Top 3 Hoboken Chicken Wings
What are the Top 3 Hoboken Chicken Wings?
As some of you might remember – a few weeks ago we had the Best Hoboken Chicken Wing competition over at the Elks Lodge.
Let’s compare their results with Hoboken411’s Top 3 Hoboken Chicken Wings selections!
The best: San Giuseppe Coal Fired Chicken Wings
Chicken wing opinions are definitely subjective. Some people like hot & spicy. Others prefer “quantity over quality,” and so on. Some judge the overall flavor, while others include texture and moistness in the rating process.
But the wings at San Giuseppe (14th & Adams) meet almost all criteria successfully.
With no “fancy sauce” drowning out the flavor of the chicken, Owner Joe Russo simply uses a basic secret seasoning, the 1000 degree coal-fired oven and some carmelized onions to make what we feel are our favorite wings in Hoboken. Meat falls off the bone, and wings are bursting with mouth-watering flavor. No other wing is comparable. Not even close. Great for a full meal for a single person, or a shared appetizer. We order them almost every time and never, ever regret it!
They were also crowned overwhelming victors at last month’s Hoboken chicken wing competition. Deservedly so!
Mikie Squared Chipotle Maple Wings – Unique!
Coming in as 1st Runner up at the competition were the Chipotle Maple wings over at Mikie Squared (616 Washington St.)
Their entry into the contest was actually not a regular menu item – but rather a custom sauce recipe – and people loved the taste!
We agree, the taste was terrific indeed – as they recently added the winning recipe to their menu (you might have to specifically ask for it). The actual chicken pieces could possibly be upgraded a bit, but didn’t necessarily harm our opinion. Still a worthy dish to consider ordering!
Best Fried Chicken in Hoboken? Chicken Factory
If you consider the meat alone – the chicken at Chicken Factory (529 Washington) is the best in town, hands down. I mean the best FRIED chicken, of course! Because that’s the only way Chicken Factory prepares their chicken – not baked or grilled – but DOUBLE deep fried, skin and all! A Hoboken411 low-carb pick as well!
And they don’t just sell “wings,” but wings, drums, thighs, boneless and even whole entire chickens. And they use the best Bell & Evans chicken as well. They offer two sauces – Sweet & Spicy or Soy Garlic.
411 Tip: You are NOT required to pick a sauce. You can order them “naked” and apply the sauce of your choice at home. Something like creamy Sriracha, or any other kind of hot sauce you want (even Frank’s Red Hot). Heck – you might even be preventing ingestion of MSG!
What is the most important factor in your favorite chicken wings? Flavor? Value? How hot they are? The quality of the chicken?