Eat Like a New Yorker: Great French Fries at Pommes Frites September 11 2017
French Fries, or to be more specific for some purists, Belgian Frites, are one of life’s perfect guilty pleasures. Most people have their favorite places to indulge in these salty bits of fried potato perfection. Some like their fries thin, while others prefer them thick—but there are multiple options, so French Fry lovers should make a plan to try as many varieties as they can, as there are always new places to try. There are about a dozen places with amazing French Fries in New York City, but one place that consistently makes the list of the best French Fries in New York is Pommes Frites, an East Village destination for lovers of fried potatoes from all over the world. Here you will have Frites that are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Yummy!
Now, it isn’t just the process of cooking the Belgian Fries twice that makes this a go-to place for amazing fries—it is also about the more than 25 dipping sauces and toppings. These sauces include familiar and exotic options including Aioli, Vietnamese Pineapple, TLC—Tequila, Lime, Chipolte, Parmesan & Fresh Herbs, Curry Ketchup, a slightly more expensive Organic Black Truffle and more.
Pommes Frites is located at 128 Macdougal Street, New York, NY 10012 and you will notice that there is almost always a line. The good news is that it moves pretty quickly. The prices are reasonable at Pommes Frites: $5.25 for regular; $7 for large; and a double order is $8.75. The special sauces are $1.50 each with three sauces for $3.75. You can choose to sit and enjoy the fries in the bustling rustic, semi-communal environment with rich dark wood tables, benches, stools and chairs or take the fries to-go as you embark on other NYC adventures.
A few tips:
- Customers at Pommes Frites are encouraged to sample fries and taste any and all sauces, so don’t be afraid to ask for samples.
- Some of the sauces and garnishes are free at Pommes Frites including: Mayonnaise," Especial"—Frite sauce of ketchup & raw onion, Yellow Mustard, Ketchup, Tabasco Sauce, Malt Vinegar, raw onion and Jalapeño.
- Try the Poutine--Frites with Canadian Cheddar Cheese Curd & Gravy
The team at New York Nightlife wishes you well on your culinary adventures when you visit New York City.