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Welcome to Food Envy, where we’ll highlight different dishes from Time Out Market New York that we think you’re going to love—partly because we do. This week, Jacob's Pickles’s mushroom gravy fried chicken sandwich steals our hearts (and stomachs).
New York has no shortage of standout fried chicken. At Bobwhite Counter in the East Village, the fried chicken is pressure-fried and has an unfussy, old-school charm. David Chang makes an unforgettable sandwich at his fried chicken-focused Fuku. Then there's the halal thigh meat at Adda in Long Island City, and those beloved wings at Charles’ Country Pan-Fried Chicken in Harlem (both Adda and Charles’ appear on our list of best restaurants in NYC).
Upper West Side’s Jacob’s Pickles—a restaurant that provides a much needed cool factor to a neighborhood whose food scene remains somewhat still dormant—offers its own competitive fried chicken at Time Out Market New York.
The Jacob’s Pickles market stall offers several fried chicken options, served as sandwiches between pillowy biscuits. As of late, we’ve tried their version with mushroom gravy ($13).
The behemoth portion comes smothered with a creamy sauce that is decadent but less traditional with a lighter color than one might see with other versions.
You will need a friend to help finish this.