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Where to find sweet potato fries?

OnceUponABite Feb 27, 2008 10:37 AM

I've been craving to have some sweet potato fries, or any time of good sweet potato preparation. Where in SF is a good place to find them?

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    mrs bacon RE: OnceUponABite Feb 27, 2008 10:41 AM

    I just had quite crispy and delicious ones at Pacific Catch on 9th and Lincoln. The rest of the food was pretty good, but not exciting.

    1. JasmineG RE: OnceUponABite Feb 27, 2008 10:45 AM

      Taylor's Refresher in the Ferry Building. It's not my favorite place, but the sweet potato fries are good.

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        Kim Cooper RE: JasmineG Mar 1, 2008 06:56 PM

        We really like their sweet potato fries -- we have them every time we are in the Ferry Building. We get the rest of dinner at the French place, get the fries, and then feast.

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          OnceUponABite RE: JasmineG Mar 4, 2008 09:42 AM

          I had their sweet potato fries yesterday for lunch. I was disappointed :( However, it might not be that the sweet potato fries were bad, rather the fried fish was. Let me explain.

          I saw they had fish and chips on the menu, so I asked to subsitude regular fries with the sweet potato kind, they let me for a dollar more. The fish was was a huge disappointment, so oily. And sitting on top of my sweet potato fries, it made the fries soggy. I looked at other people's sweet potato fries and they looked way better as an a la carte order.

          I've learned my lesson!

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            foodeye RE: OnceUponABite Mar 4, 2008 10:55 AM

            In addition to trying them again, a la carte, it is worthwhile to ask for them to be cooked "extra crispy" to ensure they're not soggy. I think there is a button on the cash register for that request!

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          chemchef RE: OnceUponABite Feb 27, 2008 11:47 AM

          New. At Trader Joe's. In the frozen section. Just bake and serve. I sampled them last weekend served with cranberry chutney... interesting combination and they were really pretty good.

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            sfcitygirl RE: OnceUponABite Feb 27, 2008 11:55 AM

            You could try Zebulon. I haven't been there recently, but I remember they were tasty.

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              Debra Stuart RE: OnceUponABite Feb 27, 2008 12:01 PM

              Triptych in the SOMA

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                vnchile RE: OnceUponABite Feb 27, 2008 02:06 PM

                Harvey's in the Castro has really great sweet potato fries.

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                  prestaurant RE: OnceUponABite Feb 27, 2008 02:08 PM

                  If you've ever been to The Counter, you already know what I'm talking about. Hands down, the best.


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                    karma_bites RE: prestaurant Feb 28, 2008 08:16 PM

                    I second (on preview, third) The Counter.

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                    Bay Gelldawg RE: OnceUponABite Feb 27, 2008 02:14 PM

                    Pearl's on Post Street near Leavenworth. Excellent milkshakes in unusual flavors and wide variety of burgers, including buffalo, in addition to sweet potato fries.

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                      katya RE: OnceUponABite Feb 27, 2008 04:10 PM

                      Here are the two best places I've found them:

                      The Counter (Palo Alto, San Jose) - with dipping sauce
                      Bleu Ginger (Milpitas) - no dipping sauce but better fry
                      The ones at Bleu Ginger are on the last page of the menu under "extras." There's a couple sides on this page with very little description (sort of the forgotten stepchildren of the menu), but the best two things on the menu are on this page - the other is the blue lake garlic green beans.

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                        happenstance RE: katya Feb 27, 2008 10:31 PM

                        Rudy's Can't Fail Café has them all the time.

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                        Mick Ruthven RE: OnceUponABite Feb 28, 2008 07:01 AM

                        Roadside BBQ on Geary in SF has quite good sweet potato fries as well as pretty good bbq. You can find several mentions of the place here.


                        1. Robert Lauriston RE: OnceUponABite Feb 29, 2008 09:03 AM

                          Cav's are really good.

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                            reneeskiSF RE: Robert Lauriston Feb 29, 2008 09:33 AM

                            I just had them for the first time at Cav's last night, and agree they are delicious.

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                            waldrons RE: OnceUponABite Mar 1, 2008 03:42 PM

                            21st Amendment, on 2nd Street near South Park. Really thin, crispy shoestring style (almost more like sweet potato sticks).


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                              OnceUponABite RE: waldrons Mar 4, 2008 09:44 AM

                              21st Amendment used to. They don't anymore. I asked this past weekend.

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                                waldrons RE: OnceUponABite Mar 9, 2008 04:26 PM

                                Bummer, that was one of their best items.


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                              shivani RE: OnceUponABite Mar 7, 2008 03:09 PM

                              weird fish on mission at 18th has decent sweet potato fries.

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                                figrrl RE: OnceUponABite Mar 9, 2008 10:45 AM

                                Poleng Lounge on Fulton. Thin, crispy, spicy, with a banana chutney dipping sauce, if I remember right.

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