The Best Fried Chicken in America and Beyond

We didn’t intend to eat fried chicken in four American time zones and then take our poultry passion global. It happened organically because WE LOVE FRIED CHICKEN.

If you’re wondering where to find the best fried chicken in America, it’s time to expand your horizons to include other countries as well as continents beyond North America.

After much reflection and a whole lot of good eating, we’re ready to present our picks for where to eat the best fried chicken in the world.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Philadelphia is famous for sandwiches. The best of the rest include bagels with lox, falafels, banh mi, and fried chicken sandwiches.


Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Icehouse achieved next level status by adding thick bacon slices, sweet potato shavings, hot sauce, and sweet syrup to its chicken and waffle combo.


Hanoi, Vietnam

S&L’s Diner pairs homemade waffles with crispy chicken tenders and coleslaw. Spicy maple syrup completes the dish. This dish gave a taste of home in Asia.


Buffalo, New York, USA

Buffalo has become famous around the world for coating deep-fried chicken wings with peppery, buttery sauce and pairing them with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing.

Paris, France

Discovering fried chicken at STREET BKK Fry & Beer was both a surprise and a delight.


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