Nine out of ten times, French fries make a statement at the dining table even before the main is served. Whether it’s a birthday party, wedding or a post-party meal – when in doubt – the crispy-edged potato sticks are downright crowd-pleasers.
But when every restaurant from fine dining spots to street stalls feature the dish on their menus, it’s nearly impossible to cover all the spots that serve legit, crave-worthy French fries. So to keep you posted on the best places to get the best eats in town, we’ve curated a roundup of eateries we editors always go back to for our favourite French fries. Scroll down to see which one on the list would match up to your standards.
Featured image credit: 25 Degrees Bangkok; hero image credit: Unsplash/Dan Gold
V8 Diner – Kankanit Wichiantanon’s pick
Yes, V8 Diner is known for diner food like burgers, apple pie and milkshakes. But having tried their food several times, I recommend you stopping there for nothing (trust me) except for their Seasoned Curly Fries (THB 119). And believe you me, when they say seasoned, they mean seasoned. The spiral-shaped cuts of potato are deep-fried until golden before getting hit with a tornado of spices and served with acidic sour cream to balance out the greasiness from the oil. With the full-on diner setting – think red booths, a bar with high stools, a heavy use of red and white palettes, neon signs and a wall projector screen showing American classic movies –it elevates my French fries experience to new heights.
V8 Diner, Sukhumvit Soi 11, Bangkok, +662 016 3901
Open: Mon-Sun, 12 pm- 5 am.
25 Degrees Bangkok – Lisa Gries’s pick
Lisa, our Drinks Writer has a taste of a bon vivant, so regular fries won’t do. She loves the good old waffle fries and the best place to get them here in the city is 25 Degrees Bangkok. Although the Pullman’s burger joint keeps luring burger buffs in to get a taste of their meat-on-bun creations, one thing worth stopping for there is the waffle-like fried potatoes. Lisa likes hers showered in shredded cheese and fork-tender pulled pork. Drizzled with BBQ sauce for a brown finishing touch, the dish for Lisa is a complete meal on its own. And yes, the outlet never closes, so you can enjoy the fries there 24/7.
25 Degrees Bangkok, Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, 188 Silom Road, Bangkok, +662 352 4192
Open: Mon-Sun, 24 hours.
Broccoli Revolution – Catherine Napalai Faulder’s pick
Our Managing Editor is a true wellness devotee. So when she’s in the mood to indulge her love for fries, the oil-soaked potato had better come with a side of nutrients. That’s why she always goes for the House-made Fries (THB 180) at Broccoli Revolution. The dish is composed with deep-fried wedges of purple yam, taro and potato, served with soy mayonnaise. Rich in fibre, here’s a nutrient-dense dish that will cut your guilty pleasure from eating fries down in half.
Broccoli Revolution, 899 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 49, Bangkok, +6695 251 9799
Open: Mon-Fri, 9 am-10 pm; Sat-Sun, 7 am-10 pm.
Burger & Lobster – Karn Chatikavanij’s pick
Our Style Writer, Karn, likes to have her fries in style, with a side of lobster, at Burger and Lobster within Gaysorn Village. Best known for their lobster rolls and American-style fare, the London-originated haunt serves up a wealth of great comfort food, all with a bowl of classic, thin-shaped French fries that are bound to delight you with their powerful crunch.
Burger & Lobster, Ground floor, +662 656 1111
Open: Sun-Thu, 11 am- 10 pm; Fri-Sat, 11 am- 11 pm.
Daniel Thaiger – Alisha Pawa’s pick.
For a big fries eater like our Branded Content Creator, Alisha, Mickey D’s is on her no-no list due to the quality of their fries. So whenever she’s going through a French fries phrase, Daniel Thaiger is where she satisfies her craving. The red-painted truck drowns their fried potato sticks under the triple-layered blanket of cheese, mayo and bacon. So if you’re someone who loves animal-style, messy and downright-dirty kind of French fries, this one should be your go-to option. Check out where they’ll be next on their Facebook page. You can now easily find them on the second floor of the COMMONS, too.
Daniel Thaiger, 2F, The Commons, Thonglor 17, Bangkok, +6684 776 7666
Open: Mon-Sun, 12 pm-12:30 am.