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 luckily, there are some delicious spots in Wellington that serve the best fried chicken and waffles fixes around.
1. Mama Brown
This American eatery dishes out some next-level grub, catering for plenty of gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan diets. However, their glorious fried chicken waffles which come covered in maple syrup are iconic. Pair it with an OTT milkshake, from rocky road and KitKat, to name a few.
📍 250 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
2. Gemini Café & Eatery
Known for experimental but delicious dishes, their Popcorn Chicken Croffle is one-of-a-kind. Think sweet soy or Korean chili glazed sauce atop chicken popcorn, croissant waffles with berry mascarpone. Certainly, unmissable for chicken waffles lovers!
📍Shop3/100 Tory Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
3. Two Grey
Renowned for some of the most creative and indulgent meals in town, gorge on a wholesome portion of fried chicken waffles with heartwarming maple syrup on top. It’s the perfect mix of international and local flavours where foodies will be in their element. Our mouths are watering at the picture above.
📍 Corner of Featherston and Grey Street, 2 Grey Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
4. Fidel’s Café
This 5-star hotspot offers good-quality Cuban coffee and an array of homestyle eats with a twist. But you haven’t lived until you’ve tried their mouthwatering hot waffles, submerged in maple syrup and toasted almonds with buttermilk fried chicken. If you’re looking for a naughty breakfast or something to cure the hangover, here it is.
📍 234 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
5. Sweet Mother’s Kitchen
Expect plenty of scrumptious American belly fillers at this New Orleans-inspired joint. The list is endless when it comes to delicious dishes, but for that perfect combination of sweet and salty, you need to order the buttermilk fried chicken waffles or French toast. Indeed, it’s a customer favourite. Be sure to wash it all down with one of the best freakshakes in Wellington. What a scene!
📍 5 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
At the weekend, Lashings partners with Soul Shack NZ to bring you a soul-satisfying fried chicken and waffles meal. With a generous portion size, you won’t be left hungry. Though, if you do want to load up on the extra calories, this spot caters one of the world’s best desserts that you need to try.
📍 1/31 Dixon Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
7. The Ramen Shop
Send your tastebuds on an adventure by indulging on these diverse chicken waffles. Think chicken karaage, vegetables and okonomiyaki sauce thrown on top of a scrumptious Dashi waffle. If their ramen dishes are anything to go by, then you’ll know you’ll have found yourself a winner. Certainly, one of the best chicken waffles in Wellington.
📍 91 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand