5x Next level fries
It's December. Calories don't count, and you are very likely to crave a greasy bite to recover from the night before. We won’t judge. In fact, we are happy to tell you where to get the very best fries. From divine thick Flemish fries to downright culinary options: these are the places to go!
Dik en lang
Dik en Lang (Thick and Long) at the Jan van Lieshoutstraat is a household name in Eindhoven, and not just because of its wonderful name. Here, you get a solid portion of hand-cut, thick (and long) Flemish fries with matching Belgian mayonnaise. But their real specialty? That is the 'Supertje catamaran speciaal'. A catamaran boat of frikandellen (deep-fried sausages), with fries, curry ketchup, and onions in the center. Ingenious.
The days when French fries topped with beef stew was the most exciting thing you could order in a snack bar are long gone. At De Frietbar on the Keizersgracht, they pimp your fries with all kinds of exotic toppings. From Italian truffle fries to teriyaki chicken fries and everything in between. They have elevated the well-known chili cheese fries to an art form. Not in the mood for something fancy? You can also get a portion of fries without bells and whistles.
Friture Martin Zwerts
The friture (which sounds kinda like a fancy French restaurant, don't you think so?) of Martin on the Boschdijk is world-famous. We're not kidding. Martin’s fries and snacks are so good, they begged him to open a store in Singapore. This Asian fry Valhalla is called Potato Daddy. You understand that we would like to start a petition to rename his Eindhoven business to Potato Daddy. With a company name like that, the graffiti artists who painted the Dik & Lang mural can turn your place into something really special, Martin.
New in the world of fries in Eindhoven is Dirty Fries at Aalsterweg. The best dirty fries in Eindhoven, if they may say so themselves. When you see their loaded fries, you almost believe you are eating a healthy meal: there are enough vegetables on top to reassure your parents. They also sell burgers, salads, and buckets of chicken. So indulge yourself!
FRIET van Piet (Hein Eek)
You probably already knew that Piet Hein Eek at Strijp-R is the place to go for a good meal. But did you know that the Piet empire also has a design-worthy fries corner? The menu is nice and short, but very exciting. Go for regular fries with one of the homemade sauces, or loaded fries with mushrooms or chorizo. And of course, you top it off with one of the homemade snacks, such as the carrot curry or truffle croquette. Delicious!