Food

Our 5 Favorite Fried-Chicken Sandwiches in Washington

Cancel your lunch plans.

Spicy Chicken sandwich at Hot Lola’s.

The area’s best fried-chicken sandwiches (that aren’t from Popeyes).

1

Tie: Hot-chicken sandwiches at Wooboi (139 Spring St., Herndon) and Hot Lola’s (4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington)

2

Fried chicken with Yemeni hot sauce and honey at Little Pearl (921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE)

3

Biscuit sandwich with spicy ranch at Mason Dixie (1819 Seventh St., NW)

4

Not So Classic sandwich, with tahini, honey, red onion, and za’atar, at Stomping Ground (2309 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; Tysons Galleria, McLean)

5

Buttermilk fried-chicken sandwich with slaw and Swiss at Woodmont Grill (7715 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda)

This article appears in the October 2019 issue of Washingtonian.

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.