A new exciting franchise: Friitz Belgian Fries!
Tue, 9/11/10 – 18:00 | 76 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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A new exciting franchise: Friitz Belgian Fries!
Tuesday, 9 Nov, 2010 – 18:00 | 76 Comments
A new exciting franchise: Friitz Belgian Fries!

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 …

Looking for more info: fry shops in the world
Monday, 17 Aug, 2009 – 7:20 | 2 Comments
Looking for more info: fry shops in the world

Browsing my archives I found some pictures of fry shops around the world I did not publish yet.
I have no other information on the shops. Do they still exist? Did you visit them? How are the fries? …

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

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 …

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 …

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

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.

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: …

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 …