Sometimes I crave fried chicken. There it is. Luckily for me, exactly two miles from my Center City apartment, there’s Love and Honey—a fast casual restaurant to calm even the strongest of cravings.
The couple behind this fried chicken heaven met at the Culinary Institute of America, where both legitimate foodies bonded over their love of Philadelpia. Thankfully, their love story is just about as adorable as their new store, located at Wildey and Front streets in Northern Liberties. Love and Honey sits in a clean, bright, welcoming corner, with an open kitchen line and a narrow eat-in counter.
On the food front, Love and Honey nails it every time. You can eat in, take out, or even call ahead to order for a drive by pick up. With 48 hours notice, they’ll also prepare large orders together with whole pies. Plus, the fact that all cash tips are donated to Vetri’s Community partnership, makes me want to tip very generously.
Love and Honey’s chicken is crunchy, crispy, and juicy, with hint of honey that perfectly balances their mix of spice and salt. I literally licked my fingers! Order by the piece (including wings!), or in three or six piece combinations with a corn bread muffin and honey butter on the side. Additional sides include dreamy, creamy, macaroni and cheese topped with crispy breadcrumbs, collard greens braised with smoked turkey, southern style potato salad, buttermilk ranch slaw, and homemade sweet pickles. Everything is made in house, including their sweet potato, coconut cream, and “topless” apple pies.
Run, don’t walk, for your next fried chicken fix.
Love & Honey Fried Chicken™ 1100 North Front Street Philadelphia, Pa 19123 Entrance On Wildey Street 215.789.7878 @loveandhoneyfriedchicken
Hope Cohen is a chef, author, and food/media consultant. She has hosted over 400 cooking shows, working with Philadelphia chefs as well as those both nationally and internationally renowned. Hope likes to wander and is known to travel far and wide in search of interesting food, drinks, and destinations.