Monday, September 3, 2012
Paulette's- Donuts and Chicken in Leslieville
I have to say the Chicken was very good. There aren't a whole lot of places that do fried chicken well in the city. Only about a handful I think and mostly hard to find. This tiny little cute spot had the friendliest counter help, dressed in old style diner whites with a black bow tie. There was some thought put into the design of the shop, simple but with a retro and modern feel. The chicken was crunchy and well seasoned without being overpowering and the chicken was juicy and tender inside. The chicken comes with a choice of dipping sauces. I tried the tandoori sauce but realized that the chicken tastes great on it's own and doesn't need the flavour changing sauces. I shared a combo with a friend and we got the Mac & Cheese as the side. I would skip this one. It was way too salty and didn't have that creamy comfort food taste that you look for in a good Mac & Cheese.
They have fancy donuts there too but since I just had a waffle at the farmer's market I skipped the donuts but they seemed to be popular with the other customers.
Paulette's is on Queen Street on the South side, the storeront is painted a minty green and it's just a tiny little spot but worth looking out for when you are craving some good fried chicken.