Fry Me to the Moon: Exploring Ten Canadian French Fry Joints

By: John Abraham

Despite what their name implies, French fries are actually the progeny of Belgium. The country has even gone as far as petitioning UNESCO to add the dish to their long list of cultural treasures. 

Over the years, we’ve come to enjoy French fries in many different shapes, styles, and dishes. The French pair their “frites” with steak, the U.K. pairs “chips” with fried fish, the Belgians serve them in a paper cone with mayonnaise, and Canada covers them in brown gravy and cheese curds.

Next time you find yourself craving a batch of fries, keep this list on hand! Here are 10 Canadian french fry joints you need to try.

“The Best Fish & Chips in Halifax”

Fries & Co. is a one-stop shop for all of your food cravings. Whether you’re in the mood for seafood, burgers, pies, or a sweet treat, they’ve got you covered!

Address: 2603 Connolly Street Halifax, NS B3L 3M4 


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La Belle Patate translates to “The Beautiful Potato”. 

Get ready for a mouthwatering experience! With over 40 varieties of poutine to choose from, authentic steamed hotdogs, Montreal smoked meat sandwiches, and a great selection of beer, this spot is a must-visit for anyone who loves authentic Quebecois cuisine. But of all their unique dishes, their fries take the number one spot!

Address: 1215 Davie Street Vancouver, BC, V6E 1N4

Montréal is a treasure trove of hidden gems, and Schwartz’s Deli is one of the brightest. It’s been serving up the world’s most delicious fries since 1928 and is a must-visit destination for foodies everywhere.

Address: 3895 Boul. St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1X9


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Did you know that Banh Mi is Vietnamese for bread? And let me tell you, this restaurant serves some seriously delicious bread! But wait, there’s more! If you’re looking for a unique twist on your regular fries, you must try their Kimchi Fries and Tofu Kimchi Fries. These fries are loaded with all sorts of tasty toppings and sauces that will make you crave more. And let’s not forget about sweet potato fries – they’re the perfect side dish for any meal!

Address: 392 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A6


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Looking for the ultimate fry experience? This neighbourhood bistro is the perfect spot to indulge in all of your favourite comfort foods, including their amazing fries. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic cheeseburger or a slice of lemon meringue pie, Aloette has got you covered. 

Address: 163 Spadina Ave. 1st Floor, Toronto, ON M5V 2A5.

This joint has had quite the journey since it first hit the scene in 2014 as a food truck rolling through the streets of Saskatoon. But when it comes to their potatoes, there’s just something about that perfect combination of crispy edges and salty goodness that makes them totally irresistible. One bite and you’ll be hooked!

Address: 1002 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon SK S7N1B9


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This spot has got amazing fries! They’re everything you could ever want in a potato – tender, steamy, and crispy on the outside, with just the right amount of salt to make your taste buds sing. Whether you’re chowing down on their juicy burger, a rare ribeye steak, or a pot of steamed mussels, these fries are the perfect accompaniment to any meal. 

Address: 10933 120 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3R3


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Looking for a fry experience that’s out of this world? Look no further than Peters’ Drive-In in Calgary! This iconic fast-food spot is known for its delicious burgers, milkshakes, and of course, their crispy, golden fries. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic cheeseburger or a towering milkshake, Peters’ has got you covered! 

Address: 219 16 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 1J9

It would be a total crime to talk about fries and not give a shout-out to some of the amazing fast-food joints out there. And if you’re looking for a truly standout option, you can’t go wrong with Popeyes’ French fries. These bad boys are seasoned to perfection with Cajun spices and pepper, making them hands down the best fast food French fry in all of Canada. When you pair them up with one of their delicious fried chicken sandwiches, it’s a match made in heaven!



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Why do we always crave their crispy golden fries? There’s just something about that McDonald’s flavour that keeps us coming back for more. And while there are plenty of French fry spots around the country, we’ve got to give credit where credit is due – McDonald’s fries are the best of the best!