The Menu at Chix & Bowls

Good enough to eat at on consecutive days.

I had a dream that Harp & Crown would be officially the ampersand era of restaurant names. Then I realized Chix & Bowls was about to open on 20th Street in Center City. I groaned, muttered something about chix being a stupid name and then remembered a vow I took to not judge a place because I didn’t like a name. If others did the same, maybe we’d still have the food of Hoof & Fin to enjoy.

So I stopped into the Korean spot specializing in chicken of course and yes, bowls. It’s the second location for the concept. The original is at 138 South 11th Street and has gone through several names already, starting as Chick-A-Lic and Chick-a-licious. The menu is split into wings, sandwiches, tenders, salads and rice bowls. Just about everything on the menu comes with chicken, though steak is another option for the rice bowls.

On day one, I tried the Katsu Chicken rice bowl and thoroughly enjoyed the crunchy chicken and the spicy garlic sauce pleasantly permeated the audience.

On day two, I found myself back at Chix & Bowls, dutifully ignoring the name and patiently waiting for my spicy garlic chicken, a group of four debated ordering something different or going with what they had gotten the day before.

At least I wasn’t the only one who found himself back on consecutive days.

Check out Chix & Bowls for yourself and ignore the name, it doesn’t affect the food. And a rice bowl with two sides for under $10 is a great deal for Center City.

Chix and Bowls Menu

Crispy Wings
(served with diced radish)

Sesame Garlic
Spicy Garlic
Sweet Chili
Honey BBQ
Spicey BBQ
6 piece – $7.35 or 10 piece – $10.35

Chicken Sandwiches
(served with fries, mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, onions)
Single – $5.95
Double – $7.39

4 piece tenders and fries – $7.29
6 piece tenders and fries – $8.95

Green Salad – $4.75
Kale Apple Salad – $5.29
– Add grilled chicken, sesame chicken, katsu chicken – $7.59
Grilled Chicken Kale Salad $7.89
Katsu Chicken Kale Salad $7.89

Rice Bowls
(served with rice and two side veggies)
Grilled Marinated Chicken
Teriyaki Chicken
Spicy Garlic Chicken
Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Sesame Chicken (Crispy)
Katsu Chicken (Crispy)

Seared Steak
Soy Garlic Steak
Chili Garlic Steak

Veggie Bowl – $5.95 (with three side veggies)

White Rice
Brown Rice
Chicken Rice

Side Veggies: 
Kale Apple Salad
Grilled Mix Vegetable
Diced Radish
Chilled Broccoli
Spicy Cucumber
Sesame Carrots
Spicy Cabbage


Chili Aioli
Sweet Chili
Spicy Garlic
Honey Mustard
Honey BBQ
Thousand Island
Balsamic Vinaigrette
Blue Cheese

Chix and Bowls [Foobooz]