We Eat Every Dipping Sauce at Pommes Frites

[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

If you've ever been (or known) an NYU student, or if you've ever wandered around the East Village at midnight looking for a carb fix, you'll know Pommes Frites. The hole-in-the-wall on Second Avenue sells thick-cut Belgian fries served in paper cones, golden and crunchy and always hot.

But while there's only one real order—the fries, of course—there are a few dozen sauces to choose from, ranging from simple ketchup and mayonnaise to stranger dips like wasabi mayo and "Irish Curry."

Which ones are worth your time? We tasted them all to find out.


Check out the slideshow for a look at every family of sauces: the cheesy ones, mustardy ones, spicy ones, herb-y ones, and so much more.

Pommes Frites

123 2nd Avenue, New York NY 10003 (map) 212-674-1234