Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Fries 'R' Us, St. Thomas


[Since writing this I have been told I was right and I was very, very wrong. The picture shows the actual fries I was given and on which I based my post. Please read the comments for updates. Also, this chip wagon may have moved.]

The London Free Press has a history of running excellent, quirky little pieces, like Staycations or Our Five Your Five. I took careful note of the the OFYF article Five Great Places to Get a Bite on the Run. I learned about Fries 'R' Us in St. Thomas from that piece. Driving from London, the red wagon is on the left, at the top of the Talbot Street rise leading into the city. [ . . . or at least, was.]

I thought the fries were good last year but they were even better today. Freshly cut potatoes fried to a crisp golden glow, crunchy on the outside, white and almost creamy on the inside. Was I just lucky? I don't know, but I do know that the business was recently sold and the new owner was in the kitchen.

I just must go back and research this topic some more.

Cheers,
Rockinon.

4 comments:

Greg said...

Best place in St.Thomas to grap food that hits the spot!The fries are delicious!

Amanda said...

Glad to hear you like the food at Fries R Us. This is my third season working there and I still can't get enough of the fries! Just be sure to stop by again before we close up for the winter. Time's been flying by and the end of October is going to be here before we know it!

Take care! =)

Anonymous said...

Well, i just tried a bite from there! I thought I would take your advice! And WOW! Where you wrong! That was the worse place in St Thomas! Drive a minute more down the road to Pizza Pizza, trust me you will enjoy it much more!
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Voting for the fries so far is 4 for and 1 against. Although I think anonymous above may be commenting on more than just fries.

Let's see what the future holds.

Rockinon

FryJunkie said...

The iconic fry wagon went missing a couple of weeks ago. I couldn't believe my eyes. It is now at Briwood Farm Markets at the east end of St. Thomas. Can't wait till they open in April of 2010.