What makes the perfect fry? Do you prefer extra golden and crispy or the buttery soft, melt-in-your-mouth quality? If you daydream about fries on the reg, you’ve come to the right list. We’ve broken down the top 6 fries in the 6ix. So, whether you are a French fry purist or you like yours with some extra fixings, we’re sure you’ll grab some buds and get these spuds!
Crowned “Best Fries” by NOW’s Best of Toronto Reader’s Choice Award in 2015, it comes to no surprise that this modern sausage and beer hall made it to our list. WVRST is renowned for their delectable Duck Fat Fries, which for an extra $1.25 can be paired with over a dozen unique dips. Feeling bougie? Try yourself some Truffle Mushroom Mayo dip for an extra $2. Feeling dirty? Try their Dirty Fries, topped with peppers, jalapenos and sautéed onions with their signature WVRST sauce. Is WVRST the BEST? You decide.
Any true Torontonian knows Bellwoods as the perfect summer spot for downing delicious beers on their patio with your pals. However, it may come as a surprise that they have some seriously good fries. Lightly seasoned and paired with garlic mayo dip, they are simple and perfect for those French fry purists.
Two words: Kimchi Fries. You haven’t really lived life itself until you have tried these babies. Yes, they are known for their incredible Vietnamese-style subs, but their Kimchi Fries do come close. Topped with warm pulled pork, cool kimchi, green onions and house mayo makes this dish wonderfully spicy, creamy and savoury.
Featured on The Food Network’s “You Gotta Eat Here!” this little gem on the corner of College and Spadina is not only famous for their Vietnamese Style Smoke Pork on some steamy buns, but also for their mouth-watering fries. $4 gets you triple-deep fried russet potatoes, thick cut and extra crispy. Since you’re in the area, why not hit up Kensington while you’re at it?
Speaking of Kensington, in the heart of the market is Moo Frites serving up crispy and golden sticks of glory in adorable takeaway cones. Looking for something different? Try a variety of unique creations such as the Japo-Frites: covered in salted seaweed, toasted sesame and smothered in house-made wasabi mayo.
Not too pricey with generous portions and a cozy atmosphere. Most people go for their authentic BBQ but their seasoned fries make it seriously worth trying. Trust us, you will not be disappointed.
(Main photo: Ed Castillo)
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