National French Fry Day
Credit: The Same Paige

Every single day in the calendar year has some sort of holiday that celebrates everything including animals, food, drink and more (we just celebrated National Fried Chicken Day last month).  Today, we celebrate the salty & potato-ey goodness that is french fries!  July 13th marks National French Fry Day, and several restaurants around Manhattan are celebrating in a big way and want you to share in all of its deliciousness!

Take a look at these delicious options for National French Fry Day, and make sure you come hungry as they are ready to put you in the best french fry frenzy in the world!


The all-american dish gets a Japanese twist! Enjoy a heaping plate of Togarashi Fries ($12), crispy fried sweet potato strings doused in spicy togarashi seasoning.

Virgil’s Real Barbecue 

For the ultimate loaded fries, head to the authentic barbecue joint for Trainwreck Fries, hand-cut fries covered with melted cheddar and jack cheese, drizzled with ranch dressing, and topped with crispy smoked bacon, scallions, and pickled jalapenos.

5 Napkin Burger

Leave it to the burger experts to know a thing or too about fries! Dig into Chili Cheese Fries ($11), thick cut crinkle fries topped with meaty angus steak chili, creamy cheddar cheese, sour cream, picked jalapenos and scallions.

Professor Thom’s

Professor Thom’s (219 2nd Ave) will be offering a free side of their thick-cut delectable fries (pictured above) with any full priced beer from 12pm to 7pm. Why not start with a side of fries to work your way up to their famous nachos?

The deal is valid for one per person and not included with a happy hour special.

Bowery Beer Garden

Bowery Beer Garden (93 Bowery) is serving up a single portion of their classic fries to accompany any full priced beer on their menu from 4pm to 8pm. What could be better than capping off your summer workday with a free favorite in Chinatown’s open outdoor space?

The deal is valid for one per person and not included with a happy hour special.


Need an excuse to eat fries? Your summer bod will forgive you because this National Fry Day (Thursday, July 13)375°, the buzzy fry shop in the LES, is announcing a new special, the Lobster Poutine that will satisfy all your fry cravings.

The Lobster Poutine features the shop’s famous thrice cooked fries smothered with a savory lobster bisque and topped with fresh Maine lobster, cheese curds and herbs for the ultimate summer indulgence. But be sure you get there next week – this special debuts on National Fry Day and is available throughout the weekend only (July 13-16).