It’s no secret that I have the diet of a 12-year-old boy, and that includes my love of all and anything fast food related. What’s the king of fast food to the burger’s queen — French fries, leading over the food genre with power and Salic law. I consumed and continue enjoying many fries from various places over my 22 years and 9 months being alive, but these ones so far seem to be the best.
10.) McDonald’s (Bedford Hills, Thornwood, & Wakefield, Bronx, NY locations)
What would a fry list be without McDonald’s? Although the popular food chain isn’t known for its freshness, one thing cannot be mistaken: their fries are amazing! Nothing tastes better when you don’t have much money in your wallet then some good ol’ Mickey Dee’s fries fresh from 241st and White Plains Road in the Bronx. Can’t go that far? Then check out the golden arches on Bedford Road in Bedford Hills or Marble Ave in Thornwood, NY for Northern and Central Westchester-ettes! They’re one thing on the menu that puts a taste of fresh, salty goodness that’s hard to find at most of their name bearing places.
9.) MOOYAH Burger (Briarcliff Manor, NY location)
MOOYAH Burger is tempting on the eyes, and even more satisfying in the mouth. Originating in Texas, the fast growing chain has a location close to where my job was before we moved, and needless to say this was one of the “go-to” places at lunch time. The sizzling, usually hot fries were perfect again the MOOYAH sauce, aka a thousand island dressing, and ketchup. By the way, I don’t usually use condiments, but this place’s are so good, they’re worth a try!
8.) Shake Shack (Downtown Brooklyn & DUMBO locations, Brooklyn, NY)
Shake Shack has grown a lot in recent years from just a humble stand in Madison Square Park. Besides they’re delicious burgers, both beef and chicken, shakes, and custards, another staple of this healthy fast food mogul are their crinkle cut fries. Unlike White Castle’s, which can be soggy at times, fries at the Shack are always crisp, and taste amazing whether you choose to have them plain or with cheese. While I’ve eaten at 6 locations so far and have not a single complaint, I find the best ones are in Downtown Brooklyn and DUMBO. Even better? The Downtown Brooklyn location is directly across from Brooklyn Law School by the Borough Hall stop on the 4 train, and the DUMBO shop looks more like it belongs in a village by the sea than in New York. The view– and the fries– are absolutely breathtaking!
7.) Elevation Burger (Rye Brook, NY & Yonkers, NY locations)
When most of the Ranch1’s went out in the tri-state area, the what I call “skinny fry” was thought to be doomed. Enter Elevation Burger, who not only relieved the skinny shoestrings, but made them taste fresher and better than ever before! For that extra sizzle right out of the fryer, check out the Rye Brook and Yonkers locations in Central and Lower Westchester.
6.) Five Guys (Hackensack, NJ & Yonkers, NY locations)
Freshly hand cut fries fried in peanut oil — unless you have an allergy (and I feel terrible for those who do), this is a fry lover’s dream come true. What Five Guys also does that sets them apart is have the bags of potatoes out for its customers to see while waiting on line, along with their choice of free peanuts. Yet the fun isn’t over; no matter what size of fries you get to go, the servers scope them all into the bag — you’ll have leftovers of this succulent goodness for days!
5.) License 2 Grill (Thornwood, NY)
This small BBQ restaurant lies in the heart of Central Westchester and is known for their out of this world empanadas, burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, and wings. Yet any order from License 2 Grill would be incomplete without getting their homemade fries. The best of both words being a wider shoestring, but still in freshly fried goodness, eating these little golden delights make you feel like you’re dining on the Fourth of July every time you go there.
4.) Kosiner Brohers Fry Shack (New Paltz, NY)
A trip upstate would be incomplete without making this stop. Located in the peaceful college town’s Water Street Market, Kosiner Brothers Fry Shack is the perfect “walk in” to grab freshly made fries and enjoy a peaceful day. Whether you choose to eat in (if the seats aren’t taken) or eat outside by the waterfall and chess tables reminiscent of Washington Square Park, these decadant fries are a most welcome treat in your mouth, and a “thank you” from your wallet since the low cost will make your day!
3.) Pomme Frites (Greenwich Village, New York, NY)
Literally translating into “French fries,” this hole-in-the-wall is known for their Belgian-style fries and fabulous sauces. They’re served in a cone, which helps if you take it to go or choose to eat indoors, since there are cone holders in the table so you can be hands free. This NYC staple has been around for 20 years, originally located in East Village until a natural gas explosion forced them to move. The following year they were back and better than ever, located now in Greenwich Village just one block away from NYU and Washington Square Park. Yet another amazing place where I had to try the sauce, and the rosemary and garlic is out of this world!
2.) Charlestown Rathskeller (Charlestown, RI)
I’ve been going to Rhode Island since my aunt got her first house there in 2013, and the food is incredible. One place where its out of this world is at the Charlestown Rathskeller, a tavern like restaurant located in the woods with juicy burgers and even juicer fries. They’re made fresh and are the perfect texture, being not too firm yet not too soft, tasting fantastic plain and just as good, if not better, with gravy. Definitely a must have when visiting this small yet large at heart — and at food– state!
1.) All-American Hamburger (Massapequa, NY)
Nothing beats All-American — ever. Located on Merrick Road in Massapequa, NY (aka “on Long Island”), this family run drive in has been a tri-state staple for many years. Their burgers, fries, grilled cheeses, hot dogs, fried shrimp, etc. are made fresh daily, and you can see the employees peeling the potatoes away in the back while waiting to place your order. These fries are so good words cannot describe it — you just gotta get them for yourself! And make sure to get there early — whether its a bright summer day or freezing winter frost, there’s always multiple lines that go on out the door!
via Daily Prompt: Fry