Soul & Comfort at The Dirty Bird

Here’s a question: what’s the difference between soul food versus comfort food? I’ll answer that with my own little approach: I feel that soul food has it’s own fine definition of southern cuisine, whereas comfort food is more personalized per person. Two people could look at cornbread & fried chicken as soul food, however one person might find chilli as their comfort food while the other finds mac & cheese as their comfort food. Point being, soul & comfort food are two fine lines, so how to make the two converge? Toronto restaurant “The Dirty Bird Chicken + Waffles” seems to have figured out just that. 

The restaurant has two locations, 79 Kensington Ave or 527 Bloor St West. I had a chance to visit the Bloor location, staff was a little quiet but it was understandable considering it was just opening hour. The atmosphere was quiet, not too much hustle but again, it was quite early in the day. With plenty of seating, the decor was fresh and modern, definately the sign of a toronto restuarant.

Now for the main attraction, foodwise, the menu had plenty of options We opted for their 2 pc meal that comes with a side choice of mac salad, coleslaw, housecut fries, or potato salad, all for the price of $7. We also opted for their infamous Dirty Fries, which is a MUST TRY (you’ll thank me later). Their menu is most popular however for their waffle specials, such as their buttered maple waffle, a perfect pair for any fried chicken meal. Overall, if you think you deserve to go out for treat on your cheat day, this is definately the spot to do so. This eat is approved by yours truly – S. 

  • Overall experiance: 4/10
  • Overall price range: $$
  • Overall food quality: 9/10

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