I rarely trust lists that people make. You’re telling me, these 5 plates of salad is the BEST in New York City and I should go eat them. Have you tried every plate of salad from everywhere? I doubt it.
My goal is to find my favorite fried chickens and to do that, I’ve been trying to eat all of them in New York City. Yes, all of them. This is a long term research project that started many years ago but didn’t take it seriously till last May. My economics professor once said that if you want the facts, the truth, don’t rely on the news. Go out and find out for yourself. Food is subjective. Many people have said The Redhead does a great fried chicken but when I had it, I thought it lacked seasoning and that it was boring.
The rules are simple, no chains, no wings places, no chicken tenders, no chicken nuggets. I have a whole other list for fried chicken sandwiches because those are darn tasty too. There are some places that serve boneless fried chicken which my friend doesn’t consider to be “fried chicken.” What do y’all think? Talde in Park Slope does a good one but it’s boneless!
So to be fair and honest, I’m listing out 5 of the BEST fried chickens in New York City from the 27 I’ve had so far.
In no particular order, they are…