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Where to Get Vegan Fried Chicken Sandwiches in NYC

Come along as we explore where to chow down on the tastiest vegan fried chicken sandwiches in NYC!

Wondering where to get vegan fried chicken sandwiches in NYC? Look no further—this list of NYC’s vegan fried chicken sandwiches will help you quench your craving. Whether you go for classic chicken sandwiches with ranch or love a good crispy Thai chicken sandwich, you’re sure to find what you’re searching for. Here is our list of the tastiest vegan fried chicken sandwiches in NYC.

HipCityVeg

Manhattan

Owned and operated by female restaurateur and vegan queen Nicole Marquis, HipCityVeg offers two vegan fried chicken sandwiches—the Crispy HipCity Ranch (complete with battered chick’n, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, & peppercorn ranch) and the Grilled Disco Chick’n (piled high with organic smoked tempeh, lettuce, pickle, and roasted garlic aioli). Accompany your vegan fried chicken sandwich with a side of sweet potato fries, or wash it down with a birthday cake shake, which is the seasonal special for the month of April!

HipCityVeg

HipCityVeg

Champs Diner

Brooklyn

A Williamsburg staple, Champs Diner is our Brooklyn go-to when it comes to vegan fried chicken sandwiches. The retro diner offers a Chik’n Sandwich with a choice of Nashville, Buffalo, or zesty chik’n steak, which is then topped with lettuce, onion, pickles, and ranch on a sesame bun. Pair your vegan fried chicken sandwich with a cookie dough shake or an Arnold Palmer to stay refreshed.

Champs Diner

Champs Diner

Hartbreakers

Brooklyn

Brought to you by the team behind Champs Diner and Brooklyn’s beloved Screamer’s Pizzeria, Hartbreakers has been serving vegan fried chicken sandwiches in Bushwick since 2018. The 70s-inspired diner offers three vegan fried chicken sandwiches—the Picnic Basket (fried chik’n, seitan bacon, cheddar, creamy slaw, pickled red onion, and Mondo Sauce on a sesame seed bun), the Thunderbird (fried chik’n, tangy slaw, and pickles with jalapeno cilantro aioli on a sesame seed bun), and the Hartbreaker (fried chik’n, cheese, pickles, mayo, and “honee” on a sesame seed bun). Add on a side of Animal Fries to complete your order!

Hartbreakers

Hartbreakers

Red Bamboo

Manhattan

While Red Bamboo is known for their Asian-inspired dishes, their vegan fried chicken sandwiches are not to be passed up! The restaurant offers a Chicken Cutlet Sandwich, which combines two breaded and fried soy chicken cutlets with Dijon mustard, vegan mayo, lettuce, and tomato served on ciabatta bread. Guests can also opt for the Soul Chicken Sandwich, which features panko-breaded and fried soy chicken nuggets, vegan mayo, Vidalia dressing, lettuce, and tomato on a ciabatta roll.

Red Bamboo

Emily Hawkes

Modern Love

Brooklyn

Modern Love offers a unique twist to the traditional vegan fried chicken sandwich with the Lemongrass Chick’n Sandwich. The sandwich features crispy tofu chick’n, pickled radish & carrot, lemongrass mayo, cilantro, and field greens. Pair the Lemongrass Chick’n Sandwich with a glass of House Lemonade or Modern Love’s Chocolate Root Beer Float for a sweet treat.

Modern Love

Modern Love

Willow

Manhattan

This all-vegan American bistro serves a buttermilk fried chicken sandwich that tastes just as delicious as it looks. Willow’s vegan fried chicken sandwich includes buttermilk fried chick’n, avocado, romaine, pickles, cabbage slaw, and horseradish aioli on a brioche bun. The sandwich comes with hand-cut fries, or you can add on a side of truffle mac ‘n’ cheese to complete your order.

Willow

Willow

Marty’s V Burger

Manhattan

Marty’s is an all-vegan burger joint that also happens to offer a variety of vegan fried chicken sandwiches. The menu features vegan fried chicken sandwiches like the Hot Chick (chick’n patty topped with spicy sriracha aioli, ranch, pickles, and coleslaw on a sesame seed bun) and The CBR (chik’n patty topped with creamy ranch, crispy bacon, shredded lettuce, and tomato on a sesame seed bun). Those who like a more classic take on a vegan fried chick’n sandwich should opt for the No Clucks Given, which features a chik’n patty topped with creamy ranch, pickles, crisp shredded lettuce, and tomato on a sesame seed bun.

Marty's V Burger

Jada Yassen

P.S. Kitchen

Manhattan

Located in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen, this fully vegan eatery offers an Asian-inspired take on the classic vegan fried chicken sandwich. P.S. Kitchen’s Thai Chicken Sandwich features crispy chicken glazed with sweet Thai chili sauce, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and mayo on a pretzel bun. Accompany your sandwich with a Shirley Temple mocktail or a Kentucky Mule.

P.S. Kitchen

P.S. Kitchen

Beatnic

Multiple Locations

Formerly known as By CHLOE, Beatnic is a fast-casual vegan spot with multiple locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and beyond. They also happen to have tasty vegan fried chicken sandwiches, including the Hot Chicky (crispy tempeh chicken, hot sauce, purple slaw, and pickles on a potato bun) and the Chicky Deluxe (crispy tempeh chicken, shiitake bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, Dijon mustard, and special sauce on a pretzel bun). Be sure to grab a side of sweet potato fries with beet ketchup for dipping.

Beatnic

Beatnic

Earthen NYC

Brooklyn

Vegan-Friendly

Earthen NYC is a vegetarian eatery with multiple vegan options, including a tasty chicken sandwich. The sandwich is fully vegan and features Smallhold’s lion’s mane mushroom, butter lettuce, coleslaw, caper aioli, and pickles on a brioche bun. Pair with the Saffron Orange Glow mocktail or a Money C IPA.

Earthen NYC

Earthen NYC

Kayla Pasko

@kaylapasko

Kayla, a Midwest girl living in NYC, is a writer with a background in media sales. When she’s not scoping out trendy vegan spots, she’s usually taking a yoga class, shopping at Trader Joe’s, or catching a Packers game.

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