Pommes Frites in East Village, Manhattan, New York City

Pommes Frites in East Village, Manhattan, New York City

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Pommes Frites in East Village, Manhattan, New York City

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This past January I spent a frosty winter afternoon in New York with some of my bros, walking the city and exploring the sights, sounds, and most importantly, the tastes of the Big Apple.

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Pommes Frites is a specialty shop serving authentic Belgian fries, or as the Belgians call them, “pommes frites.”, in the heart of East Village. Its a tiny shop with only a few seats so this place is a mostly “to-go” spot for those hankering for some Belgian fries, and is definitely a “street food” type place.


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The atmosphere reminds me of a small wooden shack, taken over by larger fryers. Here,the potatoes are fried twice. The first time they are cooked through and the second time provides a golden color giving the fries a crispy texture. The special thing about these fries are the sauces that come with them, from curry sauce, or a peanut satay sauce, or even mango chutney.

The fries all in all are fine, not necessarily the best in the world, but I can imagine how delightful they would taste after a late night on the town.

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Mike models for the fries

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Mango chutney sauce makes it much better

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Ricky Ly founded TastyChomps.com in 2008 as a local Orlando food blog dedicated to finding the tastiest bits and pieces of Orlando as well as around the world. His first book, Food Lovers' Guide to Orlando: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings (Food Lovers' Series) is available now on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com. Photography is taken using a Canon EOS 6D and a Sony Nex-3. In 2017, he was inducted into the Orlando Sentinel's Culinary Hall of Fame. He is also featured in the Orlando Sentinel's Central Florida 100, a weekly opinion column featuring 100 of the most influential people in local government, politics and culture. In 2018, he was chosen by the Orlando Weekly as one of the "Ten People Making Orlando a Better Place to Be." E-mail him at tastychomps(at)gmail.com. Google

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