Note: For a little more than two years now we’ve been trying to find the best Fries in Brussels. We’ve tried numerous Friteries, most of them more than once (especially if we were not convinced the first time). Now it’s time for our (very subjective) ranking of The Best Fries in Brussels. For this ranking we focused mainly on the taste of the fries themselves and compared them with other equally tasty fries. Then we added things like atmosphere, price, etc. and decided who should be ranked higher.
Fritkot Bompa is #3 in our ranking – you can find the full list with all the reviews here.
So: About Fritkot Bompa. Please don’t ask us, how we found out about this lokal Fritterie: I really can’t remember! I think I was doing some research on Fries and read about this Fritkot. I presume I thought to myself: Hey, Avenue de la Couronne 71 isn’t all that far away from us. However, it took us a while to go and try them… What a shame!
If I had known that we had such good frites nearby (with no long queue), I think I might have become a regular by now!
So what is good about this Bompa? First, the Fritterie seems to be family run – and it has been around for a while, precisely since 1971. It is in a residential area, so you won’t find too many tourists, and no long queues – unless you are unlucky and get there just as the kids are on there school-lunchbreak.
The frites come in various sizes – we went for the largest size, a cornet. And it was a very good portion!
The fries were great in taste, crisp on the outside, soft on the inside. The cornet was authentic, so was the outside seating: One picnic-table that we shared with some teenagers. (Oh, it must be nice to be able to stuff your face with a huge Mitralette – absolutely guilt free:-))
This friterie has rather limited opening hours. In my mind, this is a good thing: When they are open, they are constantly turning out fries. You don’t run the risk of getting soggy fries that have been cooked in oil that hasn’t been hot long enough.
The opening hours can be checked out on their website or on facebook. I also rate highly that they guarantee frites 100% from Belgian potatoes – and obviously cooked traditionally in beef-fat. One slight minus-point goes to the ketchup – it tasted sweeter than elsewhere. Not quite to my liking! But you can always go for a diffent sauce!
Fritkot Bompa, Avenue de la Couronne 71, Brussels // Website