Top Los Angeles Fried Chicken Sandwiches

Fried Chicken Sandwich Los Angeles

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13. Son of a Gun: This Mid-City restaurant from Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo has a nautical theme. Yes, those are fishing poles, and yes, that’s a stuffed deer head wearing a captain’s hat. Grab a seat at the communal wood table, or cozy up to a booth, and by all means order the fried chicken sandwich ($12). Boneless breast meat bathes in buttermilk and cayenne and dresses in a crispy breadcrumb coat. The chefs pile on sweet, tangy bread, butter pickle cole slaw and spicy Sriracha aioli. – JL

Fried Chicken Sandwich Los Angeles

14. Standing Room: Lowell Bakke’s burger and sandwich spot with Hawaiian influences is Located inside Catalina Liquor, not far from the beach. Call ahead, since orders take a long time to produce. Bok Bok ($6.50), which plays on the sound a chicken makes, features sous vide chicken coated in spiced batter and deep fried to a crisp. Bakke piles on a melting slab of smoked gouda, spring mix, tomato, onion, spicy vin and Korean aioli. There are a few tables outside, but there’s a good chance you’ll eat standing up, which is well worth it. – JL

Fried Chicken Sandwich Los Angeles

15. Trencher: This sandwich shop from Justin Foster, Danny Zackery, and Hussein Katz, located on Echo Park side street, features wood tables, exposed wood rafters with a single skylight, and old black and white photos of L.A. The Coupe ($8.50), with a name that riffs on the chicken’s home, features juicy brined breast fried in rice flour. Vinegar-punched pickle slaw with green bell pepper and shaved red onion join the bird and Sriracha aioli on a sturdy Kaiser roll. The Coupe comes with a side of house-made potato chips. – JL

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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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