Ask me where you can get the best fried chicken in our glorious city of Portland, OR, and you’re going to get a few questions back from me:
- What do you normally like to eat with it?
- What parts do you like best (we talking wings, whole bird, etc.)?
- How long are you prepared to wait for it?
If your answers are: a. with all the fixin’s (mashed potatoes and gravy/collard greens/biscuits), b. whole chicken, and c. I would like to eat it in the comfort of my home–then have I got some news for you.
IRVING STREET KITCHEN DOES PICK UP FRIED CHICKEN.
If you’re not sure why I’m yelling, it’s because not only can you call as you’re finishing up the work day to order your chicken and fixin’s, but you won’t have to wait 45min on site (*cough* Reel M Inn *cough*) for your chicken to be fried up; it will be ready when you are ready to come pick it up! I enjoyed everything about my experience with Irving Street Kitchen so much, I had to share…and I don’t mean share with others in the moment, I mean share with you, my lovely readers, now that mine’s all gone 😀
What I loved most about Irving Street’s chicken is how delectably crunchy and savory the breading is–it’s just right–and I do love that you can mix and match the optional sides to meet the needs of your family. This program is a lovely addition to some other spots (Woodsman Tavern and Mae (only available via her Instagram on Wednesdays), and I think will continue to hold its own nicely as it’s the only offering in NW Portland.
Now that I’ve made you hungry–I’m sure you’re wondering how you can get your hands on some for yourself! You can order a la carte or in a family bucket format ($55) that feeds 4-6 people and comes with 1 whole bird, smashed potatoes, red-eye gravy, choice of slaw or collards, and 4 biscuits with butter (what you see above!). Picking up just for yourself? I highly recommend a half bird ($15) plus smashed potatoes ($4) and the red-eye gravy ($4). You can either order for pickup via ChowNow linked through Irving Street Kitchen‘s website or order via Caviar for home (or office!) delivery.
Had I nearly forgotten to mention dessert? The butterscotch pudding–do not miss it ($9). It comes adorably wrapped in mason jars and tagged–it’s practically a gift!
Even more exciting, beginning September 22nd, Irving Street Kitchen‘s fried chicken will be available to-go (pick up and delivery) for LUNCH, in addition to the daily availability for dinner pick up/delivery – Fried Chicken Fridays for the win! #FCFFTW