No two types of fries are the same after making a few stops at local restaurants. (Kylie Davenport/Rider Chronicle)
No two types of fries are the same after making a few stops at local restaurants.

Kylie Davenport/Rider Chronicle

Fry favorites

Taste-testing five different fries around town

October 12, 2021

When I was first told to go around town and buy a bunch of fries, I thought it was a joke. It was not. 

So last weekend, I dragged family and friends on an adventure, hunting for the best fries in town. After a massive stomach ache, and a vow to not eat another fry for a very long time, I came up with a list and ratings of which restaurants will fulfill your craving for fries.

Though some restaurants had some really good fries on the menu, others could use a little help. Here’s which fries I liked the most from top to bottom.


Another popular place with very great fries is Chick-Fil-A. The waffle fries are soft and not too salty. My friend and I shared one and ended up getting another order because we rated the fries as high a number we could think of. Needless to say, the employees looked at us like we were crazy when we asked if they gave out free fry refills, they do not.

Gypsy Kit

I would definitely recommend trying the Kimchi Bacon fries from my personal favorite restaurant, Gypsy Kit. They are a little spicy and are bursting with flavor but are worth the slight burn in your taste buds. 


McDonald’s is a fan favorite around the world, and many absolutely rave about the fries. While I think they are good, they are also very salty. My dad on the other hand, could not stop eating them and my mom and I only ate three each. He gave these fries a 10/10.


Paired with a chocolate milkshake, these fries are really really good. While they are great alone, they taste a million times better with a cold ice cream.

The Catch

While I have yet to try any other food from this new restaurant, I did not like the fries. They were dry and had almost no flavor. The fries came with ranch and took up the whole flavor. So it basically tasted like crispy ranch. On the bright side, the fries were not overly cooked and had a soft inside.

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Kylie Davenport is a senior at Rider High School and is the Chronicle's editor-in-chief. Going into her second year on staff, she is nervous but excited...

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