Fashioned after Belgium’s traditional frite shops and topped with a New York flourish, Pommes Frites, in the East Village, dispenses only one item: French fries. The secret here is that the potatoes are twice fried, giving them their golden crispy shell. Personalize your pommes by size (regular, large, and double orders, from $4.50 to $7.75) and sauce. While there is ketchup, most connoisseurs opt for one or two of the 30 or so other options, such as Parmesan Peppercorn, Vietnamese Pineapple mayo, or Irish Curry. For something a bit heartier, try poutine – a habit-forming French-Canadian concoction of fries and curd cheddar cheese smothered in chicken gravy.
123 2nd Ave.
212-674-1234
www.pommesfrites.ws