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Popeyes ain’t the only chicken sandwich: Here’s 7 more fire spots in NYC

Popeyes is reigning king when it comes to chicken sandwiches.

But thanks to Black Twitter’s demand for the $3.99 piece of heaven is skyrocketing and the supply is just not enough, even in NYC.

Don’t freak out though, until you can cop that Popeyes sandwich let us give you a list of lowkey fire alternatives in the mean-time.

Cheeky Sandwiches

35 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

Pull up to Chinatown for a homemade buttermilk biscuit chicken sandwich. Yeah, you read right. BUTTER. MILK. BISCUIT. But that’s not even the best part of course. You’re showing up for the crispy chicken with all the saucy goodness.

Put some coleslaw on that bitch or even some gravy instead. It’s all about getting you to that warm and comfy Itis.

Thunder Bun


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1 New York Plz Concourse Level, New York, NY 10004

Elevate yourself just a lil’ (or a lot, just share) with the Chicken Schnipp. The chicken is full of flavor and crunchy af.

For just $6.50 the sandwich comes with some fresh basil and roasted tomatoes so you can feel a little fancy while you ugly eat. If Mama ain’t raise no bitch, cop the Sweet Heat for an extra hot jalapeño chicken DOUSED in the sauce.

Of course, hot doesn’t always mean flavorful but with the Sweet Heat, it really does. And yeah there’s some lettuce and a sweet bun to balance out some of the heat, but we know you can handle it.

Holy Cow


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15 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

Don’t let the name fool you, their beef burgers are fire BUT try their Holy Chicken sandwich for the one time and you’ll be blown away.

At $8.45 you’ll taste every dollar, with generous spicy Peri-Peri sauce and some well seasoned crispy chicken and a hand-rolled bun. They go in with their fries too, plenty to share and withy secret seasoning too.

Tortas Neza


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96-15 Roosevelt Avenue, Corona Queens.

You can’t get food like this anywhere and you certainly can’t get the chicken sandwich Tortas Aguilas anywhere but in Corona, Queens. The food truck is known for its huge sandwich sizes and to die for ingredients, Tortas Neza brings Oaxaca to your basic the chicken sandwich.

Tortas Aguilas has a pechuga de pollo torta or chicken breast cake on top of shaved ham and Oaxacan cheese. Add some avocado slices and refried beans and the behemoth is complete.

Black Tap


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529 Broome St, New York, NY 10013

Pull up for the burgers and beer, but order the crispy chicken sandwich. Trust me. The chicken is Korean-style with BBQ sauce so you KNOW it slaps, plus some buttermilk coleslaw, cilantro? LIME? AND SPICY MAYO? Sign me the fuck up.

Harlem Shake

100 W 124th St, New York, NY 10027

Want a few more options? Harlem Shake will hook you up with 4 types of fried chicken sandwiches. One for you and three more also for you if that’s the type of time you’re on. You can get the classic fried chicken with pickles and creamy slaw, or Mama Fried Chicken Sandwich complete with fried green tomato and homemade ranch.

Or spice it up with the Hot Honey Chick Sandwich with dark meat, Mike’s hot honey,jalapeño pickles and mayo of course. And finally, order the Jerk Chick Sandwich with jerk fried breast and Caribbean slaw and jerk mayo.

Whatever you choose you’ll forget about that Popeyes for a good minute.


666 SMD Ave New York, NY 00000

Just kidding. Fuck Chick-Fil-A.


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