Top Los Angeles Fried Chicken Sandwiches

Fried Chicken Sandwich Los Angeles

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5. The Hungry Cat: This Santa Monica spinoff from David Lentz resides at the base of Channel Road, which spills into PCH and the wide beach. Walk past a hallway lined with baskets of shells, a raw bar decorated with a menacing diver’s helmet, and a giant tuna that hangs on the wall, to reach the dining room. Just once, ignore all the seafood options in favor of the Fried Chicken Sandwich ($15) featuring juicy thigh meat, pickled jalapeno, and a tangy, sweet slaw that incorporates cabbage and cucumber. The sandwich comes with crispy skin-on French fries that bathe in scalding rice oil before getting tossed with parsley. – JL

Fried Chicken Sandwich Los Angeles

6. ink. sack: Michael Voltaggio’s more casual creative outlet showcases thoughtful, snack-sized sandwiches down the block from his ink. flagship. Cold-Fried Chicken ($5) consists of chicken thighs that his team cooks sous vide before they’re breaded, fried and chilled. A centrifuge helps to separate curd from tangy buttermilk, which joins ranch seasoning in a “cheese.” Hot sauce from Gindo’s Spice of Life adds some punch, completing a sandwich that comes on a chewy, ciabatta-like roll. – JL

Fried Chicken Sandwich Los Angeles

7. MessHall Kitchen: MessHall Kitchen resides in the hills of Los Feliz and is complete with a natural juice bar, beautiful wooden tables, and fancy, outdoor fireplace. The Fried Chicken Sando ($15) is available during their fabulous weekend brunch. The heaping piece of fried chicken is served up with a mild honey mustard sauce, fresh spinach, bright and tasty pickles and a large side of thick, seasoned French fries. The chicken is great and the sandwich is even better. – TM

Fried Chicken Sandwich Los Angeles

8. The Misfit: The Santa Monica Promenade is where you’ll find a delicious fried chicken sandwich specimen ($12). A juicy Jidori breast with a whole lot of fried is sandwiched betwixt a brioche bun. A hefty portion of spicy mayo coleslaw, pickles and tart apples accompany the chicken on the bun while a pickled, vegetable medley accompanies the sandwich on the plate. It’s big, it’s messy, but boy is it worth every bite. Extra bonuses about The Misfit: free salted chocolate chip cookies and a happy hour that starts impressively early (noon -7pm). – TM

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Josh, these are some pretty bougie sandwiches for that intro! Haha.

nomsnotbombs, Inflation might be to blame, but it’s hard to find a good fried chicken sandwich these days for less than $10. I tried a bunch of other fried chicken sandwiches for research’s sake, some at lower price points, but none of them were up to standard when it came to quality. For example, there’s a spot inside a Highland Park grocery store called Monte 52 that only charges $5 for their fried chicken sandwich, and it’s pretty good if you’re already in the neighborhood, but not worth a special trip.

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