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.

f-Commerce

Thinking of starting your own Belgian Fry business. Check here for more details.

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.

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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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Frituur op Stationsplein verdwijnt
Saturday, 24 May, 2008 – 2:21 | No Comment
Frituur op Stationsplein verdwijnt

AALST – De frituur midden op het Stationsplein verdwijnt. Een historische gebeurtenis, want er worden al frieten verkocht sinds 1932. De huidige uitbaters zijn al de vierde generatie.
De plannen tot de heraanleg van het Stationsplein …

Glen’s Friet Mobiel zet familietraditie voort
Wednesday, 14 May, 2008 – 2:42 | No Comment

Mobiele Meerbeekse frituur rijdt opnieuw uit
NINOVE – Vorig jaar hield Etienne Simoens het na liefst dertig jaar voor bekeken met zijn rijdende frituur die via Meerbeke een vaste route had naar het Ninoofse centrum. Zoon …

Eddy schenkt collectie aan frietmuseum
Thursday, 24 Apr, 2008 – 7:21 | No Comment
Eddy schenkt collectie aan frietmuseum

Brugge/Merchtem Levenswerk krijgt nieuwe thuis
Het gloednieuwe frietmuseum in Brugge heeft de volledige ‘frietcollectie’ van specialist Eddy Cooremans gekregen. Een pijnlijke beslissing, want de Merchtemnaar wilde in zijn eigen gemeente een frietmuseum oprichten.
‘Ik heb honderden spullen …

Onderzoek naar de prijs van een pak friet
Thursday, 24 Apr, 2008 – 3:08 | No Comment
Onderzoek naar de prijs van een pak friet

Minister Van Quickenborne vraagt de Mededingingsautoriteit een vooronderzoek uit te voeren naar het prijsverschil tussen aardappels en het pakje friet.
Het Laatste Nieuws – 24.4.2008

Hot Dog and Belgian Fry – Hartford (CT)
Tuesday, 8 Jan, 2008 – 4:57 | No Comment

no further information at the moment

Vlaamse Friet – Seattle, WA (closed) [updated]
Tuesday, 8 Jan, 2008 – 4:56 | No Comment
Vlaamse Friet – Seattle, WA (closed) [updated]

Antony Falco opened his fry shop in Seattle in Feb. 2004. Sadly he had to close in 2007.
Website (now closed): http://belgianfrites.com/
From his old website I archived the following:
I was living in Holland in the summer …

Fritz European Fry House – Bremerton (WA)
Tuesday, 8 Jan, 2008 – 4:53 | 2 Comments
Fritz European Fry House – Bremerton (WA)

 

Kwaliteitslabel voor Waalse frieten
Monday, 17 Dec, 2007 – 4:10 | One Comment
Kwaliteitslabel voor Waalse frieten

De Waalse frietkramen krijgen vanaf volgend jaar een eigen label. Dat schrijven de kranten van de groep Sud presse maandag. Waals minister Benoît Lutgen wil de frietkramen op die manier helpen om te integreren in …

Gillis Houben: painter of “frietkoten”
Thursday, 13 Dec, 2007 – 12:58 | 2 Comments
Gillis Houben: painter of “frietkoten”

As far as I know, Gillis Houben is the only painter specialised in painting the famous Belgian frietkoten.
You can find an overview of his work on the next page.

Visiting Fry shops in the US
Saturday, 31 Dec, 2005 – 14:46 | 2 Comments
Visiting Fry shops in the US

Since 1998 I visited most of the US Belgian fry shops in my disguise as the ‘Missionary of the Belgian Fries’.
My last trip to the US was in September 2005. Most of the NYC fry shops …

Pommes Frites 2 – NYC (closed)
Saturday, 31 Dec, 2005 – 4:16 | 2 Comments
Pommes Frites 2 – NYC (closed)

123 2nd Ave. (between 7 & 8 St.), New York City, NY 10003
Last visited: Sep. 2005
My comments in 1999: Suzanne Levinson was the first to make a business selling ‘the authentic Belgian fries’ on …

Le Frite Kot – NYC (closed)
Saturday, 31 Dec, 2005 – 4:07 | No Comment
Le Frite Kot – NYC (closed)

148, West fourth Street (Greenwich Village, NYC) (was closed in 2004)
Last visited: May 2003
My favourite fry shop in New York. Sham Sul Miah, born in Bangladesh but lived in Brussels for 15 years, owns this …

Pomme Pomme – NYC (closed)
Saturday, 31 Dec, 2005 – 3:26 | No Comment
Pomme Pomme – NYC (closed)

Was located at 191 E. Houston Street, New York City
Last visited: never, closed in 2005
I never had the chance to visit this fry shop in New York. When I was there back in 2005, it …

Pommes Frites – NYC [updated]
Saturday, 8 Oct, 2005 – 4:40 | 2 Comments
Pommes Frites – NYC [updated]

123 2nd Ave. (between 7 & 8 St.), New York City, NY 10003
Last visited: Sep. 2005
Website: www.pommesfrites.ws
My comment back in 1999: Suzanne Levinson was the first to make a business selling ‘the authentic Belgian fries’ …

Ravenous – Saragota Springs, NY
Saturday, 8 Oct, 2005 – 4:36 | No Comment
Ravenous – Saragota Springs, NY

21 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Last visited: Sep. 2005
Looks/presentation: very good
Taste: good
Service: poor, not very friendly
7/10 on the scale of US Belgian Fries
6/10 on the scale of real Belgian Fries

Rudy’s – New Haven [updated]
Saturday, 8 Oct, 2005 – 4:23 | One Comment
Rudy’s – New Haven [updated]

370 Elm St, New Haven, 06511
Last visited: Sep. 2005
Looks/presentation: very good, close to the real BF look
Taste: very good
Service: very friendly
9/10 on the scale of US Belgian Fries
8/10 on the scale of real Belgian Fries
[update] …

Duckfat – Portland, Maine
Thursday, 8 Sep, 2005 – 4:27 | No Comment
Duckfat – Portland, Maine

43 Middle Street, Portland, Maine
Last visited: Sep. 2005
Website: http://www.duckfat.com/
By far the best fries I ate this side of the ocean! 
Looks/presentation: very good
Taste: very good, although not the real BF taste
Service: very friendly
9/10 on the scale …

Fryer and Ice – (Riverhead, NYC)
Wednesday, 8 Dec, 2004 – 14:44 | No Comment

No more information on this fry shop. If you know it, have pictures or any other information, please contact me.

Friet Fashion
Monday, 7 Jun, 2004 – 17:05 | One Comment
Friet Fashion

A small exhibition showed new designs of the “Frietzak” (the typical paper cone we use for fries). People at the exhibition were very reluctant so I have not a lot of information. Some more pictures …

B-Frites – NYC (closed)
Wednesday, 31 Dec, 2003 – 4:11 | One Comment
B-Frites – NYC (closed)

1657 Broadway (near 51st Street)
Last visited: May 2003, this shop was closed late 2003
Opened in 1999 by Skell who lived in Belgium. These are the most authentic Belgian Fries you can get in New York: …

On Dutch radio
Sunday, 7 Dec, 2003 – 16:41 | No Comment

I was interviewed together with Fry authority Paul Ilegems on Dutch radio (VPRO) in 2003 and finally got hold of the recording. Click here to hear the interview – 40 minutes on Belgian Fry history! …

Frites Shop – Philadelphia (closed)
Monday, 31 Dec, 2001 – 3:12 | 4 Comments
Frites Shop – Philadelphia (closed)

This fry shop in Philadelphia was opened by my friends Eric and Kathleen. Their fries were very much appreciated and were praised in the local press. Sadly, propably due to the location, their business didn’t …

Frites Belges – NYC (closed)
Friday, 31 Dec, 1999 – 3:46 | No Comment
Frites Belges – NYC (closed)

Located at 6a East 14th, NYC
Last visited: May 1999, closed down soon afterwards
This fry shop has been closed since my last visit in 1999. It was run by Wendy Helterman and opened the day of …

Nameless fry shop – NYC (closed)
Friday, 31 Dec, 1999 – 3:38 | No Comment
Nameless fry shop – NYC (closed)

Located somewhere near the financial district in NYC
Last visited: 1999, never to be seen afterwards
The big success of Suzanne Levinson (Pommes Frites) was shamelessly copied by some Indian restaurant owner who clearly didn’t have …