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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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 …

Benita’s – Santa Monica, CA (closed?)
Saturday, 13 Dec, 2008 – 11:26 | No Comment

This must have been the first “Belgian Fries” shop in the US. I understand it was established in the beginning of the 90-ies, long before Pommes Frites in NYC, who always claim to be the …

Belgian Frie – San Diego (USA) (closed) [updated]
Friday, 12 Dec, 2008 – 4:15 | 2 Comments
Belgian Frie – San Diego (USA) (closed) [updated]

This fry shop is no more … After three years in business, the Belgian Frie has closed its doors in Pacific Beach.
Judging from the name of the owners (Rene & Marcelle), they must have been …

Friterie – Paris (FR)
Thursday, 11 Dec, 2008 – 6:15 | 7 Comments
Friterie – Paris (FR)

I found a very nice picture of the famous friterie (fry shop) in Paris. The shop is located at 77 rue Galande, 75005 Paris. I saw it some years ago (it was closed at that …

Testing and tasting potatoes in Bangkok – updated
Thursday, 11 Dec, 2008 – 3:49 | 6 Comments
Testing and tasting potatoes in Bangkok – updated

I’m back in Bangkok! Arrived just before the PAD occupied the airport …

As I could not find a fryer here, I flew in a round one from Belgium. Very simple and cheap thing, but it will do …

Fritz European Fry House – Vancouver (CAN)
Wednesday, 10 Dec, 2008 – 5:17 | No Comment
Fritz European Fry House – Vancouver (CAN)

718 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1B6
604-684-0811
Reviews and their website (under construction)
Other pictures by Darien C.

Belgian Fries – Vancouver, Canada
Wednesday, 10 Dec, 2008 – 4:54 | 16 Comments

Belgian Fries
1803 COMMERCIAL DR, VANCOUVER, BC V5N 4A6
in between 3rd & 2nd
(Cross Street: Commercial DR and 2nd AVE E)
Phone: 604-253-4220

Het Frietkot – Hua Hin
Saturday, 6 Dec, 2008 – 7:51 | No Comment
Het Frietkot – Hua Hin

Beginning November 2008 the Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws runs an article on a Belgian guy who opened a fry shop in Hua Hin on the Thai coast. In fact, he did not really open …

Frites – Hong Kong
Thursday, 4 Dec, 2008 – 11:55 | No Comment
Frites – Hong Kong

During my recent visit to Hong Kong I discovered a Belgian bar named Frites. They claim to serve authentic Belgian Fries (@ HK$ 45). As I happened to be stranded in HK, not being able …

HOBS – Bangkok
Thursday, 4 Dec, 2008 – 11:37 | 4 Comments
HOBS – Bangkok

I have been to Bangkok (and other places in Thailand) quite a few times this year (2008) in search for Belgian Fries. Found nothing worth mentioning. HOBS, a Belgian style pub in Bangkok, claims to …

Playa del Carmen – Mexico
Thursday, 4 Dec, 2008 – 6:58 | No Comment
Playa del Carmen – Mexico

Ivo Tzankov opened a fry shop in Playa del Carmen, Mexico (feb. 2006). Check him out on 10 Av.across Plaza Pelicanos. If you have more news on this fry shop, pls let me know.
 

Fettnapf – Berlin
Thursday, 4 Dec, 2008 – 6:55 | One Comment
Fettnapf – Berlin

Belgian fries are conquering the world. The latest addition on my list is a fry shop in Berlin called “Fettnapf” (grease napkin). Located in the Rykestrasse 48, 10405 Berlin, I hope to visit it very …

Frituurtje – Cape Town
Thursday, 4 Dec, 2008 – 3:13 | 2 Comments
Frituurtje – Cape Town

Belgian fries in Africa! A Belgian Fry shop will be opening in Cape Town on March 23rd 2008! It is believed to be the first Belgian Fry shop on the African continent. The shop will …

Frietmuseum (Brugge, BE)
Thursday, 4 Dec, 2008 – 3:08 | One Comment
Frietmuseum (Brugge, BE)

A museum dedicated to the Belgian Fry has opened its doors in Brugge on May 1st. The museum gives a very comprehensive overview of what Belgian Fries is all about. Be sure to check it out when …

Currywurst Restaurant (update)
Friday, 17 Oct, 2008 – 6:25 | No Comment
Currywurst Restaurant (update)

The first (and only?) currywurst restaurant in Dusseldorf, Germany. Established in 1999.
http://www.curry-deutschland.de (website in German)

Beste frietkot van het land begon in een ziekenwagen
Thursday, 21 Aug, 2008 – 8:53 | One Comment
Beste frietkot van het land begon in een ziekenwagen

Friturist Antonio verklapt een paar geheimen
BRUSSEL – Alweer een prijs voor Maison Antoine op het Jourdanplein. Deze keer riep de Nederlandse Volkskrant de frituur uit tot beste frituur van Brussel. Friturist Antonio Del Vecchio legt …

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)

 

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