• fresh fries: a vegetarian french fry truck in los angeles!

    September 24th, 2010quarrygirlfresh fries, LA restaurants

    dammit, i really do love the food truck craze! LA has so many vegan-friendly twittering trucks, and now i can add fresh fries to my list of favorites. the entirely meat-free operation, headed up by 2 vegetarian foodies who promise to use only the ingredients they would use at home, specializes in quality french fries (duh!) and has loads of delicious animal-free options. fresh fries has been rolling around the streets of los angeles for awhile, and i finally caught up with their truck yesterday near the PETA office in silverlake for some damn good greasy grub.

    let’s just say that i was beyond impressed. i mean, i’ve had a lot of good french fries in my life, but these were special. very special.

    hummus fancy fries: sweet potato fries with hummus, sprinkled with smoked paprika and sesame seeds. $5

    fresh fries has several vegan offerings—from their normal fries with dipping sauces such as wasabi ketchup, to “fancy fries” with toppings including green chili guacamole and minced garlic. for info on exactly what is vegan, check out the official fresh fries response from when i questioned them via email:

    Our vegan options include: Natural Cut & Sweet Potato fries. Fancy Fries include: Vampire Repellent aka Garlic Fries, Sweet Potato Hummus Fries, (we plan on adding more!) and most of our ketchups: wasabi ketchup, chipotle ketchup, bbq, curry ketchup, etc.

    now that that’s settled…i ordered the newest item on the menu, hummus fancy fries: sweet potato fries topped with hummus, smoked paprika and sesame seeds. this dish was actually inspired by the folks at one of my favorite blogs, drink eat travel, which made it even more delicious.

    my lunch companions went with the classic (non-sweet potato) fry option. first we have the vampire repellent topped with minced garlic…

    vampire repellent crazy fries: minced garlic fries. $5

    and the fiesta fries (veganized) with green chili guacamole…

    fiesta fries (no sour cream!): green chili guacamole over natural fries. $5

    the fries themselves and toppings at fresh fries are seriously top notch. i didn’t think i’d be so smitten after just one visit to the truck, but i am. the long potato strips are the just the right width—not too thin and crispy, but also not all fat and mushy. i’m talking perfectly sized and slightly crunchy wedges. the toppings were also completely amazing. from the sauces (we tried wasabi and curry ketchup) to the hummus, it was all homemade and hand-spiced, not out of a bottle. everything on the truck is made fresh daily, and it’s obvious in the taste.

    my only guff with fresh fries is that their menu is pretty dairy and egg heavy, and it’s all stuff that could be easily veganized. i mean, come on! is anyone gonna notice if you make the chipotle mayo with vegenaise instead of the real stuff? couldn’t you carry daiya or teese for a vegan version of the cheese fries? this is a pretty small complaint, considering how much i loved the fries…but i think it’s worth it to ask. right?! it worked with frysmith, so maybe we’ll get lucky a second time.

    either way…run, don’t walk to fresh fries! they have wonderful fries with inventive toppings that you can’t find anywhere else. and how cool is it that they don’t serve flesh? i love them with all my <3.

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