Photos by Nathalie Green

The Down Low Chicken Shack has opened to much fan fare – and it’s to be expected. One of the first (if not the first) Nashville-style hot chicken joints to open up here in Vancouver, it’s been getting a lot of attention – not to mention line ups out the door.

They use fresh chicken that are hormone and antibiotic free, along with being free run, non-GMO and grain fed. Their menu is pretty straight forward and at a pretty affordable price point.

We ordered On a Bun ($12), corn bread ($4), half bird ($17) and chicken strips.

down low chicken shack

The “On a Bun” is chicken breast served on a milk bun with Down Low’s sauce, sweet and sour slaw and house pickles. The chicken was tender and juicy, crunchy and breaded well. The slaw and the pickles gave it a nice sweet and sour taste to it to offset the grease from the chicken. The milk bun held up with all the ingredients inside.

down low chicken shack

The cornbread is dense and a great side to the half bird.

down low chicken shack

We love that the chicken is served atop slices of white bread to soak in the grease and enjoy afterwards (you know, if you’re into that).

down low chicken shack

The chicken strips were nice and spicy, tender and breaded well.

We enjoyed our meal at The Down Low Chicken Shack – we’d definitely recommend you give it a try, especially if you like a little heat to your fried chicken!

For more information on The Down Low Chicken Shack, check our their website here:

Food: 4

Service: 4

Value: 4

Ambiance: 4