never really in Bed-Stuy so it took me a while to try their chicken sandwich.

My friend, Nicole Taylor, raved about the sandwich and kept asking if I had gone yet. So one Saturday afternoon, I trek over to the shop. I have to admit, this was a pretty good sandwich but I would prefer to have less slaw.

Also, is potato bun the preferred chicken sandwich bun?

$8 (Sandwich only)

  • 525 Dekalb Ave, Bed-Stuy
 

Brooklyn, New York City, Sandwich

Double Windsor

If you can get to The Double Windsor at a non-peak time, it's actually a pretty great bar. They have a good list of beers and serves great fries. But when it gets loud, it gets loud!

While on paper, avocado and fried chicken sounds pretty darn tasty, in reality it's not. Or I guess it's more guac like at The Double Windsor. The sandwich just felt weird to me and didn't taste that great.

$14 (Sandwich with avocado, lettuce, tomato, and garlic aioli)

  • 210 Prospect Park West, Park Slope
 

Brooklyn, New York City

Wilma Jean

Chef Rob Newton does great chicken. When I met him at last year's Taste Talks, he told me that the majority of the people dining at Seersucker ordered the fried chicken dish. So ultimately he decided to close Seersucker and opened Wilma Jean, a causal fried chicken joint.

Besides getting the delicious fried chicken make sure to get tater tots too.

$15 (Half a chicken with 1 side and slaw)

  • 345 Smith St, Carroll Gardens