The idea behind La Frite began over a late night munchies excursion in NYC’s Greenwich Village. The owners, who also own two Michelin rated French Restaurants, noticed their love for French fries drew them closer, and their disdain for nasty frozen chemical French fries inspired them to create the perfect fry, the perfect munchies.
They envisaged fresh potatoes, thick but not too thick, crispy but not too crunchy, delicious and ohhh so addicting; and so the epic quest began.
They wanted to pay respect to their customers from their other French restaurants who repeatedly commented that their fries are the best they’ve ever had. They wanted to pay respect to “Pont Neuf”, the most famous bridge in Paris where French fries originated and sophisticated and vulgar pleasures of all kind take place. So they high-tailed to MacDougal Street - one of the most famous streets in NYC to open their joint and the subject of so many cool people, songs, poems, and other forms of artistic expression. This was the beginning of our authentic French fry joint… La Frite.
We Care A Lot About The Perfect Munchie
We Care A Lot About Our Fries And All Things Yummy
We Care A Lot About Our Staff And What You Crave To Eat
We Care A Lot About Our Super Awesome Fry Joint, La Frite
French Fries in the Village: “On a visit to Amsterdam, the chef and restaurateur Adil Fawzi saw a shop devoted only to French fries, with a line around the block. “I have to do this in New York,” he decided. So he opened La Frite in Greenwich Village, which serves two varieties, the addictive classic fries made from unpeeled potatoes, or skinny ones (alumettes) based on those he serves at Marché du Sud and Bistro 61 on the Upper East Side where he is a partner. They’re dished up in paper cones in his brick-walled storefront and come with condiments like ketchup and malt vinegar or, for an extra charge, assorted flavored mayonnaise sauces. The only other items on the chalkboard menu are organic beef sliders and soup of the day: $4.50 and up, La Frite, 99 Macdougal Street.” (Bleecker Street), 917-388-2541, lafritenyc.com.