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The 9 Best Chicken Wings in NYC

Addison Aloian | January 11, 2021 | Food & Drink

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Whether you slather them in hot sauce, love a little lemon pepper, fry 'em or bake 'em, take them bone in or out, chicken wings are truly the joy of life.

There’s nothing better than sitting down with a cold beer and your favorite buffalo wings, especially when its time to what your football favorite team in action (we’re still waiting for the Giants to make the NFL playoffs).

Buffalo wings were created upstate in Buffalo, so of course New York City is teeming with five-star wing menus. From classic American to Korean, Mexican style and more, these are the best restaurants for chicken wings in all of NYC. Kick back, relax and good luck to your team.

See also: The 9 Best Italian Restaurants in NYC

International Wings Factory

1762 1st Ave. | Website

International Wings Factory has a heaping variety of chicken wings, with standard orders like barbecue and teriyaki alongside original flavors. Try the Mexican-barbecue flavored Mexy Q, or the Soul Purifier, which includes a Buffalo-based sauce with spices and chiles. Luckily, International Wings Factory ranks all of its sauces on a one to five scale, so customers know just how much spicy they're biting into.

Madame Vo

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212 E. 10th St. | Website

Madame Vo is known for signature Asian dishes, especially their noodle and rice bowls, but the hidden gem of the menu is their “Madame Wings.” Caramelized in a garlic fish sauce, these spicy chicken wings put a twist on a New York classic, taking your tongue on a trip across the globe.

Dan and John’s Wings

135 1st Ave., 439 3rd Ave. | Website

Two childhood friends from Buffalo opened Dan and John’s Wings back in 2013, and they haven’t looked back since. Originally seen at Smorgasburg, Dan and John serve up traditional Buffalo wings catered to your style. Test your taste budgs on five spice levels of Buffalo sauce as well as two spice levels of barbecue.

Atomix

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104 E 30th St. | Website

Atomix is an upscale Korean restaurant with a ten-course tasting menu - but don’t let that intimidate you. Do try their stuffed chicken wings, partially deboned, lightly battered and stuffed with fried rice before getting deep fried. You've never had chicken wings like this before, but you'll sure want to have them again.

Pelicana Chicken

Multiple locations across Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens | Website

For more Korean fried chicken wings, check out Pelicana Chicken. This beloved eatery offers premium, boneless and fried wings, but what really packs the wow factor is its array of perfect sauce. Take your pick of soy sauce, garlic sauce, smoky hot sauce and more. It's a difficult decision that's actually fun to make.

See also: The 8 Best Bagels in NYC

Bar Goto

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245 Eldridge St. | Website

Bar Goto does many dishes well, but we say you've got to try the Miso Wings. These chicken wings are covered in spicy miso dressing, then topped with chives and sesame seeds. It's an asian flavor sensation even Buffalo can get behind.

Berber Street Food

35 Carmine St. | Website

Berber Street Food is a unique African café in the West Village offering Calypsos Grilled Jerk Wings that come with pineapple salsa. Perhaps some of the most flavorful wings in all of Manhattan that's well worth the trip downtown. Eat these in the colder months, close your eyes and pretend you're dining in paradise.

Blondies Sports

212 W. 79th St.| Website

Blondies is the classic NYC sports bar you’ve seen in all of your favorite television shows. With traditional flavors like honey mustard, barbecue and garlic, this is the perfect place to watch your team while enjoying a delicious meal.

Brooklyn Wing House

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1218 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11225 | Website

Brooklyn Wing House has eighteen flavors, including original specialties such as the Mango Ciroc-Infused Habanero, Tamarind and Jerk. If you're a wing-lovin' risk taker, this is the place to put your taste buds on edge in all the right ways. The wings come standard baked and fried, so you can mix and match it to find the perfect taste and texture blend.



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