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:
- Maison Antoine Clear winner of our ranking – best taste, old-school style and great atmosphere if you eat your fries directly on place Jourdan.
- Frites Yser Who? Where? Maybe the least known Frituur on the list, this was a pleasant surprise near the city centre.
- Fritkot Bompa Good taste & we really enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere at this local Friterie in Ixelles.
- 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
- Friterie Clementine No-frills local friterie in Uccle – tasty fries in a not-so-handy cone
- 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
- 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 …