National French Fry Day is this Saturday, July 13 and what better way to celebrate than digging in to some hot, crispy waffle fries? Or sinking a fork into a hot plate of poutine? However you like your fried potatoes, here are some places around the Valley to get loaded fries.
Jobot Coffee & Bar
While Chick-fil-A is known for its iconic waffle fries, Jobot waffle fries really hit the spot. Fried fresh in the kitchen, this plate comes with homemade dipping sauces like savory garlic aioli and spicy nacho dipping cheese. Paired with a cold Arizona beer or a Jobot cold brew, these waffle fries make for the perfect snack. 333 E. Roosevelt St., 602-281-7127, jobotcoffee.com
Under the illumination of their bright ’60s style welcome sign, Welcome Diner’s poutine dish is best enjoyed with forks or fingers. This hot munchie comes with fresh french fries covered in Welcome Diner’s country-style gravy and decorated with cheese to finish it off.
929 E. Pierce St., 602-495-1111, welcomediner.net
Vegan Disco Fries
Snakes & Lattes Tempe
Snakes & Lattes is known for its vast library of board games and tasty menu. This vegan poutine dish comes with fresh fries topped with hot portobello gravy. It’s finished off with creamy vegan cheese, tomatoes and scallions.
20 W. 6th St., 480-361-6644, snakesandlattes.com/location/tempe/
While this holiday celebrates french fries, another comfort food has joined the mix. Outta Bronx Pizza Fries combine these two savory dishes. The crunchy, shoestring fries, of course, are topped with marinara sauce, then covered with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni.
4105 E. McDowell Rd., 602-900-5468
Carne Asada Fries
Jack in the Box settled our craving for savory loaded meat fries, but Vaqueros’ carne asada takes it another step further with their Carne Asada Fries. These thick fries are loaded with guacamole and sour cream, then topped with cheese and savory carne asada.
Three Valley locations, vaquerosinc.com