Yesssss, it’s finally FryDay, everyone! 😆🍟 In honor of the best day of the workweek, I’d like to introduce you to a bright little snack shop that takes fries to the next level: FryGuys!
Growing up as a kawaii-loving 90’s baby, Lisa Frank was a pretty significant part of my childhood. My rainbow leopard cub backpack brought so much joy to my elementary school days, while kittens, puppies, & cupcakes adorned a locked diary full of silly schoolgirl secrets. One of my absolute favorite Christmas gifts was this massive Lisa Frank art supply and stationary set containing hundreds of adorable, psychedelic erasers, pencils, paper, and more. Seeing Lisa Frank’s iconic, rainbow dreamscape designs is incredibly nostalgic for me, so when I saw photos of the snack shop covered in colorful art, I knew I had to check it out! 🌈✨
While the Lisa Frank-inspired wall murals are certainly eye-catching, they aren’t the only thing that will give you nostalgia around FryGuys. The entire right wall is covered in black-and-white photos of classic celebrities and old photos of NYC. Disco balls glitter above the small shop and 90’s hip-hop fills the air… You just know that the owners had a blast decorating this place!
Now, enough of my fangirl rambling… Onto the food! 🍟 I’ll admit, deciding what to order here is a real struggle. I drooled over the menu on my phone the entire subway ride over, and was still uncertain while placing my order. If you’re in the same boat, just know that you can’t go wrong whichever way you pick! After a lengthy debate, I ended up choosing the Drunk Guy tater tots with a generous helping of guacamole, cheese, and crispy bacon, while my fiancé opted for the classic hand-cut fries topped with gooey mac n’ cheese. It was close to 4pm when we arrived, and the only thing I had eaten that day was a slice of bread with peanut butter… Suffice to say, I was famished.
That being said, these tots filled me up and I was shocked at how full I was! Definitely shareable. The tots themselves were perfectly crisp and golden on the outside while remaining soft on the inside. The employee only fried them after we ordered, which means they were as fresh as possible and not sitting out under a heating lamp all afternoon–yum! 😋
They have a full list of homemade sauces for you to choose from, and you can get 3 sauces for $2.50. I tried the kewpie mayo (Japanese mayo), chipotle mayo, and garlic aioli… A great way to mix up each bite with new flavors!
Fries aren’t the only delicious treat available at FryGuys. For all of you with a sweet tooth (and if you’re subscribed to my blog, that’s probably you~), they also have delicious milkshakes! Fruity Pebbles was (and still is!) my favorite cereal as a kid, so I decided to fully embrace the nostalgia theme and try the Fruity Pebbles Milkshake made with vanilla ice cream and berry drizzle. There are some Pebbles sprinkled on top, but I was delighted to discover that the whole shake is actually blended with the cereal as well, so every sip is bursting with that fruity FP flavor I love so much. Highly recommend!
Fryguys is the perfect place to go for those late-night weekend “drunchies”, as the shop is open until 4am! And hey, you can even keep the party going since they serve beer for $7. 😉 But don’t bring a huge crew unless you plan to get your fries to go–the place is small and can only seat about 9-10 people.
What would you order at FryGuys? I’m definitely going to try the Nacho Fries next! 😍Have a great weekend!
150 East 2nd Street (Ave A)
New York, New York 10009