Manhattan, New York City, Sandwich

Mighty Quinn's Barbeque

Mighty Quinn's Barbeque recently came out with their own crispy spicy chicken sandwich. The piece of chicken is rubbed with barbeque rub, smoked, then fried (hence why it looks dark and burnt but it's not). This was OK. I wouldn't go out of my way to eat it but if I was in near a Mighty Quinn's and was just dying for a chicken sandwich. This sandwich comes with a pretty tasty spicy sauce, pickled cucumbers, and pickled celery.

This is only available in Manhattan (and probably their Jersey spot) for now.

$8.55 (Sandwich only)

  • 103 2nd Ave, East Village
  • 75 Greenwich Ave, West Village
  • 225 Liberty St, FiDi (Inside Brookfield Place)

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


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

Manhattan, New York City, Sandwich

Joseph Leonard

This here sandwich from Joseph Leonard is one of my favorite sandwiches. You can see it's simple, compared to other fried chicken sandwiches aka no slaw. The piece of chicken was awesome, crispy and delicious. It came with honey, mayo, Tabasco, and pickles. You can only find this during lunch and late night. The only thing I'm not fan of, were the chips. I need...want fries, not chips.

$14 (Sandwich with chips)

  • 170 Waverly Place, West Village

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

Manhattan, New York City, Sandwich

Empire Diner

I had this sandwich at Empire Diner when Amanda Freitag was still the executive chef. Though obviously that doesn't mean that she cooked the sandwich I had. It may be the same, it may be different.

I feel at this point, after writing about so many chicken sandwiches, it's getting a bit boring to say the same thing but again this sandwich...the piece of chicken needed more seasoning. Everything else was great, great fries, crispy chicken, hot honey (yes, always hot honey), but it just needed more salt in the meat.

But yes, I would eat this again.

$15 (Sandwich and fries)

  • 210 10th Ave, Chelsea

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

Los Angeles, Sandwich

Son Of A Gun

From the guys behind Animal, Son of a Gun is the casual/seafood-centric sister. But just cause it's a seafood restaurant doesn't mean that the non-seafood items suck. Oh no.... Their fried chicken sandwich with spicy b&b pickle slaw and rooster aioli is so freakin delicious. I usually don't like too much slaw in the sandwich because they usually mask the flavor of the chicken but not this sandwich. Everything is just perfect.

$16 (Sandwich only)

  • 8370 W 3rd St, Los Angeles

Brooklyn, New York City, Sandwich

Abilene Restaurant And Bar

Hello, Abilene, a bar in Carroll Gardens, serves GREAT fries and now they serve a solid fried chicken sandwich. Served in a sesame bun, the fried chicken breast comes with melted gouda, lettuce, tomato, and onion. The chicken is flavorful, not dried out but I can skip the gouda.

$10 (Sandwich comes with pickles and slaw)

  • 442 Court St, Carroll Gardens

Brooklyn, New York City, Sandwich, Korean

Red Star Sandwich Shop

A Korean fried chicken sandwich? Yes, please! At Red Star, the sandwich comes loaded with pickled daikon, dill, lettuce, mayo, and gochujang sauce. The twice fried piece of chicken sort of got lost in all that but overall it was a decent sandwich. Definitely if you want spicy, this will make you sweat. Also the bread from Caputo's is great!

$8.50 (Sandwich only)

  • 176 Smith St, Boerum Hill

Sandwich, Brooklyn, New York City, Shake Shack

Shake Shack

Yay first post! I thought I kick start this site with the ChickenShack from Shake Shack. I'm a fan of their burgers and fries and shakes, well pretty much everything. So when news broke that they were introducing their very own fried chicken sandwich, I was pretty darn excited.

So it's fried chicken breast, pickles, lettuce, buttermilk herb mayo in a Martin's potato bun.

It's a solid fried chicken sandwich but I wouldn't wait in line for it. Also a friend decided to add bacon to his sandwich but later regret his decision. The smokiness from the bacon overshadowed the chicken.

$6.29 (Sandwich only)

For now they're only serving it in their Brooklyn spots.

  • 409 Fulton St, Downtown Brooklyn
  • 1 Old Fulton St, DUMBO
  • 170 Flatbush Ave, Park Slope