Best Fries in Brussels Ranking
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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 the ranking, we have taken into account mostly the taste of the fries themselves – among equally tasty fries, things like atmosphere, price, etc decided who got ranked higher.

So here goes, from top to bottom:

      1. Maison Antoine Clear winner of our ranking – best taste, old-school style and great atmosphere if you eat your fries directly on place Jourdan.
      2. Frites Yser Who? Where? Maybe the least known Frituur on the list, this was a pleasant surprise near the city centre.
      3. Fritkot Bompa Good taste & we really enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere at this local Friterie in Ixelles.
      4. Chez Fernand This is where the “Champions League” of fries in Brussel ends – still, solid taste and the nearby park make this a nice spot for enjoying fries
      5. Friterie Clementine No-frills local friterie in Uccle – tasty fries in a not-so-handy cone
      6. Friterie du Miroir Another favourite with the locals, this frituur in Jette is recommended if you want to see your fries being hand-machine-cut before your eyes
      7. Frit Flagey Yes, this is often mentioned as a serious contender for Maison Antoine, but we didn’t find this to be true at all. The fries are too crispy-crunchy-dry for our tastebuds – if that’s what you like, you’re lucky, as Place Flagey is a great place for snacking outdoors

As the ranking was posted as a countdown in one week, we set the limit at 7 spots – also, at a certain level there’s not too big a difference anymore, so a longer ranking would not have made much sense.

For the sake of completeness, here are two of the other Friteries we tried (and written about) that didn’t make it onto the Ranking:

Anything missing? Let us know if one of your favourite Friteries did not make on our list – we are always looking for new places to try …

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Sylvain

    Antoine as number one? Where you have to queue forever for frites made from vacuum packed potatoes?
    You should try Friterie Mercier in Jette (in front of the station): Valérie (the owner) is such a caracter!
    Fritkot Palma’s in Place Saint Josse is also great, with a homemade chili sauce to die for!

    1. philipp

      Thanks for pointing those two out, we will give them a try before our next ranking!

      1. Sylvain

        I hope I didn’t sound too harsh: I used to love Maison Antoine, but I’ve been disappointed with them too often in the last few years… 😉

        1. philipp

          Not at all! I know that everbody has their favourite place when it comes to fries 😉
          And we are always glad if somebody tells us about new places. We like to discover the town, but you can’t find everything by yourself!

  2. Martial

    Have you tried the Friterie Scal at Etterbeek station ?
    Their mitraillette is really good, but be warned : those are huge portion !

    1. philipp

      Hi, thanks for your comment! No, we haven’t tried Friterie Scal yet – but we will check it out before our next ranking! Thanks for the heads-up!

  3. Cet

    Not on the best ones for me, fries are cooked too much, even if very sympatic… And the “Friterie de la barrière” in st-gilles should be in the top five, surely !

    1. philipp

      Hi, thanks for your comment! We haven’t tried Friterie de la barriere yet, but it is already on our list for the next ranking!

  4. Jelle

    What about a 2016 ranking?
    Frit Yser & Antoine are totally overrated friteries who where good 30 years ago. Try “Broebeleir” in Uccle and “Chez le Grec” in Anderlecht!

    1. Philipp

      We’re working on the 2016 ranking … it’s not quite finished yet, but if you check under “Frites”, you will find that we already have a review of Chez le Grec (We loved it!). We also visited Broebeleir in Uccle, just haven’t come round to writing the post yet.

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