One could argue that fried chicken is America’s greatest contribution to world gastronomy: golden brown and crunchy on the outside, flavorful and oozing juices on the inside. And here in New York City, it’s available in a dizzying array of permutations, now including an Indian-spiced version straight from the streets of Mumbai, a sandwich configured as a Vietnamese banh mi, and a skillet-fried riff that marks the return of a beloved Harlem chef. As the country’s foremost comfort food, fried chicken has never been needed more.
Here are some of our favorite places to score some oil-boiled yardbird across the city. Plan on visiting in person, because chicken tastes much better when served hot.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it also poses a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More