Of all the flightless birds, chickens remain America’s favorite kind to eat, narrowly beating out penguins, kiwis, and Larry Bird. Make bird the word with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of all-day breakfast at Heavenly Chicken & Waffles.
Food slingers at Heavenly Chicken & Waffles whip up a full menu of hearty breakfasts, sandwiches, and chicken-and-waffles plates inspired by the cuisine of classic Harlem eatery Wells Kitchen. Like justice, breakfast is served all day and has a penchant for belgian waffles, served either plain ($5), stuffed with bacon ($5.75), or strewn with cinnamon apples, chocolate chips, bananas and pecans, strawberries, or blueberries (an additional $1.50 each). The Favorite ($13.50)—four chicken wings or one 7-ounce chicken breast served atop a plain belgian waffle with a side of red-skin garlic potatoes—fills stomachs, suppressing butterflies in the bellies of spelling-bee contestants.
Heavenly Chicken & Waffles
It was bachelorhood—with all of its characteristic one-man meals—that first spurred Heavenly Chicken & Waffles's founder, Aaron Sanders, to hone his cooking prowess. "My mother told me, 'Aaron, you're going to be single for a long time,'" he told a Model D journalist. "I don't know why she said that, unfortunately it did come true, but that's what made me started cooking." But it wasn't until a trip to New York City in 1998 that Sanders finally found his inspiration—chicken and waffles—at a historic Harlem eatery.
In the years since that trip, Sanders has given countless Michiganders their first taste of this soul-food classic. He and his team work tirelessly to make each bite scrumptious—they hand-pick the best Amish chicken wings and breasts, season them overnight, and whisk real milk and cream into the signature waffle batter. All this dedication to quality has earned his restaurant praise from neighborhood regulars as well as local press such as Fox 2.
419 Monroe St.
Detroit, Michigan 48226