The 10 Best French Fries in New York City, 2013 Edition

Categories: Our 10 Best

Lauren Shockey
French Fries at Bareburger
Fried pickles are a novelty at Bareburger, but when it comes to down-home fries seasoned with salt and pepper, the organic burger chain has just about everything right. Served in a big basket next to a bucket of sauces (all squirted out of bear-shaped bottles), the fries are usually browned on one side, and end in delicate crispy points. Various Locations


Sweet Potato Fries from Grey Dog Coffee
The lines at Grey Dog's three locations are painfully long during weekend brunch. But an evening trip to the cozy cafe can result in quiet conversation and a generous plate of sweet potato fries ($3.50). Served on an enormous platter, almost all the fries are imperfect, with some coming out as tiny crunchy nuggets, and other as fat wedges. Pick out one of each and take a big bite to get the crackle of fully-cooked potato skins and smooth sweet potato mash. Seasoned lightly, with visible bits of embedded salt, they're a highlight of Grey Dog's expansive menu.Various Locations

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Robert Sietsema
Huajio Fried Potatoes at Little Pepper
Robert Sietsema crowned Little Pepper his number 1 in 10 Best Sichuan Restaurants in NYC and these hot fries were dubbed Best Freaky Fries in 2006. Seven years later, the sliced potatoes covered in a spicy mixture of cumin and Sichuan peppercorns are still some of the most exciting and, yes, freaky fries out there. They may leave you breathing fire and grabbing for the nearest glass of water, but for those with strong stomachs, a trip to Flushing is not complete without an order of Huajio fries. 18-24 College Point Blvd, Queens; 718-939-7788


Location Info

Northern Spy Food Co.

511 E. 12th St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Mile End

97 Hoyt St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Restaurant

Shake Shack

23rd & Madison Ave., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Pommes Frites

123 Second Ave., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Three Letters

930 Fulton St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Cole's Greenwich Village

118 Greenwich Ave., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Grey Dog Coffee

244 Mulberry St., New York, NY

Category: General


514 3rd Ave., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Little Pepper

18-24 College Point Blvd., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Jack's Wife Freda

224 Lafayette St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

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