Pommes Frites in East Village, Manhattan, New York City
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.
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.
I go there every time I'm in the city. Best fries, hands down and I love the Thai peanut dipping sauce!