Washington's 4 favorite spots to score chicken on a budget

Washington's 4 favorite spots to score chicken on a budget
Photo: Wingo's/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 11, 2020.

Got a hankering for chicken?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable chicken outlets in Washington, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.

1. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

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Topping the list is an outpost of the chain Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken. Located at 1308 G St. NW downtown, it is the most popular low-priced chicken spot in Washington, boasting four stars out of 1,131 reviews on Yelp.

Yelper Akshay L., who reviewed Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken on March 4, wrote, "I got the savory biscuit and fried chicken, and I have to say it was pretty flavorful, not too heavy since the portion is a little smaller, but very tasty nonetheless. If you are looking for some quick food that is sweet and delicious and not just average, do visit."

2. KoChix

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Next up is Shaw's KoChix, situated at 400 Florida Ave. NW. With 4.5 stars out of 298 reviews on Yelp, the Korean spot has proved to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option. 

We looked there for more about KoChix.

"Authentic Korean chicken wings in D.C.," it states on its Yelp page.

3. Huacatay Peruvian Chicken

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Edgewood's Huacatay Peruvian Chicken, located at 2314 Fourth St. NE, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive spot 4.5 stars out of 150 reviews. 

Yelper Cham K., who reviewed Huacatay Peruvian Chicken on Feb. 29, wrote, "As for the chicken, very good, considering we swear by Pollo Rico in Arlington. Not as juicy and tender, but delicious nonetheless."

And Gabriela N. wrote, "Delicious Peruvian rotisserie chicken. This is my second time coming to this place and it does not disappoint. My favorite sides are the yuca fries and regular fries. My favorite sauces are yellow and green."

4. Wingo's

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Wingo's, in Georgetown, is another inexpensive go-to, with four stars out of 477 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3207 O St. NW to see for yourself. 

The site can tell you a thing or two more about Wingo's.

"Started in 2002 by two best friends from Michigan State University," according to the business's Yelp profile.

As to what the business is known for, "'Ain't No Thing Like a Chicken Wing' is our company motto," it writes on Yelp. "Made the traditional way by deep frying and covering them in a homemade sauce. Nineteen different flavors to choose from. Boneless wings are also available at no extra charge."

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