Do you have any friends that get more excited for the food being served during Sunday night football than the actual games themselves? We think chicken wings are to blame for being one of game day’s most anticipated staples. Read on to find out the five best spots in New York City for both unique and classic wings that are guaranteed to satisfy, no matter the score. By Margeau Barnes
International Wings Factory sets the bar awfully high for a variety of reasons. First of all, there are 14 sauces to choose from, half of which you cannot find anywhere else. Our favorites include the Vietnamese Chile Mango, Mexy-Q, and Garlic Parmesan Buerre Blanc. Beyond the wing sauces, we were particularly blown away by the unique dipping sauces: jalopeno ranch, creamy cilantro, chipotle mayo, and blue cheese. Their creativity doesn’t stop there, they even have a variety of dusted fries, including spicy garlic, pepper parmesan, southwestern and Indian Masala! Keep it simple with their regular or sweet potato fries or go for the extreme and try out their Sriracha hinted cheesy fries.
Croxley’s famous wing nights offer classic wings at 30 cents each and boneless wings for only 20 cents each. Can you get a better deal than that? They also offer unique flavors such as Thai Peanut, The Fighting Irish, Cry Like a Baby, Red Hot Chili Powder, and Korean BBQ. If you’re in the mood for a burger, check out their Mac Daddy Burger which is topped with mac and cheese. You can also munch away on their $4.95 nacho madness deal all day and all night on Sundays.
We love Wogies because they not only excel in the wings department, but in authentic Philly-style cheesesteaks. Those two factors have made it one of the most happening small bars for major New York City or Philadelphia sporting events. We recommend the classic hot wings or honey mustard wings, with a side of their popular waffle fries. If you’re not in the mood to try a full cheesesteak, make sure to try the cheesesteak spring rolls as an appetizer.
Mighty Quinns BBQ is typically known for their brisket and pulled pork, but surprised us with their delicious spin on a super spicy wing, by adding sesame seeds and scallions. We paired them with the pommes frites, which were extremely on point. But the most popular dish seemed to be the burnt ends, so be sure to include them in your order.
With several locations in New York City, Atomic Wings is a great place to put on your radar. As the name suggests, this place takes hot wings to a whole new level with “abusive,” “nuclear” and “suicidal” as the hottest sauce options on the menu. Atomic Wings is perfect for a quick pick-up or delivery before the game or even just as a simple dinner on the go.