Where to Find Chicken Wings for $1 or Less in Auckland
Dig out your loose change — here's where to find the best one-buck wings in the city.
No matter the season, there's one menu item that is truly the food of the people. We're talking about deliciously fried, perfectly coated and absolutely messy chicken wings. Impossibly hard to resist, and just as hard to eat with a knife and fork, wings, when cooked correctly are the perfect snack, meal or accompaniment to a beer or two. To appease your cravings, we've put together a list of where you can find the best one-buck wings in Auckland.
ANDY'S BURGERS & BAR, AUCKLAND CBD
Located in SkyCity, Andy's has become an inner city go-to for burgers, beer and just about everything else in between. Head to Andy's between 11am and 2pm and grab $1 wings with any burger (or Sumthin' Else) purchased. There's a minimum of four wings which will be easy to get through. Andy's wings are brined for 24 hours, covered in buttermilk and then tossed in seasoned flour and fried. Choose between a buttery hot sauce with blue cheese dip or the sticky honey soy with sesame and lemon.
THE CULPEPER, PRINCES WHARF
The Culpeper is a great spot for an after-work drink. With a great selection of beer, wine and cocktails, this waterfront eatery has garnered itself a loyal following. And it's no wonder, with Executive Chef Gareth Stewart at the helm, curating a menu full of fresh seafood and mouthwatering barbecue. On Monday nights after 6pm, the irresistible hot wings are $1 each, until they sell out. The restaurant does recommend booking so grab your crew and make a night of it.
FRANC'S BAR & DINER, TAKAPUNA
For those over the bridge, there's no shortage of great food. Takapuna is known for its great eateries, including Franc's Bar & Diner. Located a few steps from Takapuna Beach, the views are unparalleled, whether it's sunrise or sunset. To make things better, every Monday you can order Franc's XXL Wings for $1 each. Available in three flavours, plain, hot sauce or honey soy, they come served hot and fresh with your choice of dipping sauce on the side.
DANNY DOOLANS, VIADUCT HARBOUR
An icon on the Viaduct, everyone has a Danny Doolans story. Always full of good food and great music, Danny Doolans menu takes traditional Irish pub fare and gives it an international twist. Every Friday between 5–8pm, the kitchen serves up three kilos of American-style buffalo wings for 25 cents a pop. Get stuck in until the fried chicken bucket runs dry.
BIRDIE'S BAR & KITCHEN, MOUNT WELLINGTON
Sylvia Park has it all, but rather than settle for food court fare head to Birdie's Bar & Kitchen. Featuring a menu designed for chicken lovers, Birdie's has an inviting atmosphere and cleverly designed interior. The popular chicken wings are juicy, sticky, deep fried and covered in Birdie's own hot sauce. Every Tuesday, you can grab these beauties for $1 each, perfectly paired with the selection of craft beer and cocktails.
LITTLE EASY, PONSONBY
Little Easy always knows how to bring the party. A Ponsonby Road favourite, the music is always pumping and the atmosphere is always buzzing. Little Easy's philosophy is to bring back the charms of yesteryear and celebrate an easiness to life. Part of the simple yet delicious menu are free-range buffalo wings. Celebrated weekly on Wing Wednesday, the four flavours — barbecue, original, spicy and Korean — are available for $1 each with sauce on the side.
THE FLYING MOA, MOUNT WELLINGTON
The Flying Moa is an institution in Mount Wellington. The gastropub's menu features classic starters and an impressive drinks menu. With daily food deals and quiz nights throughout the week, you'll find any excuse to head there. Especially on Fridays, when you can order $1 wings between 3pm and 6pm. Grab a $9 cosmo while you enjoy the live music on offer.
Published on August 29, 2019 by Priscilla Southcombe