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If you didn't know better, you wouldn't believe that this korean restaurant has the best fried chicken wings in NYC.
Skip the traditional menu and go straight for those wings. Just as good delivered as dine-in.
The hotness is great, and the soy ginger is good too (but you want that hotness for sure).
All wings come with pickled daikon which is cool, crunchy, and super tasty. A true korean evolution on a southern classic.
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Also known as MFC - Mad For Chicken.
Closest competition is Boka. These are dry wings that don't need any sauce (yes I said no sauce) and are good size (likely GMO) chicken. They ain't dinky and they pack a ton of flavor.
Vibe is great, be prepared to drink and be merry.
Invented the concept of second breakfast
Bonnie's Grill is an unassuming, quaint diner in Park Slope that has the best (and spiciest) buffalo wings in NYC. I've confirmed this with several of my wing-loving friends, and you will hear similar sentiments on food blogs and other best wings lists. If you love wings, get Bonnie's Grill on your bucket list.
When life gives you limes, just add tequila
The Distilled wings are easily the best I've had in the city. They are fried twice, topped in spices and coated in a savory/sweet sauce that is simply phenomenal. I love everything about this place, and they have a wonderful brunch and cocktail menu. The wings are definitely worth trying if you come here.
New York City
Co-founder of RoundTable
The mighty wings at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken are thick and incredibly crispy, and I highly recommend drizzling some honey on them. As you might guess from the name of the restaurant, the wings here are fried, not classic style, but I'd definitely put them among my favorites in the city.
Awesome chicken. Much better in the restaurant than delivery. Just dine-in (trust me).
All their chicken is big meaty pieces... none of those wimpy wings you get at chain restaurants.
Also, Classic Recipe > Mama El's recipe.
General Manager at Delaney Chicken
Look, I am certain that every single one of the people who have given recommendations on this list are good people who genuinely want you to have delicious chicken wings. I've been to a number of the places listed and have deemed a few of them delicious (looking at you, Bonnie's and Hometown). A few people mistook (admittedly excellent) fried chicken pieces for chicken wings.
They are all wrong. Let me guide you.
A definition of term, if you'll allow: a chicken wing is a buffalo wing. They are one and the same. All other wings require classification: sriracha wings, Korean wings, barbecue wings. Chicken Wings are never breaded; that is fried chicken, or some sort of hybrid monster cheapo-chicken that literally has never been good in the history of ever and only exists in anonymous delivery restaurant land. Hey: if you are a no-name pizza place that is taking perfectly good chicken wings and dipping them in Italian bread crumbs for no good reason, please stop. It hurts my soul when I receive my order from Seamless AND YOU PROMISED ME BUFFALO WINGS.
Chicken Wings are meaty in density but light in your hand. Too large and they won’t cook evenly. Bone Lollipop drumsticks and nubbin wings are completely unacceptable and evidence of a shoddy product. The skin should be crisp but yielding, the sauce soaked in just so, the flesh pulling satisfyingly from the bone. The sauce should be acidic and hot, but balanced by butter. The celery and carrots should be hearty not sad curled ribbons. The sauce should NEVER be ranch, or (god forbid) honey mustard.
Anyway, this is all a very long way of saying that Blondie’s wings are really great, best I've managed to find in New York City. The hunt for a table there, especially on game days, can be a bit insane, understandably. For me, I can go on any old Tuesday night, and just meditate on the beauty of a truly excellent wing.
Midwest girl, love to cook and dine out in NYC!
As a chicken wing fanatic, this is literally the most amazing thing I have ever read about them. Right on!
11 months ago
It’s a tiny space with a few tables and a simple, mouth-watering menu that includes chicken wings, burgers, sandwiches, and fries. They also offer a selection of thirteen unique dipping sauces that you can mix and match with anything that you order. I had the great pleasure of meeting Deepak Ballaney, the executive chef and owner, who has a real passion for chicken wings, good eats, and anything spicy!
Well, if you love Sriracha sauce like I do, then you must try the spicy Sriracha wings at Hometown BBQ. If you like barbecue there are plenty of other reasons to come here (it's a highly underrated BBQ joint in my opinion), and the Sriracha wings are a must-try if you do.
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