You have to love getting made to order fries.
Favorite Dish: You have to love made-to-order fries. Add on top of that so many different sauces to choose from to go with it and you have a very tasty meal, not just a snack. The portions are not small, so be ready to eat. And if you aren’t really sure what sauce you want, try a free sample! A good spot to go to if you are wandering the East Village or St. Marks Place.
Pommes Frites is a small French Fry joint, they make their fries when you order them, and they have a vast selection of sauces to choose from (they will give you a sample while you wait for your fries to cook). They serve the fries in a paper cone, and their tables have holes in them that are designed to hold your cone.
It was pretty hot inside the shop, and we stopped in on a hot day in June. This is definitely not a snack to stop for on a day that you're already overheating. It's hot in the shop and then the food is piping hot, which will just warm you up more.
One caveat: the fries are really delicious, and you'll want to dig in right away, but you HAVE to wait. They're very hot, and you'll just sear your mouth and ruin your palate for the rest of them.
Favorite Dish: These fries remind of me of the delicious fries I get in my favorite beach town, but the gourmet sauces jazz them up a bit. We tried the Teriyake and the Blue Cheese sauces. The sauces were delicious, but were somewhat overpowering and took away from the already delicious fries. If I go back, I'm just going to stick with good 'ol malt vinagar (which is a free condiment, unlike the specialty sauces).
This fries tast exactly like the ones I had in Amsterdam, seriously. They even use the same Frite sauce( traditional European mayo). Also try the Peanut satay and the Parmesan Mayo.
Favorite Dish: Fries with the Frites sauce
This place is all about French Fries. They advertise Authentic Belgian fries, but above anything they're just great. Really crispy and they serve them in these paper cones. It's definately an experience. It's this tiny little galley of a resteraunt, if you can even call it that.
Favorite Dish: The fries. That's pretty much all they serve. And some 30 odd sauces. They have everything from mango chutney and wasabi mayonaise to your run of the mill ketchup. They make one thing and they make it good.
All they sell are fries/frites/chips so what do you think the unique qualities are? They do offer a huge selection of dipping sauces but I prefer the frites plain or with malt vinegar.
Favorite Dish: French fries-Belgian Fries-Chips
Whatever you want to call them, they are ggrreatt!
On a good day, this tiny East Village storefront goes through more than 1,000 pounds of potatoes. To understand why, just order a regular-sized cone stuffed with crisp, tender french fries, load up on one or two of the 26 toppings and dig in.
Favorite Dish: Authentically Belgian, Pommes Frites' pommes frites (the only thing the shop sells) are hand-cut and twice-fried. Dipping sauces (of which six are free, and 20 cost 50 cents) include roasted garlic mayonnaise, satay peanut sauce and the complimentary house "especial"--mayonnaise, ketchup and raw onions.
If you live in the US and miss Pommes Frites from Europe, this is the place to go. Not only do they have the normal ketchup, and mayo...they also have wasabi which I enjoyed