Chicken and Waffles

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
 

Chicken and Waffles, Manhattan, New York City

Chicken and Waffles at 44 & X

This is why I started this project. Finding the good fried chicken that aren't on anyone's list. To be honest, I had no expectation for the chicken and waffles at 44 & X Hell's Kitchen. Actually, I have learned that for anything in and around Midtown, I should keep my expectations low. But the chicken and waffles surprised me. It's actually quite good. Yes, it's pretty pricey for just 1 piece of chicken but it was good. Seasoned well. The addition of the collard greens was a good change from the old salad, fries, mashed potatoes, slaw that usually accompanies fried chicken. What I really wanted more was the black pepper and maple syrup reduction on the chive waffle. Holy shit, that was good.

$18 (1 piece of chicken with waffles)

  • 622 10th Ave, Hell's Kitchen
 

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
 

Chicken and Waffles, New York City, Manhattan, Filipino

Maharlika

I was pretty excited to try this. I love when chefs adapt non-Asian dishes into their Asian menu. At Maharlika, they serve batterless fried chicken, purple yam waffle, compound anchovy-bagoong butter, and caramelized macapuno syrup. While the chicken was pretty good, I found the waffle to be a little dry. The syrup and anchovy butter...OMG the anchovy butter was so good, did help the waffle a bit.

$17 (2 pieces of chicken and waffle)

  • 111 First Ave, East Village
 

Brooklyn, Chicken and Waffles, New York City

Jimmy's Diner

Three pieces of fried chicken and a waffle covered in sausage gravy at Jimmy’s Diner in Williamsburg. This dish was just okay. Are y'all fans of sausage gravy? The gravy was a bit heavy for me while the chicken needed a little bit more seasoning in the meat. The waffle was okay.

It’s a good brunch spot if you live in the neighborhood. Cheap beers on tap and has chocolate milk.

$13 (3 pieces of chicken, waffle, and gravy)

  • 577 Union Ave, Williamsburg
 

Brooklyn, Manhattan, New York City, Chicken and Waffles

Pies 'N' Thighs

Years ago, I heard about the magic of Pies 'n' Thighs but that was after they had closed their original location. I had to wait another year before they landed in their current Williamsburg location. Back in the day, Pies 'n' Thighs was it. A place that specialized in fried chicken before fried chicken was cool. I mean fried chicken has always been cool but not cool like what we have now.

It's been a long time since I ate at Pies 'n' Thighs and one day I found myself passing by their new location in the Lower East Site and decided to stop in for a late lunch. I got the chicken and waffles with strawberries and cinnamon butter. Yeah, this was good... really good.

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