Fries, Fries, Fries!

French Fries: everyone’s favorite carbohydrate! This fried potato snack is actually originated in Belgium, dating back to the 1600’s. I grew up eating it out of paper cones on the beach at the Baltic Sea in Germany, with a good heap of mayonnaise on top. I still indulge, even though I try to take it easy. I said try. Below you’ll find some of New York’s best fries, I’ve searched high and low, sampled and sampled and sampled…..

Pommes Frites: Belgian Fries


Having been born and raised in Europe, I promise you that this little place comes as close as you can get to European fries. Located in the West village, close to the W4th subway station, Pommes Frites sells fries, and fries only. Toppings are the draw here, and while the frites sauce is the main topper, there are seemingly endless amounts of amazing sauces to choose from. My favorite is obviously the frites sauce, which is a European mayonnaise sauce, but I always get a side of Peanut Satay and Curry Ketchup.

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Crif Dogs: Cheese Fries


Cheese Fries are a whole meal. There’s nothing more satisfying sometimes. You can find them anywhere there’s junk food sold, but they’re not all the same. The best here in the Big Apple are being served at Crif Dogs on St. Mark’s Place in the East Village. Poured hot over some crispy waffle fries, they are irresistible, and I dare you not to finish them. Make sure you pick up one of those yummy hot dogs while you’re there.

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Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken: The Works


Well, hopefully you already know about the delicious chicken being cooked up at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, but please let me educate you about their fries! With locations all over the city, they are serving us deeeelicous shoe string fries, and if you need “The Works”, you have come to the right place. Topped with Cheddar Cheese, bacon and sour cream, these are the perfect addition to the chicken.

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Bill’s Bar & Burger: Disco Fries


Traditionally Disco fries are prepared with mozzarella cheese and gravy, but over the years the cheeses have varied. At Bill’s Bar & Burger the gravy is accompanied by a cheese sauce that gets drizzled on top, and I’m in love with the whole darn plate. It’s seriously delicious.

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Mother’s Ruin: Waffle Fries


Mother’s ruin in Lower Manhattan is more of a bar as opposed to a restaurant, but if you’re looking for some amazing Waffle Fries, you have come to the right place. Seasoned with Old Bay seasoning, they are served with a side of Chipotle Ketchup and a Creme Fraiche and Caramelized Onions dip. Best 6 dollars you will ever spend. Do have one of their yummy Bloody Marys at your visit….

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375 Thrice Cooked Fries: Poutine


This place is awesome. Serving different styles of fries with an assortment of sauces, they’re a hit downtown in the L.E.S. Their tables comes with holes carved out to fit your cone of fries, it’s so cute and practical. Their hit however are their loaded fries, in particular the poutine. Poutine is traditionally served with cheese curds and gravy, and here I had it with fried chicken on top, and it was all that and then some.

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Avenida Cantina: Curly Fries


As you can tell from the picture above, these are not your every day curly fries. They’re 1000 times better. Topped with beef chili, queso, sour cream, guacamole, pico de Gallo, jalapeños and shredded cheese, they are just unbelievable. They are literally nachos on fries, and I highly doubt it can get better than that.

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Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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