National Fried Chicken Day—July 6—is the perfect excuse to go out and enjoy some delicious, crispy chicken. Mild or spicy? Moroccan or dill spiced? There’s no wrong way to enjoy it. From classics like sandwiches and drumsticks to unique spins like bowls, here are our local recommendations for your National Fried Chicken Day.
With locations in both of the Twin Cities—and a new location in St. Louis Park—you won’t have to travel far. They have Southern-fried and Tennessee hot styles. Whole birds, nuggets, sandwiches, and chicken and waffles are available on their menu.
Specializing in hot chicken, this newcomer to the Twin Cities is located in St. Paul. Choose between strips or a “sammich” varying in heat from MN Nice to Cluckin’ Hot. Keep an eye out for their red and white food trucks roaming the cities.
Stop in at this Minneapolis neighborhood bar for dry or buffalo wings, a dill pickle fried bucket, or a fried chicken sandwich.
This Minneapolis spot serves fried chicken in sandwiches or bowls with classic soul food options like chicken and waffles or mac and cheese. Pick a bowl off of their menu or build your own.
World Street Kitchen
The Wadi brothers have brought a world of flavor to Minneapolis, and that includes excellent fried chicken. They’ve got options from all over the globe, including a Moroccan fried chicken biscuit sandwich. Try this fusion of flavors if you’re looking to mix it up.
Contemporary Southern-style cuisine in St. Paul, they’ve got nearly every chicken dish you can think of. Chicken and waffles, Tennessee hot, even chicken and bubbles—a whole chicken served with your choice of sides, dessert, and a bottle of sparkling wine.
Got a favorite we didn’t mention? Leave it in the comments.