Sandwich

Sandwich, Los Angeles

Chicken Sandwich at Astro Doughnuts

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You don't go to Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken for a fried chicken sandwich in a potato bun. You get a fried chicken sandwich in a savory doughnut! The doughnut, a cake version, did it's job well. It held everything together and actually gave the sandwich a hint of sweetness. Though for $8.25 it's a bit pricey for a tiny sandwich. Plus the piece of chicken wasn't even hot.

$8.25 (Sandwich only)

  • 516 W 6th Street, Los Angeles
 

 

  • 1308 G Street NW, Washington DC
 

Sandwich, London

Chicken Sandwich at Mother Clucker

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You know I couldn't go to London and NOT get fried chicken. At Mother Clucker they specialize in chicken tenders which they brined in tea, soaked in buttermilk, and then fried. You can get just the strips of chicken or get them in a combo with fries and a drink. While the chicken and fries combo sounded quite delicious, I went for the sandwich instead. The Cluckwich came with a fried piece of chicken thigh, pickled pepper, lettuce, hot sauce, and lime mayo sandwiched between 2 slices of Texas toast. The sandwich tasted okay. The fried chicken was okay except all the crunchy bits fell off the meat as I was trying to bite into the sandwich.

£8 (Sandwich only)

  • Elys Yard at The Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London
  • Check their site for more locations
 

Hot Chicken, Los Angeles, Sandwich

Hot Chicken Sandwich at Howlin' Ray's

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What can I say? I love Howlin' Ray's. I love how dedicated their fans are. I love how Johnny and Amanda take care of their customers. And most importantly I love how delicious their food is.

It seems like almost every restaurant is now serving their own version of hot chicken sandwich but you know what.....I'm going to say it right here....no one makes it as good as Howlin' Ray's. It's tasty, it's satisfying, and it's simple. I find the heat level of the chicken sandwich is just right. It's hot enough to make you sweat but not hot enough to mask the taste of the chicken. Make sure to get the hot shake fries too!

$11 (Sandwich only)

  • 727 N. Broadway, Los Angeles
 

Sandwich, New York

Chicken Sandwich at Stock Up

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Sometimes certain things sound more appealing than they actually are. Take for example, the Breakfast Bird at Stock Up. The sandwich came with a piece of fried breast meat, fried egg, bacon, hot honey, lettuce, and pickles. I mean....come on, that sounds amazing right? Well while it was definitely a good sandwich, I could've done without the bacon and fried egg. I know! Me....saying no to the fried egg. Being that it was my first time eating at Stock Up, I should've gone with the plain chicken sandwich.

$15 (Sandwich only)

  • 29 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY
 

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
 

Philadelphia, Sandwich

Chicken Sandwich at Federal Donuts

Now that NYC finally has Dizengoff, Michael Solomonov's fantastic hummus place, maybe next he'll bring Federal Donuts here too so that I can eat the fantastic sandwich. The sandwich is very simple (and I like simple) pickles, sauce, cheese, chicken (fried with a dusting of their buttermilk ranch seasoning), and the all important potato bun. 

$6.75 (Sandwich only)

  • Multiple locations in Philly, check their website

Food Truck, Los Angeles, Sandwich

Chicken Sandwich at Free Range

The OG from Free Range is a beautiful looking sandwich. It's tempura fried chicken with spicy slaw, whole grain honey mustard sauce in a Portuguese bun. This sandwich is good, almost to the point of being great but I'll have to eat another one just to be sure. I love the tempura style fried chicken. It's lighter and crispier (vs being crunchy) and the flavors are awesome. But the chicken became soggy towards the last few bites. I'm not sure if it was because I took too long in snapping photos of this and it sat toooo long. Next time I intend to eat it as soon as possible.

$11 (Just the sandwich)

  • Multiple locations, check their website

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
 

Manhattan, New York City, Sandwich

Fried Chicken Sandwich at Wilfie & Nell

Hello! I love being surprised! I sort of had no expectation for Wilfie & Nell. Actually, I never knew this place existed until a friend told me about it after finding out that I had gone to Sweet Afton. Sweet Afton and Wilfie & Nell are own by the same people.

This was a GOOD sandwich. Simple, delicious, and the chicken was seasoned well. Also, great job on the fries too. Would definitely come back for it.

$11 (Sandwich only; +$4 for fries)

  • 228 West 4th St, West Village
 

New York City, Sandwich, Manhattan

Egg Shop

Okay, so technically, this isn't a sandwich. The Egg Shop does not sell a fried chicken sandwich but you can order a side of fried chicken and jam it inside any of their sandwich options. If you order their egg salad sandwich, they do give you the option to add the fried chicken for $5.

I wasn't in the mood for egg salad so I went with their bacon, cheese, and egg sandwich ($10). I guess I could've gone the route of building my own egg and cheese sandwich and not have the bacon. The sandwich that I built was pretty good. The heat from the pickled jalapeno was great, love the bread, and can't argue when there's a fried egg.

Trying the piece of fried chicken by itself, it was pretty darn good. Nice crunch, seasoned well, and came covered in maple syrup. Thumbs up.

$17 (Sandwich for $10 plus a side of fried chicken $7)

  • 151 Elizabeth St, Little Italy
 

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
 

Sandwich, Manhattan, New York City

Fried Chicken Sandwich at The Smith

I have come to the conclusion that when a fried chicken sandwich is served with a baguette like bread (long and crusty), it's not going to be good. The problem for me is that, there are too much crunchy texture from the bread and the chicken. And and the chicken just gets lost inside the sandwich.

And that is what happened at The Smith. After eating half of it, my teeth got tired of chewing. The chicken needed more seasoning to punch through the bread and lettuce and paprika aioli. Though the fries were tasty.

$16 (Sandwich with fries)

  • 55 3rd Ave, East Village
 
  • 956 2nd Ave, Midtown East
 
  • 1900 Broadway, Upper West Side
 

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, 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
 

Hot Chicken, Manhattan, New York City, Sandwich

Chicken Sandwich at Delaney Chicken

The chicken from Delaney Chicken is really good. I LOVE how light the outer crust is. This is because they dip the chicken into a wet batter instead of just plain flour. If you have eaten tempura before, this is super similar. The sandwich (fried thigh, pickles, Duke's mayo, Crystal hot sauce) is GOOD. It's spicy, just the right amount of spiciness. And $8 in Midtown for a delicious fried chicken sandwich, it's a great deal.

$8 (Sandwich only)

  • 230 Park Ave, Midtown (Inside UrbanSpace Vanderbilt)
 

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
 

Manhattan, New York City, Sandwich

Chicken Biscuit at Cheeky Sandwiches

I've been going to Cheeky Sandwiches for years and somehow they have been able to keep the same prices on their sandwiches. I love this place. I can't think of anything more they can do to improve it. The sandwich (biscuit, fried chicken, slaw, and gravy) is awesome and I love that the space is tiny.

$6.50 (Sandwich only)

  • 35 Orchard St, Chinatown
 

Manhattan, New York City, Sandwich

Epic Fried Chicken Sandwich at Spitzer’s Corner

This sandwich at Spitzer's Corner is not epic nor worth $12. I do like the use of the potato bun, pickle and lettuce on the side, and hot sauce. I also like that they stacked up the pieces of fried chicken for picture worthiness. The sandwich didn't suck, it was just okay.

$12 (Sandwich only)

  • 101 Rivington St, Lower East Side
 

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