For something so simple (and so ubiquitous), french fries can be a surprisingly contentious topic. Thick-cut or skinny? Seasoned with spices or simply salted? Served with a side of gravy, ketchup, or mayo? Everyone has a preference, whether it be sweet, dark casse-croûte-style patates, crisp-on-the-outside-pillowy-on-the-inside British-style “chips” or crispy, animal fat-fried Belgian frites, and comparing one to the other can be like comparing apples and oranges (or Suzi Qs and wedges, as the case may be).
The type of fries one prefers says a lot about a person, and luckily for you, this map features 18 places with delicious, crispy fries of all stripes, from late-night snack bars like Patati Patata and Paulo & Suzanne to higher end options like L’Express and Le Majestique, and everything in between.
If it’s poutine specifically you’re after, there’s (obviously) a separate map for that, but even in this poutine-mad city, the fries on this list make it worth skipping the cheese curds and gravy and instead dipping into the condiment of your choosing.Read More