The Best Fries in Toronto
The best fries in Toronto are golden. Literally. Whether paired with a steak or slumming it in a poutine, this list of fries generally starts with the same formula; freshly-cut potatoes (Russet or Yukon preferred) that are twice-fried for exquisite crispness, then showered in salt for ultimate addictiveness.
Here are the best fries in Toronto.
At this sausage factory on King West, Belgian frites start as Yukon Gold potatoes that are freshly cut daily, blanched and cooled (to get that soft centre) then finally dropped in hot oil to order for ultimate crispness. Choose from a plain, vegetarian-friendly version ($3.50-$5.50) or opt for the duck fat frites ($4.50-$6.50). Each order comes with a choice from over a dozen house-made dipping sauces, like maple rosemary mayo or wasabi miso. More »
Deeply golden pomme frites ($6) at this King East beer hall are made of twice-fried Russets that are first blanched in beef tallow and duck fat, followed by a plunge in peanut oil for ultimate crispness encasing a soft mashed centre. Seasoned generously and paired with house-made mayo and smoked ketchup for dunking, these are great on their own, but even better with a draft beer to wash 'em down. More »
This is the late-night destination of choice when the craving strikes for all things fried. Submerged in trans fat-free oil, these fresh-cut fries can withstand being smothered with gravy, though they're good au natural ($3-$4), too - especially when paired with one of six dipping sauces, including mayo-based flavours like hickory-smoked and blue cheese. More »
Equally gifted at the fryer as they are at the smoker, this St. Clair eatery renders thin-cut French fries to a golden crisp. While satisfying enough on their own ($5), these fries are best enjoyed paired with fried chicken, burgers or ribs. More »
The fries ($5) at this College St. Deli are hand-cut daily to medium thickness, then double-fried in canola oil and finished with a dash of kosher salt. Expect to see Yukon Gold potatoes in the summer and Russets in the winter. More »
Would you like fries with that golden battered fillet of fish? The answer should always be 'yes' at this Danforth institution. Here, a $3 order amounts to a heaping portion of thick-cut fries, crisped in fresh (not fishy) oil to a perfect golden hue before being doused in salt. More »
Jamie Kennedy's signature fries ($6) are just as good at his Corktown restaurant as they are when eaten from a paper cone at a farmer's market. Seasoned with both coarse and fine sea salt, then tossed in thyme, these fries are made better still with made-from-scratch ketchup and cider- or chili-flavoured mayonnaise. More »
This sandwich shop on Dundas West does justice to the universally beloved snack with a double-dip in the fryer for golden results. On weekends when the kitchen keeps open late, these fries ($4) will spare you the possibility of limp fast food fries elsewhere. More »