We don’t know what it is about this American-inspired delicacy, but fried chicken paired with fluffy waffles are 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.
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
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
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
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
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
This elegant bakery is another spot with delicious fried chicken. Although, we are sort of cheating because this dish comes with over-the-top crispy hash browns instead of waffles. Nonetheless, it makes a delightful treat, and perfect for the warmer months.
📍 34 Westmoreland Street West, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021, New Zealand