Fast Food: Pommes Frites

Eating Out

When I was an undergrad at NYU, there were a few truths we held to be self-evident – dorm rooms were not as spacious as portrayed in Felicity,  don’t skip class because Tim Robbins could be the guest speaker, and the dining hall was for freshmen (sorry, freshmen).  But seriously, why pay $10 for reheated chicken fingers when you had a whole city of food awaiting you?

One of our late-night staples was Pommes Frites, which I still frequent when craving some starchy goodness.  As you can see, the menu is quite extensive:


Alright, to clarify – the sauce menu is quite extensive.  As for the fries, the only choice you have in the matter is regular, large or double.  Oh, and poutine – heeeey! Love poutine.  Anyhoo.  The first time I ate here with a buddy, I made the mistake of ordering a large.  Alright, if you want a cone of fries the size of your head (and I have a big head. Physically, that is), go ahead.  But for my eating buddy and I, the regular was juuuust fine.   The fries are hot, crispy on the outside, mealy on the inside, and a perfect vehicle for the myriad of sauces offered.

The fries were cut fresh and fried in the giant vat-o-yum:

To supplement our frites, we got the Nosh trifecta of roasted garlic mayo, honey mustard mayo and Parmesan peppercorn.  Each was delish – eating buddy slurped up the honey mustard, while I favored the peppercorn:

Pommes Frites is open until 1am on weekdays at 3:30am on weekends – can you tell they cater to the student crowd?  I had the freak-out of the week when what I thought that PF was replaced by a shiny new frites joint.  But not to worry, just walk 200 feet south, and you’ll find that dark, greezy Pommes Frites is there to stay.  Yum.

Perfect for a late-night snack.

Pommes Frites
123 2nd Ave. (at 7th St.)

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    Dana @ FashionUnder$100
    November 15, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    If you're ever in Philly, you have to go to Monk's Cafe. It's a Belgian place that is famous for their mussels, but their frites are to die for too.

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    November 15, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    omg looks so good. Every time I visit your blog I leave oh so hungry!

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    November 15, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Yum! I love all the different sauce options. When I was in law school, I often wondered why the undergrads bothered to eat at the dining hall when there are so many great restaurants here in San Francisco. Must be a "freshman" thing 😉

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    November 15, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    i really liked this place, except it was usually too packed to find a seat!

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    megan marie
    November 15, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    YUM! I eat here every time I am in NYC, I LOOOOVE their curry ketchup!

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    honey my heart
    November 15, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    oh yum!! i love fries & hope to visit a pomme frites place one day. and sun dried tomato mayo sounds delish!

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    November 15, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Love Pomme Frites! One of my faves. Now I'm craving them. Might have to stop by after work 🙂

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    November 15, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    OMG, this looks amazing!! I'd want to try all the sauces!

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    November 16, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Hi! This is my 1st time visiting your blog. Very interesting to see the yummy food that we can find in NY and like your style of asian american fusion sort of cooking…Happy tp follow your blog and hope to see more of your creations in the future 😀

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    November 16, 2010 at 1:34 am

    French fries are my all time favorite food. I will take your post and consider it dedicated to moi. Thanks. 🙂

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    November 16, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    First, I'm disappointed NYU isn't really just as Felicity portrayed it…bummer.
    Second, the more I read your blog the more I consider how I can convince the mister into giving up this whole suburb living thing and move to new york, pay immense amounts of money for a teeny tiny living space all because I really, really need you to be my personal food guide, every single day.

    Extreme? Maybe. I'm just bein' honest.

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    November 16, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    aww, this brings back fond memories! We had a belgian fry shop at our campus in CA, and the dipping sauces really do make the fry. yum yum yum!

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    November 17, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    The fries look really good, but the sauces! Whoa. Those look delectable.

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    November 18, 2010 at 2:51 am

    Yum! My husband loves this place because he's obsessed with poutine and there aren't many places to get it in the city!

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