We’re halfway through April, rapidly approaching the cooler months that herald the beginning of true comfort food. And is there a better comfort food than that of fried chicken? The cult favourite, multi-faceted and all round food hero? We say no. In Brisbane, we’re spoilt for choice with fried chicken restaurants and food trucks, and since we’re all in iso indefinitely, we’ve done the work and found the best fried chicken our city can offer. Oh, and that you can get delivered.
Grab a napkin, set the table and unbutton your pants, here is the best fried chicken you can get takeaway or delivered to your door.
Proof BBQ and Booze
We’re sick of ordering chicken in takeaway packs and per piece, sign us up for Proof BBQ and Booze’s approach. Grab your southern fried chicken (or buffalo or pecan wings) by the half pound or full pound, and then load up on fixings that will have you reminiscing on an American childhood you never had. Chicken, collared greens, mash and gravy, delivered, please.
How: Order on Bopple for delivery or takeaway.
Of course Seoul Bistro has a feature on Brisbane’s best fried chicken lists, and they’ve advanced themselves that bit extra by offering up their famous chicken for delivery. Choose from buttermilk tenders or any of their seven different types of wings, then load up sides and sauce that will make your at home dinner a succulent feast.
How: Order on Uber Eats or Deliveroo for delivery.
We’ve always wanted to order a kilo of fried chicken wings for under $20, and it seems like Tippler’s Tap heard our dream. You can get a kilo of their dry rubbed chicken wings and blue cheese sauce for $18, perfect for tucking into in front of your favourite movie, or just on the kitchen bench before your actual dinner.
How: Order on UberEats or Deliveroo for delivery.
West End, Fortitude Valley and Toowong
Bird’s Nest brings a bit of international flair to the fried chicken game, offering up chicken karaage, crispy chicken wings and crispy chicken skin, all for home delivery. Shake up your fried chicken expectations and pair off your meal with kimchi, miso soup and a range of other Japanese flavours that will make you forget you’re eating fried chicken at all.
How: Call 3844 4306 to place an order, and receive free delivery on orders over $30.
Chermside and Brisbane City
The whole vibe of 4Fingers is underground, secretive and stealthy, so if you haven’t heard of them, now’s your chance to get into their grungy chicken scene at home. Choose from spicy or soy and garlic wingettes or drumettes, or get original crispy chicken and pick a sauce adventure for your taste buds.
How: Order on Deliveroo for delivery.
Mitchelton, Springwood and Birkdale
Get your fingers ready for a sauce bath from Miss Kay’s, offering up 1kg of chicken wings delivered to your door (if you live within 5km of the restaurant). For $15 you can get original, buffalo or sweet BBQ wings straight to your home, then finish off the meal with a salad. You know, for balance.
How: Order online via Bopple for delivery.
Coorparoo and Morningside
You can definitely expect to get your wing fix from a place called Wing Fix, who offer up wing packs ranging from 6 to 16, all with accompanying sauces to keep your mouth salivating and your hands dipping. You can even get boneless wings in a signature wing sauce or southern fried chicken, best eaten on the couch with a mound of serviettes by your side.
How: Order online via the Wing Fix website.
Nene Chicken have conquered the fried chicken market, serving up an extensive range of options that includes flavours like freaking hot, garlic and Oriental green onion. You can also get traditional Korean fried chicken, or pick and choose from their 10 flavours to give yourself lunch or dinner to die for.
How: Order online via Menulog for delivery or call 3229 9045 for takeaway.
Alright, so you can’t get their wings in an all-you-can-eat format anymore, but does your growing iso waistline really need a bottomless feed? We thought not. With a range of flavours that change from month to month, Chook is the perfect avenue for fried chicken experimentation, from home of course. Load up on flavours like teriyaki, buffalo, smoky BBQ, Japanese curry and satay peanut, then finish everything off with some fried rice or shoestring fries.
How: Order on UberEats for delivery.
Dishing up big flavours like wasabi mayo, jerk chicken and parmesan garlic, Naked Wings have perfected the art of crispy outside and tender inside, and have now ventured into home delivery. With 10, 15 and 20 packs available, as well as a glove to keep your fingers clean, get some wings to your house, stat.
How: Order on UberEats for delivery.
King Of The Wings
Now operating out of StreEAT Easy Diner and Bar, King of the Wings, the undisputed royalty of chicken wings around Brisbane, are now available to be gobbled up in the privacy of your own home. With flavours like Portguese crumb and extreme chillogy (you’ll have to order it to find out what that means), get ready for a feast fit for a king, and all the related queens, princes and princesses.
How: Order via Bopple for takeaway or delivery.
If you need a cocktail to go with your grease, check out these bars doing them takeaway.
Image credit: Griffin Sim