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 lucky for us, there are some delicious spots in Christchurch that serve the best fried chicken waffles fixes around.
1. Luciano Espresso Bar
This award-winning coffee house has one of the best hot chocolates in town, but have we ever talked about their scrumptious chicken waffles? Think large buttermilk waffles paired with southern fried chicken and a side of delicious maple syrup. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and salty.
📍 76 Moorhouse Avenue, Addington, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
2. Boom Boom Chicken
This unique chicken and gin bar caters up a mean portion of fried chicken tender waffles smothered in maple syrup. Additionally, you get a waffle sandwich version which is just glorious.
📍255 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
3. Westend Stories Café
Head to this elegant café to devour mouthwatering stacked chicken waffles. Their chicken waffles dish changes seasonal, but currently they’ve got Nashville fried chicken on homemade toasted brioche. Indeed, it’s the food satisfaction you need this weekend.
📍 93C Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
4. Monster Chicken
You can’t go wrong with authentic fried chicken right from the heart of Korea. Opt for either crispy fried chicken in boneless or boned form, tossed on top of thick fluffy waffles, covered in maple syrup. Bizarrely, they also cater green tea chicken waffles that are green tea flavour with chicken and maple syrup. If you want to experiment with your tastebuds, give that one a try!
📍 Various Locations
5. Diner 66
Step into one of our favourite American eateries to devour drool-worthy chicken waffles. Select between waffles or pancakes served with fried chicken, maple syrup and an extra ingredient of your choosing such as whipped cream, bacon, bananas, chocolate sauce, just to name a few. Certainly, these chicken waffles are extra sinful in Christchurch.
📍 88 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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6. Nanny’s Food Truck
Home to the best fried chicken in Christchurch, this 5-star food truck is adored by locals. For something a little different, grab a snack box for $10, and delight in crunchy Korean-inspired garlic fried chicken thrown on top of fried waffle chips, coated in house-made seasoning and spiced maple glazing. The picture above is enough to entice you to want to try out these bad boys.
📍 1/32 Avalon Street, Richmond, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
7. The Old Vicarage Café
A little out of town, you’ll find delicious fried chicken waffles hidden in this place. Expect the juiciest buttermilk fried chicken, stacked on soft waffles, with streaks of bacon and topped with maple syrup. Certainly, the ultimate dish to please the masses.
📍335 Halswell Road, Halswell, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand