Unlike Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne, Fried Chicken and Waffles is an odd couple perfect for each other. The granddaddy of food mashups was first seen on a menu at the Wells Supper Club in Harlem, New York back in the late 1930’s. When late night diners arrived too late for dinner and too early for breakfast, Fried Chicken and Waffles was born. This salty, crunchy and sweet dish can be found at only a few eateries in Vancouver. Here’s 9 of the best restaurants serving up their versions. Let’s get to it!
Portland Craft Bar and Restaurant
This bustling restaurant famous for a delectable selection of American craft beer serves up their Chicken and Waffles named Put A Bird On It ($15). The hop-fried butter milk organic chicken, Belgian waffle topped with maple syrup and gravy. Available all day.
3835 Main St
Located in the heart of Commercial Drive, devour Fried chicken breast over Belgian waffle served with Canadian maple syrup and fruit compote ($14). Available all day.
1212 Commercial Drive
Tuc Craft Kitchen
A popular eatery in Gastown serves up crispy free run chicken breast and savory waffles with dijon mournaise ($13). Available at Saturday brunch.
60 West Cordova St,
Sweetery Cafe + Dessert
A caterer but also a restaurant with a revolving menu so check their Facebook page daily to see when they serve the most authentic version of Fried Chicken and Waffles in Vancouver.
340 West 2nd Ave.
Yolk’s Restaurant & Commissary
First started as a Food Truck, Yolks opened a restaurant on East Hastings just outside of the Downtown Eastside. They serve up a huge portion of organic fried chicken, Belgian waffles, chicken gravy and pure Canadian maple syrup ($11.75). Available all day.
1298 East Hastings Street
Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar
Served at both locations, get into their Southern Fried Chicken & Waffles featureing two buttermilk waffles topped with Southern Fried Chicken with a Cajun honey butter drizzle ($14). Available during weekend brunch.
110-1055 West Hastings St.
2201 West 1st Ave
Tableau Bar Bistro
Located at the Loden Hotel right in downtown Vancouver, this French inspired restaurant serves their version of Chicken and Waffles with buttermilk fried chicken, maple syrup, gravy ($16). Available at Sunday brunch.
1181 Melville Street
Only a block away from Kits beach this fun and stylish spot serves up buttermilk marinated, fried maple Hills chicken on belgian waffles topped with bourbon maple glaze on mascarpone crema ($14.95). Served during weekend brunch.
1685 Yew Street
Craft Beer Market
Find them at an amazing space in the Olympic Village and enjoy Rossdown farm chicken, fried American style served over house-made waffles, maple syrup and Craft hot sauce ($15). Served during weekend brunch.
85 West 1st Avenue
Bonus: Miura Waffle Milk Bar
For a twist on the original, try a Japanese inspired version at Miura Waffle Milk Bar located at Main St and East Broadway. Served as a sandwich, the Kachan Karaage is made fresh to order and features soy- ginger chicken, asian slaw and thousand island ($8). Available all day.
2521 Main Street