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.
Friterie Yser is #2 in our ranking – you can find the full list with all the reviews here.
Granted, there are more beautiful spots to enjoy your lunchbreak than this little square between Rue de Laeken and Boulevard d’Anvers round the corner from the Yser metro station: There are cars everywhere, a big, noisy road on your right and containers for recycling glass on your left. But your attention should be focused on what’s in the middle of it all anyway: A little old-school Friterie.
It looks a bit like a camping trailer without wheels, and the little tables & chairs on its side certainly add to that feeling. Apart from having a little ‘holiday spot’ in the city, there are some sound reasons to visit this Friterie: First of all, the fries were amazing – a close second to Maison Antoine in our book. Second, the guy running the Friterie was very friendly and not at all stressed out, even though it was a pretty busy lunchtime when we visited. Third, the fries were cut with a very basic machine at the Friterie – something you don’t see in too many places these days. That he didn’t mind us bringing our own (Belgian!) beers – he only has soft drinks on offer – earns bonus points.
So if you’re hunting for taste and are not picky about style – one of the next sunny days give the Fritkot at Yser a try!
Friterie, Square between Rue de Laeken and Boulevard d’Anvers, Brussels // No website