From crispy to curly, crinkly to naked to fully dressed, French fries are a chameleon-like food staple that Canadians enjoy as part of a meal or as a standalone favourite (hello, chili cheese fries!).
From inventing poutine in the 1950’s, to becoming one of the largest manufacturers of frozen fries, it’s clear to see that Canada has a long-standing relationship with the salty treat. In fact, New Brunswick has a museum dedicated to the potato and calls itself the “French fry capital of the world.”
Providing many restaurants with the snack that Canadians love is the Wholesale Club. They are here to ensure that your #TakeoutDay is always full of fries.
Dip into these 10 must-try recommendations we think you’ll want to enjoy again and again.
Liberty Commons (Toronto, ON)
A farm-to-table brewpub in the epicenter of Toronto’s Liberty Village, Liberty Commons was born as innovation-focused collaboration between Oliver & Bonacini and Big Rock Brewery.
Try their Classic Poutine with proper chicken gravy or Pitmaster’s Poutine, made with pulled brisket burnt ends, cheese curds, BBQ sauce, smoky mayo and crispy onions.
42 Liberty Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6K 3E7. @LibertyCommons
Smoke’s Poutinerie (Multiple Locations)
Canada’s original poutine-focused franchise, Smoke’s Poutinerie has taken our country’s staple dish of fries, curd and gravy and distributed it worldwide as the largest poutine chain on the planet.
From the traditional recipe to pork to chicken to veggie, and all the add-on options you can imagine, Smoke’s has a custom poutine for anyone in your household.
Swiss Donair (Edmonton, AB)
Shake up your poutine cravings with this delectable French Fry Day option from Edmonton’s Swiss Donair.
From traditional to chicken, and of course even donair, this Canadian establishment has your takeout covered.
8308 144 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta, T5E 2H4. @SwissDonair
Wow! Wing House (Multiple Locations, ON)
Although the Ontario restaurant is traditionally known for its flavourful chicken wings, customers have also fallen in love with the huge fry menu – there are over 25 options to choose from.
While you can order classics like fries in a basket and poutine, you may want to take your taste buds on an adventure with selections such as Chili Chicken, Texas Homicide or Jaffna Style Parm fries.
StrEATS (Multiple Locations)
Originally started as a Canadian fish and chip company, StrEATS reimagined their menu as inspired by global flavours and various street cuisines across the map; but haven’t forgotten how to make a delicious French fry dish.
Order one of their many poutines, or try them all, including Buffalo Chicken, Perogy, and Chicken Waffle (pictured).
Marion’s Burger Bar (Spiritwood, SK)
Known for their burgers and crinkle-cut fries, Marion’s won’t disappoint this Wednesday.
If you want to make a full meal out of the potato treat, opt for their Pierogi or Bacon Deluxe Poutine.
312 Railway Ave, Spiritwood, Saskatchewan, S0J 2M0. @MarionsBurgerBar
Paddy’s Barbecue & Brewery (Calgary, AB)
Calgary’s first Brewbecue hotspot, Paddy’s is keeping cravings satisfied with a takeout menu including their signature Smoked Meat Poutine, made with house-smoked brisket, homemade gravy and fresh cheese curds.
Pair any portion with Guest Beer, Annex Ale Root Beer and cider add-ons, now available.
3610 Burnsland Road S.E., Calgary,Alberta, T2G 3Z2. @PaddysBrewbecue
Popeye’s Canada (Multiple Locations)
Known for all things chicken and that memorable jingle, who can resist the always-takeout worthy Cajun Fries served at every Popeye’s.
Try their Cajun Poutine too, made from Cajun fries, cheese curds and Louisiana-seasoned slow-cooked gravy.
Little Jumbo (Victoria, BC)
A major believer in big ideas in a little space, Victorians can’t get enough of Little Jumbo and the major flavour they pack in small takeout boxes.
Try their Truffle Frites, made with Ghana Padano, truffle oil and chopped herbs – complete with a serving of fresh Aioli for dipping.
506 Fort Street, Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 1E6. @LittleJumboBC
Flossie’s Sandwich Parlor (Hillier, ON)
Located at Carson’s Garden + Market in Hillier, Prince Edward County, Flossie’s Sandwich Parlor offers always-handcrafted dishes made from the most local ingredients they can find – and their Fry Day-worthy dishes are no exception.
Stop by for a signature Flossie’s sandwich and their fan-favourite fries sprinkled with herbs and spices.
Wilson Road, Hillier, Ontario, K0K 2J0. @Flossies_Sandwiches