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Nov 10, 2011 07:00 PM

Chipsy - new "Belgian Frite" and more on MadDougal

In the former Hummus place, a few steps above street level is this new shop specializing in french fries and other fried foods (Oreos, Pickles, etc).

I had their "Masala Fries", which were perfectly prepared crispy crunchy outside, soft inside and not at all greasy, dredged in some Indian spices. I liked them much better than I expected and will return. This may not have been the perfect appetizer before a potato stuffed Dosa at Indian Creperie around the corner - slightly heavy on the potatoes - would probably marry better with a Kati Roll from right next door to Chipsy.

They also have plain "Belgian" fries and many choices of mayo and non-mayo based dips. Note that they are all vegetarian here, unlike "true" Belgian fries done in beef tallow. For me the lack of a tallow is a plus.

99 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

Indian Creperie
190 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

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  1. Interesting! Is there an Indian-ish spin to the menu in general or are the masala fries the only Indian influenced option?

    Fries are my favorite way to junk out. Thanks so much for the heads up.

    1. Do you know if they fry everything in the same oil?