A new exciting franchise: Friitz Belgian Fries!
Tue, 9/11/10 – 18:00 | 80 Comments

A new Belgian Fries franchise was recently launched. It is named Friitz (with double i, pronounce as
[/' f r i: t s /]), inspired by Fritz, the first man known to have opened a fry …

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Belgian Fries around the World

Belgian Fries and fry shops around the world: an overview of what is happening with Belgian Fries on our planet.

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Frietkot (fry shop)

Every day more disappear from the Belgian landscape: the “frietkot” or “fritkot”. Information and lots of pictures of the typical fry shacks.

I need your help

My aim is to make this website the most complete resource on (Belgian) Fries … but I need your help for more information and pictures! So if you have any news, please let me know.

My Belgian Fries Travels

About me travelling the world as the Missionary of the Belgian Fry.

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New book on Fry Shops in the north of France
Friday, 17 Apr, 2009 – 4:31 | 2 Comments
New book on Fry Shops in the north of France

well, new … apparently it was published in 2006 but I just found out about it on this website. I hope to receive it soon and publish my review here.
An interview (in French) with the …

Recent acquisitions (postcards and pictures)
Wednesday, 15 Apr, 2009 – 9:54 | No Comment
Recent acquisitions (postcards and pictures)

On the left is a unique photo on a glass plate, picturing “les marchands de pommes de terre frites à la foire, Caen 1902″ (vendors selling fried potatoes at the fair in Caen (France), 1902).
Apart …

Fry shops in Belgium – interior pictures
Friday, 10 Apr, 2009 – 16:16 | 11 Comments
Fry shops in Belgium – interior pictures

People all over the world ask me how a fry shop looks like in my country. A picture says more than a thousand words,  so I post some photos of fry shop interiors below in a first …

Bruges Waffles and Frites (Salt Lake City, Utah – USA)
Tuesday, 17 Mar, 2009 – 8:51 | 5 Comments
Bruges Waffles and Frites (Salt Lake City, Utah – USA)

Received news of a new shop opening in the USA today. No more information except a link to their website.
Bruges Waffles and Frites
336 West Broadway (300 South)
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Gratis friet met mayonaise!
Saturday, 28 Feb, 2009 – 9:59 | 2 Comments
Gratis friet met mayonaise!

Get your FREE fries with mayo! (in BE and NL only, sorry)
Vanaf 25 april 2009 (tot 10 mei!) organiseert fritkotactie.be opnieuw een heerlijk initiatief: gratis friet met mayonaise!!

Fry shop for sale!
Friday, 20 Feb, 2009 – 7:15 | No Comment
Fry shop for sale!

I received an email this morning from Het Frituurtje in Cape Town (S-A) with the sad news that they want to sell their business … hopefully they will find an interested party to take over.

Belgian fries conquering the World? Latest rumours …
Thursday, 12 Feb, 2009 – 5:20 | 10 Comments
Belgian fries conquering the World? Latest rumours …

Many have tried to copy the Belgian Fries concept all over the world, sadly a lot have not succeeded or just misused the name and fame of our national product.
Latest gossip has it people are …

Yella Fellas – Singapore
Wednesday, 11 Feb, 2009 – 12:23 | One Comment
Yella Fellas – Singapore

Although I was in Singapore 2 times the last half year, I never heard of this new fry shop … found it on the internet during my daily search for Belgian Fries.

Open at basement 1 …

50 years of “frikandel” (or is it 55 years?)
Tuesday, 10 Feb, 2009 – 11:47 | 11 Comments
50 years of “frikandel” (or is it 55 years?)

The famous Belgian/Dutch/German snack sausage “frikandel” (also known as curryworst) celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Some doubt has rissen about this “anniversary”. It is not clear who actually invented the popular sausage.  Snack producer …

Frietfindr: vind je frituur in de buurt
Thursday, 29 Jan, 2009 – 3:45 | One Comment
Frietfindr: vind je frituur in de buurt

Een leuk en vooral nuttig initiatief: zoek een frituur in je buurt (uiteraard ken je ze wel, maar je weet maar nooit dat je hier iets nieuws ontdekt).

New acquisitions
Sunday, 18 Jan, 2009 – 17:22 | One Comment
New acquisitions

An overview of some fine examples of newly acquired postcards in this post …

My latest acquisitions
Saturday, 3 Jan, 2009 – 13:39 | 2 Comments
My latest acquisitions

Bought myself a few new items to complete my Fry Stuff collection:
 

Snack Flandria – Krakow (Poland) (closed)
Thursday, 25 Dec, 2008 – 14:19 | 3 Comments
Snack Flandria – Krakow (Poland) (closed)

No information on this fry shop. Just found these pictures on Flickr.
Looking at the pictures I can see a lot of very typical Belgian stuff (snacks, sauces). In my opinion the owners must have Belgian …

Fries in the Dakar Rally
Thursday, 25 Dec, 2008 – 5:19 | One Comment
Fries in the Dakar Rally

Some French guy had the brilliant idea to run the Dakar race in a mobile “frietkot”!
More on this story later …. or better, check their website (in French I’m afraid)

La Frite Bruxelloise – Paris (Fr)
Thursday, 25 Dec, 2008 – 4:05 | No Comment
La Frite Bruxelloise – Paris (Fr)
Belgian Fries – Manilla (Philippines) (vanished)
Wednesday, 24 Dec, 2008 – 6:40 | 11 Comments
Belgian Fries – Manilla (Philippines) (vanished)

Another shameless copy of Belgian Fries, doomed to vanish, as the people behind it did not understand the concept.
Their website is dead too …

3Frits – Germany (verschwunden)
Friday, 19 Dec, 2008 – 6:14 | No Comment
3Frits – Germany (verschwunden)

Not really a specialised fry shop, but they did make a lot of noice about their “fresh cut, Belgian style fries”. Their concept was “slow fast food” in a designer environment.
Established in 2003, they seem …

Belgian Fries in Libya
Thursday, 18 Dec, 2008 – 8:51 | No Comment

Found this great movie today on YouTube! The Belgian Emission Impossible team makes Belgian Fries in the streets of Tripoli, celebrating the start of the “Week van de Friet” in Belgium.

Tefal Actifri frying pan
Thursday, 18 Dec, 2008 – 8:13 | One Comment
Tefal Actifri frying pan

Frying perfect fries without oil (or just a little bit)? Foodtube.nl put the Tefal Actifri frying pan to the test in this video. More info on this new type of deep fryer on the Tefal …

Philippines fries?
Tuesday, 16 Dec, 2008 – 6:56 | One Comment

This morning, Google News Alert brought my attention to a recently published column in the Philippine Star.
OIL-SOAKED: “French fries” brings me to a more serious topic, which is food and monosodium glutamate (MSG) which is more popularly …

Albert Tratsaert and his “frietkarre”
Tuesday, 16 Dec, 2008 – 6:31 | 3 Comments
Albert Tratsaert and his “frietkarre”

On of the nicest picture I ever received!
This is Albert Tratsaert with his “frietkarre” (fry cart). He sold fries on the Groentenmarkt in Ostend for about 50 years.
(thanks to the Makelberge-Tratsaert family – I hope …

Crepes & Frites – Scottsdale, AZ (USA) (closed?)
Tuesday, 16 Dec, 2008 – 5:44 | 3 Comments

Another mysterious fry shop in the US that seems to have not enough success and had to close.
All I found about them is an old email (Jan. 27, 2006):
I want to invite you to visit …

Unknown shop in Shibuya, Tokyo
Sunday, 14 Dec, 2008 – 13:01 | No Comment

I read somewhere a fry shop opened (in 2007?) in Japan … all I can find is some blog locating it in Shibuya, Tokyo. It was also shown in a documentary (still have to convert …

Ray’s Candy Shop on Avenue A – NYC [updated]
Sunday, 14 Dec, 2008 – 7:40 | 7 Comments
Ray’s Candy Shop on Avenue A – NYC [updated]

While browsing the Internet, I stumbled upon a page describing an old fry shop I never heard of.
Curiously, the shop’s name is Ray’s Candy Shop . No reference to (Belgian) Fries at all, but looking …

New work from Eric Legrain
Sunday, 14 Dec, 2008 – 6:28 | No Comment
New work from Eric Legrain

On the left is one of his more recent paintings of a Frietkot, painted on a Michelin map.
If you are interested in buying his stuff, please contact me and I will forward your message.

Popular meat snacks in Belgian (and Dutch) fry shops
Sunday, 14 Dec, 2008 – 6:09 | One Comment
Popular meat snacks in Belgian (and Dutch) fry shops

Overview of popular snacks in Belgian and Dutch fry shops. More details will be posted in this category.