Get Your Chicken Hot And Spicy At These Ten Takeout Spots!

For those who like their chicken hot and spicy, there’s a day made especially for you!

National Hot Chicken Day has it’s origins in Nashville, Tennessee and was created by the family of Andrew Prince Jeffries, owner of Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack. As the story goes, in the 1930s Thornton Prince’s girlfriend, a woman scorned, created Prince a supper spicy fried chicken breakfast when she became upset with over another woman. As it turned out, Prince loved the hot-tempered helping, that he soon opened a chicken shack to sell the spicy fried chicken.

Nowadays, hot chicken has gone global and most cusiines offers a vareity of spicy chicken on their menus. If you have a pepper-mouth, you should definitely try hot chicken from any of these ten takeout spots…if you dare!

“Warning! Medium is HOT, Medium Hot is Very Hot, Hot is Very Very Hot! “

That’s the warning at the top of Duff’s menu just to give you an idea. If you dare to try the hottest wings in the city, sink your teeth into their Death or Armageddon Buffalo Wings. Not for the faint of heart.

Address: Three Locations

The Korean fried chicken at Buldak’s is juicy and crispy – their Fried and Roasted Blazing Fire Chicken is a satisfying spice, topped with stringy pulled cheese and onions to control the heat.

Address: Four Locations

The first Bahamian Restaurant in the Maritimes, While they specialize in conch and seafood, Their Chicken in Da Bag is full of hot and spicy flavor! Served in an Island-style foil packets, you get a 1/4 fried chicken thigh, smothered with ketchup and hot sauce – the Bahamian way!

Address: 771 Bedford Highway Bedford, NS

Revenge is a dish best served hot! at Hanley’s they chose this heat! With heat options from mild, to cluckin’ hot and finally stupid hot, Hanley’s has brought the essence of Nashville Hot Chicken to Canada. Their chicken dishes are served with sweet pickles, crinkle fries and and slaw. Definitely worth a visit!

Address: Multiple Locations

Anchored on the edge of Granville Island, Popina’s menu expands beyong seafood and soft-serve and includes a must-try sandwich aptly named Hammer’s Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich topped with cabbage slaw, house made pickles, honey dijon, and your choice of hot or extreme.

Address: Ferry Dock, Granville Island, Vancouver BC


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If you’re looking for Hot Chicken in Prince Edward Island, the Nashville Hot Chicken at Salt and Sol is a sweet and spicy breaded chicken topped with all the trimmings and served on a toasted brioche. Turns out they did it right!

Address: 2 Pownal St, Charlottetown PE C1A 3V6


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Frankies is serious about fried chicken, and pushes the limit on heat and flavour. If you can handle the heat, choose from traditional ‘Nashville Hot’ and kick it up a few notches to ‘Hot AF’ (As Frankie). Make it a platter with our house-made ‘Dill with it’ pickle coleslaw, signature dipping sauce and curly fries.

Address: Multiple Locations

Looking for challenge? Go on a journey with Burnin’ Bird Calgary juicy fried chicken breast – Available in a spectrum of heat from Good Old Naked to Hot AF. Get it with a side of apple cider slaw, pickles, their home-made Come Back sauce, on a brioche bun.

Address: 606 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB


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The folks at DownLow love chicken, chicken products and fried chicken! Whether it’s Nashville Dusted, Jerk Dusted, Lemon Pepper or Pizza Dusted. DownLow Chicken has plenty options and a variety of sides to marry your meat with. 

Address: 905 Commercial Drive OR 6065 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC


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Chicken Shack and Pizza Pi is home to some of the best chicken the western province has to offer! This chicken joint is serving up a variety of wings, tenders, sandos and great deals on their hot chicken platters.

Address: 295 Commercial Street, Glace Bay NS