A definitive list of Canadian fast food fries ranked from worst to best


Anyone who thinks that fries are just one side is just joking. Let’s face it – fast food fries are the star of the show every time they are presented on a plate (or found in the bottom of a takeout bag).Everyone has their favorite fry, be it the mainstay of McDonald’s, the somewhat unorthodox Popeyes fries or the classic version of Wendy’s, but not all are created equal.

A qualifier in advance: assuming that all the fries are served at their best, that is to say hot and well seasoned.

Here’s the impossible task – like trying to choose your favorite kid – ranking Canada’s best fast food fries from worst to best.

10. Harvey’s

Sad to say, but Harvey’s fries are nothing special. Admittedly, this place is known for its burgers and onion rings, but the fries take a back seat for the pillars of the menu. These are your ultimate freezer bag fries and must absolutely be accompanied by ketchup or another sauce to make them recoverable.

9. Dairy Queen

Again, what do you expect from a place specializing in frozen confectionery? DQ fries are acceptable, but you will not find anyone who will do everything possible to simply order fries from this menu.

8. Burger King

A fairly indescribable fries on the list. It would be difficult to remove a Burger King fry from a range of French fry. It doesn’t make them bad in itself, it just doesn’t make them awesome.

7. Taco Bell / KFC

What is the coating of these fries so addictive? It screams “artificial”, but damn if these fries are not delicious anyway. Not the plus delicious, however.

6. New York Fries

These fries are lucky to be able to fend for themselves. Nothing beats classic New York fry. Of all the contenders on this list, New York Fries has the distinction of looking like the closest thing to a real potato, which counts for something.

The only flaw here is that the cook tends to be well done, so if you don’t like extremely crispy fries, you’re out of luck.

5. Arby’s Curly Fries

A close cousin of another fry on this list, Arby’s fried fries are unlike any other in the top 10. There is something strangely satisfying about untangling these fried fries and finishing several handles. Yet without this special coating, Arby’s fried fries fall flat.

4. Wendy’s

Wendy’s makes its way into number four on this list because it straddles the border between real potato and Franken-fry’s concoction. Wendy’s always seems to have the perfect seasonal game on its fries, which is a huge plus. Wendy’s Tip: If you’ve never tried dipping your fries in a Frosty, do it. It will change your life.

3. McDonald’s

Have you ever forgotten your first love? For the most part, their very first taste of French fries came in a McDonald’s Happy Meal, and for decades we’ve been going back. You can practically close your eyes and visualize the taste of Mickey Dee fry because the flavor profile is burnt in your cerebellum. There is almost something definitely artificial about McDonald’s fries, but you suspend disbelief, put your hand in the bag and eat five to 20 fries at the same time.

2. A&W

Over the years, A&W has had some strange fries on its menu (remember their take on steak fries?), But they finally nailed it down with their latest version. The perfect blend of flawless exterior and blurry interior.

1. Popeyes

To stand out in the oversaturated fries market, you have to be bold. Popeyes’ fries are a bold entry on this list which, for the most part, is a one-note fries. Cajun spices give a boost to typical frying and the inclusion of pepper as a seasoning really brings out these fries. Popeyes fries are basically KFC / Taco Bell fries with Cajun seasoning, but this elevates an ordinary fry to the best of French fast food fry in Canada.

Do you know what a perfect match is? what fast fries and fried chicken sandwiches are.

Check out our ranking of Canada’s Best Fried Chicken Sandwiches from Worst to Best.


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