2 New England Restaurants Named Among The Best For French Fries
Do you want fries with that? Tasting Table recently published a list of restaurants with the best French Fries in the country and two New England establishments were named.
“From high-end steakhouses and neighborhood brasseries’ to fast food restaurants and even grocery store freezer aisles, fried spuds can be found in just about every type of restaurant or shop across the country,” Tasting Table explains. Their feature is specific to non-fast food restaurants.
Whether a side dish, an appetizer or just a delicious snack, French Fries are always a fan-favorite. They come in all shapes and sizes. Shoe strings crispy versions, thick cut steak fries, seasoned curly fries, waffle fries, and even tater tots (are those considered fries, though?).
The two restaurants in New England that were recognized for having some of the best French Fries in the country serve two very different styles.
Duckfat – Portland, Maine
This is literally a French Fries restaurant. The original Duckfat on 43 Middle Street has been serving fresh batches of fries since 2005. It has become such a destination that they now have two locations that are just 15 minutes from each other. What you have to appreciate about Duckfat is how they simplify their offering. Their Belgian Frites are hand-cut and then fried in duck fat. You can get a large or small cone with five different dipping sauce options.
If you want to fancy it up, the poutine dish is the same Duckfat fries topped with locally sourced cheese curd, duck gravy, and chives.
The Puritan Backroom – Manchester, New Hampshire
If you travel about an hour and a half south, you will arrive at The Puritan Backroom for a plate of fries at the other New England restaurant that was named among the best. Here, they have a wide variety of French Fry styles. Traditional homemade fries pair perfectly with any of their 25 handheld meals. If you want to change it up, you can get sweet potato or spicy fries as well. The best part? Delicious fries (and a pickle) come with every burger or sandwich order.