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Best sweet potato fries in TO, particularly uptown...

Need sweet potato fries close to home... today (today would be nice - I have a yummy leftover Freshwood Grill pulled pork wrap from last night that's begging for some hot, fresh yam fries for lunch today), tomorrow, any time... Looking for the best sweet potato fries in TO. Any place is fine, but if anyone has any suggestions uptown, that would be great - something close to home (Yonge Lawrence/Eglinton zone). Love Freshwood and Rushton, JK Wine Bar are good. Any other suggestions? Doesn't have to be fancy - low key preferred. Thanks.

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  1. Hope Street Cafe on Lonsdale in FH Village.

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    1. re: elasticwaistband

      The ones at the House on Parliament pub are pretty nice.

    2. I really like the ones at mill st brew pub in the distillery, really long thin and crispy! And even better is at ten feet tall on the danforth, mainly because of the wide range of dipping sauces you can choose from.

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      1. re: hungryabbey

        I also love the ones at ten feet tall, thin crispy and not blackened at all. And also love the dips, specifically the spicy ones: jalapeno and jerk - but people tell me they like the mild ones too.

        1. re: julesrules

          And with miso gravy. It is to swoon.

      2. Fresh-Juice for Life...really good, not greasy, lots of chunky sea salt...delicious

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        1. re: saucethatcounts

          Fresh @ Queen/Crawford....yummy in the tummy

          1. re: saucethatcounts

            I 2nd that, but haven't been there in a while. The food was going slightly down hill the last couple of times I was there, but the fries with the miso gravy. Mmmm : )

            P.S. The one at Bathurst/Boor

          2. Marvelous Edibles on Laird make some pretty decent sweet potato fries with a really good garlicy aoli.


            1. Mezzetta, on St. clair (between Bathurst and dufferin) has great sweet potato fries, and since it's a tapas/mezes type menu, I think it's only $3.50 for an order.

              I ate at Moxie's the other day, and they were profiling a sweet potatoe fry appetizer, with 2 different mayo dips - I didn't have it, but was wondering if anyone has tried it there?

              1. Allen's on the Danforth has really great sweet potato fries.

                1. This isn't uptown, and not the classic sweet potato fry, but Sushi Island on College (west of Bathurst) does its yam tempura matchstick style, so it comes out like a plate of yam tempura fries. Definitely yummy and unique!

                  1. Black Dog Pub in Scarborough (Port Union Rd/Hwy 401)...crispy and light with a sprinkling of sea salt...nice mayonniase based dip too.

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                    1. Yonge/Lawrence: Monkey Bar & Grill, but you'd prob'ly have to have a whole meal to get 'em.

                      1. Not uptown, but I just had EXCELLENT sp fried at ten feet tall, Danforth and Gillard, a few blocks E of Greenwood. A selection of different sauces, a generous portion, for $6.

                          1. My Kitchen!! :-D
                            2 sweet potatos cut into thin fries, toss in olive oil with a little garlic powder, cumin, cayanne, paprika, turn onto a cookie sheet, sprinkle on Maldon Salt, and into a 425 oven for about 1/2 hour. Mix a hefty amount of finely chopped garlic with mayo and s+p.

                            Dig in :-D

                            Failing that, Murphy's Law at Queen and Kingston

                              1. re: foodie_wannabe

                                Never been, but I hear that Shatzky's on Yonge/Eglinton, across from Sporting Life is supposed to be known for its sweet potato fries. Failing that, I would 2nd Allen's on the Danforth.

                              2. Try Ferg's Bar and Grill in North York. (Yonge St, North of the Civic Centre)
                                Sweet Potato Fries with Spicy Mayo.

                                Owner tells me it's fresh made with Asian Sweet Potatoes (Purple outside, White Inside), instead of Yams.

                                Just Awesome!

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                                1. re: mikeinTO

                                  Thanks. I've read a few posts about Ferg's but have never been I'll check it out. Btw yams are not the same as sweet potatoes. Most grocery stores that sell yams are really selling sweet potatoes. I would be very surprised if there was anyone in the city making yam fries.

                                  1. re: Apprentice

                                    show's how little i know about potatoes. when i usually have them they are orange. I always thought orange = yams.
                                    what I do know is they test good.