Best of Philly

Best Fried Chicken

2014 BEST Fried Chicken

Federal Donuts

Why stop at perfectly fried chicken? The super-freaked-up versions spiced with Thai chili, za’atar, toasted nori and honey-ginger glaze are genius if only for taking junk food to a whole other level.

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2012 BEST Fried Chicken

Federal Donuts

1219 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

The twice-fried Korean fried chicken has six different topping choices. We keep going back because we know it’s the best, and because we’re not done figuring out exactly which topping is tops. Read more »

2011 BEST Fried Chicken Near a Porn Store

Speck’s Drive In

3969 Ridge Pike, Collegeville, PA

While we’re sure the neighboring Adult Bookstore does just fine at what it’s best at, we know for a fact that this longtime neighborhood classic makes a killer broasted chicken tender, salty and crisp-skinned right out of the fryer. Read more »

2010 BEST Fried Chicken

Cafe Soho

468 West Cheltenham Avenue, Cheltenham, PA

Forget everything you think you know about this American classic. Caf Soho’s bon chon, or Korean fried chicken, is twice-fried (meaning more crunch, less grease) and served with a mysterious spicy/sweet soy dipping sauce (they swear it’s just soy sauce and red chilies) and a side of pickled radish (way better than mayo-drenched coleslaw). It’s… Read more »