Fried food is delicious. It may not have much nutritional value, but sometimes you’ve got to treat yourself. When we think of fried treats we think of french fries and doughnuts. These NYC restaurants thought outside the box to bring you these five fried foods you’d only find in the city.
Fried Guacamole at Abajo
Everyone loves guacamole. Everyone loves fried food. Welcome to the world of fried guacamole bites at Abajo. Chef Angelo Sosa is the genius behind this creation that is taking the New York food scene by storm. The tequila bar and Mexican eatery in Tribeca is innovating our favorite dishes. I mean, if you don’t like the idea of fried guacamole, you don’t appreciate food. At all. Here the guac is central, and everything else is extra.
301 Church St
Watermelon Fries at Yerba Buena
There are truffle fries, cheese fries, big fries, skinny fries, and now there are also watermelon fries. Yes, watermelon fries! The mastermind behind this interesting eat is Chef Julian Medina. They are crisp, refreshing and sweet. The unique take on fries are paired with a spicy tomato dip that compliments the sweet and salty flavors found in the watermelon fries. The dish is so popular that they have transformed it into a trio option of watermelon, avocado and hearts of palm fries. It’s out of control amazing.
1 Perry St
Ham and Pig’s Head Fritters at Toro
When you think of fried foods that you love, ham and pig’s head probably don’t come to mind…until now. An inspiring Chelsea restaurant is serving up ham and pig’s head fritters that will blow your mind. Toro is the work of Jamie Bissonnette, a James Beard winner and whole-animal style aficionado. His cooking incorporates the use of the entire animal, leaving no part to waste. Bissonnette has perfected this style and translated it into incredible dishes served at his chic restaurant. The best of course being the beautiful ham and pig’s head fritters.
85 10th Ave
Beak To Butt at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken
Fried chicken may not be unique to New York, but this bucket definitely is. The famous Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken has many loyal fans that can’t get enough of their finger lickin’ eats. The special Beak to Butt order literally has every part of the chicken from the beak to the butt. You can expect crispy necks, backs, hearts and gizzards covered in hot sauce and a dash of pickled peppers. Don’t let the name scare you, it’s actually incredibly delicious.
28 E 1st St
Sam’s Fried Ice Cream
Of all the things you can fry, ice cream might be the most delicious. There is no better place to get this fried treat than from Sam’s Fried Ice Cream. They have perfected the batter to ice cream ratio in a way that cannot be described in words. Whilst they currently do not have a permanent location, you can find them all over the city at different markets at festivals and eateries. Their green tea flavor is all the rage, and for very good reason. It is simply delicious.