While it’s hard to resist a hearty two-hour lunch, packed with bruschetta, pasta, meat, and finally dolce, sometimes, you crave a quick bite to satisfy your taste buds. Just in time for the brisk fall weather, what could be better than grabbing a hot, crispy basket of “Dutch Fries”?
The predecessor to French fries, Dutch fries are a street food delicacy that originated in Belgium, but are now widespread in the Netherlands. Made from special potatoes known for their superior flavor and distinct texture, Dutch fries are crunchy on the outside with a pillow-like texture on the inside. Italians are embracing this delicious grab-and-go food, with Belgian and Dutch-based franchises popping up all over Rome. Check out these new Fry joints:
Chipstar Amsterdam – The Original
Piazzale Flaminio, 10 (Piazza del Popolo)
Chipstar Amsterdam gained immediate success after making its Italian debut in Naples, and is now coming to Rome. Chipstar touts its authentic Dutch chips, fried to perfection, served in a paper cone for eaters on the go. Choose from one of 16 different sauces to top your fries or chips, and wash them down with a beer! Chipstar has just open in Piazzale Flaminio 10.
Via di Porta Cavalleggeri, 19 (San Pietro)
Fries promises customers the healthiest, most ecologically-conscious French Fries in Rome. Fries sources local Italian Sciarria potatoes, which are grown and culled seasonally and sustainably, and prides itself on using the healthiest, quality ingredients such as cholesterol-free peanut oil, and a variety of vegan and gluten-free sauces. The main location is right near the Vatican but another is soon to open in Trastevere.