You asked! We delivered! Winnipeg is known for its food scene. With a diverse cultural community Winnipeg has a dynamic and exciting culinary scene. From poutine to pancit, Winnipeg really does have it all.

On the heels of much-anticipated food celebrations starring burgers, poutine, and coming up soon, pizza, we thought, “What’s more loved and craved than these fan favourites?” The answer was easy—fried chicken. It’s a food we can remember from our childhoods and one we probably have had this past month too. And when you enjoy a particularly delicious batch of fried chicken the burning desire to re-create it is unmatched.

We are excited to bring you #FriedChickenFest running January 17-27, 2024.

Bring on the stretchy pants, yo.


  1. Restaurants register with us to join Fried Chicken Fest and be eligible to receive votes from YOU, the ultimate judge in the best fried chicken dish.
  2. From January 17-27 you tour the restaurants with dishes celebrating Fried Chicken Fest and try AS MANY AS YOU CAN.
  3. Vote for your favourite. (Stay tuned for an updated list of participants for 2024).
  4. We announce the winners.