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New York’s Best Chicken and Waffles

chicken-and-waffles-recipe-1-1024x683What’s not to love about chicken and waffles?  The all American soul food-meets-Pennsylvania Dutch dish ingeniously combines one of our favorite comfort foods (fried chicken) with one of our go-to brunch treats (waffles) and covers the whole kit and caboodle with butter, syrup, and occasionally even gravy.  That’s why it’s a staple at feel-good restaurants around the city, as well as the subject of our current roundup; showcasing a few entirely classic chicken n’ waffles renditions, and a couple decidedly non!  Here’s a few of our favorites…

Buttermilk Channel

Buttermilk Channel
524 Court St
Brooklyn,New York 11231
(718) 852-8490

Chef Ryan Angulo knows better than to ever remove this outrageously popular dish from his Carroll Gardens menu.  And his delectable buttermilk fried chicken and cheddar waffles aren’t even a brunch item, but a seven-day-a-week dinner special, accompanied by a crunchy-creamy scoop of savoy cabbage slaw.

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Root & Bone

Root & Bone
200 E 3rd St
East Village,New York 10009
(646) 682-7076

This Southern fried East Village restaurant became an instant hit with their sweet tea brined chicken, which you’ll find incorporated into bite-sized cheddar cheese waffle sliders, skewered with rounds of pickled green tomatoes, and deluged with whiskey maple syrup.

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Talde

Talde
369 7th Ave
Brooklyn,New York 11215
(347) 916-0031

Dale Talde is adept at adding Asian flourishes to all manner of guilty pleasure dishes.  So it’s no wonder that his Korean Chicken Wings and Waffles are a weekend bestseller, an improbably delicious mass (okay, mess), of crisp poultry, griddled cakes, spicy buffalo sauce and coconut brown butter syrup.  Bonus: The smartly conceived Chicken and Waffle Sliders at his nearby junk food mecca, Pork Slope, are equally noteworthy; lined with rashers of maple-scented bacon. Bet you can’t eat just one!

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Sweet Chick

Sweet Chick
164 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn,New York 11211
(347) 725-4793

This Williamsburg eatery is an equal opportunist when it comes to chicken and waffles—vegetarians can get their bird bits molded out of soy protein!  And we love that Sweet Chick lavishes just as much attention on their waffles, which come studded with bacon and cheddar, rosemary and mushrooms or sweet dried cherries.

Distilled

Distilled
211 West Broadway
Tribeca,New York 10013
(212) 601-9514

At Shane Lyon’s “New American Public House” in Tribeca, hum-drum chicken is swapped out for a much more stylish protein, duck, served with a French toast-style waffle, saturated with smoked chili maple syrup and whipped honey butter, and scattered with aromatic Thai basil leaves.

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Hill Country Chicken

Hill Country Chicken
1123 Broadway
Flatiron District,NY 10010
(212) 257-6446

While the original barbecue branches of Hill Country showcase smoked meat in all forms, this short order shop specializes in good old fried chicken.  So you know they make a mean chicken and waffles; an easy-to-eat boneless version served with maple syrup and molasses butter.

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Pies n’ Thighs

Pies n’ Thighs
166 South 4th Street
New York 11211
(347) 529-6090

It only stands to reason that one of the city’s top fried chicken specialists would pair their gold standard poultry with equally tasty buckwheat waffles, augmented with cinnamon butter and a scoop of juicy baked peaches.

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Amy Ruth’s

Amy Ruth’s
113 W 116th St
Harlem,New York 10026
(212) 280-8779

This Harlem landmark is essentially the crown jewel in NYC’s chicken n’ waffles crown, serving 14 different versions of the soul food staple.  Purists can order the Reverend Al Sharpton, served with supremely juicy pieces of fried or smothered chicken, but adventurous carnivores will appreciate the array of alternative options, such as whiting, catfish, shrimp, pork chops or boneless rib-eye steak.

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