The 7 Best Places For Chicken Wings In New York City

When visiting New York City, you’ve got all of the world’s best restaurants right at your fingertips. You can indulge in literally every cuisine imaginable here in one of the planet’s most bustling cities. But, sometimes you’re just in the mood for a cheeky basket of wings and some fiery sauce.

As a traveller, you’re on the go a lot. And, we get it. You don’t always have time to sit down and enjoy a full five-course meal. When you’re rushing around trying to catch all the shows and see all the sights in time, a basket of wings just hits the spot.

But, with so much choice, where do you go in the Big Apple? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are our picks for seven of the best spots serving up the most delicious wings in New York.

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BAR GOTO is a pretty trendy place to be. If you’re into high-brow bars serving quality food then this is a win-win for you. You’ll find their craft cocktails and comfort Japanese bar food truly impresses and delights. And, their wings themselves are oh-so-tender, bursting full of surprising flavours. They finish them off with crunchy sesame seeds to ensure that you’ll enjoy a quality texture upon each bite.

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2. Blondies

Blondies is one of the best sports bars in New York. So, naturally, they serve up a fantastic platter of wings, celery and blue cheese. Because what more do you really need out of a visit to the Big Apple? The wings here are packed full of flavour and buffalo-style. Order a platter or a huge bucket to graze through as you relax and watch whatever local game they’ve got blasting on the TV.

3. Atomix

Atomix might seem like an unlikely place to find some of the best wings in New York. Travellers usually visit to indulge in Chef Park’s 10-course tasting menu of modern Korean cuisine. However, it’s this kind of culinary excellence that ensures the wings are so tasty. They’re stuffed with fried rice and served partially deboned, lightly battered and seasoned to perfection. They’re some of the most unique wings you’ll ever try and an absolute can’t miss when visiting NYC.

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4. International Wings Factory

As you can imagine, a place named the International Wings Factory is going to be home to some fantastic New York wings. And, while they deliver in terms of flavour and the quality of the chicken itself, it’s all about the sauces here. Order your wings to suit your style, whether that be regular, crispy or extra crispy. Then, get ’em soaked in the sauce of your choosing. It’s a fantastic foodie experience that’ll make any trip to NYC memorable.

5. Fish Cheeks

Family-style Thai seafood is what Fish Cheeks is known for. And, on top of the unique Asian cuisine they whip up nightly in the kitchen, they’re also turning out some seriously tasty wings. Settle into your trendy surroundings, pull up a chair and order a plate of their Zabb Wings. They’re fried chicken wings with chilli, lime, mint. In short, they’re mind-blowingly tasty.

6. Daddy-O

Casual American fare is the specialty at this West Village bar where you can enjoy some of the city’s tastiest craft cocktails on top of your already delicious wings. What’s so special about them? They’re jumbo, Literally, they’re massive. And, they come with your choice of buffalo-style sauce, sweet & sour honey mustard or Hector’s dry rub. Our expert advice? Order them all. They’re too tasty not to sample.

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7. Dan & John’s Wings

From boneless to traditional and wings that are tossed in wet sauce, Dan & John’s literally does it all to damn near perfection. They’ve currently got nearly 15 different kinds of sauces that’ll delight even the pickiest of eaters. From Smoky Bourbon to Inferno and of course traditional Spicy BBQ, you’ll find something you love here. In fact, you’ll find so much that you’re going to have to order seconds.

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Big 7 Travel Team