Definitive Ranking of 12 White Castle Sliders, From Worst to Best
You've already heard our thoughts on practically every major burger in town—but you have yet to find out our opinion of White Castle.
We grew up eating mass quantities of their tiny original sliders, and in recent years they've expanded their menu to include quite the array of options.
Do you feel overwhelmed by all the selections? Have no fear, we're here to bring you our definitive ranking of 12 White Castle sliders, from worst to best.
12. Veggie Slider
We applaud WC for providing a vegetarian option, but as we all know, veggie burgers can lack some of the flavor that comes out in a real meat patty. Without cheese, onion or sauce, the taste in this selection falls a bit flat. If we're opting for a veggie burger, this is unfortunately not our top pick.
11. Fish Slider
While this isn't the worst thing we've ever tasted, it also isn't the best, but that's partly due to our aversion to fried fish. We consider the taste to be so-so, but the added cheese helps kick it up a notch.
10. The Original Slider
As we mentioned above, we grew up popping these bad boys like candy. But now, with so many other options, it's kind of put their taste in a different perspective. While the original will always be a classic that reminds us of happy times, it's now far from our go-to on the menu.
9. Cheese Slider
This is much like No. 10, except it gets a slightly higher ranking thanks to added cheese. The slice definitely adds extra flavor, but not enough to place it as high as some of the other options.
8. Chicken Ring Slider
If you dig chicken, this fried, two-ring option is pretty sensible. And with an added slice of cheese, the flavor is fairly thorough. While we certainly don't look down at this choice, there are chicken items that are actually superior, and we'll get to those as we go on.
7. Double Cheese Slider
This is just like cheese slider, except double-stacked. While there's no taste difference, it ranks a little higher due to size. What can we say? Sometimes we prefer eating our meals in more than one bite!
6. Crispy Chicken Breast Slider
We're not quite sure why, but we prefer the taste of this option over the chicken rings. While indeed similar, this plentiful serving of fried white meat makes our mouths water.
5. Savory Grilled Chicken Slider
While there's not a whole lot to this one, we actually find the grilled layer incredibly flavorful. It would probably rank higher if it had additional items added, but we stand by this choice as a dependable go-to when you just want something that'll taste good.
4. Bacon Cheese Slider
We're all for bacon making its way into our meals, as it always provides a nice kick of flavor to pretty much anything. That said, due to the tiny size of the meat patty, the bacon overtakes the slider, leading us to feel like we're basically just eating a side of the crispy meat. While it's still a totally delicious order, we're likelier to opt for No. 3 below when we're in the mood for the popular pork item.
3. Bacon & Cheddar Chicken Slider
Okay, now we're talkin'! This option has it all: chicken, bacon and cheese. Given the size of the meat (which comes either fried or grilled), the cheese and bacon complement it perfectly. Not one particular flavor outshines the other. And because it's bigger, it's nice when we want to enjoy our meal a little slower.
2. The Impossible Slider With Smoked Cheddar Cheese
Where the veggie slider lacks in flavor, the brand new Impossible slider makes up for it—big time. Most of us aren't even vegetarian, but we still love Impossible meat. It not only tastes insanely close to real burger meat, but it's also plant-based, making it pretty darn good for you. And given that the patty is big (compared to much of the menu), this is the closest you're going to get to a traditional burger. Complete with cheese (optional), pickles and onions, you've got yourself a solid sell right here.
1. Chicken and Waffles Slider
All hail chicken and waffles! I mean, seriously, how can you go wrong here? Complete with a crispy chicken breast, country gravy and bacon crumbles sandwiched between two waffles, this savory, slightly sweet concoction will fulfill any craving. While it's a far cry from your traditional slider, we're definitely okay with exploring outside of the box.
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