Toronto's having a love affair with chicken and waffles. And can you blame us? It's the perfect marriage of sweet and savory in one beautiful meal. It shouldn't work, but it really really does.
Chicken and waffles are slowly replacing bacon and eggs in the hearts of Torontonian brunchers, so you should probably figure out what all the hype is about if you're not already on board.
Here are some of the best spots in the city to get in on some of that goodness.
Roux // 2790 Dundas St W
This Junction spot has an awesome chicken and waffles meal. Just ask for the Yardbird.
Home of the Brave // 2nd Floor, 589 King St W
Your taste buds won't even understand what's happening to them when they get a load of Home of the Brave's crispy fried chicken and sourdough waffles.
Harlem Underground // 745 Queen St W
Harlem Underground is the place to go to in Toronto when you're looking for comfort foods, so how could you not try their spectacular crispy fried chicken and golden waffles?
Farmer's Daughter Eatery // 1588 Dupont St
If you're looking to mix it up a bit, try Farmer's Daughter's Frog Waffles. That's crispy frogs legs over some mouthwatering buckwheat waffles. Get into it.
Photo cred - Triple A Bar
Triple A Bar // 138 Adelaide St E
If you're on the fence when it comes to the sweet vs. savory debate, enjoy the best of both worlds at Triple A, where you'll get some gravy and some syrup with your chicken and waffles.
School Bakery and Cafe // 70 Fraser Ave
Only on the weekend can you enjoy School's buttermilk fried chicken with their beautiful golden waffles. Get into it.
White Brick Kitchen // 641 Bloor St W
White Brick's chicken recipe is one of a kind, and when combined with their fantastic waffles and red pepper jelly, you really can't go wrong.
The Drake Hotel // 1150 Queen St W
The Drake Hotel's chicken ad waffles have been unbeatable for a good long time. Next time you're there for some brunch, check them out, because they'll bring you to tears. In the best way possible.
The Stockyards // 699 St Clair Ave W
The stockyard's strategy of giving their chicken a 24 hour brine before cooking more than pays off, as it comes out crispy and delicious, and the waffles are golden and fluffy like you like 'em.
The Roncy Public // 390 Roncesvalles Ave
Crispy warm waffles, chicken that's tender where it needs to be and crunchy where it needs to be. There's really no going wrong with a trip to the Roncy next time you're craving soul food.