Bring on the carbs! There’s no more delicious snack than some perfectly-salted and crispy french fries.
They aren’t just plate fillers that come with your burger, fries can be a whole meal, especially if they’re done right! The right chef can elevate the french fry into whole masterpiece creation in and of itself. Here are several restaurants in the city that you’ll have to check out if you love a good fry.
Where: 277 East 10th Street
What: The Duck Confit Poutine at The Brindle Room is without a doubt the most decadent plate of fries you will ever eat. Brindle Room only makes this dish occasionally, so you have to follow them on Twitter to figure out when to go. And arrive early, because it gets gobbled up fast! Their daily fries are also very tasty though, and they’re easier to come by.
Where: 95 Avenue A
What: The yucca fries here are amazing, and the pink sauce it comes with is so good you’ll want to get a second to dip everything else into it, too!
Where: 154 West 13th Street
What: If you plan to get fries on the side of your mussels, we recommend getting the plain hand-cut ones so they’re perfect for dipping into the leftover sauce! If you’re looking for something savory on its own, the parmesan truffle fries are amazing, too.
Where: 1045 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn
What: The chili cheese fries at King Noodle are like no chili cheese fries you’ve ever had before: maple tofu, Szechuan peppercorns, scallions and American cheese. You may need a fork!
Where: 97 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn
What: This may be the best food Canada has ever given us. Mile End’s smoked meat poutine is composed of fries, cheese curds, rich gravy, and of course smoked meat. This dish is definitely made for sharing.
Where: 18 Spring Street
What: The waffle fries at Mother’s Ruin are perfectly seasoned and crispy, and the basket of fries can easily be shared.
Where: 128 MacDougal Street
What: For a restaurant dedicated to french fries, you can get anything here and it’s going to be good because their fries alone are delicious.
Where: 157 Avenue C
What: Get hand-cut plain and truffle fries in stadium-style baskets at the Royale. We recommend the truffle fries, but you can add cheese or chili to the plains ones, too.
Where: 16 West 29th Street
What: These fries need no introduction. They’re already well-known for being thrice-cooked—the potatoes are boiled first and then the actual fries are fried twice. Definitely a must-try if you’re a crispy fry lover.
Where: 315 5th Avenue
What: These thin fries may are crispy and delicious. They may not be the golden brown you’re used to but looks can be deceiving! The truffle fries are a must.
[featured image source: Yelp / Akua A.]