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6 Places To Find Soul-Satisfying Fried Chicken Waffles In Auckland

Megan Zara Walsh Megan Zara Walsh

Chicken Waffles Auckland

Because chicken waffles are the perfect combination of sweet and savoury.

We don’t know what it is about this American-inspired delicacy, but fried chicken paired with fluffy waffles is the most delightful comfort food, and perfect all-day, whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner. Indeed, we are a chicken waffle-loving nation, and lucky for us, there are some delicious spots in Auckland that serve up the best fried chicken waffles fixes around. Check out six of our favourites.

1. D’Refinery Eatery

This elegant 5-star eatery caters one of the most popular fried chicken waffles dish in Auckland. The famous meal consists of juicy chicken karaage, toasted almonds, pork floss cracker, spiced maple syrup, fried egg and plenty more goodness. It’s the flavour you need to taste this weekend. Likewise, this spot is excellent for the warmer months because they’ve got a cute alfresco dining area that is pet-friendly.

📍 272 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand

2. Peach’s Hot Chicken

You can’t go wrong with authentic hot chicken right from the heart of Nashville. For $17, you can bags yourself some unbeatable and authentic fried chicken waffles here. Think boneless fried chicken thigh tossed on top of thick fluffy waffles, covered in whipped garlic butter and maple syrup. An excellent combination of sweet and salty that is oh-so-flavourful.

📍 100 Queens Road, Panmure, Auckland 1072, New Zealand

3. MELBA Manukau

Another next-level spot when it comes to chicken waffles. Prepare to gorge on some wholesome slow-cooked buttermilk chicken, with red peppers, maple syrup and onions on top of delicious parmesan waffles. And if that isn’t enough, you’ve got an epic side portion of fries ready to be swallowed by you. Our mouths are watering at the picture above, so do yourself a favour and head down to try these bad boys.

📍 1 Ronwood Avenue, Manukau City Centre, Auckland 2104, New Zealand


4. Bald Eagle Diner

Travel back to a 1950s America, and feast on an array of American munch, specifically their ridiculously delicious southern fried crispy chicken waffles. Excite your tastebuds by wolfing into these epic fluffy waffles paired with crispy chicken pieces, butter, maple syrup and house blend spices. Wash it all down with a sinful but tasty Freakshake such as salted caramel, gummy gum drops, and plenty more.

📍 89 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay, Auckland 1071, New Zealand

5. Bird On A Wire

For something a little more diverse, opt for the unique chicken waffles at this chain. They come with free-range buttermilk fried chicken, chili maple syrup, vanilla ice cream, scrumptious bacon and mascarpone. All your guilty pleasures thrown into one dish, and an excellent choice for some extra indulgence. Indeed, one of the best chicken waffles dishes in Auckland.

📍 Various Locations 

6. Onehunga Café

This global-inspired eatery is another epic spot for mouthwatering hot waffles. Honestly, you haven’t lived until you’ve tried their fluffy American-style waffles, paired with street-style fried chicken though, topped with a fried egg and decadent spicy maple syrup. If you’re looking for a naughty breakfast or something to cure the hangover, here it is.

📍 259 Onehunga Mall, Onehunga, Auckland 1061, New Zealand

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