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National French Fry Day

National French Fry Day

National French Fry Day!

Today (July 13) is National French Fry Day! Yup, that’s right the classic comfort food has it’s own day.  While the original origin of the French Fry has been hard to track down and is still debated to this day, one thing is for sure they are still delicious! So we at LIVE2U have decided to list our top 5 places in Toronto to get French Fries.

Over the years they have grown with being served as sides or as a meal themselves, along with various combinations of other, some of our favourite places for fries and delicious variations of fries and fries related dishes in Toronto. One thing is for sure, all of these places feature freshly-cut potatoes, whether you are a fan of fries alongside your sandwich, or prefer them with toppings we have selected our top 5 places in Toronto to buy fries!

With so many options to choose from, we have narrowed it down to our top 5 places



2015 NOW Magazine winner of best Fries in Toronto! These fries are perfectly crispy on the outside and filled with a soft potato interior. Since fries take up half of the restaurants menu, the hardest choice will be choosing toppings and sauces to go with them! House made dips for their duckfat fries, these fries are cut daily and feature both a vegetarian option and the duck frite fries






Their fries are hand cut, in-house daily, with the potato skin on.  The potatoes are then fried twice, Belgian style, in 0 trans fat and non hydrogenated vegetable oil, which is also low in saturated fat and cholesterol free. They also feature vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. What better way to turn those side dishes into a meal with various poutine options at Poutini’s!






The fries at Caplansky’s are traditional hand-cut fries with the skin still on. The thin fries are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Made with russets, the fries at Caplansky’s are a definite must-have side!






Banh Mi Boys

Kimchi Fries offer a new twist on a classic snack. The fries are a decadent creation that finds a healthy portion of French fries topped with pulled pork, mayo, green onions, and, of course, kimchi. Definitely not a side dish here!  If you are looking to try something new, we definitely suggest these fries










Beer Bistro

The fries here are extra crispy, since they are blanched in beef and duck fat: they offer a smoky taste that can’t be beat and are super fluffy in the middle. Served in a spiral cone, these are meant to be shared with the table and not as a side dish. this atmosphere is meant to be enjoyed in a crowd setting and what better way than to celebrate national French fry day with this restaurant. Belgian Frites, blanched in beef and duck fat; the fries are extra crisp and super fluffy in the middle. The beef and duck fat offer a smoky taste that can not be beat. Served in a massive spiral cone, you’ll definitely need to share these fries.



French Fry Fact:

  • Belgium is known as the leader of the French Fry. They happen to consume more of it than the French. They will even serve them with an egg on top.


What are some of your favourite spots to get French Fries in Toronto?