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Fried Food Feast

I'm looking for the best fried items in the west village... egg rolls, chicken, french fries, fritters, crab cakes, tempura, dumplings, onion rings, doughnuts, cheese, shrimp, any dish or side dish, any style. Once a year I go for broke and eat what ever fried foods I want. I would love some advice on you favorite fried foods that can be found the the west village.

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  1. Cafe de Bruxelles for fries. Petite Abeille is also good.
    Donut Pub for donuts
    I've heard that Le Gigot has great crab cakes, but haven't tested this myself
    Not in the W Vill, but just across 14th, Maroons for fried chicken. Some also like Blue Ribbon Bakery, but I didn't care for their fried chicken
    I remember good onion rings at Stand (central village, but...)
    Fried oysters and clams at Mary's Fish Camp or Pearl's Oyster Bar
    I've heard that Little Owl and Perilla make a good fried soft shell crab

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    1. re: Lucia

      Thanks, have you ever to A Salt and Battery? Any thoughts.

      1. re: misnatalie

        Yes and no--I've been w/people who have ordered from there--fish, onion rings, and fries. My impression was that it was good enough at the cheap price point to be worth at least one try.
        Just remembered fish and chips at Tavern on Jane are pretty good too.

        1. re: Lucia

          Will you be having a fried Mars bar, then, as part of your fry-up?

          1. re: floretbroccoli

            If the guilt is not overwhelming by the end of the meal, heck yeah!

        2. re: misnatalie

          A Salt and Battery is a strange place. It's kind of good and kind of stomach turning at the same time. The oil they use overpowers the cod and my sense is they're not changing it frequently enough. There's a bitter aftertaste that sits heavier then good fish and chips should. The chips sort of blend in with the fish. I'd bet there's something they do really well though.

        3. re: Lucia

          If you really want to go to excess, you will have to go to one of the Chip Shops in Brooklyn (closest is on Atlantic Ave.) for such indulgences as Fried Twinkies and Snickers, Fried Macaroni and Fried Pizza as well as the standard Fish and Chips. http://www.chipshopnyc.com/

          1. re: bobjbkln

            Heartland Brewery has pretty decent fried pickles. I know this is the Manhattan board, so apologies in advance...my favorite fried pickles in the city are from Park Slope Ale House.

        4. How about fried pickles, I've head about them but never tried and I love pickles. Does anyone know where to get them in the city?

          1. looking to nosh your way through fried foods or just picking one? I'd imagine a soft-shell crab tempura at some japanese place should be amazing; can't think of a specific rec tho; aki?

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            1. re: bigjeff

              Looking for two lunches, two dinners, and two snacks for indulgent fried goodies. I've heard good thinks about Aki but not been.

            2. Salt-baked (aka fried) soft shells crabs and squid at NY Noodletown in Chinatown.

              1. Too bad you didn't catch Barfry RIP.

                1. Corn Dogs at Cowgirl Hall of Fame are to die for and a must eat part of your fried food feast!

                  1. Personally I love A Salt & Battery and think it's a must for your W.Village fried food fest. I've been twice and both times the fish was perfectly cooked - still very tender and moist inside. The chips are classic thick cut british chips (not thin-cut fries typically serves in the US.)
                    I'm not a huge seafood eater because fish is pretty easy to screw up, but I'll always go back to AS&B as they're doing a very good job of it there.

                    1. Oh, and Vol De Nuit for the Frites. And Stand for the onion rings (Stand is a few short blocks outside your scope, but absolutely worth the trip for the onion rings.

                      1. Scotch Eggs at Myer's of Keswick. Deep-fried, sausage-wrapped eggs are really going for broke.