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The Hottest Chicken Wing Spots In New Orleans Right Now

Wings are having a moment.

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Where to find the best wings in New Orleans?  The general consensus has often been Manchu, but it's become quite evident that wings are having a moment in town with new hotspots—most of them restaurants that don't even specialize in fried chicken, mind you— popping up all around town. Here's where to find the best wings in town right now.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Manchu Food Store

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1413 N Claiborne Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 947-5507
Without a doubt, the king of wings in New Orleans. The foodstore's sauceless fried chicken wings are the stuff of legend, perfectly breaded with a hint of seasoning. [Photo: Yelp/Harold B.]

2. Chicken And Watermelon

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(504) 896-4596
This Central City wing specialist is home to an array of wings coated in crazy flavors including taco, Cajun Terminator, and the house special Boogie Bird (which may involve mayo, y'all). They're best washed down with the house Watermelon Punch, and yes, they do gigantic catering trays too. [Photo: Yelp/Rubio R.]

3. Bayou Hot Wings

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6221 S Claiborne Ave
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504) 865-9464
Adam Richman has called the hot wings at this Broadmoor stop the Best in the world, and many locals agree. Also home to killer fried frog legs, fried pickles, and more great eats. [Photo: Facebook]

4. Wing Snack

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N. Claiborne
New Orleans, LA
(504) 827-0602
Home of "ghetto punch" and various expansions, this joint in Treme offers take-away only wings with flavors including pineapple. Plus a cameo is 5th Ward Weebie's Let Me Find Out video didn't hurt things. [Photo: Yelp/Charles H.<.a>]

5. MoPho

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514 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 482-6845
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Chef Michael Gulotta's incredible lemongrass and ginger wings have reached cult status in Mid City. During football season, 50 packs of these sweet wings are available to go. [Photo: Facebook]

6. Namese

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4077 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 483-8899
Insanely crispy, sweet and spicy, these Vietnamese wings are simply some of the best in town at this affordable and reliable Mid City spot on Tulane and Carrollton. [Photo: Facebook]

7. Melba's

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1525 Elysian Fields Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
This soul food and cheap-eats favorite on Claiborne and Elysian Fields is known for their ridiculously good chicken wings (sans sauce). They even have a 1,000 piece chicken special for $350. [Photo: Facebook]

8. Oxalis

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3162 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70117
Chef Jonathan Lestingi turns out ultra-spicy Korean style wings at this Bywater cocktail and dinner fave. The back bar, The Branch, has also hosted late night fried chicken pop ups. [Photo: Facebook]

9. Bourrée

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8115 Jeannette St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 862-5514
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Three or four types of wings (including a killer buffalo wing) and fresh fruit daiqs crafted before your very eyes are what to expect at this amazing new spot from chef Nathaniel Zimet and partner James Denio inside their former Boucherie spot. [Photo: Facebook]

10. Avo

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5908 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 509-6550
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Chef Nick Lama, a self-proclaimed wing fanatic, has chicken wings with pepper jelly, watermelon and radish on the summer menu at this lovely new modern and seasonal Italian spot in the former Martinique Bistro spot. [Photo:Brasted]

11. Mid City Pizza

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4413 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 483-8609
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This Banks Street pizza favorite is also home to some top secret delicious wings, completing the pizza, beer and wing trifecta.

12. Primitivo

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1800 Ortetha Castle Haley
New Orleans, LA
(504) 881-1775
Leave it to chef Adolfo Garcia's newest meaty hotspot Primitivo to roll out the ever-decadent duck confit wing: fried, tossed in a spicy sauce and sprinkled with sunflower seeds for an added crunch. [Photo: Official Website]

13. The Backyard

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244 W Harrison Ave
New Orleans, LA 70124
Hot wings have a spot on the menu alongside pimento cheese dip, burgers and more at this new Lakeview spot that's geared toward weekend dining with the family. [Photo: Facebook]

14. diva dawg food truck

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Sweet fire chicken wings and etouffee chicken wings will set you back a mere $6 when this new hot dog-focused food truck rolls up. [Photo: Facebook]

15. Fat Harry's

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4330 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 895-9582
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You can't talk wings in New Orleans without mentioning Uptown buffalo wing essential Fat Harry's. This neighborhood watering hole also does great Monday night wing and pitcher specials, including half off wings 7 to midnight. [Photo: Facebook]

1. Manchu Food Store

1413 N Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116
Without a doubt, the king of wings in New Orleans. The foodstore's sauceless fried chicken wings are the stuff of legend, perfectly breaded with a hint of seasoning. [Photo: Yelp/Harold B.]
1413 N Claiborne Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116

2. Chicken And Watermelon

New Orleans, LA 70115
This Central City wing specialist is home to an array of wings coated in crazy flavors including taco, Cajun Terminator, and the house special Boogie Bird (which may involve mayo, y'all). They're best washed down with the house Watermelon Punch, and yes, they do gigantic catering trays too. [Photo: Yelp/Rubio R.]

3. Bayou Hot Wings

6221 S Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 70125
Adam Richman has called the hot wings at this Broadmoor stop the Best in the world, and many locals agree. Also home to killer fried frog legs, fried pickles, and more great eats. [Photo: Facebook]
6221 S Claiborne Ave
New Orleans, LA 70125

4. Wing Snack

N. Claiborne, New Orleans, LA
Home of "ghetto punch" and various expansions, this joint in Treme offers take-away only wings with flavors including pineapple. Plus a cameo is 5th Ward Weebie's Let Me Find Out video didn't hurt things. [Photo: Yelp/Charles H.<.a>]
N. Claiborne
New Orleans, LA

5. MoPho

514 City Park Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Chef Michael Gulotta's incredible lemongrass and ginger wings have reached cult status in Mid City. During football season, 50 packs of these sweet wings are available to go. [Photo: Facebook]
514 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

6. Namese

4077 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Insanely crispy, sweet and spicy, these Vietnamese wings are simply some of the best in town at this affordable and reliable Mid City spot on Tulane and Carrollton. [Photo: Facebook]
4077 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

7. Melba's

1525 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117
This soul food and cheap-eats favorite on Claiborne and Elysian Fields is known for their ridiculously good chicken wings (sans sauce). They even have a 1,000 piece chicken special for $350. [Photo: Facebook]
1525 Elysian Fields Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

8. Oxalis

3162 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Chef Jonathan Lestingi turns out ultra-spicy Korean style wings at this Bywater cocktail and dinner fave. The back bar, The Branch, has also hosted late night fried chicken pop ups. [Photo: Facebook]
3162 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70117

9. Bourrée

8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Three or four types of wings (including a killer buffalo wing) and fresh fruit daiqs crafted before your very eyes are what to expect at this amazing new spot from chef Nathaniel Zimet and partner James Denio inside their former Boucherie spot. [Photo: Facebook]
8115 Jeannette St
New Orleans, LA 70118

10. Avo

5908 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Chef Nick Lama, a self-proclaimed wing fanatic, has chicken wings with pepper jelly, watermelon and radish on the summer menu at this lovely new modern and seasonal Italian spot in the former Martinique Bistro spot. [Photo:Brasted]
5908 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

11. Mid City Pizza

4413 Banks St, New Orleans, LA 70119
This Banks Street pizza favorite is also home to some top secret delicious wings, completing the pizza, beer and wing trifecta.
4413 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119

12. Primitivo

1800 Ortetha Castle Haley, New Orleans, LA
Leave it to chef Adolfo Garcia's newest meaty hotspot Primitivo to roll out the ever-decadent duck confit wing: fried, tossed in a spicy sauce and sprinkled with sunflower seeds for an added crunch. [Photo: Official Website]
1800 Ortetha Castle Haley
New Orleans, LA

13. The Backyard

244 W Harrison Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124
Hot wings have a spot on the menu alongside pimento cheese dip, burgers and more at this new Lakeview spot that's geared toward weekend dining with the family. [Photo: Facebook]
244 W Harrison Ave
New Orleans, LA 70124

14. diva dawg food truck

New Orleans, LA
Sweet fire chicken wings and etouffee chicken wings will set you back a mere $6 when this new hot dog-focused food truck rolls up. [Photo: Facebook]

15. Fat Harry's

4330 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115
You can't talk wings in New Orleans without mentioning Uptown buffalo wing essential Fat Harry's. This neighborhood watering hole also does great Monday night wing and pitcher specials, including half off wings 7 to midnight. [Photo: Facebook]
4330 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115

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