Blue Hen Chicken Co.
Blue Hen Chicken Co. is a fast-casual breakfast and lunch restaurant with dinner served until 7 pm during the week. The dining room has engaging rustic touches, with the day's baked goods on display near the cash register. An unusually strong focus on fresh ingredients is reflected in Stork + Farm, a soon-to-open sister retail market next door. The fried chicken (brined and marinated in a two-day process) is cooked in duck oil for both flavor and texture, with ample breading that adds up to a crunchy sandwich. The heat level is determined by the type of pepper (as opposed to varying amounts of the same sauce) and complemented well with a side of ultra-crispy, beer-battered French fries. Balance out all that hearty goodness with something sweet like crepes or a shortbread cookie topped with fresh fruit. The coffee is an exclusive blend by local Wave roasters.
How to order: Stop in and order at the counter.