good poutine in NYC? (Pommes Frites)

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    On 2nd avenue between 7th and 8th, "Pommes Frites" is a small belgian shack where you can get good fries but, more importantly to me, a genuine poutine:
    - fries
    - thick chicken gravy
    - special cheddar cheese curds (actually imported from Quebec)

    the Poutine is a traditionnal fastfood delicacy from Quebec. If you've ever had one in Quebec and miss it, I believe this is a good place to remind your tasting buds what the great taste of poutine is like. This one is an okay soup-like poutine, but definitely worth trying if you've never had one and are in NYC.

    if you're like me and miss poutine and aren't in NYC or Quebec, I just found out it's possible to order the curds on amazon. Really. I'll have to give this a try soon.

    areacode212, smoovebert, Jordana Z., and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. SF buckaroo 112 months ago | reply

      Wow. What a crazy combo. I would have guessed it had New Orleans roots if you hadn't provided that great description.

      Thanks for posting to Foodie Central!

    2. _sim_ 112 months ago | reply

      It is really good, honestly. Why would you have guessed itd be from Louisiana? That's interesting.

      Actually, Ive heard they do something similar somewhere in the south: they mix fries, chili and some yellow (possibly nacho) cheese?

    3. banlon1964 112 months ago | reply

      When I asked where I could find some poutine in a rather chic little bed and breakfast on the Ile d'Orleans near Quebec, the owner gave me a dirty look. I finally found some at a snack bar. I think this is one of those dishes that people love as comfort food but are sort of ashamed to be associated with because it is such "low brow" food. I liked it when I tried it.
      (thanks for the picture !)

    4. _sim_ 112 months ago | reply

      Yep, poutine isn't exactly one of those high-class meals.. on, they mentionned the following:

      "In a November 1991 CBC report on poutine, Canada's largest broadcaster asked, on-camera, the Quebec premier Robert Bourassa if he liked poutine. He immediately walked away from the podium, "I'm sorry, I have to go, I have a really important meeting." His office refused to answer the question in follow-up calls. The same question to the opposition Parti-Quebecois leader Jacques Pariseau got the exact same response: he refused to answer, either directly on-camera, or in calls to his office."

      Anyhow, I'm glad you liked the poutine for what it is! :))

    5. kid a 00 112 months ago | reply

      I know of Pomme Frites! Very interesting dish this poutine...It scares me a little, though.

    6. am_le_poux 107 months ago | reply

      You really have a thing for poutine, don't you?

      The best one is at "Frite Madame" in Saint Canut, in the Laurentians...

      you gotta try it!

    7. areacode212 99 months ago | reply

      Yeah, I've heard that Pommes Frites is the place to get poutine here in NYC, but I forget every time I'm down in the Village.....hmm, I must rectify that soon.

    8. _sim_ 90 months ago | reply

      Almost two years after: Poutine at Pommes Frites revisited :)

      Still so good.

      A followup: A good poutine in NYC

    9. katgrrrl3 86 months ago | reply

      I'd never heard of this stuff until last week. Made the trip to Pommes Frites and got a small order (just in case I didn't like it) of poutine. Maaaaaaan, I'm hooked! Goin' back out there this Friday to get s'more! Tellin' all my ppl about it too. I'm the poutine pusher!

    10. smoovebert 85 months ago | reply

      i love poutine, i'm glad to know there's decent poutine here in the city
      i might go there today 'cause it's raining

    11. poutineface 78 months ago | reply

      aaaaaaaah my friend you have now got a legit poutine between your hands. hope you enjoyed it! now THAT looks delicious!!!!

    12. michelle annette 65 months ago | reply

      those are some huge curds

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