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Where to eat the humble 'frite'
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Where to eat the humble 'frite'

by Sarita Rao 3 min. 15.02.2020 From our online archive
Fancy some chips, fries or frites? Here’s where to get them in Luxembourg
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Chips to the Brits, French fries to Americans, Fritten for Luxembourgers and frites to the Belgians. Whatever you call them, they tick all the boxes when it comes to food that everyone will eat. Consumed by vegetarians, universally eaten by small children, and coveted by people who’ve ordered a salad, they make perfect comfort food in the colder months.

Belgians famously fry their frites twice, and although we can’t guarantee that every establishment listed below hand-cuts or twice-fry their frites, we're sure they will hit the spot. 

Snooze

Waffle, wedge or sweet potato fries are the order of the day at Snooze sports bar. If you fancy a dollop of mayonnaise you can choose from lemon, curry, chilli, ketchup and Mister T flavours (presumably the secret ingredient is gold jewellery and we can “pity the fool” who doesn’t try it). Locations in the city and Belval.

Urban

Get your fries loaded at Urban’s bar/restaurants in the city or Belval. Choose from bacon, pulled pork, cheddar, cream and grilled onions, or feta, thyme, beef, cheddar and pickled onions, with a third and spicy option of jalapeno peppers, cheddar, guacamole and coriander. Those on a diet can sample the zucchini fries with garlic sauce instead (and gaze longingly at everyone else’s plate).

Beet

Vegetarians who want to avoid the smell of burger meat, should head to Beet for their frites, home-made and in the standard or sweet potato variety. They come in small or large portions and you can opt to have them smothered in melted cheese.

Charles Sandwiches

Pick your sandwich and add a portion of the amazing home-made fries say reviewers of these eateries located in town and near the central station.

Grubers

Head to Belval if you like your chips to be sexy (that’s what it says on the menu), or sexy and drenched in melted cheese. You can eat them solo or team them up with a burger.

JFK

Check out the truffle mayonnaise or Jack Daniels BBQ sauce with fresh-cut or sweet potato fries at this Kirchberg restaurant. Team them up with some onion rings or pulled pork bites.

Oscar’s Diner/Bar

Shoot some pool and chow down on fries or wedges at the diner or belt out some karaoke at the bar and encore with some sweet potato fries.

Lux’Burgers

The fries come in mini fryers lined with fake newspaper (in case you want to catch up on your fake news). The place to go for chunky chips.

Scott’s Pub

Grund located bar that serves up truffle fries, with ketchup, mayo and Andalouse sauce.

FoodRiders and So Food

Need your frites on the go, then try the FoodRiders truck for home-made skin-on fries, and So Food truck for its twice-fried in beef fat fries.

If only Belgian frites will do…

You can check out Patati & Patata a Belgian friterie in Diekirch or jump on the train and head to Arlon, home to numerous friteries, including ones just a hop, skip and jump from the train station (do that on the way there, you’ll be too full on the way back).

All other potatoes…

If you prefer baked potatoes head to The Happy Potato in town. Alternatively, you can sample the humble potato cooked in various ways at 100 Patates in Kirchberg.