Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Food Field Trip: NYC Fry Mecca

The menu at Pomme Frites, a tiny storefront shop in the East Village is not as complicated as it looks: one and one item only--perfectly crisp, hand-cut Belgian style fries--along with an extensive choice of dipping sauces.

Ranging from the small at $4.50 to the double at $7.75, this is the ultimate cheap afternoon snack. A few basic dipping sauces are free, and speciality sauces are $1 each or 3 for $2.50.

The double order of fries (we were hungry after an afternoon on the train from DC) is pictured below. The restaurant is equipped with special tables to hold the fry cones (please note, this tiny shop does not have a bathroom).

On this stop, we opted for a spicy mango chutney, parmesan peppercorn, and cheese sauce. We walked several avenue blocks crosstown for a snack in this East Village single-item eatery!

One of my favorite parts about New York is the fact that you can find restaurants dedicated to one type of food done extremely well. Stay tuned for a post on another single-item menu mecca we also visited last weekend.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm glad to hear Pommes Frites is still in business! I went there about 12 years ago. :) Loved the fries, but not a fan of the mayo as condiment of choice.